Fitting Meditation Into Your Busy Life

Meditation’s quite the rage these days. Even high profilers are engaged in “om” techniques: Gisele Bundchen, Madonna, Hugh Jackman, Russell Simmons, Gwyneth Paltrow, Clint Eastwood, Katy Perry–even Oprah is meditating. And for good reason. Active meditation yields mind-blowing results. Hundreds of studies conducted by organizations, universities and neuroscientists (including: Yale, Harvard, UCLA, The Global NeuroScience […]

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From Panic to Power


Let’s be honest. Running a business is challenging. And running a business as well as a family is even more challenging. Every day, we must make choices about what to do to promote and sustain our business. And we must overcome fears of all kinds: fear of failure, success, change, stagnancy, feeling overwhelmed, and not […]

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What's Killing My Productivity?

What’s killing my productivity?

Many entrepreneurs set out to achieve their dreams with tireless effort and zeal; after a while, though, they often feel burned out and discouraged. This is a shame, but it’s hardly surprising. Just think of the time, energy, sweat, and tears that go into trying to be successful. It’s beyond devastating when it seems like […]

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Tony Robbins and Nanine McCool

Lisa Steadman and I discuss what went on between Nanine McCool and Tony Robbins in the #METOO Movement

This whole Tony Robbins thing hit my #MeToo nerve. The courage that Nanine McCool showed by challenging such an influential, big, powerful man moved me. Now I am a huge Tony Robbins fan – honestly, I have learned a lot from him. He has dedicated his life to the empowerment of others. But this incident […]

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Amy Talks About Fear and Doubt With Alena Chapman

My 30 Minute Moments radio interview with Alena Chapman was AWESOME! We talked about real stuff. Like… how to be focused, driven AND grounded, which is a pretty tricky combination. We talked about fear, and I shared how I deal with it on a daily basis. And… we spoke about the value of meditation – […]

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how to write a business plan

How to Write a Business Plan

Sneak Peek: Learn how to write a business plan to grow and expand your business. You’ve probably heard it before: “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” In fact, this quote has gotten so trite a simple Google search can’t even tell you if it’s attributed to Winston Churchill, Benjamin Franklin, “proverb,” or […]

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Business Development 101: Leveraging Partnerships For Mutual Benefit

Sneak Peek: Learn to forge strategic partnerships with other people and businesses to genuinely benefit both sides.   What does business development mean? Business development encompasses the processes needed to implement growth within and in concert with other organizations. It is the foundation of business and commerce. The question is – do you want incremental […]

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Hiring a Business Coach

Hiring a Business Coach: 7 Important Things to Watch Out For

Been thinking about hiring a business coach but not sure whether or not to take the plunge? Good. You should be cautious. Especially nowadays. When I became a business coach, 22 years ago, I was one of the first ones in the U.S., Canada and Australia. The International Coaching Federation hadn’t even been founded yet. […]

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