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Positive Emotions Can Energize a Negotiation

Do emotions belong in a negotiation? This is a question I hear every time I help my clients prepare a negotiation strategy. Many people think that you need to leave your emotions at the door when negotiating, but unless you are a Vulcan or a robot, you are going to experience emotions while preparing for and during a negotiation. In … Read More

Success: It Looks Different for Everyone

Success. It’s such a small word with big consequences. An Internet search on Dictionary.com defined success as, “The accomplishment of an aim or purpose.” Success can also mean accomplishing one’s goals, or attaining wealth, position or honors you have striven to attain. Success looks different for everyone. Of course being successful is what everyone strives for, but not the outcome … Read More

Entrepreneurs and Adult ADHD

Successful entrepreneurs are often known as ambitious, champions for change, risk-takers, action oriented, and passionate. These qualities happen to be some of the strengths you will find with individuals diagnosed with adult ADHD. Entrepreneurs can have big visions and high-energy that drive them to push through the intense work load it takes to get a business off the ground. Yes, … Read More

weVENTURE’s IMPACT Summit Set for Aug. 24 in Melbourne

Sponsorships Available for Business and Leadership Event  MELBOURNE, FLA. (July 12, 2017) – weVENTURE Melbourne, a Central Florida-based organization launched at Florida Institute of Technology and focused on accelerating sustainable business growth for entrepreneurs, is hosting its annual IMPACT Business and Leadership Summit from 1-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Henegar in Melbourne. The theme of this year’s summit is, “Interesting … Read More

Find the Best ‘Work-Life’ Balance

The first time I really paid attention to the term “work-life balance” was during interviews as I was about to graduate from business school. Coming out in a strong economy when companies were actively recruiting from top business schools, I heard many spiels on work-life balance and corporate programs centered around the concept. The whole idea was to make us … Read More

Where Do You Focus?

There have been many times that I have been asked how my business (DragonPoint) has maintained a successful service firm for almost 30 years. Founded in 1988, we grew when the economy surged and survived economic slowdowns including the 2008 Great Recession. So how have we done this? Focus on your team: You can’t provide a great service without great … Read More

The ‘Mom Guilt’ of a Career-Focused Mother

It’s noon on a Tuesday, my favorite day of the week, work from home day! I am frantically trying to finish this article before my son wakes up from his nap ready to ingest copious amounts of food, followed by what is sure to be a stunning display of digestive pyrotechnics. In December, I gave birth to my beautiful baby … Read More

A Golden Answer for Every Problem

Albert Einstein said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” I have been in practice as a lawyer for more than 32 years, in five states. People rarely come to see a lawyer when everything is fine in their lives. As a result, over the years, I have seen a lot of … Read More

One Step Ahead: Internships, Job Shadows, and Mentorships

One Step Ahead: Internships, Job Shadows, and Mentorships As a teenager, I was lucky enough to be hand selected for an internship at an international corporation headquartered in Western New York. Envisioning power suits and power lunches, hobnobbing with captains of industry, I was dismayed to be ushered into a windowless room with my humble brown bag lunch, where I … Read More

Male “Allyship”

I recently attended a women’s networking event sponsored by weVENTURE’s “League of Extraordinary Women.” These women, high level leaders in our community, are stepping up and setting great examples as mentors, leaders and cheerleaders for each other in addition to lending financial support to train and develop women entrepreneurs in our region. They are passionate about community and economic development, … Read More