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” With Lisa’s guidance, I was able to get very clear on my goals, understand how they fit with my values, and determine what I need to do to reach them.” Heather Frechette-Crowley – Root Marketing

How to Talk (and Listen!) Like a Leader

How to Talk (and Listen!) Like a Leader

With the Great Resignation, retention is not just about money anymore. There’s a reckoning in the corporate world, and workers are reevaluating everything from working hours and environments to their company’s culture and values.

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Is Your Need for Control Controlling YOU?

Is Your Need for Control Controlling YOU?

“Nevermind, I’ll do it myself.” I’m willing to bet you’ve said that, muttered that, or at least thought that, and probably more than a couple times. Maybe you’ve even joked, “if you want something done right, you’ve gotta do it yourself.” But maybe that quip had the...

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The Upside of Fear

The Upside of Fear

Success does not come from your fear acting as dictator. Your success is in what you make of your fear, and how you step out of it.

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Opportunity vs. Distraction

Opportunity vs. distraction. How do we discern between the two when something's coming our way, and it looks really exciting? The only way we can determine that is when we know what the goals are that we're looking to achieve and the...

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Thermostat vs. Thermometer

Thermostat vs. Thermometer What's the difference between the two? The thermostat sets the temperature. The thermometer reacts to the environment, fluctuating up and down. I use this simple analogy when working with my clients. If you're...

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Doing vs. Not Doing

Doing VS. Not Doing. Not doing something requires constant self-control. When you want to change a behavior or habit, set and focus on a positively framed intention, NOT a negatively framed intention. Often, when we’re working on changing...

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Values Guide Your Choices

Values Guide Your Choices

https://vimeo.com/477598352 Your vision is where you're headed, but your values are what help get you there. When you're at a crossroads, if there's a hard decision that you need to make, leaning into your values, knowing what is most important to you will help you...

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The Invisible Line That Shapes Your Life

Your life is being shaped by what you’re saying “YES” to and what you are saying “NO” to. With each “YES” and “NO,” you are ‘setting in’ the invisible line of boundaries that shape your choices, opportunities,...

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One Small Habit That Will Improve Your Communication

One Small Habit That Will Improve Your Communication

Today we’re continuing on the conversation of habits. The habit I’m highlighting today is the habit of communication, the way we listen. How we participate and listen in a conversation impacts how the other person shows up, the information they share with us, as well...

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How to Minimize Distractions

I'm continuing my conversation of habits because they're what help us create the success that we want in life, personal as well as professional. One of the things I find that gets in the way of the success we're working so...

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How To Be More Consistent With Your Habits

Many people value the present more than they value the future; an instant reward often gets in the way. That reward is only a possibility in the future; it's a sure thing at the moment. Let's use, for example, having a glass of wine at the...

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Navigating Distractions & Improving Productivity

Navigating Distractions & Improving Productivity Do you struggle with creating an environment that supports your productivity? What do you need to navigate those internal, as well as external distractions that keep you from doing the...

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How Shame Shapes Success

How Shame Shapes Success

 How Shame Shapes Success “Shame is a soul-eating emotion.” – Carl Jung Shame. It’s a universal phenomenon; we all experience it at times. It can keep us chasing perfectionism, spinning in imposter syndrome, and sprinting into lockdown mode. Recall a time when you...

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How Shoulding Gets in the Way of Business Strategy

How Shoulding Gets in the Way of Business Strategy

Shoulding & Business Strategy Strategy. It’s how we intentionally achieve what we desire, with more clarity and less effort. Shoulding. Let’s admit, shoulding all over ourselves as we move towards what we desire is not only NOT working, it creates roadblocks and...

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Boundaries, Balance, & Business Bliss

Boundaries, Balance, & Business Bliss

Boundaries, Balance, & Business Bliss “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."   -Victor Frankl ~~~ Boundaries are the foundation, the underpinning, to the...

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Breaking Plates & Establishing Priorities

Breaking Plates & Establishing Priorities

Breaking Plates & Establishing Priorities “Fitting in is the greatest barrier to belonging.” – Brene Brown   Brene Brown's quote jolted me awake as I was leisurely sipping my coffee and enjoying my morning reading a few weeks ago. It stopped me mid slurp and...

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Self-Care Improves Your Health & Your Bottom Line

Self-Care Improves Your Health & Your Bottom Line

Self-Care Improves Your Bottom Line One of the things I often hear from women about their self-care is: “Someday I’ll schedule time for self-care, but right now I have to...” Finish this proposal Get back to a client Post on social media Write a blog Do laundry Get to...

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Work-Life Balance: Vision Required

Work-Life Balance: Vision Required

Work-Life Balance: Vision Required   1,800,000,000 That's the number of results that come up when I Googled Work-Life Balance. Dayyy-yum. Clearly, A LOT of people are working on their Work-Life Balance. How about you? Have you ever searched Google for some...

