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These are turbulent times for leaders. The job market and our cultural context are in seemingly…

🚀 Ready to elevate your leadership game?

The SOAR Women’s Leadership Academy’s Fall 2024 cohort kicks off on September 12, 2024! 🌟 We’re…

Seeing your way through a tough time 👏🏽

When we started, Jennie was afraid. Return to office and an overwhelming sense of job insecurity…

3 Ways to Boost Your Confidence

You see me on camera, streaming or on TV, on the platform before hundreds, sometimes thousands…

5 Ways to Unlock Your Leadership Potential 🔒

July is here, and summer is in full swing; but now is not the time to…

Unleashing the Power of Community

Recently, I pulled out my colors and wore them just because. Actually, I was reminded of…

Strike a pose for confidence

It’s Monday. Bring that headliner energy! You are nobody’s understudy, Sis. It’s your moment. Shine brightly.…

Five Ways to Work with Me in June 📆

What small change can you make this month that can impact the rest of your year,…

🚀 Transforming Team Dynamics with SOAR DISCernIQ™ Awareness

Meet Chante, a highly skilled leader whose team was underperforming despite their talent. The root cause?…

Understanding Empathy for Better Leadership

Happy Juneteenth! If you don’t understand the holiday or why many celebrate it and why some…

A Bookaversary? Yes Please! 🥂

Time flies when you’re helping women leaders of color “find their happy and win in an…

The session was called Managing Accelerating Change…

And the panel was simply brilliant. My take was personal and focused on improving the leader…

Big news about my next book 🥂

There’s something I thought you should know…and there’s an EGOT involved. 🙌🏽 HARPERONE GROUP COLLABORATES WITH…

Get to Know Your EI with SOAR DISCernIQ

I found a quiet spot over at the Starbucks that fellow Texas Christian University alumni Terrence…

Don’t miss this opportunity!

Research shows that 90% of top performers have high emotional intelligence, a crucial skill for successful…

Discover SOAR DISCernIQ Leadership Assessment!

Wow! I just took a spin on our new SOAR DISCernIQ(tm) Leadership assessment and the LIGHTBULBS…

What Likeability really means

Likeability does matter in the workplace, but the word within this context may not mean what…

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…

What women leaders should ask themselves “What would Jim Do?”

Ladies… it’s about time you moved with a little more audacity. Need to know how? Just…

DISC In Meetings Recap

Last week, we looked at each DISC style in meetings. Did you recognize yourself, a boss…

Leading Through Change: Up-skill & Be visible

Often I’m asked how leaders can mange through the unprecedented change we find ourselves in not…

How to increase your digital literacy to lead better

At the heart of my practice are tech leaders, but you’re probably learning that even if…

Ready to get to know yourself better? 🙋🏽‍♀️

Are you looking for ways to leverage self-discovery for direct impact on your leadership aspirations? I…

Want to be more strategic? 🤓

Someone once told me a foot-soldier’s strategy is the king’s tactic. So the reality is that…

So, I’ve been at this author thing for about seven years now.

I’ve been a writer all my life, but 2017 was when I began seriously looking into…

Who are you? 🤔 Dive into Self-Discovery!

Uncover the magic within you with our FREE webinar, “Who Are You?” ✨ Join us at…

Who are you? 🤔 Dive into Self-Discovery!

Uncover the magic within you with our FREE webinar, “Who Are You?” ✨ Join us at…

In May, 2019, I hard launched my executive & personal coaching practice.

In May, 2019, I hard launched my executive & personal coaching practice. It is hard to…

Self improvement may be only one powerful question away 🌞

Coaching can sometimes seem magical, but when a credentialed coach engages with a client with evidence-based…

📞 Elevate Your Phone Communication Game with Insights from SOAR DISCernIQ ™️

Whether you’re chatting with a Dominant dynamo, an Influential inspiration, a Steadfast supporter or a Conscientious…

What can be done about it?

