Fred Hochberg, Chair, Export - Import Bank of the US

Poof! Removing the Mystery of Exporting

I love diversity when it’s a natural outcome of a positive working environment.  It is always such an honor to support magnificent leaders in every walk of life. That’s exactly the experience I had moderating the SEP 27 Global Chamber webinar titled, ‘How to Expand (Export) Success’. A true leader in her own right, Tatiana Nikishina, New York Chapter Read More


Our "Tippy Top" Expert was Right!

Just this week we hosted Kelly Stickel, CEO of Remodista. Kelly is a global retail expert traveling the world and counseling retail companies about the critical need to develop and execute a ‘stacked digital and in-store consumer model’ to compete in the near term and sustain and grow in the long-term. Kelly was explicit about Read More

Rick Murray

The Fundamentals To Growing & Sustaining Your Small Business

With more than 60-80% of all U.S. jobs coming from the small business sector, it is easy to understand why ensuring their success is so vital. This week’s guest, Rick Murray, CEO of the Arizona Small Business Association, is not only providing critical resources and tools to AZ’s small businesses, but elevating the discussion to Read More


Keys To Building A Successful Career in A Start-Up

I had a conversation with a colleague that is considering taking the plunge into the world of a small start-up. After spending 15 years in big corporate America, she was ready for a change and thought the flexibility in a start-up was just what she was looking for.  Fortunately, this isn’t the first time I’ve Read More

Vickie Sullivan

Barking Louder Up the Wrong Tree Doesn't Bring You Fame & Fortune!

A thought leader’s goal should be chasing fame and fortune and actually catching it! We’ve all heard the saying that the grass is always greener on the other side. We always want what we “think” others have, but do they really have it and do we really want it?  We want the respect they seem Read More


From the UAE to Saudi To The US – Taking The World By Storm

Our radio show, Breaking the Good Girl Syndrome, has given us the opportunity to meet many great women. Women, quite honestly, that are truly changing the world and women I’ve come to admire. Today was no different as we sat down with Najla Arekat, Founder and Principal of ADL Global Capital. I knew she had Read More

Successful Hiring – What You Need To Know In Order To Do It Right

In a world of heightened competition to recruit and retain the very best talent, it is more important than ever to do it right.  Bad hires have always been costly, but in today’s workplace of increased competition and tight margins, one bad hire can set a company back one year or more.  Yes you heard Read More

The One Trait You Must Have In Any Leadership Role

If I were to Google the words “necessary leadership traits” I suspect I’d find hundreds of thousands of articles, websites and training offerings; each with their own spin on what you must have in order to be a successful leader.  Each, I suspect holds promising truths but the sheer amount of traits you must check Read More

Compromise vs. Negotiation – The Instant Killer of Value

Do you want to know how to immediately kill your value?   Compromise your principles RATHER THAN negotiate from a business perspective when asking for money, fees, or capitalization. Understanding words and their correct concepts and context, along with their spirit and intent, is the difference between getting lackluster results and driving prosperity.  Without a solid understanding of Read More

CEO Intel

Intel's CEO Elevating the Argument from Gender to Business!

CEO Brian Krzanich, during a keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show last week stated,  “It’s time to step up and do more. It’s not good enough to say we value diversity … This isn’t just good business.  This is the right thing to do.” As if this wasn’t news enough, he went one step further Read More