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I’m headed your way again, DMV!

Meet me for the Executive Leadership Council’s (@elcinfo) Mid-Level Management Symposium, Oct 4-5 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. I’ll be hosting an engaging session on The Power of Positive Emotion to Propel You to Better Leadership. It’s a cornerstone message that centers my latest book, Yes Please! 7 Ways to Say I’m Entitled to the C-Suite, a leadership and coaching guide…

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…

LMS to Speak at the SharedVoices Launch Event for The Denyce Graves Foundation

  I’m so incredibly thrilled to be speaking to young artists about knowing their value and putting that into action as they begin their careers at the Denyce Graves Foundation’s Shared Voices launch at Washington DC . I’ll also be signing copies of my book No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself. Shared Voices is a Conservatory & Consortium, and the launch event will be…

LMS joins The Denyce Graves Foundation Board of Advisors

About a year ago, I hosted an extremely special guest on my show, The Culture Soup Podcast®. I like to call her “Our Carmen” but everyone in their right mind claims this amazing beauty and talent. I’m talking about the incomparable, mezzo soprano Denyce Graves. At that time, she had extended an invitation to me that I accepted swiftly and without any real thought because… really? What else…

  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…

: 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…

L Michelle Smith Speaker Sheet

You don’t realize that you’ve been at a thing for a while until you see that your tools need refreshing. Thank you so much to those organizations who have invited me to speak over the last seven years…that‘s right, SEVEN. And to think it all started on a stage in Hollywood, Florida at the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in 2015. Thank you, Jennifer Jones for believing…

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