Promotions and raises are down more than 30% nationally for women according to some sources. What…

How layoffs impact employer brands 😥

  I love what I do because I hear everything that is happening first hand with…

Unlock Your Team’s Potential with SOAR DISCernIQ™️  Team Dynamics! 🗝️

Ever had the feeling that your team could operate even more like a well-oiled, optimized machine,…

“Read the room”

You’re told, but what if your read isn’t grounded in reality? How can you be sure?…

Dear women leaders…

Don’t miss the chance to transform your leadership journey with SOAR Women’s Leadership Academy. We pushed…

Ready to illuminate your path to leadership excellence?

Book your 90 minute SOAR DISCernIQ™️ Personalized 1:1 session now and embark on a transformative journey.…

How will you invest in women to accelerate progress?

  Happy International Women’s Day! The United Nations’ theme today is Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress.…

🌟 Celebrating the Rarity of Black Women Business and Leadership Authors! 🌟

📖 Did you know that the world of business and leadership literature has been graced with…

Where old habits go to die 🧠

Access to information is so important, and everyone doesn’t have it. This is why I spend…

How to work with me this month 📆

It’s March! Wondering how to work with me this month? Whether it’s for a SOAR DISCernIQ™️…

Mastering Phone Conversations with C Style – Conscientiousness 📞

In the grand finale of our four-day series on DISC Styles Phone Communication, let’s dive into…

So this is me struggling a bit to capture some content

From a virtual speaking engagement for a global organization last night from my office/studio. I accidentally…

Navigating Phone Conversations with S Style – Steadiness 🌿

Welcome to the third installment of our four-day series on DISC Styles Phone Communication. Today, let’s…

I had conversations about stagecraft back during lockdown with clients often.

But now that more people are hybrid or back in the office I’ve noticed slippage. I’m…

Elevate Your Phone Connections with I Style – Influence 🎉

Continuing our four-day series on DISC Styles Phone Communication, today, let’s unravel the vibrant world of…

How to communicate with D Style on the phone – Dominance ☎️

Over the next four days, we’ll unravel the secrets of connecting with Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and…

Is there anything good about negative emotion?  🤔

I get asked about negative emotions often. At one of my book signings in DC, a…

Book a History & Future Maker for your Women’s History Month Event  📆

As we approach Women’s History Month in March, I invite you to consider booking me as…

A big named one at that—but somehow it seems that you’re still in the same place…

🎥 Behind the scenes with Coach L. 🌟

I spent part of my morning in production in-studio today. I spend approximately 30% of my…

Eradicate your brain drain with these tips 🧠

You’ve felt mentally exhausted, but how real is “brain drain?” Watch this week’s Moment in The…

Apply for SOAR Women’s Leadership Academy, Supercharged🚀 with DISCernIQ 🚀

Dear women leaders… Don’t miss the chance to transform your leadership journey with SOAR Women’s Leadership…

Let’s kick off Black History Month DISC Style!

MLK was a Chancellor. He changed the world while wielding a mixed core style of DIC.…

One leader’s profound transformation began at SOAR ✈️

Renda’s SWLA experience serves as a compelling illustration of how individuals can enter the SOAR Women’s…

How one leader rediscovered her passions and nabbed a new role at once 🗼

When Paula Spivey enrolled in SOAR Women’s Leadership Academy, she was at a low point. Between the…

Do you know who you are? 🤔

🌟 Dive into Self-Discovery! 🌈 Uncover the magic within you with our FREE webinar, “Who Are…

Let’s make this Black History Month one to remember! 🚀

As we gear up for Black History Month, I’m thrilled to share a unique perspective on…

Nurturing Leadership Excellence: Understanding the Need for Executive Coaching

As the complexities of modern business intensify, the demand for exceptional leadership becomes increasingly pronounced. Within…

What do you need to concentrate and get your best work done

It’s situational for me: ✔ If it’s writing that I need to do, I need ambient…

Hack your problematic boss or colleague 🤪

Have a colleague or boss that simply drains you, and you don’t understand why? Take this…

How SOAR Women’s Leadership Academy changed things for this executive 👠

Imagine this being you, with increased responsibility, offers with substantial raises coming from inside and out…

What they typically don’t tell Black women about getting to the C-Suite, PT 2

Why don’t women, but especially Black and brown women make it to the C-Suite more often?…

What they typically don’t tell Black women about getting to the C-Suite, PT 1

Why don’t women, but especially Black and brown women make it to the C-Suite more often?…

The Value of Executive Coaching: Navigating the Path to Success

In the realm of professional development, the pursuit of excellence often intersects with the question of…

🔍 Nurturing Conscientiousness! 📚 Detail-oriented and systematic, “C” profiles drive precision.

