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Influence DiCOTA raves over Yes Please!

“Yes Please! is a resource that not only shares collective concerns but also shares solutions that will support your goals to ascend to executive leadership.” Influence DiCOTA Magazine. Thank you for the extremely positive book review! Read the entire article here.

Coach L Discusses Mental Wellness on WFAA Midday ABC 📣

It was a pleasure to sit with News 8 Midday anchor Cleo Green to discuss the impact positive emotion can have on your mental wellness for World Mental Health Day. We discussed some basic concepts in positive psychology and neuroscience, but most importantly, practical ways to improve your mental health: primarily working with professionals and tapping into positive emotion to boost moods. There are ten of them, and…


It’s hard to believe that 30 years ago, I obtained my first degree from TCU. One way that I’m celebrating this and the 150th birthday of the university is by urging you to give to the program that gave me my wings. Calling all @Texas Christian University Alumni, Parents and Friends! It’s time to show your Horned Frog Spirit and give to a college that is making a…

TCU Gives Day

I am a proud alumna and member of the Board of Visitors at the TCU Bob Schieffer College of Communication. I received my masters of science there, and spent the best of my undergraduate years writing for the Skiff, reporting on KTCU FM and writing for TCU Magazine (it had another name back then). Last week in our board meeting leadership announced that I was named the college’s…

NEWS RELEASE: Coach L. Michelle and Dr. Jeff Launch “Coaching + Consulting”

News Release EDITOR’S NOTE: Smith and Gardere will host a private, online kick-off event tonight called “Happy Anyway” at 6:30 p.m. CT/ 7:30 pm ET.  DALLAS, TX, August 30, 2023 – Acclaimed author and leading certified executive and personal coach, L. Michelle Smith, have joined forces with renowned clinical psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere, also known as “America’s Psychologist,” to launch a transformative initiative called “Coaching + Counseling”. These…

Yes Please! on Perspectives with Condace Pressley

Perspectives S35/Ep26: Yes Please! 7 Ways to Say I’m Entitled to the C-Suite In YES PLEASE!, author, CEO and certified executive and personal coach L. Michelle Smith draws upon positive psychology, neuroscience, and the experiences of high-performing professional Black women, including herself, to reveal the seven secrets for success for the “double disadvantaged” in senior executive leadership positions, most notably tapping into positive emotion. Her book emphasizes the…

Yes Please! on Good Morning Texas

Author: Good Morning Texas Published: 2:31 PM CDT June 19, 2023 Updated: 2:31 PM CDT June 19, 2023 DALLAS — In today’s society, it’s easy to get so caught up in the rat race of it all – especially as women. Being perfect professionally and personally, and before you know it, we begin to feel burnt out and unmotivated – our next guest is reminding us to take…

LMS Talks Jobs, Layoffs and Generations

Coach L. Michelle made a prediction about the the tech layoffs and have a perspective on how we should respond on @inspirationforthenationradio this morning.

Coach L. Michelle Talks Peace & Productivity on WFAA Good Morning Texas

If there is an “anti hustle culture crew,” headquarters is located squarely in my coaching community, and I am the ring leader. We get more done by working less… and smarter. And we strive for uber chill… Here is how we do it. Thanks, @wfaagmt and @hungreehannah for having me on! Learn more about #TheSHIFTCoaching, check out the link in my bio. View the video here.

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