A World of Inspiration

“Go even bigger… start even earlier to dream big and encourage others to dream big too!” There are so many inspiring women in this world. The ones that can inspire us the most are the women we grew up with. It could be your mother, sister, aunt or a cherished family friend. For Kim Haas,…

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Do You Want to Take Hostages or Passengers?

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. –African proverb As we journey through life we make good choices, bad choices, tough choices and fun choices. Each of our choices not only impact our lives but they can have a significant impact on those around us. I…

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Blending Bourbon and Business

The first time I went to a fine restaurant with a business client, I felt so intimidated. I was barely 21 and while I had been out to nice places to eat before, I never had to worry about what to drink or how to order. I was afraid I would do something stupid. My…

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The Little Black Dress is NOT a Brand Strategy

In the alcoholic beverage world there is a lot of talk about ways to attract more women and minorities to your brand. One of the best ways to do that is by introducing and showcasing your product at large industry events and whiskey festivals popping up all over the country. Brands and local distributors spend…

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Is your business lacking execuity?

ex-a-cu-it-y – execution with strategic acuity Execution and strategy should always go together but many times in business we create amazing strategic plans and they go nowhere. Or we start executing plans without thinking through the strategy and the full impact to the business. Execuity is about bringing strategy and execution together to achieve targeted outcomes.…

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Finding the Common Denominator

“Our similarities bring us to common ground. Our differences allow us to be fascinated by each another.” – Tom Robbins In today’s political and social environment, it is easier to find things that divide us versus bring us together. You name it, race, religion, gender, or politics, everyone has a perspective and, in some cases,…

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