Strength: They ensure quality results. Challenge: May overanalyze or be perceived as overly critical. Opposite Profile:…

The one thing that is damaging your progress 🛑

You’ve dreamed it. You’ve written your goals. You’re even devising SMART actions to support them, but…

🌈 Cultivating Steadiness! 🌱 Steady personalities bring harmony and patience.

Strength: They foster a supportive environment. Challenge: May resist change. Opposite Profile: Dominance (D). Leaders, cherish…

🎉 Embracing Influence! 🤝 “I” profiles are social butterflies, masters of collaboration.

  🎉 Embracing Influence! 🤝 “I” profiles are social butterflies, masters of collaboration.   Strength: They…

🔍 Discovering Dominance! 🏆 Dominant individuals are assertive go-getters.

  🔍 Discovering Dominance! 🏆 Dominant individuals are assertive go-getters. Strength: They drive results with determination.…

The Impact of Executive Coaching: Unveiling Effectiveness and Excellence

In the dynamic landscape of professional development, the effectiveness of executive coaching has garnered widespread attention…

🌐 Unlocking Leadership Potential with DISC! 🚀

Now that we have launched SOARDISCernIQ™️, you may be curious about what makes this particular assessment…

How to regain your focus, despite it all 🧐

It’s hard to regain your focus when you return from a long break away from work.…

📣 Back by popular demand!

The SOAR Women’s Leadership Academy spring 2024 cohort is coming in March! It’s not too early…

Get to know yourself better in 2024 with SOAR DISCernIQ™️ 📊
Watch the webinar.  Take a brief sample DISC Quiz to participate. NSC Coaching has a new…
Unraveling the Power of Executive Coaching: A Guide to Success

  In the fast-paced world of business, the quest for continuous professional growth and development has…

This gremlin’s goal is to isolate you 👿

Go ahead… ask for help. Send the third gremlin that’s sabotaging your goals packing. This is…

The second goal gremlin spawned the first one.  😈

Have you been able to related to the gremlins that can sabotage your goal getting so…

This little gremlin may be doing big damage to your goals. 😈

This week, we’re discussing the three gremlins that can sabotage your goal getting. The first one…

A Unique Perspective on Leadership for Black History Month with A History and Future Maker 🌟

Book L. Michelle Smith, three-time best-selling and award-winning author renowned for her expertise in business and…

It’s time to get serious about 2024 📆

Gift yourself or someone you know with the gift of clarity, intent and a strong start…

I’m currently sitting at my writing desk at home

…Reflecting on blessings before churning out another 10,000 words. Each year, as I ramp down the…

In these waning weeks of the year…

UPDATE: Price increases Dec 15. 2023! Save $100 by booking before then. I’m immersed in the…

What to do now as 2023 comes to a close 📆

How can you finish the year strong with less than 3 weeks to go? Coach L.…

Close out 2023  and start 2024 Strong with Coach L. 💪🏾

Here are some ways to round out the year with my evidence-based and credentialed support, because…

🌟 Embracing the Transformative Power of Art  for Leaders🌟

This weekend, I had the privilege of immersing my family in the spellbinding world of art…

Yes Please! the Audiobook Released on Audible, Amazon & iTunes 🎧

Some have called this leadership book the “cheat code.” Yes Please! 7 Ways to Say I’m…

The reviews are in.

