Category Archives: Vision

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

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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

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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

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From Vision Statement to Measurable Action Plan

If you have a clear vision of where you want to go and a plan to get there, then it is much more likely you’ll arrive at your desired destination. To get a vision of what you might really want … Continue reading

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Listen to Your Dreams

For so many of us – particularly those of us who are women — it can be difficult to uncover our own authentic visions. This is especially true when others are constantly telling us who we should be or what … Continue reading

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A Cool Tool to Help Create Your Vision

Recently I shared with  colleague that I had a personal vision and measurable action steps to achieve that vision. She then made reference to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and said, “You are seeking self-actualization.” Abraham Maslow was an American psychologist … Continue reading

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Vision Matters: What Would Susan B. Anthony Say?

After the U.S. 2016 election, we are now facing some very uncertain times. We need a clear vision for the future. If Susan B. Anthony, a 19th Century suffragist and activist, could share her thoughts on the importance of vision, … Continue reading

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Dream Big: Discover Your Personal Vision

Have you ever had a dream so vivid that you wondered for a few moments after waking up if it was actually real? Can you recall having dreams that were so wonderful you wanted to hold onto them forever? Visions … Continue reading

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From Scared Speechless to Speech Teacher

I was a scared speechless young mother of about twenty. Even though I couldn’t speak up, I could put my thoughts on paper. I wrote a first-person recollection of my experiences as a nurses’ aide working in a horribly managed … Continue reading

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