Profitability and Retention are at the Intersection of Co-Creation

We are smack dab in the middle of a work environment in chaos.  So many questions and ideas are filling the space with “I don’t know” or “what’s next?” Do we bring people back into the office, do we go completely remote or will a hybrid situation work? Why are people leaving the organization, or […]

Solving for the Self-Awareness Gap

“I can almost see it, that dream I’m dreaming…” – Miley Cyrus, “The Climb” Growth starts within. To gain a clearer understanding of yourself, stop for a moment of silence and listen for your inner melody. In music, the symbol in a musical score prompting a pause or stop is called a fermata. In our […]

Why Side B?

Making Both Sides Your Good Side The debate of “Side B” or “B-side,” and the answer to the question I am always asked: Why is your book called Side B? There is no debate on the proper term; it is simply an evolution of music itself, much like leadership over the years. I chose to […]

Becoming a Rockstar Leader

After 30 years in “Corporate America”, I decided to start my career 2.0, in 2021. While this may not have been the time to become an entrepreneur, it certainly was time for a change for me, my health, and my family.  As a person who likes to build teams and help organizations, it was imperative […]

Understanding Side A & Side B Leadership

Whether you are a (Side A) resume-based leader or a (Side B) emotion/relationship-orientated leader, having a clear understanding of your leadership style is important to improve and develop. It may come as a surprise to leaders that neither style is truly effective on its own. By finding a balance between both styles, you can become a much more effective leader.  […]

What Is Your Secret Sauce?

For years, leaders have asked me the same question. “What’s your secret sauce?”   There is no recipe or secret sauce per se, but it does boil down to this simple truth: “Show up as your whole self and take care of your people.”  Want Results? In the simplest of terms – Be Present. Be courageous […]

Swimming Without Earbuds

In honor of the 2021 Summer Olympics ending in Tokyo. Each time I see swimming, it immediately takes me back to when I was a competitive swimmer. Swimming embraced my uber-competitive spirit and the drive to push myself to be the best!  When I was swimming, the water was clear, the lane dividers were in […]

Leading with Dyslexia ~ Having a Musical Memory

To be fully transparent and honest, having a musical memory is what helped me get through school having dyslexia. Yes, it was challenging at first, it was hard to read, I could not concentrate, and not able to keep up with others; however, in the seventh grade, my parents helped me understand that it didn’t […]