Our half-day workshop for tech leaders wanting to be intentional about their brands received high marks,…

📣 SPEAK UP: Participate in my latest project 🗣️

I need to hear from you if you fit the qualifications that I describe in the…

Yes, I may be late to the party, but fashionably. 👠

Besides, I give most things the side-eye until they are full vetted. And now, here I…

Embracing serenity is vital for leaders, particularly those who face unique challenges at work. 🌟

Today, let’s explore how this positive emotion is a beacon of strength, especially for marginalized leaders,…

How Connections Can Help Manage Stress 🤝

Building strong connections is key to reducing workplace stress. Let’s dive into some neuroscience-inspired strategies for…

Stressed at work? 🤪

All this month, we will be focused on understanding workplace stress and what yu can do…

What’s really behind the power of community? 🧑‍🤝‍🧑

🌟 The Power of Community: Enriching Leadership Journeys 🌟 Did you know that our brains respond…

The one thing you must do to form a new habit 👏🏽

Dear friends… 🎯 Setting clear goals is the roadmap to your personal and leadership development journey.…

Activating three positive emotions at once

  When Andrea Williams, Chief Experience Officer at the Utah Jazz intentionally taps into positive emotion…

How to heal….and move forward. 🚗💨

Sometimes it simply takes more… …to lift you out of moods and mindsets and move you…

Coach L.  Co-Hosts TCU Black Excellence Night with NBC 5’s Newy Scruggs

#FlashbackFriday to last week at the Texas Christian University Black Excellence Night Gala with my cohost,…

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…

Do you doom scroll?

Looking for a way out? Perhaps your answer isn’t simply unlearning the habit. It may be…

Have a cup of tea or coffee with me…☕

Have a cup of coffee or tea with me, and let’s hack your life and leadership…

The sure-fire way to change your life 💯

  So, you want to change your life…your leadership trajectory? What could you accomplish if only…

What is one good habit you’d like to form this month?

Building great new habits that promote leadership and personal development is a crucial aspect of self-improvement.…

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…

There is still time to register for our free event tonight.

Join L. Michelle Smith, M.S., ACC, CPEC and Dr. Jeff Gardere, two of the nation’s top…

Join us for Happy Anyway with Dr. Jeff Gardere

Join L. Michelle Smith, M.S., ACC, CPEC and Dr. Jeff Gardere, two of the nation’s top…

Discover Your Purpose-Driven Leadership Journey in The Circle! 🌟

    Leader friends, Are you ready to ignite your leadership journey with purpose? Leadership isn’t…

Fall is coming…

And we are preparing personal and leadership experiences for you that will propel you into your…

Sometimes it simply takes more…

…to lift you out of moods and mindsets and move you forward. So we reimagined things…

Don’t miss this opportunity!

Your leaders and your organization are under increased pressures in business, demands at home and our…

5 Reasons Why Adaptive Leadership Matters in Today’s Business Climate 🌟

Adaptive Leadership is the ability to guide and inspire teams through complex challenges and uncertain environments,…

How deep is your love for books? 📗

National Book Lovers Day was yesterday, but my love for books is an everyday thing with…

It’s time to get in the game

My dad would say this: why would you bring a knife to a gun fight? Hearing…

I’m in a new relationship! 💚    

It’s been a while since I did any endorsements, but this one… well, this is a…

Sign up for the SOAR Women’s Leadership Academy Open House Today ✍🏽️

  We’re opening our doors to you! REGISTER and Click “Classes” You can still register for…

Join Us at the SOAR Women’s Leadership Academy Open House

You’re cordially invited to the SOAR Women’s Leadership Academy Open House for the Fall 2023 cohort.…

Five Ways You Can Work With Me In July

It is very hard to believe that we have almost made it over the hump. How…

Happiness and Leadership

Did you know that being happy can have a profound impact on your leadership journey? There…

Help your people need to find their happy 😃

Caught in the act—doing the work—in Pittsburg, PA, moderating an opening plenary about the changing workplace…

Happy Pub Day, Yes Please! 🥳

Dear friends… When I decided to write Yes Please! 7 Ways to Say I’m Entitled to…

Join my bookclub by saying “Yes Please!” 📗

In less than 30 days, the Yes Please! Launch Crew will welcome new members and morph…

Meet the Author DFW!

Hey, DFW… I call you home, so you go first. I’m pleased to announce that WFAA-TV’s…

Join My Bookclub By Saying “Yes Please!”

In less than 30 days, the Yes Please! Launch Crew will welcome new members and morph…

Engage Coach L. for Your June Leader Experiences

Wow… are we really mid-year already? As you are preparing for mid-year reviews, recalibrating your goals…

Join My Bookclub By Saying “Yes Please!”

