Interview on Inspiring Bold – why buy “this” book?

An interview? Really? NFReads featured guests have included a multi-award winning SF author who was a programmer for an early Cold War air defense system, a two-time Cannes official selected film director with a best-selling memoir about his 500-mile hike across Spain, a best-selling Oprah Winfrey Network nutritionist and a Pennsylvania state representative who advocates… Continue reading Interview on Inspiring Bold – why buy “this” book?

Great Workshop, Great Takeaways and Gratitude for Good People!

(Artifacts recovered from former Philbrick Tavern in Farmington Township, MI) The Michigan Chapter of the National Speakers' Association put on another great workshop with Jess Pettitt taking us through hands-on activities on recharging and adjusting one's self to just "Do You!"  Such a simple message right? But the workshop highlighted how much sometimes we are… Continue reading Great Workshop, Great Takeaways and Gratitude for Good People!

Why I am attending a library book fair and it’s not what you think!

You might think, "Sure, Laura!  You're headed to the book fair at the Plymouth Library this Saturday because you have a  book to sell. " "Well, kind of." But I don't think about it that way since my journey to Servant Leadership. Mindfulness allowed me to slow down and look at moments in life like these and… Continue reading Why I am attending a library book fair and it’s not what you think!

What can comedian Adam Sandler teach us about leadership? A lot, actually!

Adam Sandler absolutely rocked it in Detroit, MI with “100% Fresher”. All new material and more than just jokes. It included stories, songs, fun with the audience and even a sing-a-long! Completely fresh material as promised. While I thoroughly enjoyed the show, I couldn’t help but be reminded of key leadership traits to share: Authenticity:… Continue reading What can comedian Adam Sandler teach us about leadership? A lot, actually!

What Drives You?

Transformation is hard work. It’s change and people are creatures of habit. Think of any routine people strive to break. Losing weight. Biting Nails. Exercise more routinely. Heck, we highlight these changes in the annual ritual of New Years' Resolutions. Resolutions that barely turn around and sustain. This might seem daunting, dismal and sometimes just… Continue reading What Drives You?