Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

It was the 4th of July, 1984. Chicago. I was with my oldest friend Lisa (who is still my oldest friend today, although she is somehow still 3 months younger than I am). We had just spent a wonderful evening having a picnic in the park, and then watched the fireworks...
Let’s talk about the elephant in the womb.

Let’s talk about the elephant in the womb.

The elephant in the womb. Let’s talk about it. And keep talking about it, and sharing the importance of a woman’s fundamental right to control what happens inside her own body. From 1986-1990, I worked as a clinic escort for 3 years, a fundraiser for NARAL...
I’m ready to fail in public. Want to watch?

I’m ready to fail in public. Want to watch?

Happy Monday! It’s a great day to have a great day. It’s also a great day to announce that this week I will fail on stage. Yes, you read that right. This Wednesday evening, I’m honored to be the guest star of Boom Chicago’s new Musical Improv...
Stop doing this…

Stop doing this…

PERFECTION. KILLS. PROGRESS. Stop holding on to it. I had this talk with a client recently about why she should stop beating herself up by comparing herself to others she felt were ‘perfect’. Let me break it down for you. Perfection is self-sabotage. Perfection kills...
10 tips to tackle tricky words….

10 tips to tackle tricky words….

Maybe this is something that has happened to you. It’s something I see this so often in my work. You’re speaking, cruising along, everything is going swimmingly…. ….and then it happens. THE. WORD. That one difficult word that throws you off. You hesitate....
Why I’m an expert in what I do…

Why I’m an expert in what I do…

Happy Friday! I just wanted to jump into your mailbox to share my WHY with you. WHY I am an expert when it comes to confidence in communication and WHY I designed my Rock That Mouth program. I designed this fun, innovatie, and effective program for 2 reasons: To help...