Why I Can’t NOT Workout

Every morning I wake at 5 AM, head downstairs to my basement workout room, and spend the next 45-60 minutes exercising. I’ve been asked many times in the past how can I possibly rise that early?  How can I stay motivated to exercise every day? … Read More

Hang the Pictures

I am a perfectionist. (the first step is admitting it, right?) My desire to make everything the best it can be, to endlessly try to improve something, and to find solutions has made it possible for some great things to come out … Read More

How to Create the Perfect Pitch

Do you have an interview or networking event coming up? It’s time to stop worrying about your elevator speech and follow these three tips for the perfect pitch. Did you know that the average person has an attention span of 7 seconds? … Read More

Confidence Defined

What is confidence? Why do some people enter a room and radiate a stage presence, a grounded-ness, while others walk in a room unnoticed? Recently, I spoke with a group of women leaders in the healthcare industry as they were beginning a … Read More

One Year With the Zimmerman Group

This is Caroline, Elle’s assistant, and I am sad to announce that I no longer work full time for Elle and Curtis Zimmerman. I just moved east so my husband can pursue his second degree, but I’ll still be working part time … Read More

The Secret to Writing an Email: Part I

Here’s the secret to writing an email. It’s not as simple as you’d think! I know writing emails seems pretty basic—doesn’t it? You’d think so, but from what I’ve seen, there are a LOT of people who don’t know how to write … Read More

Learning by Doing: A Pink Chandelier Experiment

As you may have read in my last post, I have committed to “50 in 50”—presenting, in some way, shape, or form, 50 times over the next 50 weeks. After making this proclamation, however, I quickly realized that 50 opportunities weren’t just … Read More

The 50 in 50 Challenge

So you wanna be a speaker? Wanna write a book? Change careers? Transition to something new? Well then, JUST START.  Ok, maybe that sounds trite, but don’t stop reading. In all honesty, that’s what you need to do. START. Planning and analyzing … Read More