Kathy McAfee, Professional Speaker & Executive Presentation Coach - America's Marketing Motivator



Kathy McAfee, Professional Speaker &
Executive Presentation Coach
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Kathy McAfee, Professional Speaker & Executive Presentation Coach - America's Marketing Motivator
Kathy McAfee, Professional Speaker & Executive Presentation Coach - America's Marketing Motivator

Kathy McAfee, Professional Speaker &
Executive Presentation Coach
Let's Talk. 860-408-0033 or Email me
Kathy McAfee, Professional Speaker & Executive Presentation Coach - America's Marketing Motivator
Kathy McAfee, Professional Speaker & Executive Presentation Coach
Kathy McAfee, Professional Speaker & Executive Presentation Coach
Let's Talk. 860-408-0033 or Email me

Leadership


Please don’t clear your throat

Twice this week, I have experienced the very unpleasant sound of people clearing their throats while presenting information and ideas. I don’t just mean a one time clearing of the throat, but repeatedly. One person was giving a presentation in front of a live audience. The other person was on the phone with me for thirty [read more]

Post Election Stress Disorder

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a little on edge about this presidential election. In my body, I sense physical symptoms of anxiety arising from uncertainty and fear of the future. For weeks now, I’ve been glued to the news, live streaming TV interviews, reading newspaper articles, even listening to audio books on biographies of the [read more]

Scope Creep

  I was thinking about what costume I would wear for this year’s Halloween holiday when a clever idea came to me. Scope Creep – you know that really terrifying boogie monster that wreaks havoc on so many teams and organizations in Corporate America and around the world?  It’s the little monster that lies dormant in our [read more]

Stop interrupting

INTERRUPTING:  Is it a good thing or a bad thing? Is it a communication misdemeanor, or a clever strategy to dominate the conversation? Does it foster productive conversations, or does it lead to arguments, distrust, and disrespect? We’ve certainly seen a lot of interrupting lately in the Presidential debate series. The Vice Presidential debate held on October 4th was also [read more]

In pursuit of WOW !

I had the privilege of being the morning keynote speaker at the 11th annual WOW! Forum, a women’s conference in Torrington, Connecticut. Hosted by the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, this conference attracted 220 motivated and talented professional women. I was honored to speak alongside Dr. Dorothy Martin-Neville, children’s book author Mary Pope Osborne, stand-up comedian [read more]

The customer is not always right (even when it’s you)

A professional friend of mine (let’s call him Austin) recently received a surprising email from one of his long time clients. In a matter of two short sentences, the email informed Austin that his services were no longer needed. His client had fired him…via email. Shocked. Surprised. Bewildered. Upset. The look on Austin’s face told me that he did not expect [read more]

Innovation needs encouragement

Are we ready for the future? According to the US Department of Education (www.ed.gov/stem)  “Only 16 percent of American high school seniors are proficient in mathematics and interested in a STEM career.”  When we compare that level of readiness to the projected demand for STEM related careers and jobs, it’s easy to see a major problem. The [read more]

The PAIN in Campaigning

I’ve just returned for a one-week intensive training course called the Women’s Campaign School for Women at Yale University. I was one of 78 motivated women that made up the 21st class of this leadership program. The Women’s Campaign School at Yale University is a non-partisan, issue-neutral, leadership program, whose mission is to increase the number [read more]

Granting permission to invest in yourself

What a week! It’s has been filled with celebration and challenge, success and fear, introspection and self-expression. In the past seven days, I’ve watched several clients and peers soar to new heights. From the outside looking in, it appears so easy and effortless. But I know that the reality is that it takes a great deal of courage and effort to develop [read more]

Working like a dog…

I had the opportunity to spend the weekend in beautiful Woodstock, Vermont. While there, I visited the Billings Farm and Museum and enjoyed demonstrations of sheep sheering, wool carding, and sheep herding with border collies. Sitting in the bleachers, eating sea salt caramel ice cream made by a local Vermont dairy, I watched these amazing dogs [read more]


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