Where have I been (the power of coaching)

On January 1st, 2019, I stepped on a scale…297 lbs. Wow, my clothes didn’t fit, I wore out easily and quite frankly, the “Excellence Takes Effort” mindset was not reflected in my appearance. I was unhappy with myself. What could I do?
I bought diet books, a great yoga program

Another Interview on Wine and Holidays

This Christmas I was interviewed by "Dave Millers Mexico" about holiday wines and food. I love sharing my 28 years experience in the wine industry and helping people create enjoyable experiences. Enjoy Dave Miller’s 2018 Holiday Wine Guide Your guide to getting...

Food and Wine at Christmas

Picking the best wine for a meal should be an anxiety free experience, a natural part of dinner with friends. Here is an article I was interviewed for a few years ago for the Multi Cultural Cooking Network   about wine at Christmas time.  These are a few of hundreds...

Put in the effort

I'm thankful that I've been to Oaxaca several times over the past several years to taste and learn about Mezcal- so much more than most people think. The New York Times is even on board with the Spirit of Oaxaca. Being part of the Wine and Spirits industry requires...

My Sister Kathy

Kathy Billy Graham once said “You can tell the character of a person by their grandchildren”. Last Friday, our Grandparents heard the words “Well done good and faithful servant” affirming their ability to raise their children to raise someone like Kathy. Kathy was...

Spotlight in Excellence Frederick Marschner

It’s a true pleasure to spotlight a real life saver, a man I'm proud to call my friend, Frederick Marschner from New Insight Counseling. Frederick is a licensed Clinical Social worker (LCSW-R) and Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), with over 20...

Spotlight in Excellence Brigam Ziehm

I first met Brigam when he was a salesman for a local winery, he called on my store and we developed an instant rapport. At the end of our conversation about wine, we discovered we go to the same Church. After working at a charity tasting together, he got me engaged...

Spotlight in Excellence- the Wisdom of Jimmy Collins- part 3

This is the final installment from my conversation with Jimmy Collins. Creative Followership is a concept he has been practicing for close to 70 years. It has been an honor to share this great program with my readers.   I encourage you to go back to Parts 1 & 2, ...

Spotlight in Excellence- the Wisdom of Jimmy Collins- part 2

This is the 2nd of 3 installments from a great conversation I had with Jimmy, I appreciate him and his wisdom. I encourage you to read this series but more importantly  visit his website, buy his  books, Creative Followership and Jimmy’s Stories  and get to know...

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