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Why I Ugly Cried After Watching a Comedy Special

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“There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.” – Hannah Gadsby   These words have stayed with me long after Hannah’s comedy special Nanette stopped playing in my living room. After the credits rolled, and I wiped away the many tears streaming down my face, my husband and I spent the next hour and a half passionately discussing gender equality, discrimination, hate, shame, grace, truth, and love. Whether or not you agree with all Hannah said,…

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Beauty Redefined: 5 Ways to Celebrate Your Own Beauty

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  I was 6 years old when a boy first made me cry.  He called me Plucky Duck on the playground in front of other kids, laughing over his own clever joke about my “big” lips.  I ignored him and kept playing with my friends as if nothing had happened, but later that evening I stared at my reflection in the bathroom mirror, biting my lips to make them appear smaller while holding back tears. I didn’t wear lipstick till…

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VIDEO: Climate Control Part 2

  Over the years, I’ve ran into all of these discouraging issues while leading. It took me some time to realize that these weren’t just annoying hinderances to success; they were symptoms indicating a need to better define and shape culture. This leadership chat explores the power our words and reactions play in positively influencing the culture of our teams and organizations.   CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO…

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VIDEO: Climate Control Part 1

  Looking to develop the leader within? Then tune into these videos where I discuss important leadership lessons. This video discusses the power you have as a leader to control the climate of your team or organization, and gives you practical tools to shape and develop a healthy and winning culture.   CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO…

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