In less than 30 days, the Yes Please! Launch Crew will welcome new members and morph…

Why doesn’t the corporate Wonder Woman get promoted?

We all know one… that high performing, superhero of a sister in corporate: Founded an ERG…

Meet the author? Yes Please! 📗

Save the date Dallas/Ft Worth! It’s time to meet the author. Coach L. Michelle will be…

The Circle: Group Coaching, Personal & Leadership Development

Looking for a community to connect and grow with? Introducing The Circle. Join now: bit.ly/NSCTheCircle.

📢 Unlocking Leadership Potential

  As an executive & personal coach, I have witnessed the transformative power of confidence in…

It’s time to get serious about your leadership aspirations.

There is still time to take advantage of early discounts for SOAR Women’s Leadership Academy fall…

What do you deserve, Sis?

Uncover the power of positive emotion, self discovery and and the right mindsets to take you…

Unlock Leadership Potential With AI

Wield weapons of mass innovation.   Your opportunity is now more than ever.   According to…

Take the 3-Day Confidence Booster Challenge with Coach L. !

What if you could boost your self-esteem and push through fear? Join me for the FREE,…

Give a mom leader in your life the gift of personal transformation 👩‍👧‍👦

Special discounts to celebrate mom leaders 💃🏽 With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s a good…

  Sometimes friends and family just don’t understand, and your colleagues aren’t headed where you are.…

Yes, you probably have will power. Most high performing leaders do, but have you noticed that…

Did you know that storytelling can be a powerful tool in your business toolkit? According to…

A credentialed coach can provide the acceleration you need to speed up your process. All week,…

  All week, we’re celebrating International Coaching Week at NSC Coaching. As a member organization and…

Ready to take your career or business to the next level?

  Working with a coach can help you gain clarity on your goals, stay accountable, and…

The unsuspected confidence killer

When you’re outnumbered and singled out daily, it can kill your confidence… Even when being singled…

What fear is holding you back from bossing up? 😨

  Last night, the SOAR Women’s Leadership Academy spring cohort had their third session, and the…

This confidence booster is completely up to you 💯

  I’m back with more ways to boost your confidence. Today’s focus is on the power…

SOAR On Demand Membership

  We are excited to share with you: SOAR On Demand. This monthly membership program is…

Did you read that right? The tool you’ll need to communicate like a boss.

Reading your colleagues’ emotions may require more than EQ. Want to communicate like a boss? Watch…

Spring forward and take a luxurious pause 💅🏽

Spring is here. Have you begun the spring cleaning on your life and aspirations? It’s going…

Yes Please! FAQs

Q1: What is the book “YES PLEASE!” about? Q2: YES PLEASE! is a leadership book, grounded…

About Yes Please!

YES PLEASE! 7 WAYS TO SAY I’M ENTITLED TO THE C-SUITE: SECRETS WOMEN OF COLOR NEED…

Call Up Your Confidence

It’s time you bossed up. In business, your confidence has to come from somewhere, and it…

Join me at the ELC’s Power of Women at Work Conference

Did you know that women can and do play into the male power center by “othering”…

Looking for a solution?

Get crystal clear about the problem first. If you need to get clear on a solution,…

It’s time to get real about the gremlin between your ears 🤔

Negative thoughts are hard to banish. It takes science, and it takes commitment. But mostly, it…

Coach L Michelle Made History at TCU at 19 Years Old

It is officially Women’s History Month. However, on the last day of Black History Month my…

Lunch and Learn with Me Today!

Calling all aspiring leaders! Whether you are looking for personal development, or need someone to walk…

Celebrate YOU Journaling Exercise

Happy Valentines Day! It’s the perfect day to celebrate your love for others, but have you…

Need more insight? 3 ways to get you back on track.

When I explore with leaders ways to get more creative, innovative or productive, I lean into…

SOAR Women’s Leadership Academy

Don’t miss this opportunity for those focused on improving your chances at E-C-Suite roles. Introducing the…

Scattered and trying to find focus?

