“Cincy Lifestyles” Interview Media Coaching Call

“Cincy Lifestyles” Interview Media Coaching Call

It’s Day 24 (reset) of the Pink Collar Savvy  & Chic on Purpose Project and I just had a great experience prepping for tomorrow’s “Cincy Lifestyle”  interview with a media coaching call. The segment being recorded tomorrow for “Cincy Lifestyle” ––  a local lifestyle show that provides viewers with information, useful and entertaining content –– will feature a Chick-fil-A sponsored 5K / Fun Run to benefit Hope House Mission. Though my professional career has provided myriad opportunities, other than singing on cable once, being interviewed for television hasn’t been one of them. Until now. As the Director of the Women’s Center, I was offered the privilege of serving as our agency’s spokesperson on the show. Having another Pink Collar Savvy & Chic professional woman –– Chick-fil-A’s Area Marketing Director –– not only spend time walking me through all the different aspects of the process but take the time to build rapport and to connect as women of faith made my “Cincy Lifestyles” interview media coaching call, well, as they say at Chick-fil-A –– My pleasure!

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Marketing Flyer.

Interacting with Pink Collar Savvy & Chic women who love what they do –– whether on the home front or in the workplace –– is a pleasure, too. My media coach personified Chick-fil-A’s guiding principle of serving others. Rather than the coaching call feeling like an item to check off a list of preparations, I felt genuine enthusiasm from my coach, which is something I strive to bring to coaching sessions with my clients… We shared a little of our own stories and about working with purpose. She provided speaking, wardrobe and makeup tips, thoroughly preparing me. Then she went on to  visit this blog while on the call! Positive feedback on it from a marketing expert…So cool!

Now I pray I’ll be able to be truly Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose and represent Hope House in a way that points to Him, blesses the residents we serve and does my coach and the coaching call justice.  I hope you’ll be Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose and pray for that, too.

Maybe you’ll even join us at the run to Get Moovin!

Be savvy & chic,

~Pink Collar Coach

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Master Powerful Questions and Mentor to Maximum Potential

Master Powerful Questions and Mentor to Maximum Potential

It’s Day 349 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project, and because I’m not techy, I spent a good deal of it preparing a three minute video –
“Master Powerful Questions and Mentor to Maximum Potential” as an answer to a call for proposal for an upcoming women’s event. With my patient husband’s assistance, I completed it but don’t think it uploaded correctly. Consequently, I’m posting here and am going to copy and paste this link in an email and submit it in the hopes it will be accepted. Seeing yourself on video is disconcerting, but other than becoming aware of how much my teeth have shifted without my retainer since I wore braces, I feel pretty good about the content. I’ve presented a form of the workshop, entitled, “Asking Powerful Questions” a few times for mentors in a college setting and in a program that mentors youths but have tweaked it to meet the requirements for the proposal – one of which is that it be useful for professional women mentors in their work with mentees. I believe this new version, “Master Powerful Questions and Mentor to Maximize Potential” fits the bill. Hopefully the decision makers will, too!

As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose life coach and speaker, I love it when the professional planets align and I get opportunities to do both. And I’m not sure yet,  but I may even have a chance to take along copies of Seasons of Her Soul if I’m selected to present. That would be ideal but definitely not a deal breaker if I can’t! All that said, I must confess, I’m excited about learning some new begging blogger skills! And I’d love any feedback on the video because I’m considering doing some vlogging – video blogging – to spice up my site…

So, as a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose reader, what are your thoughts on that addition to Pink Collar Savvy & Chic? See, there’s an example of me mastering a powerful question (I left it open-ended to get you thinking) – not to mentor in order to maximize your potential, but hopefully to maximize the potential of this blog – for your reading/viewing pleasure! Thank you!

Be savvy & chic,

~Pink Collar Coach

 

Answering Calls for Proposals

Answering Calls for Proposals

It’s Day 327 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project and I spent it answering Calls for Proposals. Well, technically I prepared to answer them…If you’re anything like me six years ago, you may not know what the term means. Though I’d spoken publically my whole life and was a presenter and trainer, I’d never heard of a Call for Proposals, which is synonymous with Request for Proposals (RFP), until one went out at work around conference time. It’s basically when a proposal is solicited by an agency or company seeking to secure a commodity or service. In regards to presenting, it’s when said agency, company or organization is looking for conference or event speakers. There are usually topic parameters and speakers either a) create a new presentation or b) tweak an existing one to make it a fit. The emcee from Disrupt HR Cincinnati where I spoke last week forwarded an RFP for a women’s conference focused on mentoring and I worked on Option B all day and only have to film a three minute video of the presentation to submit. Then I received a second forwarded email from an agency where I used to work with a second RFP around powerful leadership. Thankfully, I already had something else that could be subjected to Option B as well. Otherwise, it would take me a few weeks to answer both calls for proposals!