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The Value Of knowing Your Values

The Value Of knowing Your Values

 Knowing Your Values As Oscar Hammerstein II wrote in the musical South Pacific: “You got to have a dream. If you don’t have a dream, how you gonna have a dream come true?” In my last blog, I shared three tips to help you with your priority management so that you can...

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Struggle with Time Management? Do This.

Struggle with Time Management? Do This.

Time Management As a business strategist, one of the struggles I hear most often is the topic of time management. Has this statement ever rolled off your lips? "I need to be better at time management." Here's the thing, time management isn't the issue. It's your...

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Creating a High-Performance Team

Creating a High-Performance Team

Creating a High-Performance Team   If you lead a team, are a part of a team, or want to increase your personal performance, here are the 5-main areas I’ve learned as a 27-year, five-time business owner that support us in working collaboratively, finding our...

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Mastering The Art of Powerful Communication

Mastering The Art of Powerful Communication If you’re in a position of leadership- whether owning your own business, leading a team, interacting with clients…or talking with you kids, this 1 & 1/2 minute video will help your...

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3-Strategies to Silence Fear and Amplify Success

3-Strategies to Silence Fear and Amplify Success

Fear of Failure As a business strategist for entrepreneurs and business owners, one thing I frequently see is: Our fear of failure is creating what we’re trying so desperately to avoid, failure itself. I know this through experience. I see this with my clients. I hear...

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Removing Yourself From the Dance

Removing Yourself From the Dance When we have an expectation of how someone ‘should’ react or behave, it takes control of us and we lose control of the situation.

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Using a CRM to Quantify and Monetize Your Efforts

Using a CRM to Quantify and Monetize Your Efforts If we’re not quantifying our efforts in business, it’s difficult to be objective about what’s working in our business and moving us closer to our goals, or what’s not and simply keeping us...

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Negotiating with Confidence

Negotiating with Confidence As an entrepreneur or business owner, we’re negotiating for more than we realized…and the first negotiation always starts with ourselves.

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Unhook From What Others Think: Mindset Matters

Unhook From What Others Think: Mindset Matters

Mindset Reset Ever get ‘hooked’ by what other people think? Maybe you have a great idea for your business (or personal life…) but just can’t seem to implement it because you’re focused on the reaction or opinion of others? As a 27-year entrepreneur, it’s something...

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Riverbanks and Allowing Alignment to Flow…

Riverbanks and Allowing Alignment to Flow…

Alignment Invites Flow I recently spent some time in Maine celebrating the 35th anniversary of my family’s bakery and restaurant.  Such a great time and what an amazing turnout- over 250 people came to celebrate with us!  It was an honor to listen to everyone tell...

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Give the Gift of Transparency

Give the Gift of Transparency Communication is often an area where we trip up in business because it can feel uncomfortable to set structures and boundaries in place letting people know what our non-negotiables are.

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Stress-Less Holiday Season

Stress-Less Holiday Season

Do you get stressed out about managing your time and getting everything done (work-wise and life-wise) during the busy holiday season?  I know I have over the years. Stress is like a sponge (especially during the holidays) - it sucks the joy out of our day … if you...

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Boundaries Without Apology

Boundaries Without Apology

Boundaries Without Apology Boundaries. Everyone has their own opinion, experience, take on them. A boundary is not a bad thing. It’s not evil. Having healthy boundaries doesn’t make us aggressive. Boundaries don’t make us rigid or unapproachable. I wrote about...

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Boundaries Without Apology

Boundaries Without Apology We often avoid and don’t maintain boundaries because we don’t fully understand what they are or how to use them.

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How Hiring a Team Can Improve Your Bottom Line

How Hiring a Team Can Improve Your Bottom Line

Hiring a first team member or expanding your team can bring a boost to your revenue and help you make more money ongoing. But the decision to hire takes time and processing. In my work as a business strategist, I help entrepreneurs examine what’s working and what...

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3 Action Steps to Combat the Comparison Trap

3 Action Steps to Combat the Comparison Trap

When entrepreneurs get caught in the comparison game, there is a choice. Sit there, stuck, and wallow in it or take action. Why is Their Grass Greener? As an entrepreneur, do you ever secretly wonder if you have what it takes …and all the other entrepreneurs know...

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Slowing Down So That You Can Gain Momentum

Slowing Down So That You Can Gain Momentum

Too busy working IN your business to slow down and work ON it? Hell, that's like flying down the highway at mock speed with no time to stop for gas.  Doesn't sound very productive when I put it that way, does it? I know, I know, it goes completely against the grain of...

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Stuck on the Spinning Cycle

Stuck on the Spinning Cycle

'I am SO done with the amount of work I'm doing'.  Ever been there? Said that? FELT that? Most entrepreneurs have at some point in their business.  It's not a fun space to be in.  Especially when all the hours you're putting in aren't moving the dial on your business....

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Are YOU Earning Your Busy Merit Badge?

