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Social Media for People Who Hate Social Media

I talk to lots of entrepreneurs, small business owners, nonprofit CEO’s, coaches, consultants, etc. who are overwhelmed by the thought of managing social media for their business.  They think it takes too much time, that they can’t be “authentic,” some have had problems with stalkers and are afraid to use social media to promote their…

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I Don’t Have Enough Time!

We’ve all said it but is it true?  I think what we really mean is how can I better manage my time? From my experience, nonprofit CEO’s are especially time strapped, especially those who lead smaller nonprofits with few or no support staff.  The CEO wears many hats and performs multiple jobs: office management, human…

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Three Things Nonprofit CEOs Want

When it comes to Boards, the problems range from lack of knowledge of what a board does or is supposed to do to they’re either too involved or not involved enough.  Most board members really do want to do what’s best for the organization, they just don’t know what to do or how to do…

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Cherry Pie & Streams in the Desert

I know this because He’s done it with me, over, and over again.  Each, and every time, He has met me in my brokenness and restored me with love, given me hope, new dreams, and a new vision.  He has bound up my wounded heart and spirit, healed those places that were gaping, bleeding holes…

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Hello! I’m Laura and I’m bossy.

The problem was that try as I might, I couldn’t change.  Eventually I learned that this is who I am.  This is how I’m hard wired.  This is how God made me.  My DISC style is DC.  That means that I’m task oriented, direct, focused, and I make things happen.  I take risks but usually…

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Overcome Anxiety & Fear

4 Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, take pleasure in Him]; again, I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your gentle spirit [your graciousness, unselfishness, mercy, tolerance, and patience] be known to all people. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to…

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Can a Nonprofit CEO Benefit from a Mastermind Group?

So, what is a mastermind group and how does it work? It’s very simple, a group of people meet regularly to work on challenges and problems together.  It can be a very powerful tool in a CEO’s toolbox because it combines the talent, energy, and brain power of like-minded individuals.  Mastermind groups offer a combination…

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What the heck is a vision board and why do I need one?

Why do you need a vision board?  Well, maybe you don’t, but if you’ve had limited or no success with achieving your goals, especially the big, hairy, audacious, scary ones, then maybe you should give a vision board a try.  Brian Tracy says, “An average person with average talent, ambition and education, can outstrip the…

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Why I Became a Life Coach

When I first became a nonprofit CEO, I had a very dysfunctional board of directors.  They weren’t engaged, didn’t know what they were supposed to do, were too involved in the day-to-day operations, micro-managed me, and a few of them just weren’t very nice. I was very frustrated, so I went to an experienced, female…

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I’m a Fixer

I tend to try to “fix it,” whatever “it” is.  My first instinct is to fix it, just do it. My mother used to say, “If you see something that needs to be done, do it.”  She was usually referring to picking up my dirty socks but it stuck and now, that’s my first go…

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