Author Archive | Lauri

10 Questions to Help You Create a Magical Year

We’re one week into the New Year, and its that time again: the time when everyone starts to wonder what the heck was so important about their New Year’s Resolutions.   New Year’s Resolutions tend to come from what we think we should do, rather than what’s really important to us.   Some of my clients and […]

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Christmas Presence

I used to love the Holiday Season. It was my favorite time of year. I loved the twinkling lights in the dark and Holiday music playing in stores.  I’d get excited at the sight of the Christmas tree lot across the street from my house.  I listened with compassion as other people complained about the […]

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Heart of Hearing

Last time I asked everyone on my list to notice habits with family around the Holidays and to explore making changes.  I experimented with this myself last December and was pleased and somewhat surprised at what I found.  My heart feels warm and full of love in this moment as I think back on it. […]

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‘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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