Author Archive | Lauri

‘Tis the Season

We’re deep into the holiday season now – in between the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays in the US.  Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, there is an atmosphere at this time of year.  It’s palpable.   There can be love and warmth… as well as getting hooked and pushing each others’ buttons.  For many, old […]

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Why We Love Jordan Smith

It’s the 9th season and it’s finally happened – I’m hooked on NBC’s The Voice. (Many people are surprised that it’s taken me this long to watch. As a general rule, I avoid reality shows like the plague. The Voice has become the exception to the rule.) I’m told by many people who’ve watched at […]

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Final Tips for your Next Raise Conversation

For a few weeks now I’ve been sharing powerful tips for raise conversations. First, we looked at releasing the Soul Suckers from the responsibility of being in charge.   Next, we looked at rooting in a sense of purpose by identifying the values we honor simply by asking for the raise. Now I’ll share the final […]

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How to Cure Brain Freeze

Remember that feeling after eating a frozen Popsicle or drinking a Slurpee too fast as a kid?  Ouch! Now imagine yourself giving a speech in front of a BIG crowd when suddenly, your mind goes blank … Oh no! Those two experiences can be painful and brain freezing in very similar ways. Which brings me […]

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How to Give a Tantalizing Introduction

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou   Have you ever been asked to introduce yourself in 30 seconds or less to a group of people you’ve never met before?  Zounds! The pressure… Whether it’s in a […]

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Take the First Steps to Thriving in the Conversations that Matter

Take the First Steps to Thriving in the Conversations that Matter If we’re living fulfilling lives, every so often we’re going to find ourselves having important conversations.  Fortunately, this is a hot topic these days among emerging leaders.  I’m thrilled to see people exploring actions to show up and speak their truth.  Unfortunately, the approach […]

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The Tap & Run

This week I thought I’d share this helpful (and sometimes humorous) look at the difference between Anchoring & Including and other speakers’ habits.   Notice the power of Anchoring & Including in comparison to other options we might habitually choose. This video is the first in a series of three.  Come back soon for the […]

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Never Underestimate the Impact of your Presence

Earlier this year, as I was running errands, I was reminded of the power of our presence – even when we don’t speak.  As I walked through the parking lot toward the Target store, I noticed two men in the middle of the parking lot row.  Their cars were both partially backed up.  It was […]

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