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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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Recently Promoted? How to Create A Legendary Leadership Strategy

If you recently got a promotion and are now in charge of a team (or a larger team) of people, your whole mindset for how and why you work has to evolve.  Why?…

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7 Goal Setting Mistakes That May Be the Reason You’re Losing Motivation

We’ve all heard the statistic that something like 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail, and that most people have petered off in their habit of to the gym or eating paleo by mid-February….

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How to Set Goals that You’ll Actually Achieve

As a new year and a new decade begin, many of us are setting goals and trying to get our lives on track (or back on track.) And for most of us, those…

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Your customers are trying to talk to you. Are you listening?

Attention, managers and leaders: Your customers are trying to talk to you. Are you listening? Customer feedback is the most powerful insight you’ll get on your business, and how you respond to it…

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You’ll Never Hear “Can I Speak to the Manager” The Same Way Again

Have you ever asked to speak to the manager? Have you ever been behind the counter and had someone ask you if they could speak to the manager? Have you ever been the…

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The Truth About My Faith

The Holidays are just around the corner, and we’ve all heard that it’s best to avoid discussing politics and religion with family and friends around the table.  Steering clear of politics I understand,…

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The Key to Making Your Life Better in a Year Than It Is Now

Let me guess: You want your life to be better in a year than it is now. You want to be growing in your career. You want to achieve the goals that you’ve…

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What We Can Learn from the Transformational Leadership Style of Alyson Lundell

Ready to hone in on your transformational leadership style? Episode #33 with Senior Director of PR at Universal Orlando Resorts Alyson Lundell will help you do just that.  Confident leaders aren’t afraid of…

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Yes, You Should Invest in Yourself, but Not Because Your Life is About You.

I want you to invest in yourself.  I want you to take time and think about the life you’re living and why you’re on the planet.  I want you to be a rockstar…

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When you Find Yourself in a New Stage of Life, Step into the Spotlight

You’re in a new situation, and you feel like life as you knew it has given way to a dark empty stage of unknowns, and an audience is waiting with bated breath to…

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Your Life is Not a Dress Rehearsal, and the Decisions You Make Today Matter.

Your life is a live performance, and the small decisions you make every day have an irreversible effect on the trajectory of your life. I’m not talking about reckless decisions that have obvious,…

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The Opposite of Micromanaging: Your Key to Being a Better Parent and Leader

Are you struggling to help your kids or your employees become more independent?  Whether you’re a parent or you lead people in another capacity, your job is not to micromanage—it’s the opposite of…

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You Can’t Get Where You Want to Go If You Keep Demonstrating What You Already Know

Some people get to a passable level of performance and think that they’ve “arrived.” Other people think that once they get to a certain level, they’ll feel like they’ve arrived, but even once…

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Yes, You Have Permission To Cut the Crazymakers Out of Your Life

You could have the most successful career, the most beautiful home, the best clothes and even endless passion for what you do—but here’s a newsflash: If you don’t have good people in your…

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