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Hot New Podcast — Launching Mavens Do It Better — Happy Halloween from NOLA

Hot New Podcast — Launching Mavens Do It Better — Happy Halloween from NOLA

I read Malcolm Gladwell’s book The Tipping Point at a time that I was in the middle of a huge transition in my life, after getting fired from a job I loved because someone decided that my light was too bright for them. I had just bought a new house in Seattle and was struggling with — “ what am I going to do with my life, am I gonna take this lying down, am I defeated, how could I have let this happen.” I was so distraught I waited two weeks to tell my parents what had happened.

Ready for Microsoft Ignite? Event Maven Tips to Rock It!

Ready for Microsoft Ignite? Event Maven Tips to Rock It!

#MSIgnite 2018 will be the third Microsoft Ignite I’ve attended (my first TechEds were Barcelonaand Dallas, TX in 2003). Microsoft Ignite is Microsoft’s largest ITPro/Dev event of the year featuring hundreds of technical sessions and hands-on workshops, a massive expo floor, tons of parties and, something I am very proud to be a part of, a whole track devoted to learning about and fostering Diversity and Inclusion. 

As an Event Maven who used to produce these events for Microsoft, I know a few ins and outs to get the most knowledge, networking, and fun out of it. 

Here are some tips & tricks to help you create a productive and memorable Microsoft Ignite experience.

Chefs are wonderful. #lasvegas #foodie #Chefs

Chefs are wonderful. #lasvegas #foodie #Chefs

In the midst of the happenings of Las Vegas, sending big love and shout outs to you all who live and work in a city we all come to for celebrations and conferences. Stay strong. Love you. Thank you for making many moments in our lives so wonderful. So I’m sharing some goodness about you all in the service industry and a great city that I have loved since turning 21 there.

Xo #lasvegasstrong

The harsh truth about tragedy. #nofilter

The harsh truth about tragedy. #nofilter

Tragedy is like cancer.
You don’t truly feel it unless it’s you or your family (which includes close friends).
I’m not saying we have no feelings.
I’m not saying we don’t have empathy.

I say and have said, 
Empathy is what makes us human, action is what makes us warriors.