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Confidence

BODY IMAGE INFLUENCES LEADERSHIP | By Miss Universe Canada 2016

By: Siera Bearchell, Miss Universe Canada 2016 Most leaders carry a sense of confidence. Confidence commands attention.  Confidence persuades...

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Communication

Biggest Missed Opportunity on Social Media

The key to growing your social media fans is twofold: 1) Great content 2) Interacting (likes + comments) with your...

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Communication

How to write authentic + engaging social media posts

So you're trying to up your social media game in a non-cheesy, non-preachy way.... Girl, I've got you... ...

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Career

Strengthening Your Personal Brand

https://youtu.be/rN16NX34_wE My tip of the week is: strengthen your personal brand.  The word "brand" is tossed around a lot, and...

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Confidence

Owning Your Accomplishments (Without Sounding Obnoxious)

Hey girl, Has anyone told you lately, you're kind of a big deal... and you should own it? No but...

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Career

Professional Development Communities

If you’re in your 20s, chances are you’re still trying to figure out this whole adulting thing, from...

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Career

Spotlight on Lit Without Limits Founder/CEO

Hi #Empowerista! My corner of the internet is a place to celebrate and support powerful women. Things like...

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Career

Passion + perseverance (with Aunt Flow CEO)

Hi #Empowerista! My corner of the internet is a place to celebrate and support powerful women. Things like...

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Confidence

Feeling qualified and confident to lead

One area in which men significantly outperform women is: SELF-CONFIDENCE. Women significantly undervalue their accomplishments, and for various...

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Confidence

#WhyIMarch

Prior to my participation in the Women's March Los Angeles, a woman asked me: who doesn't believe women's...

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Confidence

My New Year’s Wish for You, Empowerista

Happy New Year, Empowerista! You know those things you did in 2016 you wish you did more, less or...

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Career

Five Hidden Opportunities for Greater Success

Your entire life you’ve likely been surrounded by people who have adopted the traditional mindset of success, work...

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Confidence

Releasing blocks for a confident mindset

Hi Empowerista, I know you have a purposeful platform inside of you. Perhaps you even have the domain, social...

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Communication

5 Steps to Your Complete + Compelling Story

Hi Empowerista! Telling your story seems like it should be easy. I mean, nobody knows you better than you,...

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Confidence

Success Tip: Get Inspired

Now that I’ve interviewed dozens of Empoweristas, I’m able to pick up on several recurring themes. One of...

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Career

Women Empowering Women (Plus, Collab w/ GirlTalk)

It boggles my mind when I see the media and some times individuals pitting women against each other. This...

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Communication

Married with my maiden name

Brides keeping their maiden name is much more common these days, but I still get asked about my...

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Confidence

Empowerment Backlash

Today I spent 21 minutes inside the Playboy building. (A sentence I never thought I’d type.) It all started...

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Communication

We want to feature you!

Hi Empowerista! I love sharing what being an Empowerista is to me - but now I want to hear...

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Career

Turning Pain into Purpose, Rachel McCord

Rachel McCord, the founder of The McCord List, first moved to Los Angeles to support her TV star...

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Communication

How Pageants Empower

Hi Empowerista! I'm a huge fan of pageants. For those of you who knew me while I was...

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Confidence

The secret to being extraordinary

Hi Empowerista, The topic of "how to be extraordinary" has come up in so many of my conversations lately,...

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Career

Overcoming a quarter life crisis (with You & Lu Blogger)

I’m beyond excited to officially kick off my #Empowerista video series, in collaboration with Focus Magazine! In our...

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Communication

7 Lessons My Empowered Mom Taught Me

My mom is a supermom. By the time she was my age (28ish) she had: both my sister...

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Confidence

Speak up in small situations

Hi Empowerista, I’m working on speaking up more. Not simply for the sake of speaking up. But for the...

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Communication

How to build a following being you

Hi Empowerista! Building a following (online or in person) comes down to: simply being you. How freeing and empowering...

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Career

How to Spring Clean Your Career

Hi Empowerista! Last week I was in Oklahoma City emceeing and speaking at #EpicCon2016. Let’s just say the conference...