Are YOU Earning Your Busy Merit Badge?

Many of the entrepreneurs I know would give a resounding “yes” to that question!  Maybe you would too.  By the end of this blog post you might not feel so strongly about it, though. My private one-on-one work with clients always begins with getting them in touch with...

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Celebrating Success Invites More Of It

Celebrating Success Invites More Of It

Do you set goals for yourself, work your tail off, push through the struggle, then simply give yourself a little nod (if that) when you’ve hit your target instead of celebrating your success? In talking with women, I’m hearing this is an all too common theme.  We set...

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Mind Mapping for Success

Do you ever feel like you're running all week long but when Friday arrives you haven't accomplished even half of your to-do list...and you're not quite sure what it is you did all week? Are there times you’re so darn busy getting things done, you don’t even see what...

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Goals Not Clear? Reverse Engineer

Goals Not Clear? Reverse Engineer

I've been talking with a lot of women lately about their vision for their business and what their long term goals are... and the answer I've been getting more often than not is,  'I don't know'. As a business strategist, one of the first questions I ask is "what are...

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Vision: The Glue That Binds

Vision: The Glue That Binds

Having a clear VISION for what we want our Business AND Lifestyle to ‘look like’ (because they are not mutually exclusive) is the key in achieving our goals. It truly is the magnetic pull that creates a resistance to not be moving towards our dreams. Without a vision...

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Structure = Freedom

Structure = Freedom

What comes up for you when you hear the word structure?  Does it give you a warm fuzzy feeling?  Maybe you bristle and want to run the other way?  Is the first word that comes to mind freedom?    Probably not. When I say the word structure to my clients, they almost...

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Procrastination: The Universal Inhibitor

Procrastination: The Universal Inhibitor

Procrastination. Have you ever had days where you just can’t seem to get out of your own way? You’ve got a mile long to do list (one that you keep adding to each day, ugh), but everything else seems so much more important to get to instead of the things that actually...

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Mindset & Strategy=   Success

Mindset & Strategy= Success

As we start a New Year, and reflect on the previous year, how has the past 12 months been for you, successful?  Did you reach your goals? Did you fall short?  Did you have goals, and did you write them down?  As Benjamin Franklin said: I agree 100% with ole Ben. Many...

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The Lurking Fear of Anger

The Lurking Fear of Anger

Anger. It’s a part of life. It’s a part of business. Yet, many of us seem to have difficulty with it. Acknowledging it. Expressing it. Even simply allowing ourselves to feel it. We’ve been taught over the years that anger isn’t pretty. It isn’t feminine. That we’re...

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Self-Discipline: A Mindset Shift from Push to Pull

Self-Discipline: A Mindset Shift from Push to Pull

Discipline, specifically self-discipline is a critical component to a successful and satisfying business. In fact, it was the underlying theme in response to a question I posed in a recent email asking women about their biggest challenge at the moment. Almost everyone...

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Motivational Mindset to Move from Simple to Done

Motivational Mindset to Move from Simple to Done

Without mindset and compassion, even simple tasks never seem to get done, both in life and in business. How fascinating is it when we can know exactly what to do and yet, it remains undone. We know that to lose weight we need to burn more calories than we consume, yet...

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Business Boundaries to Protect What Matters

Business Boundaries to Protect What Matters

Boundaries. They’re critical in business and in life. Why is it when we talk about setting and having healthy boundaries it makes people so uncomfortable … as if boundaries are a bad thing that only abrasive and self-centered people allow themselves to have? Having...

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Work/Life Balance: Must it Remain Elusive?

Work/Life Balance: Must it Remain Elusive?

A work/life balance is something many of my private coaching clients strive for. Work/Life balance—it’s tricky. Actually, I’d say it’s bullshit if I’m being completely honest. The concept of balance, in general, is ok, but balance isn’t always 50/50; in fact, it...

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Your WHY is Your WAY to Success

Your WHY is Your WAY to Success

To be successful in both business and life, often the key is below the surface and we need to discover it to open the door on all that we desire. “What’s your passion—your why?” This is a question I ask women often. And it’s one of the most difficult questions for us...

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Get More Business By Understanding Your Inner Critic

The “Inner Critic” voice that lives inside and gets louder, often as we come closer to our dreams, can either hinder us or help us grow our business. In my work as a coach, I’ve often come up against my own inner critic and help other women entrepreneurs understand...

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Fear Regret More Than Failure

Fear Regret More Than Failure

If you live your life from the perspective of fear, you don’t dare to push your boundaries. You stay with comfortable. Most people want more but their fear stops them from going for it. They don’t want to look stupid, or fail or make a fool of themselves. But if we...

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The Sage & The Saboteur

The Sage & The Saboteur

How Do you Define Yourself? We act consistent with who we believe we are.  For example, if you are an Olympic athlete you do everything possible to stay consistent with that identity…you live into that belief.  You get up in the morning, you train, you eat healthy,...

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