The (In)Convenience of Working From Home

At this initial writing, we are at a crossroads in the global workplace. While many consultants, home-based businesses and independent small company owners have been doing it for years, it has finally become critical for people to be working from home. Thank you to all of the business continuity experts who have tirelessly worked on …

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How Can I Help?

In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, many of my clients, colleagues, friends, family and foes have found their plans have been put on their ear. As you can imagine, my travel schedule has left me in a spot where I have a LOT of time to do something different. Time where I can …

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Bicycles and Chamber of Commerce Executives in Hillsboro, Texas

It’s July, and if you’ve followed my posts for a while you know it is the time of year when I watch ridiculous amounts of bike racing as it’s Tour de France month! When a long-time friend called and asked if I could help her out, however, I set the DVR and hit the road …

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Cooksey Speaks at #DisruptHR Tulsa

When a business contact invited him to check it out, it was love at first speech. Six-months later, Cooksey stepped up to the challenge and delivered his first #DisruptHR talk. #DisruptHR events feature talks limited to 5-minutes in length, with 20 slides auto-advancing every 15 seconds. Ready…set…RIDE! [Be sure to watch this to the end. …

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To maintain sales momentum, you must learn to SHIFT

The last quarter of the calendar year is simply unbelievable. Whether unbelievably good or bad is yet to be seen. Every year, however, every sales team seems to repeat the same challenge. Many salespeople try to explain this phenomenon with a bit of bravado and “bro-tastic” revelations, but it’s actually simpler than may initially appear. …

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So you need a host or speaker for your big upcoming event…I can help!

Full disclosure: I just want to help YOU set a high bar at your big, upcoming event…even if I am not really involved. Seriously!   What you need: An event host or master of ceremonies (emcee) – promise me you are not letting your senior executive serve as the emcee…let’s make a spot where they …

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The Key to Connection is You

Let’s face the facts The holiday season is just around the corner.  As always, the conversations around the family dinner table are bound to get uncomfortable.  You need a plan….fast! Adulting does not have to be hard Admittedly, I find “adulting” to be a ridiculous word. What the hell does it even mean?  If what one …

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Sink Your Networking With One Track Thinking

A few months ago, I relocated my family back to a city we’d left about seven years earlier.  I had lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma for well over a decade and really adored the city…despite exercising my best sales and networking efforts, I was in love – and she was moving to Houston, Texas- so I packed …

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The Jack Butler Method for Using LinkedIn for Sales

In 1983’s classic role-reversal comedy, Mr. Mom, Jack Butler (Michael Keaton) struggles to adapt to the world of a stay-at-home parent.  For the uninitiated, here’s a clip of one of my favorite scenes where the Jack’s “know-how”, gets the better of him: Much has changed since 1983, not the least of which is the impact …

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It Takes Audacity to Overcome Self Sabotage – Coach Jennie Explains (Ep 44)

Do you need a coach or a cathartic shove from an Audacity Coach? Coach Jennie explains the difference and helps you overcome self-sabotage in this episode of the podcast. Coach Jennie and I met a few years back in an online community she was co-facilitating called “Hungry Entrepreneurs”.  In fact, I participated as one of …

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