A Pledge of Resilience

Lately, the word “resilient” keeps popping up in conversation and in my social media feeds. Apparently, it is a hot topic across generations and across industries. I hear it from concerned parents asking how they can help their kids be more resilient. I hear it from young women who feel like they are crushed by adversity, and wanting guidance. I

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Jennifer Lahmann

Meet Jen! By day, she’s an account executive with Leighton Broadcasting, a wife and mom of two. And by night, well, she’s a rockstar. No, seriously…a real-life rockstar. She’s the lead singer in a band. I had the privilege of meeting Jen years ago when we both worked in hospice. This real-life Wonder Woman has got a heart of gold

Why Wonder Woman?

Someone recently asked me, “Why do you spend so much time and energy featuring other real life Wonder Women on your website and social media when you could be promoting your own business?” I was a little surprised by the question.  Honestly, wouldn’t you rather read stories about cool people doing great things than view ads for my speaking services

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Catherine Brennan

Do you ever feel stuck? Not sure what to do next? Do you catch yourself thinking “so now what?” Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman is here to help you get unstuck! Catherine Brennan is a beautiful blend of brains, bravery and benevolence. She’s CEO of Brennan Construction of MN, Inc. and Partner in Brennan Properties. In addition, she’s a speaker and author with

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 Katie Nall

Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman wears many capes! She’s an accidental wife (46 years this summer), proud mother of three kids (who still speak to her), delighted “Gummi” to the Four Adorables (granddaughters!), professional speaker (member of the National Speaker Association), mathematician (yes, as in Ph.D.), and Certified Practitioner in Emotional Freedom Technique (a.k.a. tapping). And did I mention that she is fun?

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

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Sophie Riegel

I learned of today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman from a colleague who told me, “you simply have to meet her!” She’s an author, speaker, mental health advocate, student and dog rescuer. She radiates both resilience and gratitude. And by the way, she’s accomplished all of this (and so much more!) before her nineteenth birthday. Her book is called Don’t Tell Me To Relax!: One

Travel Tips to Beat Jet Lag

As a speaker, I get to travel quite a bit. I love the freedom of hopping on a plane and landing in a new city. I enjoy immersing in the culture of a place. But it’s not as sexy as it sounds. Air travel can be tough on a body. It’s not always easy to adjust to a new time