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What is Your WHY?

As we are all going through the pangs of wondering where 2019 went, many people may already be looking ahead to 2020 and making grand plans.

How to increase business, make more money, lose weight, get into shape. I decided to revisit one of the most popular TED Talks to help me prepare for the coming year, and get a refresher course – as only Simon Sinik can do – on what is my WHY?

There are so many gems in this talk, and every time I listen (I think this is number 6) I hear something new or hear it in a new way.

I highly encourage you to listen to this great talk. And even if you’ve already heard it, listen again. Why? Because we are different people now than we were then.

Every client I have teaches me something new I didn’t know or reminds me of something I forgot. Every networking event I go to gives me some kind of new learning. Every webinar I listen to increases my awareness and gives me new things to ponder.

I’m really excited for 2020 – I know it will be a great year for me. WHY? Because of all the great people I met this year. Because of all the new TED Talks that came my way, and all that I listened to for the umpteenth time. Because of all the interesting concepts, I had no idea existed, until someone shared them with me.

Thank you so much for being part of my journey, reading my newsletters and providing great feedback and friendship! Have the merriest of holidays, be happy, warm and have fun getting reconnected to your WHY!


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How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers — and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling.

The #1 Communication Mistake People Make

Whether you are an executive at a Fortune 50 company, a mid-level manager seeking a promotion or a small business owner, many of us share the same goal around increasing our Executive Presence and comfort around giving powerful presentations. So I want to share with you one of the most common speaking mistakes I notice people making. I lay out why it’s so important to pay attention to this one skill and the 3 top consequences if you don’t.

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Capital Club Events

If you would like to attend an event at the Silicon Valley Capital Club and you are not a member, please let me know and I will assist you in registering for the event.

Women’s Luncheon Series – January 16 at 11:30 AM
Caroline Cocciardi will introduce you to a facet of Leonardo da Vinci overlooked for centuries yet present in his artworks: his passion for intertwining knots. Original in every way, Leonardo’s masterpieces feature mathematical knots included in such iconic paintings as Mona Lisa to The Last Supper. The nonverbal language of drawing knots appealed to him so much so that Leonardo devoted a lifetime to their exploration. Join us to find out their meaning – hidden in plain sight!

Capital Forum – January 21 at 6 PM
The Making of a Successful NFL Athlete: It’s so much more than ability! with former 49er Parys Haralson. Join us as the former linebacker and for er Director of Player Engagement for the 49ers shares his experience helping top incoming athletes professionally and personally.

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