You’re Too Strong For a Woman!

Date: July 16, 2019

Categories: Uncategorized



YOU’RE TOO STRONG FOR A WOMAN,” he says, the VP of the board with the military cut.

It’s Alice in Wonderland as I feel myself shrink in the chair facing his big desk.

“Take it down a notch,” he barks.

Now I’m so small my feet don’t touch the ground, + my heart breaks. Quietly.

No one’s ever told me I was too strong.

“Sen daglarin anasisin. Daglari yikacak kadar guclusun.”

“You can move mountains.”

This is what my parents said to me every day growing up.

When …

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Why Women Must Answer the Call To Lead

Date: February 6, 2019

Categories: female leadership, she leads fearlessly, Women Leader

It is with great pleasure I get to share with you a powerful and empowering conversation I had with Winnie Anderson of “The Courageous Entrepreneur” show.

Listen in as Winnie and I discuss:

My definition of leadership and why it’s important for women to answer the call to lead
The important role of resilience in emotional health and how we can develop that
How to develop and maintain strong boundaries
My explanation of authenticity and how to handle the challenges of being authentic
The fears associated …

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Leadership Is An Inside Job!

Date: May 15, 2018

Categories: Uncategorized


Our lives are filled with defining moments.  Our birth, turning 18, graduations, first job, falling in love for the first time, getting married, having children, losing a loved one to name a few.  Then there are those moments in our professional life that defines us… a promotion, a setback, a mistake, an award, retirement …

My professional defining moment came when I was asked “who I was being as a leader” after I accepted a new leadership position. Up until then, …

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Always the trees that bear fruit are stoned! – Turkish Proverb

Date: April 5, 2018

Categories: fearless leadersip, female leadership, leadership, she leads fearlessly, Women Leader

Before you start reading this post, I want to warn you. I am going to be talking about a rather controversial topic.  We whisper about this topic among ourselves, we talk about it in the privacy of our own homes, but when it comes to publicly taking a stand for it, we shy away.

The controversial topic that I want to talk about is this; Women, can be each other’s worst enemy!

There it is. I said it!  Now, if this statement …

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Leadership! Not For The Faint Hearted!

Date: August 10, 2017

Categories: female leadership, leadership, Women Leader

                        “Let the one in least fear, Lead!” – Unknown Author


I remember it very clearly!  Every time I wanted to try something new when I was in my teens through young adulthood, I would tell my dad what I was about to try.  He would say, “God willing sweetie”.  I would reply with “God IS willing Dad… he is simply waiting on me!”

He would laugh affectionately, knowing how determined his first …

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Quad Shot Espresso and Leadership

Date: July 6, 2017

Categories: female leadership, leadership, Women Leader

If you’ve met me for the first time, it will take you only 10 minutes to figure out I love espresso … and lots of it!  It will come as no surprise that I always find and frequent the coffee shops that have the best espresso in town.

So, there I was in line at my favorite coffee shop where I always stop by to order a quad shot espresso. I was second in line.  The customer in front of me …

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