July

These are turbulent times for leaders. The job market and our cultural context are in seemingly constant flux. It’s more important than ever to build and maintain confidence. According to research from the Center for Creative Leadership, women who participate in leadership development experiences that are grounded in tenets of positive psychology and neuroscience experience a significant boost in confidence and overall leadership effectiveness. 💼 Calling all women…

Can We Ever Be Authentic at Work?

  “This workplace likability is all about transparency, the willingness to admit when you’re wrong, a commitment to excellence, authenticity and transformational leadership. This modern take on likability allows Black women like Seales to achieve professional success without compromising their identity — and I think we would all benefit from adopting this more enlightened approach. Because, like Seales, some of us are not your friends; we are women…

The first time I visited HarperCollins

A little #FlashbackFriday for you in the spirit of my practice’s 5th year anniversary—so much happened in 2019: I can FINALLY can share this!! I’ve literally been holding on to these photos for 5 years. This was me in 2019…sitting in the airport, still very much in my role at AT&T and on my second trip to visit with editors at HarperCollins pitching to Amistad what would eventually…

🚀 Ready to elevate your leadership game?

The SOAR Women’s Leadership Academy’s Fall 2024 cohort kicks off on September 12, 2024! 🌟 We’re excited to announce the integration of SOAR DISCernIQ™ – our new DiSC work communication style assessment platform that takes your leadership skills to the next level. Enroll by the end of July and save $750 on tuition! Don’t miss out! Visit lmichellesmith.com/soar to sign up today.

Seeing your way through a tough time 👏🏽

When we started, Jennie was afraid. Return to office and an overwhelming sense of job insecurity had taken over. She wanted to land safely, but she learned that finding her peace and joy in the people, places and things she valued was her way of putting life and work in better perspective. Now, the threat of job loss is no longer, she has a new past time that…

3 Ways to Boost Your Confidence

You see me on camera, streaming or on TV, on the platform before hundreds, sometimes thousands of leaders and in other public-facing capacities and most remark on my presentation style and confidence. Was I born with it? Probably not. But I have nurtured it over time, and you can too. Here are some tips that I follow that have become habits to boost my confidence: 1️⃣ I Practice…

5 Ways to Unlock Your Leadership Potential 🔒

July is here, and summer is in full swing; but now is not the time to take time off from your professional/personal and team development–especially with so much at stake in the cultural and business context. Unlock your leadership potential and explore five transformative ways to work with me and my team this month. Enhance your emotional literacy, team leadership, communication skills, peace, productivity, and more: ✅ Strengthen…

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