  We are knee-deep into January. How much have you gotten done? I intentionally took the…

Plan to do the work 👊🏽…No shortcuts in 2023

  In all of your intention and goal setting, vision boarding, do the work. It’s as…

Always Count Your Accomplishments

I kicked off 2022 by releasing book #2.5, SLAY EVERYDAY: 52 Weeks to Rockstar Leadership while…

Time to reconsider?

  If you’re constantly pouring out and they never refill you… you might reconsider. LMichelleSmith.com/TheShift

Fire yourself 👏🏽

I am looking forward to a big vacation this holiday season. It’s the third big one…

  How was your Thanksgiving? I hope it was great like mine. Did you know that…

3 Ways the End of the Year Can Sabotage You

We have something for that… As you’re surfing to get that holiday shopping done between meetings…

Give the gift of leadership transformation.

We’re introducing coaching gift certificates. Get one for your friends, family members or colleagues for the…

Calling all goal getters!

Finish the year from a position of strength, and start 2023 even stronger. The NSC Goal…

How to find a credible coach

These days, you can’t swing a hashtag without hitting a coach. So how can you find…

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…

Rebuke the hustle. It’s a trick.

Interesting interaction with a major manufacturer in aerospace as they were inquiring about a speaking engagement.…

Join The SHIFT Peace & Productivity Mastermind

When life shifts, its time for you to find the message in the mess. Join other…

Are you ready to make The SHIFT?

The SHIFT is your opportunity to transform your busy life and impact your home, work and…

  Where the end game is transformation. An entire cohort of leaders already know what it…

We kick off tonight!

  The best news is that enrollment will remain open until the session begins at 6:30…

Last day to sign up for the NSC Peace & Productivity Challenge

Whether you are • experiencing the crush of life’s surprises and challenges while you’re trying to…

Ready to move from worker bee to leader? 🐝

5 Ways to Shift into Leadership Positioning Ready to shake that “hard worker” reputation in favor…

DEITECH Conference and Career Fair

  Although I spend the lion share of my time supporting extraordinary women leaders , from…

What’s got you stuck in this season?

Did you know that many of us still haven’t dealt with the trauma that the news…

Overwhelmed? Join the Peace & Productivity Challenge

  It may surprise you, but I do more listening than speaking. Watch and learn about…

What if you could have peace in the midst of productivity?

  Join award-winning, bestselling author, speaker and Fortune 100 executive coach L. Michelle Smith for a…

Once, Twice, Three Times a Message

DC Shuffle: Twice in seven days but worth it. “Fine people. Fine clothes. Fine cars.” —No…

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,…

Black Girls in Cyber

Excited to speak to the Board Members of @blackgirlsincyber this evening. The ladies received a special…

How to reclaim your creativity

Wondering why you just can’t get to your “ah-ha” moment? Your brain may simply be too…

Executive Coaches are Stealth for a Reason—I’m Not

  I spent the morning recently speaking to media, and the same question crops up each…

Where are the NSC Rockstar Leadership Tips?

More than 100 leadership insights eternally at your fingertips If you have been missing the NSC…

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…

Coach L. Michelle Reveals How to Get Opportunities to Chase You

Someone asked this: what do I do to get opportunities to pursue me? Coach L. Michelle…

Everything is brand new 🤩

Beginning today, the NSC eNewsletter has a new look, feel and tempo. Check your inboxes every…

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…

Senior Seminar

Excited to announce my return to TCU’s campus in person this fall for a 4000-level course…

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…

Mastery is your license to mentor

There’s a disease that is rapidly spreading on social media, and that’s people teaching, mentoring or…

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…

Your brain is trying to tell you something

Are you giving yourself grace? Or are you attempting to power through as if nothing has…

  What an amazing time of sharing Saturday at the Women’s Leadership Summit. Our panel was…

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…

LMS to sign copies of No Thanks, The Remix at NABJ-NAHJ Convention at Caesar’s Palace

Shout out to all my fellow National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) members! I cannot wait…

Whether you are a longtime colleague, or you’d like to have an in-person executive coaching session,…

How your words can limit  you

There’s some wisdom in the saying: “Your words have power.” But did you know there is…

There really is only so much merchandising of your own work that you can do. You…

***AS SEEN FIRST ON SLAYNET*** Aloha! Coach L. Michelle is giving away 2 signed copy of…

So what will you do about these blahs that you have?

