Don’t Waste Money on Marketing Before You Have A Solid Business Strategy

Editorial note: This article appeared in Forbes on January 13th, 2017 As a business coach, entrepreneurs and executives often ask me, “Do I need a better website?” or “Should I be active on social media?” Before answering their questions, I often pose with curiosity, “What is your business strategy?” It comes as no surprise when I receive a blank […]

Hiring Can Be a Delight – Get the Right People in the Right Seat

Business leaders all share similar problems and I’ve learned through my years of coaching that hiring and retention are one of the top concerns that keep business leaders up at night. On the surface, hiring seems like a simple process: Compose a job description, interview a few folks, and find the best candidate to fill […]

Do You Have a Social Media Strategy?

Many businesses have invested in social media one way or another and some might wonder if the investment is worthwhile. The following 6 guidelines can be used to evaluate your effort before further investment: 1. Review your Business Strategy Social media strategy should be a part of the overall business strategy for any business. When […]

Big Idea 2016 – The Sharing Economy Will Transform Our World

In 2016, more people than ever will be utilizing the sharing economy, such as Uber and Airbnb. This trend is ushering in some very positive cultural shifts. By relying on mutual rating processes and transparency through increased online presence, the sharing economy promotes accountability and discipline in both service providers and consumers. This educates people […]

2015 Eastside Economic Forecast Keynote Summary

Joe Quinlan, Chief Market Strategist of Bank of America, delivered a keynote this morning entitled “2015 Eastside Economic Forecast Breakfast” hosted by Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. To begin, Joe presented data points which demonstrated that the US economy has been relatively stable since 2014. The indicators mentioned included: •Economy growth 3.5%(2015) vs. 3% (2014) •Unemployment […]

“Neuroscience Updates Emerging Layers of the Human Brain” ~ Brain Summit Reflection

The Brain Summit, hosted by Emergenetics International, was held in Assisi, Italy on October 5-7th. I had the pleasure of attending the summit and met many colleagues. The information I obtained in the conference not only grounded my previous learning on Emergenetics, but also furthered my understanding of the neuroscience behind this tool. As you […]