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I’m Calling it 3.0

I’m Calling it 3.0

It’s been 10 years that I’ve been self-employed. I started my company for the same reason I do my work today: to help as many people in the nonprofit community do more of what they want to do AND to have all the money they need to do it. My niche, my gift, is to help people communicate differently. My special sauce, so to speak, is helping people share powerful stories. I’ve watched hundreds of staff and board members relax and fill with excitement once they get a taste of my “special sauce.” They tell me what they learn from me is the power of finding a comfortable, effortless way to talk about people and money. I absolutely love what I do. It lights me up inside to watch heart-centered, hard-working people learn new skills. Part of my magic sauce is to make it fun for people to practice their new communications skills right away. When it’s a conference or a workshop, it’s easy to pair people up and give them two minutes to inspire their partner. Add another minute or two to share feedback with each other and fast friends are made with stories that inspire. What I found is that I can re-create this same experience when I gather small groups of people on the phone. It’s been pretty magical. Four or five people can bond after just one hour together. Nerves and sweaty palms can be detected even on a phone call. Stilted and report-like at first, the stories get more inspiring each week. The confidence talking about “the money” is always the biggest hurdle. But those... read more

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