This week I had a chance to take a break from my “usual” seminars and go back to my speaking roots. The Mothers of Preschoolers group at Grace Church Reno asked me to talk to the young moms there about creative ways to feed a family while decreasing stress and increasing opportunities for conversation and…

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I recently had the pleasure of being the speaker for the Wooster High School Leadership retreat. About 60 kids were in attendance and we spent two hours together talking about personalities and how understanding differences can help them be better students, friends, and leaders in school and in life. In a similar fashion to my…

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“Back to School” has always been a busy season for me. I have been a student, a teacher, or a parent for as long as I can remember.  As a parent, the start of the new school means new backpacks, school supplies, and the end of long, lazy summer nights. As a business owner, this is…

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Both matter. I just finished participating in a Toastmasters Evaluation Contest today. That probably sounds really strange to someone who has never been to one before but in this contest a “model speaker” gives a 5-7 minute speech and the contestants listen to the speech, have 5 minutes at the end to write notes and…

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