  The #NSCJournalPrompt can guide you through it. Get your journals ready, and reserve time on…

Leave, then watch the learning that happens

Proximity can be an aspiration killer. When I was running my agency, I recall putting a…

Want to communicate like a boss?

Want to speak with authority? Keep it brief. Today’s #NSCRockstarLeadership Tip of the Day is all…

Last chance to sign up for Goals Mastermind

*WATCH THE VIDEO FOR INFO ON LAST MINUTE SIGN UP!* Space is limited, so sign up…

A little fuzzy on your goals?

Want to know how to get clear on your goals? You must be thoughtful, which means…

**JUST ONE DAY TO KICKOFF**

I have a list of “to-dos,” under one of goals to take my daughter on foreign…

Real leaders push back

  Consistently agreeable? It’s probably why your leadership aspirations are stagnant. Learn to provide a well-informed…

Are you the ultimate cause of your lack of focus? 🤪

Did you know that you might be training your brain to be more distracted by “multitasking”?…

What  are you waiting for? 🙇🏽‍♀️

It may seem like an insignificant thing to cross off a list, but I always wanted…

It’s time to let it go

  Step one—- call it out. Name it. Describe it. Do it in detail. Step two—-dump…

Do you give yourself credit? Or are you making yourself small?

When you think about it, you didn’t come up with that notion at work. It’s a…

How can you work smarter?

You may consider letting go of something if you want to keep it simple and work…

You’re Invited: Midyear Goal Calibration & Strategy Mastermind

Visualize this with me: It’s the end of 2022.  Before you celebrate the New Year, you…

Silence is golden

You can say so much by not saying anything at all. That’s it. That’s the post.

Are you trying to do too much?

  Bigger isn’t always better. In fact, sometimes it can be draining and produce a small…

How to create calm 🕊️

Ready to plan out how you’ll manage your and your team’s stress during this trying time?…

How should corporations recognize Juneteenth?

I’m so glad that the Black leaders at Audible raised this insightful question. I had an awesome…

When it feels like they are coming for you…

Are you facing a challenging time at work? If a toxic boss or culture is closing…

Want to manage your stress during these difficult times?

How do you manage stress as a leader as it seems to be piling on with…

Juneteenth is a holiday. Now what?

I hope that you will wake up early with me on Sunday, June 19th where I…

Get your tribe moving for you

It’s time to put pen to paper to get your tribe moving on your behalf. In…

LMS to sign copies of No Thanks, The Remix at NABJ-NAHJ Convention at Caesar’s Palace

Shout out to all my fellow National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) members! I cannot wait…

What can you do to activate your tribe?

Is there anything else you need to do to activate your tribe? In fact, there are…

What can a mentee do for you? 🤔

It’s time you saw the value in your mentees. This isn’t the YOU show, after all.…

Push back to lead better

Consistently agreeable? It’s probably why your leadership aspirations are stagnant. Learn to provide a well-informed insight.…

Who else should you add to your tribe?

  So who exactly should be a member of your tribe to support your leadership aspirations?…

How to onboard a peer into your tribe

Peers can not only be sponsors. They can be mentors, but the question is: what’s the…

How your words can limit  you

    There’s some wisdom in the saying: “Your words have power.” But did you know…

How peers can add power to your tribe 💪🏽

Should a peer be on your personal board of directors? In part four of our six-part…

How to ignite your tribe

Sometimes, fear grips leaders when they are challenged to reach outside of an organization they’ve known…

Debunking good intent in business

Is it always good intent? Really? We know better. We now have research to back it…

Discover the power of diversifying your tribe

If everyone looks, acts, thinks and works like you, you’ve created an “Amen Corner,” not an…

What if science could help you smash your goals?

Advice from a mentor can only get you so far. What if you had the power…

How to set yourself up for success

  Set a big audacious goal and now you’re just staring at it? You many want…

Sometimes you need a confidant.

