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Get Productive: Open Plan Productivity

Moving from an office to an open plan can be an adjustment for some. For others it’s no big deal.  Open plan environments are popular for teams with high collaboration, and allow a larger number of people in one space. As more organizations grow and explore more productive ways to work this is fast becoming […] Read the full article

Mental Training for Runners: How to Stay Motivated – Book Review

Reading this great book, Mental Training for Runners, written by Jeff Galloway was insightful, informative and intimidating! The book explains how to improve motivation, why and how you lose motivation and provides specific strategies for staying your best. While written for runners, his advice is applicable for anyone wanting to understand the brain and body […] Read the full article

Get Productive: Persist through discomfort

While running with coach Dave recently, our conversation revolved around how as a new runner, I needed to learn the difference between pain and discomfort.  Have you ever hurt yourself or had a niggling feeling that something wasn’t right?  We need to listen to those signals and determine if we are in pain… or just […] Read the full article

Become an Epic Keynote Speaker: Read Jane Atkinson’s New Book   

Many people have published books and articles on how to be a better keynote speaker. This book is an absolute MUST read! Filled with information from mechanics to motivation, every page has new ideas, systems and strategies you can apply if you are a speaker, trainer, or present as part of your practice. As an […] Read the full article

GREAT tips for First Timers at NSA from Noah Rickun

Before any NSA convention I always connect some of my fave people who may not know each other. Recently I was connecting Noah (who is a master connector himself) with a first timer and he shared this great advice. I loved it so much I got his permission to turn it into a blog. If […] Read the full article

The Encore Effect: How to Achieve Remarkable Performance in Anything You Do

‘Life is a performance that I'm in charge of’ says Mark Sanborn in his book The Encore Effect. As the author of many great books including the Fred Factor, Mark shares great insights in this book. You can watch our video testimonial of this great book here  A few of our favorite keepers from this […] Read the full article

Be like a turtle, slow down to be more productive

While kayaking on Lake Nockamixon (I know crazy name right) there was a section on the lake with turtle basking stations. Seriously. These platforms were for the turtles to climb aboard, sun themselves and enjoy the view, like sun lounges for turtles, very cool. It got me thinking. We need to be like the turtles, […] Read the full article

Get Hyper focused: 3 Strategies to Get more done

A Sunday afternoon drive in our red car through Lancaster PA includes seeing gorgeous horse and buggy transport used by the Amish.  If you don’t know about Amish community, some choose to live their lives without modern technology, simple living and plain dress (you know this girl could never do that!). What fascinate me about […] Read the full article

Make it matter: make it meaningful

Imagine a ballroom full of exceptional bankers celebrating a truly successful year. That was where I found myself last Tuesday night as their keynote speaker for their annual awards dinner.  The CEO of First Federal of Bucks County, Jeane Coyle, shared many good news stories about the community contributions the team had made both personally […] Read the full article

Get Productive:  Use Google Calendar

One of the most common questions I am asked is what tool I use to manage my crazy life. Google calendar of course! It’s a no brainer if you manage a virtual team and you spend you life on planes, in airports and convention centers. Four great reasons to use Google calendar include it’s sharable, […] Read the full article