Author Archives: stro9146

About stro9146

I am an associate professor of communication in Southern Oregon. I’m also an ancient spirit who has learned how to create positive changes in my own life and use unexpected changes to become more of the person I believe I am meant to be. My vision is to help empower others by sharing how to dream big and develop measurable action steps to achieve those dreams.

From Scared Speechless to Speech Teacher and TEDX Speaker

Over the past couple of decades, I’ve taught literally thousands of college students how to do public speaking.  Each term I have a few students in my classes who assume my class will be an easy A because they have … Continue reading

Posted in Blog Posts, Personal Change, Vision | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Empowered to Live Our Best Lives When Choosing Wisely

If you want to live your best life, stay focused on the really important stuff. Don’t allow distractions to pull you off course.  That sounds pretty simple, yet most of us easily get sidetracked. I know how easy it is … Continue reading

Posted in Blog Posts, Personal Change, Vision | Leave a comment

Lessons from Susan B. Anthony: A Role Model and a Woman with a Clear Vision

One of my favorite role models from history is Susan B. Anthony. She spent the majority of her life advocating for basic human rights and most especially for a woman’s right to vote. Even into her eighties, Ms. Anthony was … Continue reading

Posted in Blog Posts, Personal Change, Vision | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Building a Credible Reputation for Future Self-Employment

Building a Credible Reputation for Future Self-Employment It takes a lot of thought and  effort to transition into a new life. Even with a clear vision and a plan, it is important to make consistent efforts to gradually adjust behaviors … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Change | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Time for a Personal Audit

Today I did a personal audit. I asked myself to what degree I was practicing becoming the person I want to be as I transition into a new phase of my life. As I reflected on  my efforts to transition … Continue reading

Posted in Blog Posts, Personal Change | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Plastic Surgery or Naturally Aged?

Entry #8: October 5, 2017 – Plastic Surgery or Naturally Aged? I still feel young and energetic. I love to research and stay current in areas of interest to me. I also have expertise in the field of communication.  However … Continue reading

Posted in Blog Posts | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Discipline of Gratitude

  Entry #7: September 30, 2017 – A Discipline of Gratitude I’ve read quite a few articles on gratitude over the past couple of years. I think it must be a trendy topic. I believe that gratitude is an important … Continue reading

Posted in Blog Posts, Measurable Actions | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Entry #6: September 24 – Post-Traumatic Growth?

Entry #6: September 26, 2017 – Post-traumatic Growth? Two years ago I was preparing to leave my office and head to my classroom. Just as I was grabbing some materials for my students, I saw an alert on my computer: … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Change | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry #5: September 23 – Personal Branding

Entry #5: September 23, 2017 – Personal Branding When our five-year-old grandson asked how old I was, I told him I was very old. Then he said, “Oh. You’re now wise like Yoda from Star Wars.” I thought about it … Continue reading

Posted in Blog Posts, Personal Change | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment