Coaching

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…

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…

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…

Don’t miss this opportunity!

Research shows that 90% of top performers have high emotional intelligence, a crucial skill for successful dialogue and understanding. Join us for an engaging live discussion and book release event featuring Dr. Summer Allen, “The EQ Doctor,” and bestselling leadership author L. Michelle Smith. Discover Dr. Allen’s new book Lose the Debate and how the ACTOR model can transform your conversations and relationships.    📅 Friday, May 31,…

What Likeability really means

Likeability does matter in the workplace, but the word within this context may not mean what you think. It’s been a little frustrating to watch an entire dialogue unfold on the Internet about workplace likeability, and seeing that there is a clear misalignment regarding the denotation of the word within the context, again, within the workplace–and I cannot emphasize this enough. The word likeable in the social realm…

What’s standing between you and an original thought? 🫠

As high-octane leaders, we’re often driving full-throttle towards success. But let’s talk about a hidden roadblock that can throw us off course: stress. Stress can significantly impact not only your happiness, but also your performance. Neuroscience findings from Harvard Medical School underscore this reality. When stress levels soar, our cognitive functions suffer, hindering decision-making, creativity, and overall effectiveness. For all leaders, but especially for women of color and…

DISC In Meetings Recap

Last week, we looked at each DISC style in meetings. Did you recognize yourself, a boss or a colleague in any of the styles? Here is a brief recap for you in case you missed each in-depth post. If you’d like to explore what SOAR DISCernIQ ™ can do for you individually as a leader, whether with the classic assessment or the 360 version…or you’d like to explore…

Ready to get to know yourself better? 🙋🏽‍♀️

Are you looking for ways to leverage self-discovery for direct impact on your leadership aspirations? I have something that may interested you.  I’m offering a complimentary DISC assessment when you sign up for the 90-read out, consult and coaching session, for the first three leaders to sign up. You’ll save about $130. It is all a part of SOAR DISCernIQ™,  our cutting-edge program that leverages an insightful digital…

Want to be more strategic? 🤓

Someone once told me a foot-soldier’s strategy is the king’s tactic. So the reality is that you are likely more strategic than you’re giving yourself credit for. It could be simply a matter of your point of view and your current position, even perhaps your language. But if you want to tap in to more and position yourself as a strategic leader, you’ll need to do more than…

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