February 14, 2017

We’ve all heard the phrase, “your fortune is in the follow up” which is then immediately followed by,

“yeah but I don’t want to be salesy”. Brace yourself friends, I need to tell you something straight and it might sting. 

Get over yourself.

One of my great business colleagues says, “Sales is an act of love,” and if you are passionate about what you do and know that it provides great value to your ideal client then it is your obligation to follow up.

Research shows that 80% of sales are made afte...

September 5, 2016

The last long weekend of the year is upon us and many entrepreneurs are cheering as they reclaim time to focus on their business endeavors, even as they shed a few tears as their beautiful kiddos have returned to school. 

While back to school activities bring about a whole new level of scheduling, not having the little darlings at home can free up some significant calendar space for business development activities and filling your sales pipeline if it’s run a little low.

Here are my top 5 tips f...

August 29, 2016

I love connecting people in business! I love the moment where someone I meet MUST know someone in my world. I love seeing someone with a need and having a solid and trusted resource for them to connect to for the solution they seek.

I pride myself in making powerful and purposeful introductions. It came from a series of experiences early on my entrepreneurial journey where introductions were made for me that left me wondering, “What was the introducer thinking?”

Here’s my always successful formu...

August 26, 2016

Describe yourself – I am the Chief Imagination Officer at Fingerprint Marketing. I help small businesses leave a unique fingerprint online through custom designed websites. I identify what makes you unique and help you increase your leads and clients by cutting through the digital noise. 80% of potential clients are looking for you on their phone and you only have 8 seconds to capture their attention. What I do differently than most digital design studios is bring business and marketing strate...

August 21, 2016

With the Olympics the past couple of weeks, it was hard as a business coach for women not to see all to correlations between athletics and business.

It was a recent conversation with a friend that occurred on the night of the Michael Phelps win in the 200 M Butterfly when Chad Le Close is captured looking at him and not the goal that this idea really hit home.

And then reinforced when Katie Ledecky at just 19 won her gold by 11 seconds – I was profoundly struck by the image of her going bac...

August 10, 2016

This past week I attended my 9th eWomenNetwork International Conference. It was a rich experience as always filled with many connections with familiar faces and friends, and met some amazing new women entrepreneurs.

The main reason I attend each year is because of the chance to sit at the feet of some of the wisest men and women in business and hear their wisdom through my present place. We all know that we hear the message we need when we are ready to receive it.

This year one of my all-time fa...

July 26, 2016

“In this world you are either growing, or dying…so get busy and get growing.” Lou Holtz

I think Coach would lend me some latitude and allow this, “in this world you are either learning or dying….”

Whether you are attending a networking event, a half or full day workshop, or traveling to a different city for an industry conference; budgeting time and dollars for personal and professional development will sustain you and open doors on your path to success.

As a business coach for women, I travel mu...

July 19, 2016

Look it's happened to us all. We are frustrated, dismayed, annoyed or even pi**ed off, and we say that thing about someone else. It’s happened to me. It’s happened to you. It happened to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last week.

In a CNN interview she called Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, “a faker who makes things up as he goes along.” Immediately, people I know and respect who are RBG supporters disagreed with her statements. The next day, she apologized for her public co...

July 13, 2016

She is part cheerleader, part strategic advisor, part sober second thought, part bootie kicker, part accountability partner.

She is tough and fair. Firm and compassionate. She is hopeful and doubtful. She is optimistic and pessimistic. It is her job.

She coaches and counsels, questions and challenges. She dishes out tough love. And gives you a high five or a hug – depending on what you need.

She thinks of her clients – all the time…..you really have no idea. She looks for opportunities and introd...