#RealLifeWonderWoman Revisited–Catherine Brennan

If this week’s #RealLifeWonderWoman looks familiar to you, that may be because you’ve seen her here before. Right here, on my blog, back in December of 2019. I featured Catherine Brennan then, as she was launching her first book, So Now What? A Guide for People Who Feel Stuck. CLICK HERE to see my original interview with Catherine Since then,

A real life Wonder Woman, who wears a cross, not a cape.

“Talking about writing isn’t writing.” This sentence, spoken from my writing mentor Sister Mara Faulkner, changed my life. I’m serious. Her simple, yet powerful words didn’t only alter how I write, but how I approach just about every task or project—and dare I say relationship?—since the day she spoke them. Let me back up and tell you a little more

2020…Let it go!

Last winter I had the joy of leading a session at a women’s retreat in the beautiful lake country of Wisconsin. I’d been asked to share a message that would inspire the attendees and also set them up for success in the new year. Many were business owners and entrepreneurs, and all were hard-working, creative types with tremendous passion and

If 2020 was a math problem…

  I’ve never been a fan of math word problems, which is funny because I’m a huge fan of words. Just not the math part. But given how this year has gone, this problem does not sound nearly as ridiculous as it did last year. Even though the year has been challenging in too many ways to count, many good

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

Rethinking Resolutions — My POWER WORDS for 2020

1. I’m going to only eat green leafy things and give up wine, cheese and chocolate so I can lose 25 pounds by February.  2. I will write 3 poignant and creative blog posts a week. 3. I will achieve work-life balance in 2020. I used to make New Year’s resolutions like the ones above. And I often gave up on

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Ruth Lopez

Today, you get to meet Ruth Lopez. She’s the Director of Transportation Management for Ryder System, Inc. and a real-life Wonder Woman. One of Ruth’s superpowers is humility. She works hard and does great things, but isn’t one to toot her own horn, which is why I am overjoyed to tell you that she’s had a big year. She earned the

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 Kara Jorvig

Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman has been named one of the top 25 women in business, in North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota. Kara Jorvig is passionate about encouraging others to reach their full potential and is the founder and CEO of Allegro Group, a relationship-driven professional search and business-advisory firm. We caught up with Kara and are excited to share her perspectives, passions