March 2010

Supporting another woman?  Are you kidding?  I can’t support someone who could take my job, steal my thunder, or finish my story behind my back?  This is the message we hear especially in the work place.  We live in a time where women are desperate for each other’s wisdom and guidance.  And yet, there’s hesitation. [...]

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When did you last search for your voice?  Was it MIA (missing in action)? This voice lives in your mind, your heart and your soul.  It leads you to self discovery.  Using your voice is the surest way to build connections, find solutions and live in truth.  I want to hear your voice not a[...]

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Create the life you want You don’t need to rely on others to get your needs met.  Responsibility for happiness is yours.  Your self-esteem is found deep inside.  You surround yourself with positive energy.  You surround yourself with empowering and supportive friends.  You require a profession, career, or business that expresses your skills, smarts, and[...]

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Are you a woman who has it all?  Are you doing what you love and getting recognized for it? Do you have a super career, outstanding personal relationships, and feel healthy and confident? If you do, congratulations!  If you don’t, no need to worry because there is a way to influence what you deserve.   The[...]

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Six Myths about Women And Influence

by Karen Keller, Ph.D.

There are 6 myths that I will bust (no pun intended!) about women and influence.  And here they are: 1.  The White Knight Myth. This is the idea that women are only influential because of their husband, family, or others outside of themselves.  Men and some women believe that this is the only road for[...]

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Influential Women On the Big Screen

by Karen Keller, Ph.D.

Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts, Anne Bancroft, Jennifer Jones and now Sandra Bullock.  Each of these women won the Oscar for Best Actress.  But what do they really have in common?  They brought to the big screen the real-life, not-so-everyday women who are among us doing remarkable things. From Erin Brockovich to Anne Sullivan, June Carter[...]

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Women are connection.  They connect with their friends, their children, and their spouse.  Women connect others.  We are the bridges that build relationships and foster communication.  Basically, women are the directors of the future. Women are wonderful sources of inspiration and support for each other. They are willing to bare their souls and share their[...]

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Are you STILL asking for permission?

by Karen Keller, Ph.D.

I could really use some input on today’s blog post- can you please help me out? Do you ever feel like you have to ask permission for everything in life? I mean when is the last time that you ate the cake, drank that wine, bought that dress and those shoes and didn’t feel like[...]

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Coco Chanel not only created the fashionable and immortal suit and “little black dress” but she made women believe that they can live their own lives, they can be independent and wear clothes according to their own preferences.  So powerful was Coco Chanel’s influence that today, a bottle of Chanel No. 5 is sold every[...]

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In my post on 2-25-10 I shared the hidden role fear plays in our willingness to influence and persuade.  When women accept that fear is in our imagination – we can deal with it.  This was the first way to stamp out the fear we subconsciously carry with us. But there’s another way to conquer the[...]

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