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“It Starts from Within” By Dakotah Hale

Founder of “Elephant Shoes” Blog http://www.elephantshoesforever.com   “Beep! Beep! Beep!” goes the alarm. I roll over to turn it off and before I get out of bed my mind automatically goes to “What do I need to get done today?” I start my day with having gratitude and focusing on the good however sometimes it […]

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Jumping from Corporate to Entrepreneur

I had always dreamed of owning a business.  As long as I can remember.  What I chose though, was a job route that led me working in various fields, meeting incredible people, and attaining a wealth of training I will always be grateful for. But as life happens, I had a pivotal, life changing experience. […]

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525,600 Moments of Opportunities

“Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it” – Marva Collins 2018 has Arrived! Once again, we have completed another year and we anxiously await another 365 Days – 8,760 hours and 525,600 minutes. How will we best utilize our Time? Will we look back on 2018 with pride and joy as we accomplished […]

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Unleash Your CEO “IT FACTOR” by Liz Everett

Whether you are a startup entrepreneur or a corporate CEO, you are always in preparation for acing that million dollar handshake opportunity. As a style strategist, I aid clients in building their on-brand style statement. It is imperative to remember that people do not meet your logo. They meet you and they are either swept […]

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Leadership Is…

“If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want ten years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want one hundred years of prosperity, grow people.”  -Chinese proverb I’ll never forget her. She was such an inspiring leader. Beth, my former boss, made it a priority to spend time individually with each of […]

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Lessons From: Do Us a Flavor

Have you ever tried the following chip flavors? Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese Cappuccino Wavy Mango Salsa Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger Cheesy Garlic Bread Chicken & Waffles Sriracha Some sound yummy and others…well I will let you be the judge of that. Each of these flavors are a part of Lays Chips annual flavor contest […]

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Why Mindfulness is Good for Business

My clients are often surprised when I talk about mindfulness, and why it is good for business. They’re used to an environment where being analytical, making quick, tough decisions is a necessity and sign of strength. But incorporating mindfulness provides a balance and perspective that will help make you, your leadership and your business decisions […]

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Can’t Afford to Pay the Rent? A Rent Reduction Avoids Business Destruction

Things to Understand about Rent Reduction.  Businesses go through multiple cycles of revenue.   It is just a part of business.  Business owners have the responsibility to consider every aspect of their business to reduce cost or increase sales.  Do you know if you are over paying in rent?  Is your rent to sales ratio higher […]

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Six Steps To Help You Join Your First Board

The first corporate board I served on was informal; we sat around the small coffee table in the living room of our modest town home. I was co founder of a technology start-up and a few of our earliest angel investors, who were veterans of past start-ups, offered to mentor us in our new venture. […]

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Stay Alive…Don’t Text and Drive!

Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States? People often say, “I can do two things at once. I’ve memorized where the letters and numbers are on my phone, so I don’t have to look.” Or, “Sending or reading one text is pretty quick […]

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I’m Not a Naysayer! Am I?

If you Google the word ‘naysayer’, you find definitions such as a person who “habitually expresses negative views” and “engages in excessive complaining, negative banter and/or a genuinely poor attitude.” Most of us read these definitions and immediately become defensive, declaring that we are definitely not naysayers! Who would willingly want to be negative and […]

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Following A Dream

Earlier this month, the Women’s Leadership LIVE Team had the opportunity to personally visit good friend, Jo Packham at her studio. We shared the experience with a Facebook Live with 5.7K views. Jo is one of the most charismatic • genuine • caring • truly authentic women you will ever meet. We asked her to […]

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From Panic to Passion to Profits

I’ve been in the retail commercial real estate industry for more than 25 years and last year when I turned 50 years young I hit one of the biggest burned out stages in my career.  I’ve heard about a “midlife crisis” happening but thought it would never happen to me. I loved real estate. All […]

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Beware of Oversharing

There’s nothing quite like having a head full of fun and creative ideas—those dreams and goals that you want to share with the entire world. I’m completely guilty of sharing too much at times, and my children love telling everyone at family holidays that I can’t hold water. Well, that’s certainly true when something exciting […]

