6 April 2018 – Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

I wanted to welcome you [back] to my Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes where I hope you will find helpful tidbits of inspiration and insight that I stumble across on my journey. Please do share your thoughts with me – we learn and grow together and from each other as we collaborate to help women in business shine!

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“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.” (Brene Brown)

BTW, check out a great downloadable worksheet, a companion to her book titled Braving the Wilderness at Work that I thought was especially helpful. Let me know what you think!

Meetings I’m attending:

CoachingWeekly coaching sessions that are keeping me on top (and at the top) of my game. True confessions: I have been/ will be/am a lifelong learner and absorber of knowledge. I strongly believe that coaches/coaching are the way to grow beyond your limits – not to mention forming relationships with ah-mazing people at organizations who are avid supporters of women in business. Sometimes I’m the coach but I’m always a student. I especially like mastermind groups because more minds and perspectives are better than one. Have you ever been a part of a mastermind Natalie? What did you not like about it?


Book I’m reading

Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations, by Thomas L. Friedman. This is an incredibly interesting take on the interplay between technology, globalization and climate change and how changes in all three gave been deteriorating since 2007. I especially liked his hypothesis that great leaders/thinkers create and share ideas that either produce heat or light. Heat equals fueling thoughts and actions. Light equals illuminating and creating a-hamoments. Don’t have time to read the book? That’s ok, here is video by the author that tells you what you need to know! I hope you’ll let me know what you think and if you remember what was happening in 2007…

ps – if you want to join HERbookChats dedicated to this book, it’s happening next month, stay updated by joining the string on Facebook. Click here to RSVP.

Ideas I’m Noodling…

… evaluating our first quarter actuals against our annual goals and I am so proud to say so far, so good! Have you done this for Your Company yet Natalie? Are you on target? Are you celebrating with your team for special milestones? We’d love to celebrate you, click here to share your story for our #celebrateHER campaign.

The results are because I am surrounded by an amazing team! I am full of gratitude for the support of Lisa & Gelcy for all they do to make your experience with certification, re-certification, or any question related to leveraging your lady-power– seamless and painless. I am also so grateful for the support of our sponsors, – this gives us the ability to provide the services and resources you need to best leverage your women-owned business. Here are 3 helpful links for you to take your business to the next level! By no means is this an exhaustive list … simply a great place to start …

Resources | Tuesday Toolbox | Events

What else would you like to see Natalie? I’d love to know!

I digress! Back to the critical review of how Your Company is doing so you can correct the course, now. I can help you Natalie! Since you are a part of my ‘tribe,’ I’d like to extend the offer to have a complimentary 15 minute strategic call. If this sounds good to you, let’s get it on the calendar, please email me here.

I’m following…

Being Boss PodcastBeing Boss Podcast … Fun, witty, intelligent conversation between two friends and the creative people they interview. And if you’ve been following me for a while Natalie, you might have come to see how I feel about creativity! If you get a chance to tune in, I’d love to hear what you think!




Tips and tricksI’m proud of myself that I have made it to the gym every morning this week, even including the day I had an early meeting!

I found this helpful tip: First off, use your tools! We have access to so much tech these days to simplify our lives. So, next, schedule it on your calendar – literally make an appointment with yourself… you do it for everything else, why not self-care?

Take care of YOU my friend, let’s talk soon.


Business Book Club with Nancy AllenBTW, the early meeting I mentioned above, was on the morning I co-facilitated a TCI Business Book club with my friend Janet. I look forward to my book club(s), but as my trainer Julio knows, not such a fan of this whole workout thing – especially when he’s having a good ‘ol time with the other trainers and I’m agonizing over whether or not he is counting my reps! But alas, he is a positive and constant reminder to keep in mind that the body is just as important as the the other pieces that make up who you are; and yes, you got it, I keep going back for more torture – because the work I’m putting it will pay off tenfold and the results will feel great. I leave you with this takeaway: make sure you commit time to your health as well as everything else!

Nancy Allen


G. Nancy Allen is an international speaker, coach, consultant and expert on women’s business issues. Nancy has over 30 years of experience helping small business owners at all stages of growth. As President and CEO of WBDC Florida/Her Company Incorporated, Nancy manages and leads an incredible team of staff, sponsors, partners and women business leaders who are dedicated to certifying, connecting and championing women in business. Nancy has been recognized for her work on behalf of women in business through numerous prestigious awards: -Nancy was recently honored by the International Career and Business Alliance (ICABA) as one of South Florida’s 100 most accomplished Caribbean Americans. She is especially proud of this award because it highlights her heritage as well as her professional accomplishments. -Nancy is the recipient of the World Women Leadership Achievement Award from the World Women Leadership Congress -Nancy is also the proud recipient of the Association Marketing Award from Women in ECommerce. -Most recently Nancy was named Honorary Ambassador of Cascais, Portugal by the Ambassador’s Club of the Industry Sector of Cascais and the Estoril Coast. Nancy’s personal motto is Connections, Creativity and Courage in all endeavors. She holds a Master’s Degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS, 1982). She was born in Haiti and raised in South Florida. Nancy is bi-lingual in English and French and is fluent in Spanish and Creole.

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