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Why I Gave My Keynote Speech to An Empty Auditorium

There has never been a more important time to pivot your offerings to reach people in a new way, especially right now as we still find ourselves in the throes of a pandemic….

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How Can We Make the Best of Back to School 2020?

How do we support teachers, protect students and provide quality education as we navigate a pandemic and back-to-school season?  My guests on episode #56 of The Next 24 Hours are going to help…

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Overcoming Your Fear of Failure and Stepping Into the Future You Deserve

I feel honored to have met and talked on the phone to more people than the average person because of my career as an inspirational speaker. That means I have gotten to hear thousands…

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Surprising and Delighting Customers in a Pandemic

How do you surprise and delight customers in a world where in-person experiences are off the table? What does employee engagement even mean when Zoom calls are the new norm? I know that…

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The Blame Game: How to Stop Playing It and Reclaim Your Life

It’s an age-old phenomenon, but it’s been especially prominent in the past few months.  What is it? I’ll give you some hints:  It keeps you stuck. It makes the big changes thrown your…

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Online Learning and Family Quarantine: How Teenagers Are Experiencing the Pandemic

We’ve each had a unique experience during the pandemic. Some of us have lost our jobs, others of us have been busier than ever.  Some of us have stayed healthy, others of us…

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Lost Your Job? The New Mindset You Need to Embrace

Has a sudden change taken away everything you knew?  You’re not alone: I’ve had so many conversations with people over the last few months who have been forced into major change during COVID-19….

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What the Best Bosses Have In Common

So you want to be the best boss ever—but where do you start?  Should you focus on your strengths or build up your weaknesses? What if your people don’t trust you, or there’s…

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Heart-Led Leadership in a Socially-Distanced World

How do great leaders become great?  There are thousands of theories on what makes a great leader, but one rings true to my experience more than the rest. New York Times bestselling author…

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Could Remote Work Lead Us to More Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace?

Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace can be a polarizing topic. But what if we used this unique time to make it more accessible to everyone? None of us can hide our real…

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Staying Authentic When Your Life Gets Moved to the Internet

Now that so many of us have had to move our whole lives online, from meetings and happy hours to family gatherings and coffee dates,  creating an authentic personal brand online has never…

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What Will Branding Be Like In the Future?

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been spending a lot of time the last month thinking about the future. You’re wondering what it will be like, and if things can ever go back…

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10 Strategies to Maintain Sanity During Family Quarantine

I’ve always found “change management” to be a funny term. If this COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s how little control we have to manage change at all. On a macro level,…

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He Was the First YouTube Video to Go Viral. Now He’s Sharing His Secrets.

I hope you are beginning to find new rhythms, enjoying the beautiful spring weather, staying healthy and finding hope in the midst of this COVID-19 crisis that has drastically so changed all of…

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Meeting Your Customers Where They Are: How Cincinnati Opera Brings Opera to the People

As executives, team members and thought-leaders, we’re all after the same thing: To expand and diversify our audiences so that our products or services can be accessible to anyone, in any circumstance. In…

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The Life-Changing Power of Great Friendships

In the same way that the “crazy-makers” in your life will pull you down, being friends with healthy, whole people will take your life to the next level. That’s why I wanted to…

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How A Band Is Bringing Hope, Confidence and Community to Teens Around the World

Photo credit: Sam Greenhill Anxiety and depression is a growing crisis for young people. I’ve spoken at new student orientations at colleges for a number of years, and recently, the lines have been…

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5-Star Hospitality Secrets from the Best in the Business

As an inspirational speaker, I spend a lot of time on the road and in hotels. I’ve stayed in the Ritz Carlton, and I’ve stayed in a Motel 6. I’ve had room service…

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