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Confidence

How to Get Out of These Common Funks

Hi Empowerista! Getting in a funk is normal. I call this common occurrence "Wednesday". That seems to be the...

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Career

4 Steps to Kickstart Your Side Hustle

Hi Empowerista! Do you have a creative, purposeful project you've always wanted to launch? Or maybe you've launched it...

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Communication

It’s Okay to Make a Controversial Post

Hi Empowerista! You may have seen my post last week about Kim Kardashian. Before you tune me out, hear...

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Career

Why you deserve your big dream

Hi Empowerista, You have big goals and high standards, but every once and awhile fear and doubt creep in....

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Confidence

Aerie Ad Broadens Beauty Ideal

American Eagle’s intimates line, Aerie, breaks the advertising norm by saying bye to photoshop, and hi to a...

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Communication

5 Tips for Creating Confident Emails

One of my 2016 goals is to be unapologetic. I'm not saying I won't say sorry when I...

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Communication

#SmartGirlsAsk Changes Red Carpet for Women

The push to #AskHerMore on the red carpet is back and bigger than ever! In case you missed...

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Career

Seven, the magic number for connecting

“Tell me about yourself, and then tell me again, and then repeat it five more times, K?” No...

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Communication

How HBO’s Girls Broke New Ground

Sad news for my fellow Girls fans: the HBO show’s 6th season will be its last. With the Golden...

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Career

Top 2015 #Empoweristas Break Barriers

From our 1st African-American female Sportsperson of the Year to the Hollywood gender gap becoming a mainstream issue,...

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Career

Carrie Fisher Breaks Hollywood Age Norms (via HerDaily)

Hi #Empoweristas! As many of you know, I create weekly video segments for HerDaily.com, featuring women breaking barriers...

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Confidence

Celeb ‘Body Positivity’ Is Taking Over!

I adored all the body positivity circulating my social media feeds over the past couple weeks. It started...

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Confidence

Confidence On-Camera: Practice, Practice, Practice!

Do you want to promote your business, talent or opinions via video but have fear holding you back?...

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Confidence

VIDEO: How to Calm Your Nerves In Front of a Crowd

I've been TV hosting for 5 years now, and I still get the jitters during my preparations, but...

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Career

It’s Our Stories, NOT Our Ideas, That Make Us Original

As a TV Host, I’m usually telling other people’s stories--how they reached success, what inspired them, obstacles in...

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Confidence

VIDEO: How to Confidently Network Face-to-Face

Hey guys! So I go to networking events and meetings all the time--it's part of being in the...

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Communication

Kelly Clarkson Fat-Shaming: 4 Reasons This Is Not Okay

Kelly Clarkson is the latest victim of fat-shaming. Many people have scrutinized her post-baby bod, the most recent...

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Confidence

How an Attitude Adjustment Helped Me Book a National Commercial

Yesterday I filmed a national commercial that I was this close to not booking, simply because I almost...

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Communication

Your Uniqueness Is Your Most Competitive Edge

We all have our own God-given talents to express, and those will always be our most competitive edge...

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Career

Why a Thriving Personal Life Strengthens Your Career

Disclaimer: Work-life balance is still a constant struggle for me. But over the years I've slowly but surely...

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Confidence

Discovering What I Want (Plus a Few Road Blocks)

The new year inspired me to assess what I really want for my career. For the first time...

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Career

Gratitude Changed My Attitude

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”...

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Communication

A proposal isn’t a man’s job (3 reasons why)

We've all heard about a proposal gone bad. They might not all be viral worthy, but men flop...

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Communication

Ray Rice Incident Teaches Us 3 Things About Domestic Violence

"It's never, never, never the woman's fault. No man has a right to raise a hand to a...

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Communication

Jennifer Lawrence & All Women Have Sole Ownership of Their Body

I'm going to be straight to the point with this one--hacking anyone's phone or computer (including celebrities) and...

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Confidence

How to Be a Queen like Beyonce

"I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish...

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Confidence

VIDEO: 6 Tips to Build Confidence

1) Make decisions in alignment with your values 2) Take action! 3) Build others up 4) Don't let others' negative opinions...

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Career

How To Capture Someone’s Attention

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will...

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