Going For It: On Expanding Your Comfort Zone As A Leader (With Guest Oguchi Onyewu)

Oguchi Onyewu

Going For It: On Expanding Your Comfort Zone As A Leader (With Guest Oguchi Onyewu) Oguchi Onyewu (Guch) joins Melissa to talk all about his career, and leadership journey as a professional Soccer Player, entrepreneur, and Club Director. A Nigerian-American soccer player born and raised in the Washington DC area, Guch attended Clemson University in … Read more

Global Leadership Community The She–Suite Announces 7th Powerful Summit Set for March 11, 2022

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The She-Suite Summit 2022 RESTON, Virginia – January 21, 2022 – The She–Suite, the female-focused initiative of Velvet Suite designed to empower working women with the tools and supportive community to develop a roadmap for their success, today announced that they will hold their 7th annual She–Suite Summit on March 11, 2022.  The She–Suite Summit … Read more

Setting Your Vision With Purpose For The New Year

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Another year. 2022 was a whirlwind of big plans, more changes and pivots, adapting, and overcoming.  Like past years, we had times of trials and hardships, yet times of triumph and encouragement. We continue to march forward, knowing that while Covid has forever changed and reset life as we know it, we continue to adapt … Read more

5 Self-Sabotaging Habits That Are Holding You Back

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What is limiting your growth? The answer… might just be YOU. How often have you acted against your own self-interest? Your biggest roadblock is most likely the “enemy from within.” We all have suffered from self-sabotaging thoughts. Subconscious self-talk has a detrimental impact on your personal growth and overall success. The root of limiting beliefs … Read more

The Secret Sauce To Build Your Own Brand

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Every great brand has its own recipe.  I’m not just talking about food brands specifically… I’m talking about your own brand. Personal brands.  So… what’s the ‘secret sauce’ to building your own brand? It’s that list of ingredients that makes you unique, memorable, relevant, and in-demand. I know this because I’ve had to personally learn how … Read more

Self Value vs. Self-Care: Why You Can’t Have One Without The Other

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Self-care. By definition, self-care envelopes most things related to staying physically and emotionally healthy – hygiene, nutrition, and seeking medical care when needed. It’s steps that an individual can take to manage stressors in their life, in order to take care of his or her own health and well-being. Through the pandemic, we saw an … Read more

Parenting With Blended Families: Balancing It All

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A topic near and dear to my heart, yet seemingly not discussed enough, is parenting with blended families.  Parenting in itself, is quite the undertaking. Raising little humans is nothing to take lightly, and offers its own levels and layers of complexity.  Now mix in children of different ages… from different parents… and parenting can … Read more

5 Extraordinary Results From Building A Personal Brand

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Face the facts. Your work ethic is good, but it may not be taking you far enough. Your well-designed product or impeccable services have grown your career… but something is missing.  If you don’t have a personal brand strategy, you have overlooked huge opportunity. In my book, Brand Me: The Ultimate Playbook for Personal Branding, I … Read more

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