June

Five Ways to Work with Me in June 📆

What small change can you make this month that can impact the rest of your year, maybe even your career or life? I’m here to help you and your teams discover that. Whether it’s workshop of seminar facilitation, group or 1:1 executive or life coaching, long-term consulting for organizational change or even having me out to speak or conduct a quick, but impactful lunch and learn…reach out so…

🚀 Transforming Team Dynamics with SOAR DISCernIQ™ Awareness

Meet Chante, a highly skilled leader whose team was underperforming despite their talent. The root cause? Poor relationships within the team, fueled by communication issues and lack of self-awareness. Chante, known for her no-nonsense communications style that sometimes lacks diplomacy, was unaware of how it was affecting her team. Examples of Discord: 1. Frequent Misunderstandings: Team members often misinterpreted Sarah’s direct approach as dismissive, leading to confusion and…

Understanding Empathy for Better Leadership

Happy Juneteenth! If you don’t understand the holiday or why many celebrate it and why some of us may not be falling all over ourselves to strike up the grill, then here is a video for you. But first, why not do a little research… then learn about why it is a time of jubilation for some, and for others– it still feels a little disrespectful. As a…

A Bookaversary? Yes Please! 🥂

Time flies when you’re helping women leaders of color “find their happy and win in an exclusive corporate culture.” It’s my bookaversary! It’s hard to believe that Yes Please! 7 Ways to Say I’m Entitled to the C-Suite was officially released one year ago today! It features powerhouses like Andrea Williams , Anne Chow (She/Her) , Dorinda Walker and Kecia Kelly, FACHE amount others. And launching it was…

The session was called Managing Accelerating Change…

And the panel was simply brilliant. My take was personal and focused on improving the leader experience to make the entire org better by instigating the change while in the midst of it. After all this is a game of hearts AND minds. We do that by , among other items I shared— ❤️vowing to banish the real villain in the plot— isolation, fostering connection and community which…

HarperCollins Announces New Collaboration, Includes LMS

News Release HARPERONE GROUP COLLABORATES WITH VIOLA DAVIS, JULIUS TENNON, AND LAVAILLE LAVETTE’S JVL MEDIA ON NEW PROJECT New York, NY (June 5, 2024) — HarperOne Group announced it will join forces with JVL Media, a company founded by the critically acclaimed couple Viola Davis and Julius Tennon—producers of film, television, and theater—and visionary author and publisher Lavaille Lavette. The first titles acquired, with anticipated 2025 publication dates…

LMS Signs with Amistad-HarperCollins/JVL

Amistad Inks Partnership with Viola Davis’s JVL Media By Sophia Stewart | Jun 05, 2024 HarperOne Group has inked a partnership with JVL Media, a new publisher and packager launched earlier this year by EGOT-winning actress Viola Davis, her husband and producing partner Julius Tennon, and Houston-based publisher Lavaille Lavette. HarperOne’s Amistad imprint will serve as a publishing partner for three of JVL Media’s inaugural titles, which are…

Big news about my next book 🥂

There’s something I thought you should know…and there’s an EGOT involved. 🙌🏽 HARPERONE GROUP COLLABORATES WITH VIOLA DAVIS, JULIUS TENNON, AND LAVAILLE LAVETTE’S JVL MEDIA ON NEW PROJECT “Call & Response: 10 Leadership Lessons from the Black Church by L. Michelle Smith is a captivating exploration of why many high-ranking, high-performing Black professionals attribute their leadership skills to their origins in the Black Church. Read all about it. Honestly, I’ve…

Get to Know Your EI with SOAR DISCernIQ

I found a quiet spot over at the Starbucks that fellow Texas Christian University alumni Terrence Maiden and his team brought to Oak Cliff thanks to his development efforts over at the new Redbird Mall area–one of my high school haunts– while my daughter was in volleyball practice this morning (if you’re in the Dallas area, Southern Sector–go check out this revitalized oasis). While I was sipping my…

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