L. Michelle Smith

Senior Seminar

Excited to announce my return to TCU’s campus in person this fall for a 4000-level course focused on graduating seniors from the TCU Bob Schieffer College of Communication. In both sections of Senior Seminar, I will be sharing how to best prepare to lead in this new work environment as communicators bringing my unique blend of leadership development and strategic communications to the table for these young aspiring…

What’s distracting you from what you really want?

Have you considered that achieving laser focus can be an act of kindness to yourself? In fact, it’s another form of radical self care because it allows you to prioritize the goals that are important to you and get them done. In fact, persistent distractions can be costly, to yourself, your life and your leadership aspirations. Think of it like this: if your goal is to be a…

Mastery is your license to mentor

There’s a disease that is rapidly spreading on social media, and that’s people teaching, mentoring or even coaching on topics that have little to no experience or credentials in. It’s the other pandemic. Smarts can get you to the table. Experience and wisdom will not only keep you there, but it will elevate you to access to rooms where the real business is done. So Sis, slow down.…

Coach L. Michelle Speaks at ELC #MLMS22

They can’t break your soul if you know your value. Join me for the Mid-Level Management Symposium 2022. I’ll be delivering a keynote with QA In my session “Knowing Your Value: The Key to Achieving Your Leadership Aspirations” based on my book No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself. 🌟Virtually: October 4, 2022, from 11:15am-12:00pm ET 🌟In-person: October 5, 2022, from 2:00pm – 2:45pm ET…

Your brain is trying to tell you something

Are you giving yourself grace? Or are you attempting to power through as if nothing has changed although we have been through and are going through so much.? Well, your body knows better–especially your brain. Today’s #NSCRockstarLeadership Tip of the Day explores brain fog, why more of us are experiencing it right now and what you can do about it. Watch to learn more–and take it easy. Want…

  What an amazing time of sharing Saturday at the Women’s Leadership Summit. Our panel was called “The Color of Innovation” and we discussed why Black women are uniquely qualified to innovate, how to remain grounded in who you are as you walk that road, and what it takes to actually innovate. Our moderator and host, Kimberly Tolbert was absolutely engaging; and my esteemed fellow panelists, Dr. Pamela…

Coach L. Michelle says: “Yes, Please! Ask me anything!”

  Have a leadership question that you’ve been pondering? You’ve been wondering who you could ask confidentially. You may even have questions that are culturally or gender-nuanced, but you’re not sure where to turn. Well, every Friday, you can send your questions directly to Coach L. Michelle who is a credentialed executive and personal coach and advisor to the Fortune 100. Did I hear you say, “Yes, Please!”?…

Demographic shifts have some people up in arms

Today’s show begins with a special message from me from the #NABJNAHJ22 Convention as I prepare for my booksigning this afternoon at Caesar’s Palace. Then we dive deep on a topic that seems to have some people in their feelings. That topic is the browning of America. Let’s face it, some people just despise the thought that our country is changing, but the numbers don’t lie, so what…

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