I am a VERY proud Wife, Military Mom, Educator, Trainer, Career/Life Coach, and now Business Owner, and my passion is helping women see their true potential. I would love to share the secrets I have learned over these 30 years in the business. Let's design your new future today!
Ok, I just had to throw this in here. This is me at 4 years old in front of our apartment in New York, and guess what I am doing? I am barking back at the dog that DARED to bark at me, and my family. And THAT is my gift to you - to show you how to bark back and realize you can take charge of your life, right now!
With 30 yrs. total experience in education, training, management and coaching, I now believe in 1 universal truth - our potential knows no boundaries, except for the ones we put there. And THAT is where training comes in. Training can become the toolbox that unlocks YOUR belief that your possibilities are endless...
This is my motto! As a result, my amazing staff actually hand-made this plaque and everyone signed it! Now, had I not had their back and did what I said I was going to do, this would not have happened - always keep your word and give/get feedback!
It's so important to love what you do. Love what you do and you never have to work a day of your life, right? Here I am brandishing that "weapon" my employees made for me, and I think you can tell that we had a lot of fun, right? Now, don't despair if your work life isn't as fun as ours - I can help you change all that, and it's NOT dependent upon having the best boss in the world OR having work tasks that you absolutely love.
Now if you already read through my Home page, then you know my philosophy about a Monday, so all I will say here is that you CAN enjoy your work with the right training and attitude. This picture is one of my favorite examples - my staff and I actually enjoying a day of training, and on a Friday no less. And do you know why? Because I used the same strategies that I am going to teach you. With these tools, my motley crew not only brought their unique talents to the forefront, but together we were able to create a "work family," all while putting up with a boss that said "Happy Monday," each week. One of the greatest gifts I can give you are the strategies I have created, so that you can learn to make any job your dream job. You will NOT believe the difference in your life at work AND at home when you do.
We ALL need support, whether it's in your professional life, or personal life. Life can be filled with joy and fulfillment if you surround yourself with people who love you, and are your biggest cheerleader. Pictured here is MY biggest cheerleader, my husband Mark, and we are living proof that if you don't give up on love, you too can find it the 2nd time around (even in your 50's! ). I share this because I have seen first-hand that belief and hope CAN get you through, but NOT without action. If he and I had just sat at home, dreaming of a better future, but weren't willing to brave the dating world again, we would never have realized that the love of our life was living just 12.2 miles away. We are living proof that you are never too old for love AND that dreams really can come true, IF, and only if, you act on them.
Let's talk shop, shall we? I can tell you EXACTLY what we talk about when you leave the interview, and I can tell you EXACTLY what we say after you leave the staff meeting. I know why we chose to give the job to one person, and not the other, AND I know why that other person got the promotion, while others didn’t. How do I know all these things? Because for close to 30 years, I have had the unique experience of sitting on BOTH sides of that desk, as the employee AND as the boss. I have personally hired, fired, and offered promotions, and I can tell you the inside scoop.
It has broken my heart when I have seen SUCH potential in someone in an interview, but knew that I couldn’t tell them what they just did wrong. It has also been absolutely gut-wrenching when I have had to fire someone, knowing that if they would've worked on the passion and productivity required for their job, that day would never have come. Well, NOW, through ShopTalk, I can FINALLY share all of these secrets with you.
And here is another reason why I am so passionate about helping professionals get more joy out of their work: if you dread going to work each day, and don’t feel productive, valued or appreciated, your misery at work will spill over into your personal life. And who wants to take out their frustrations on their loved ones? Well, unless they REALLY deserve it, but that's a whole other conversation! And the GREAT news is that you do NOT have to make this journey alone! I share all of my insider-secrets with my clients, and go on this journey WITH them, cheering them on, every step of the way. Whether you are in the middle of a job transition OR whether you are like me, and just love learning everything possible about being your very best self, I can help you!
I have been told my whole life that I was naturally joyful, could always see the silver-lining, but would also cut you if you messed with me OR my people. That is when I realized that this ability was my superpower. And HERE is where most people go wrong - they think it can't be learned. WRONG! This superpower can be yours too - you just need to know what I know! Now, did this superpower protect me from life's heartaches? Heck no! Ya girl has been through some stuff! The secret was that whether it was in my work life OR personal life, I was able to face those challenges in a way that didn't break me, make me cynical, or turn me into a martyr. Wouldn't you just love to be able to unleash that ability within yourself? Then read no further. I can’t wait to share ALL of my insider-secrets with you, so that you can start living your life with more passion and purpose RIGHT NOW!