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As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose speaker, I’m excited to submit these RFPs and feel rewarded because the intensive time, labor and effort that went into creating something to fill in for someone at the eleventh hour (the 20 slide Keynote deck was a mini-RFP) last week has already yielded a few speaking opportunities. I’m also hopeful that the job well done for four years when I worked as a Training Consultant and Leadership Coach who wrote and presented dozens of workshops will serve me well now. I LOVE presenting and poured my heart and soul into each, which was reflected in the outstanding feedback I consistently received from participants. And finally, I’m really glad I don’t have to start from scratch – Option A – to pull together these RFPs. Instead, I can draw from the extensive body of work I’ve already created. Mentoring, which is closely tied to coaching, and leadership are definitely in my wheelhouse! I hope to become a SME (Subject Matter Expert) in both…Even so I’ve got more work in front of me than I can shake a stick at! Good thing I’m up to it and more than willing to answer the Calls for Proposals.

Have you ever been Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose and answered a Call for Proposal? Would you? What topics are in your wheelhouse? What are your areas of expertise? If you think about it ahead of time, and are on the lookout, you’ll be ready to maximize the opportunity and respond to the next Call for Proposals yourself. You never know what other doors it may open for you…

Be savvy & chic,

~Pink Collar Coach

 

Relational vs. Transactional Networking

Relational vs. Transactional Networking

Day 149 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project is one I’d been anticipating ever since Angel Hicks, the founder of H7, a business that focuses on relational vs. transactional networking, invited me to check out some of their events. For the past two weeks, I’ve gone to the H7 Connect meeting that’s held in my community, and while I’ve enjoyed this coed group and see the value of networking with everyone, the Evolve event, which is all women, is the one I wanted to experience. Today, it didn’t disappoint. Rather, it delivered in spades by providing opportunities to build relationships first. Those relationships may eventually lead to business transactions, but it was refreshing not to have it the other way around. Now that I’ve experienced it, since it aligns with who I am anyway, relational vs. transactional  will be my preferred networking style.

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Angel Hicks, founder of H7 and me, Pink Collar Coach. I layered a sleeveless shell with a little gold embellishment (better than a necklace for me- my hair doesn’t get tangled in it) and flyaway cardigan to be prepared for the rain, the cold, and eventually the unseasonably warm temps. My peep toes got another wear before being packed away for winter, and my pink bag – my fave!       All Calvin Klein. 

In coaching, I often tell those I train that building rapport and establishing the relationship with coaching clients has to happen before diving into the coaching agenda. Why first? Because people don’t care what you know until they know that you care. H7 is doing a great job at promoting a tweaked version of this: People don’t want to buy from you until they get to know you. And it’s working. H7 is growing and expanding its reach. Based on my experience today, I can understand why. I sat at a table with two other women who, at face value, were very different from me. Come to find out, we all have biracial children and we’re all in blended families. Seriously! You can’t plan that stuff. But God can. Talk about clicking. We clicked big time and scheduled time to see how we can support one another.

My faith is not something I hide, however, I don’t often go this deep with it on the blog. But this whole relational vs. transactional thing got me thinking about our relationship with God. Many view it as transactional as in, His son, Jesus, paid the biggest price ever when He died on the cross, so now we owe Him BIG TIME. And we do. Our devotion, gratitude and love.  Because He’s relational. He doesn’t want something from us as much as He wants to know us deeply. Whatever your beliefs, I hope that knowledge opens your mind and heart to the fact that all He really desires is to be in a relationship with you. Pretty cool, huh?

As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Chick, I’m learning and growing every day and love sharing with you. It was so rewarding when Angel mentioned my blog in the meeting and complimented it. Of course I hope that you readers are enjoying my posts and that you’ll buy and read my book when it’s released. But more than that I love having the relationships. I’ve reconnected with women who I’d lost touch with through blogging and have gained new connections that inspire me to pour my heart out and write so that you’ll not only be engaged but encouraged. Angel’s business confirmed that I’m going about this the right way: relational vs. transactional. I may not be making money on the blog, but I sure get some amazing pay out!

If you’d like to learn more about H7 Evolve, please visit http://www.h7evolve.com. Thank you!

Be savvy & chic,

~Pink Collar Coach

 

 

Pink Collar Coach Feeling Like a Shero

Pink Collar Coach Feeling Like a Shero

My purpose in life is to maximize my unique God-given strengths to coach, encourage, and inspire women to live live their best lives, all to the glory of God. The fact that this special man came to trust God and surrender control of his life to Him somewhere along his journey brings glory big time! And it reminds me that although my heart is to help women, serving as a powerful change agent in the life of a male is also a worthy endeavor.
As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Chick, I’m to use my coaching superpowers to be a shero for the good of all.
What about you? What is your superpower? How are you using it to be a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Shero? At home? At work?
~Pink Collar Coach