  Sometimes friends and family just don’t understand, and your colleagues aren’t headed where you are.…

Who will hold you accountable?

Yes, you probably have will power. Most high performing leaders do, but have you noticed that…

Your goals may be your undoing

One neuroscientist calls these “BUT” goals that you devise on your daily or weekly to-do lists.…

Want to add speed to your goal getting?

You’re clear on your goal, and you are actively pursuing it. But is it taking too…

Does your social media say “C-Suite?”

Remembering that there is no separating your personal and professional online persona, what does your social…

Want to clarify your goals? Get a Coach. 👏🏽

Celebrate International Coaching Week with me! 🎉 All week, we’re celebrating International Coaching Week at NSC…

How to expand your tribe

  How to do get a more junior person to mentor you? I’m not expecting you…

Build a relationship and their criticism will soften

We had a saying in corporate communications when it came to reputation management… sometimes you have…

A year in the books!

  On May 10, 2021, a rebirth occurred… No Thanks, The Remix was born, and it…

Lyric Opera Chicago Taps NSC Coaching

It is rare that I post new business wins with organizations, but this one is pretty…

Ignoring the junior staff members?

In part two of our series on Assembling and Activating Your Tribe, we examine the benefit…

A message without a method or focus

That trite, cliche question that faux, modern-day philosophers raise about a tree falling in a forest…

L Michelle Smith Decoded

  Ever wonder what the secret code is to break into the executive level at top…

L Michelle Smith Speaker Sheet

You don’t realize that you’ve been at a thing for a while until you see that…

How do you remove the sting of formal feedback?

Consider that written feedback seems to be more piercing than the spoken kind. We can stare…

Who is bought in on you fully?

How do you get a great sponsor? Today’s #NSCJournalPrompt gets you started. It’s part of the…

Leave, then watch the learning that happens.

Proximity can be an aspiration killer. When I was running my agency, I recall putting a…

How to secure a sponsor

Have 10-20 years experience under your belt and are at least at the director level? Let’s…

UNT Honors LMS

It’s incredible to be recognized by a university you’ve never actually attended, but I have employed…

Do you give yourself credit? Or are you making yourself small?

  Shrink. When you think about it, you didn’t come up with that notion at work.…

What to do about your low self esteem

Constantly telling yourself you’re inadequate? Engage mindfulness to boost your confidence. Today’s #NSCJournalPrompt has a question…

Workplace trauma lurking in your subconscious?

Did you know that forgiveness is a powerful tool in leadership arsenal? You discuss the merits…

Are your positive affirmations not quite curling over?

They could be your undoing. “Wait, what, LMS??” You say. I know. All of my content…

Grinding instead of dreaming?

  Remember those dreams, my Sister. Take a break from the grind, and reclaim them. Today’s…

Do you let the Internet get into your head?

  Who else is exhausted with the Internet relationship gurus and all their advice? 🙄 👻…

Don’t quit, Sis.

They are banking on you getting tired if you aren’t pushed out first. And perhaps you’re…

Want to communicate like a boss?

Want to speak with authority? Keep it brief. Today’s #NSCRockstarLeadership Tip of the Day is all…

A little fuzzy on your goals?

  Want to know how to get clear on your goals? You must be thoughtful, which…

How to beat the guilt

Someone asks you to do something for them, and you feel the pressure. If that person…

So what will you do about these blahs that you have?

  The #NSCJournalPrompt can guide you through it. Get your journals ready, and reserve time on…

So now we know that brain fog is languishing

To put it simply, languishing is the blahs. We all are struggling with it right now…

Are you ready to SLAY your leadership goals?

These freebies will get you on your way! 😎 ✅ Trying to gain clarity around your…

Your brain is trying to tell you something

But are you listening?  Are you giving yourself grace? Or are you attempting to power through…

Who is ready to SLAY their leadership goals?

  I’ll talk about my new journal, SLAY EVERYDAY 52 Weeks to Rockstar leadership with Cleo…

Join L Michelle Live

Join me LIVE on @wfaagmt for a special Women’s History Month segment, where I will share…

Maybe its time you let something go

Are you doing all the things? I have some powerful questions that could lead you back…