How’s that New Year’s resolution going?

Is that the sound of crickets I hear? Smirking? A resentful sigh?

Shrug it off. Let it go. It’s time to move on.

Seriously! Give yourself permission to let go of that resolution that you know is never going to happen — so that you can actually make a strategic plan to achieve your goals. And, let’s be clear: that resolution isn’t going to happen because of the half-hearted way most of us throw around the idea of resolutions.
Continue Reading Why You Should Ditch Your New Year’s Resolution (If You Haven’t Already)

In life, we face many changes. There could be job and career changes. And there can also be personal changes.

Sometimes deciding to step back or say “no” to commitments so you can fully concentrate on something else is hard.

One of our podcast hosts, Kathryn, just had a child — and found herself learning how to manage her professional life differently. It’s difficult to do, but we all, at times, need to learn how to reevaluate our personal and professional lives and reprioritize.

In this podcast episode, we share big changes for Think Tank of Three in the new year, and talk about balancing work after the birth of a child.


Continue Reading Changes Coming to Think Tank of Three… Managing Business Life After the Birth of a Baby – Podcast Episode #27

Stephanie BarnhillGuest Blog by Stephanie Barnhill, Operations Consultant at mConnexions

“Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work, but it’s worth the effort.” –Mr. Rogers

The new year has just arrived. And as we begin to peer into what 2020 will bring us, we may also be considering what changes we want to make in our lives. Goals for fitness, vacation plans, career shifts, and all those pesky little resolutions we are so excited about in January but that quickly fade away in February.
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A strong network gives us strength and support, and not just in business, but in life. We build our tribe to help us get through the ups and downs.

So what happens when the people we need the most aren’t there? Because let’s face it, no one can lift you up or let you down quite like best friends and family.

Joining us in this episode of Think Tank of Three is a global leader and fellow podcaster, Cameo King, to talk about how to build relationships and what to do when you get burned.


Continue Reading The Power of a Building Your Tribe & What To Do When You Get Burned with Cameo King – Podcast Episode #25

The law of attraction says that you will attract into your life whatever you focus on. Whatever you give your energy and attention to will come back to you.

Lately I’ve been seeing a ton of content out there on impostor syndrome. Which means I’m either too focused on feeling like an impostor or I’m finally figuring out how to call it out when I see it. Fingers crossed it’s the later.

The more this subject comes up, the more it seems to be worth discussing

Women are undervaluing their worth in assuming that they aren’t legit enough and by assuming what comes easy to them isn’t high value to others.

Let’s stop doing that, shall we? 
Continue Reading Impostor Syndrome and Super Powers: How Professional Women Undervalue Their Worth

When I was young (and sometimes still now), my mom would say, “Kathryn, the Reader’s Digest version, please!”

I loved to tell stories.

And I loved to talk to my mom. Still do.

Reader’s Digest is the largest subscriber-based magazine in the world. It features short stories, jokes and advice. SHORT stories. I loved reading it when I was younger. But I couldn’t for some reason, tell a story succinctly like the “Reader’s Digest version.”

It’s easier when you write. When you write, you can go back and edit over and over and over. I highly recommend that. We’ll talk about that in a moment.


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This podcast comes with a trigger warning for domestic violence, abuse, and sexual assault.

Our guest today, Tanesha Ash-Shakoor is giving a voice to victims. She has journeyed from victim to survivor to advocate. She’s sharing her story to give others the hope they may need. And, we’re doing something a little different and letting her share her story unedited.

We will hear why she stayed, how she eventually left, and what we can do to stop allowing these monsters to win.


Continue Reading From Victim to Survivor to Advocate – One Woman’s Story About Domestic Violence with Tanesha Ash-Shakoor – Episode #23

Life is hard. You don’t need me to tell you that. In fact, some of you may be thinking that it’s the understatement of the year! But I think this is a good thing. Life is hard when you live hard. You work hard, you mom hard, you love hard. And you wouldn’t have it any other way because by living hard, you create meaning and purpose. Success doesn’t just simply happen — unless you live hard and make it happen.

Living hard is all about defining your “why”. It’s not about how you make it happen, or what you do to make it happen, it’s about why you make it happen.

Why do you get up in the morning?
Why do you push forward when you fail?
Why do you do what you do?

If you’re looking for your why, your purpose, try living hard!


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There are a lot of smiles in those headline photos. Smiles to cover up the pain, smiles to show our hope. We have all been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. It’s the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only leading cause of death in the list of top ten that does not have a treatment, prevention, or cure. In two weeks, we will have a special guest on our podcast from the Alzheimer’s Association to talk about the risks for women and what’s being done to fight the disease. This week, I’m sharing a snippet of my story. Millions of Americans have stories just like mine, so I share it to offer comfort, resources, and hope.

I will never forget the day that my grandmother gave me a blank look, no longer able to recognize me.

I had flown home for Christmas, nearly 700 miles from Minneapolis to Detroit, and that day I felt every single painful mile that we had spent apart.

My grandmother walked through the door with a big smile on her face. She hugged everyone in my family, still smiling, and then she stopped and looked at me. That blank look. A wave of confusion. A look, almost, of fear. I will never forget the dagger through my heart. She could only manage to say a few words at this stage in her battle, but the look said it all.

Alzheimer’s had ravaged her brain. She no longer knew who I was.


Continue Reading My Reason To Hope in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s