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Get the 411 on Finding an Angel Investor That’s Right for Your Business

Get the 411 on Finding an Angel Investor That’s Right for Your Business   Angel investors are true to their names, providing capital to small business startups in exchange for ownership equity or convertible debt. They can be a great, no-strings-attached asset to small-business owners, but with this kind of influence it’s important when finding […]

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How To Embrace FEAR

Often times, being a business owner can be lonely and even isolating. It’s easy to envision that we are the only ones facing challenges. It could be why we easily succumb to the fear, which enters our psyche.   Do these sound familiar? 1. Being an independent business owner is something I’ve always dreamed of […]

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A Passion For Success

January is the first month of the New Year and therefore, a time for reflection and resolutions. For many entrepreneurs, facing the upcoming months the ultimate question remains; what does success look like”? Creator / Editor-in-Chief, Jo Packham just might have the answers. The quarterly publication of Where Women Create Business (WWCB) features women who […]

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Don’t like what you see on the ballot? Look in the mirror!

Ever look at the ballot on Election Day and wonder why the candidates aren’t more like – you? Much has been written this year about voter dissatisfaction with the candidates on the top of the ticket. The leading presidential candidates have notoriously been dubbed the least liked in modern history, with pollsters noting their low […]

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You Be The Judge

Salt Lake City has a long history of innovative businesswomen. While exploring the city ahead of the Women’s Leadership LIVE event, I encountered signs that described the architectural and cultural importance of buildings along Main Street. One called The Judge Building caught my eye. It was near the federal courthouse, so I assumed it was […]

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Women Entrepreneurs are a Growing Force in Utah and U.S.

Anna Davies didn’t think of herself as an entrepreneur until she started Ritual Chocolate in 2010. “I thought, oh I could never be a business owner, you just see other people doing that,” she told me. “But then when you start and you do it, you realize, everyone can do it. And everyone should do […]

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Worthy Investments

Andrea Jung knows a bit about empowering women to be entrepreneurs. For more than a decade, she served as Chairman and CEO of Avon Products, Inc. She was not only the longest-serving female CEO in the Fortune 500, she also helped countless women launch home-based businesses of their own. Today Jung is President and CEO […]

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Confidence by Design

How does someone who is painfully shy and hates to network end up running a network marketing company? “I had been a stay-at-home mom and I got even more shy than I was before,” Lori Smith said. “I didn’t even want people to talk to me because I didn’t think I had something to contribute.” […]

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Recognizing the Leaders of 9/11

Today we woke up to the same clear blue September sky we woke up to 15 years ago, but it seems everything else in our world has changed. Images of war and terrorism and sacrifice that have dominated our newscasts – and for too many of us, our own lives and families – seemed unimaginable […]

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Happy Women’s Equality Day!

Friday, August 26 is recognized as Women’s Equality Day in recognition of the date in 1920 on which Congress certified the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. The amendment had first been introduced in 1878, but considering Congress was made up of all men at that time, we aren’t surprised it took 42 […]

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Olympic lessons for the rest of us

As the Olympic torch dims on the Summer Games, Women’s Leadership LIVE applauds the brightest stars in Rio: the women of Team USA. The whole team – men AND women – rocked the Games, bringing home a total of 121 medals, winning the most golds (46), the most silvers (37) and the most bronzes (38) […]

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Equity

Remember the movie “Wall Street”? Almost 30 years after it hit the silver screen, it may be best remembered for two things: Michael Douglas’ character, Gordon Gekko, declaring “greed is good” and the brick-sized cell phone he carried. Back then, that phone was the highest of high technology. Today, it seems laughably archaic. Gekko couldn’t […]

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Leadership on track

We all cheer the superhuman feats at the Summer Olympics in Rio. Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps’ power in the pool. Usain Bolt’s record-breaking runs. Simone’s Biles jaw-dropping gymnastics. We find ourselves asking in awe, “How do they do that?” We may lament from the comfort of our couches, grasping the TV remote, “I could […]