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On A Tightrope Over A Chasm of Failure

    I wonder about you. I know things are stressful, and you're unsure. Every day you question. Every day you worry that you don't know where you stand, and if what you're doing is appreciated. Or even seen as important by anyone. At all. I know it's … [Keep Reading]

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Connecting The Dots

  When I'm not working directly with clients, I spend a lot of time connecting dots. Honestly, I'm reading all the time. Like this one: Mother May I? The author raises a fascinating question - are your work relationships adult-adult, or parent-child? I can see this … [Keep Reading]

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In Praise of Sleep

  Someone once asked me to define "extreme luxury."  My  answer came quick and certain: Going to sleep when you're tired and waking up without an alarm. Now, that's true luxury. Having lived a life full of late nights and missed planes and small children and smaller … [Keep Reading]

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How The Really Successful Get That Way

  The pendulum certainly does swing. Seems to me like we are in the widest part of the arc these days with...analytics. Maybe the better word is "metrics". Or maybe "algorithms". Oh, shoot - let's just say "math", shall we? I continually hear stories about how … [Keep Reading]

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You Have Spinach In Your Teeth

  Let's say there are some things you just won't do. Or you think you can't possibly do. For instance, here's a big one: You can't tell your boss what you really think because you'll get fired. At least you tell yourself she won't like it and you'll get … [Keep Reading]

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Mindfulness In The Real World

    When I have something I want to think through, I take a walk. If it's a really big something, I get behind the wheel, take a nice, long drive and cogitate. Yesterday I took a drive to help me work out a piece I wanted to write on mindfulness. A few weeks … [Keep Reading]

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What Clients Say

"Michele, thank you so much for speaking to the Women’s High-Tech Coalition on Friday. We couldn’t have found a more perfect speaker for our audience and topic. The way you combine practical advice, humor, and examples is absolutely captivating. I’m not just speaking for myself. Several members in attendance offered the same overwhelmingly positive reviews. Considering our attendees spanned an age range from roughly their late twenties to early sixties, the fact that your remarks resonated with everyone really underscores how talented you are.

"Please consider yourself an honorary member of the WHTC. You are welcome to join us at any of our future events.

"Thank you again for being so generous with your time and talent.


Melissa Cortese Foxman
Executive Director
Women’s High-Tech Coalition

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