Texas Conference for Women: Am I the Problem?

Today’s blog post by Amber Fogarty is the fourth in our series about the 2013 Texas Conference for Women. Make sure to check out the first, second, andthird blogs in the series. Come back next Tuesday to read the next blog in this series! One of the sessions I attended at the Texas Conference for Women was called Winning from Within, and it Read More …

Perspective Shifts

For the fourth consecutive year the SOS Leadership team is continuing its tradition of blogging about gratitude and what matters most during the week of Thanksgiving. Today Amber Fogarty continues the series with a post about not taking the gifts in our lives for granted. To read the first blog in the series, clickhere. Stay tuned throughout the week Read More …

Texas Conference for Women: Best Ideas & Words of Wisdom

Yesterday I had the incredible opportunity to attend the Texas Conference for Women for the second year in a row. Spending a day among 5,000+ other women leaders is an amazing experience! A few months ago, I wrote this blog that was featured on the Texas Conference for Women site about how profound and powerful my first time at Read More …

What Makes a Leader Great by the SOS Gr8 Woman Leaders

Last week, we launched our sixth group of the SOS Gr8 Women Leaders Program with nine phenomenal women who are committed to developing their leadership skills and challenging themselves to learn, grow, network, and achieve at a higher level. This group of Gr8 Women Leaders are already amazing leaders, but they recognize that they can grow and become even better. Read More …

6 Confidence Boosting Strategies for Leaders

When I ask people to list the characteristics of a phenomenal leader, confidence is almost always on the list. In my work with women leaders, I’ve discovered that this is one of our greatest challenges. Through our corporate clients, the SOS Gr8 Women Leaders Program, our year-long leadership development program for women, and Austin Leading Ladies, a Read More …

6 Confidence Boosting Strategies for Leaders

When I ask people to list the characteristics of a phenomenal leader, confidence is almost always on the list. In my work with women leaders, I’ve discovered that this is one of our greatest challenges. Through our corporate clients, the SOS Gr8 Women Leaders Program, our year-long leadership development program for women, and Austin Leading Read More …

Leaders are Different

I started my day by reading this article entitled “Why and How Leaders are Different,” by Mark Miller, author of “The Heart of Leadership: Becoming a Leader People Want to Follow.” The article reinforced everything I believe about leadership. One of the foundational ideas of Miller’s books is this: “Leaders are different and the difference is their HEART. It affects everything Read More …

Gr8 Women Leaders Reflection — Establishing What Matters Most to ME

Today’s blog comes from, Bailey Bounds, one of the SOS Gr8 Women Leaders. I joined the Gr8 Women Leaders program in August as a way to grow as a leader and develop who I am both professionally and personally.  In the mere three months I’ve been in the program, I’ve already gained a stronger understanding of what Read More …

Leadership Wisdom from Norine Yukon

At the beginning of October, I had the pleasure of hearing Norine Yukon speak at the Concordia University Speaker Series. Norine Yukon is the CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas, the second largest health insurance provider in the state. Her early career as a caseworker and registered nurse led her to become interested in health Read More …

Communicate Like The Leader you Are

Tomorrow I’m facilitating a webinar for the Texas MBA+ Leadership Program entitled, “Communicate Like the Leader You Are.” As I’ve been preparing for this webinar, I have thought a lot about why this topic is so important. The reality is that many leaders communicate primarily from their own comfort zones and often expect the audience to keep Read More …