June Disappeared, Hopes for July!

This is what I WISH the month of June looked like! With me -- right smack in the middle of that warm sand getting ready to wade into some clear aquamarine water! In reality, June in Seattle was about as far removed from this beach as it gets! (When I posted the question on Facebook recently -- where did June go? I got some pretty entertaining answers, from it headed to Vegas, it headed east to Spokane, to 'Did we have June?') But the month was Continue Reading

On Being A Leader

What makes a great leader? I’ve been giving this some thought this week as I’ll be speaking, along with one of my business partners from GoGirl Academy, founder Suzanne Keel-Eckmann, to a class of young women leaders in the UW Foster School of Business this coming week. I think back to some of my best bosses over the years (mainly news directors and general managers of TV stations), and a number of things stand out. Here are some of Continue Reading

Creating a Successful Small Business!

Update!!! Congratulations to all of the big award winners at tonight's SBA awards gala. What a wonderful way for business owners to receive recognition after pouring their heart and soul into their work!  What I learned from Fran Bigelow of Fran's Chocolates, who shared her recipe for success: 1 - Stay true to your vision. 2. Be clear about what your company stands for. In her case, it's taste, quality and presentation. 3. Listen to customers Continue Reading

Love my Clients! Here’s why….

When I was starting my company.... I needed a website. One of my friends referred me to Kirk Werner, who helped me design my business cards and website look, who then referred me to Kathy Nelson and Jenn Donough at Ovaleye, www.ovaleye.com  to host my site. About a year later, as they moved to expand their business, they hired me for a couple of months to do some PR and make connections for them. Flash forward yet another year (time really Continue Reading

Hit a Home run! How Talking Sports Can Help Your Career

Sports as an icebreaker.  As more women enter management and higher level positions in the business world, it helps to have a common ground with colleagues — a conversation thread that isn’t work related, but still gives co-workers, and even competitors, something to talk about to establish a relationship and build trust. With other women, you can talk 'shoes,' 'clothes,' or even haircuts! (Hard to do that with a guy)! So how to bond with your Continue Reading