From Social Media to Social Justice

Editorial note: This article appeared in Linkedin on August 30th, 2016 In a money motivated world, there is no shortage of unfortunate examples of businesses placing profit above social responsibility. When this happens, how are producers held accountable for their actions, and who is influential in the process of making change? A recent news story from […]

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 […]

Communication with a Design

Recently, I joined the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. At the meetings, there were financial folks, business coaches, insurance agents and more. The membership structure is different from BNI, where only one member represents one profession in a group in order to avoid a conflict of interest. Since I believe that everyone has his/her own marketplace with […]