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Know who you are➡️ Know your value➡️Be your best advocate.

…in that order. It is the order of the universe. Your story is your power. I’m still reflecting on the wonderful time that I had in Washington D.C. speaking to the next generation of C-Suite leaders about the hero in their leadership narrative: knowing your value. Speaking to a standing-room-only audience at The Executive Leadership Council Mid-level Manager’s Synopsis last month has impacted my community in incredible ways.…

Rebuke the hustle. It’s a trick.

Interesting interaction with a major manufacturer in aerospace as they were inquiring about a speaking engagement. They were shocked when I appeared on the Zoom because they expected to interface with “my people.” They were so excited and told me, “wow… you’re just… real.” I shared with them that it isn’t my intention to simply speak and get paid for it, but it was important to me to…

DEITECH Conference and Career Fair

  Although I spend the lion share of my time supporting extraordinary women leaders , from time to time, organizations ask me the inevitable: How should we be approaching DE&I now? And so I speak from the perspective, insights and voice of women and other marginalized groups and the allies who champion them because that is whom I’m listening to day after day—whether in coaching sessions, on the…

Coach L Michelle Talks Relationships Based on Excellence with Deneen Garrett

It’s always a blessing to share my message with leaders, but when that leader is a friend and former colleague it is extra special. This episode of 💎Deneen L. Garrett, M.S.💎 ‘s podcast is called Relationships Based on Excellence, and while that describes how we know each other, it also answers a very insightful question that she asked me about how I consistently wind up in rooms with…

No Thanks, The Remix is now available in paperback and ebook worldwide 📕

The paperback of the award-winning No Thanks, The Remix is now available worldwide today in paperback, ebook and Kindle.  This is the second edition of No Thanks, originally exclusively available in hard cover on Amazon. Now, you can purchase your copy of the 2021 National Association of Black Journalists Outstanding Book Award-winning The Remix anywhere and in paperback and digital format for whatever device you prefer. This special…

Black Girls in Cyber

Excited to speak to the Board Members of @blackgirlsincyber this evening. The ladies received a special delivery to their doorsteps a few weeks back which included my book No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself, The Remix. It arrived in time for our conversation about Knowing Your Value tonight. Knowing one’s value is so crucial for women in tech, but especially for Black women in…

Whether you are a longtime colleague, or you’d like to have an in-person executive coaching session, this is an awesome opportunity to meet in person! I’m only there for a blink, so reach out to find out when you can book time. My calendar is already filling up with reunions with old colleagues, friends, clients and NABJ family, so hurry. Be sure to swing by my spot at…

: LMS Shares the Power of Knowing Your Value with Black Leaders at Denny’s

  “The heroine in the book is knowing your value.” I have lost count of the many times that I’ve uttered those words since 2020 when I released the first edition of No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself. Soon, I’ll be sharing this in person with the leaders at Denny’s. By the way: “The villain in the book is fear.” We’ll unravel the important…

Who is ready to SLAY their leadership goals?

  I’ll talk about my new journal, SLAY EVERYDAY 52 Weeks to Rockstar leadership with Cleo Green on @wfaa Daybreak Sunday morning. Wake up early with me if you are in the DFW metro area. I’ll be live in the 8 a.m. hour. That’s Central Time! #IAMUP #SlayEveryDay #author #executivecoach #speaker

    Women leaders, especially my women of color… are you pouring out without replenishing? You carry a heavy load. A stark reminder to lean in to your friends, family and therapist and be vulnerable when it counts most. We can’t get this history making, boundary breaker Cheslie Kryst back, but we can be smart about these big-octane, exceptional lives we lead. When you are on empty, tell…

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