Back to the Future: Re-Entry Advice from Doc Brown

I was recently paging through my childhood photo albums and came across some photos from a family vacation to California back in the 80s. At the time, I was fifteen and the hit movie Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, had just released.  Marty McFly became a household name. Skateboards were cool. Everybody knew what a Flux Capacitor

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Savannah Pierson

When I first met this week’s real life Wonder Woman at a women’s retreat last fall, I was stunned. She wowed me with her superpowers of authenticity and courage. She amazed me with her creativity and passion. And she inspired me by the way she articulated her faith. Not only is she a business owner and entrepreneur, but she’s a

Real Life Wonder Woman — Meet Dr. Docia Hogan

Nurturing relationships and not sweating the “small stuff” are two ways today’s Real Life Wonder Woman pushes through challenges and tough times. And a little ice cream helps, too! Meet Dr. Docia Hogan, Dentist and Owner of dh Dental Care in St. Cloud, Minnesota. KR: Please tell us about what brings you joy and fulfillment. DH: As a young high school woman,

What does empowering women really mean?

What does empowering women really mean? This is a question I often hear when people learn that I’ve written a book that empowers women and that I speak at many women’s conferences. To be clear, I speak to mixed-gender groups regularly, but am frequently hired to speak to groups of women—business women, college women, women of faith, and corporate women’s

Risk vs. Reward: Would you ride a mechanical bull? 

I was speaking at a conference in Dallas and arrived early enough to attend a conference mixer, the first night’s networking party. Imagine walking into a huge conference center ballroom, brightly decorated with a State Fair theme, and a thousand people in attendance. Bright lights, vendor booths, corn dogs and cocktails. And tucked between the popcorn stand and one of

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Avalon George

When I first met today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman, she was wearing a pink tutu. She was five years-old. She was precious. She loved to dance. And what I didn’t know at the time, was that little Avalon was living with Cystic Fibrosis. While CF is a part of Avalon’s life, it does not define her. She’s a strong, vibrant woman–and a brand

How to support an indy author

So many of you—my clients, readers, family, and friends—have asked how you can help with my book’s success. I thank you for being so thoughtful and generous. Your support means the world to me! One immediate way you can help is to write a book review for Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Goodreads. Reviews can be a tremendous help in

Party like it’s 2019!

As you know, Wonder-FULL (my latest book) officially launched last month. And those of you who know me know I love a good party. So party…we did! A fun collection of very special colleagues, clients and friends all gathered to celebrate in the beautiful space of Modernwell in Minneapolis. We ate. Oh, man, did we eat! Thanks to amazing catering

Emotional about launching your college student? You are not alone!

When did it happen? When did our kids grow up? I went from college and my first “real” job to marriage and then babies, who grew from toddlers to teens in a nanosecond. A household where diapers, lullabies, and training wheels turned into thongs, indie rock, and driver’s ed. Who knew I’d long for the days of chicken nuggets with