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2015 Review & Release Event

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : January 12, 2016

Release 2015 and Recharge Your Vision of What Can Be for 2016  with Career Coach Daisy Swan, and Tarot/Astrological Reader Mary Griffith January 23, 2016, 1-5pm Cost $199 (includes 30 mins. Tarot Card reading) During this afternoon, you’ll have TIME to choose what learning from last year you want to keep and put into action in 2016, to get insight from a professional astrology/tarot reading, to create a vision board based on a vision developed for what you want to see come to life in 2016, and beyond, to do exercises lead by an experienced career coach to help clarify next Read the rest of this entry »


Burnt out to Brilliant Webinar Series

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : December 16, 2015


The Case for Humble Executives

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : October 30, 2015

The Mindfulness for Emerging Leaders Classes I teach for MBA students focuses on emotional intelligence and surely that includes listening skills. Here is something from that might interest you: The Case for Humble Executives Source:, Author: Joann S. Lublin Procter & Gamble Co. Chief Executive A.G. Lafley struck a humble tone during last week’s annual shareholders meeting. Taking the blame for the consumer-products company’s weak performance, the departing CEO told investors “the buck stops with me” and assured them his successor would do better. Mr. Lafley was responding to investor criticism of P&G’s strategy and recent stock-price performance. Read the rest of this entry »


The Start-Up of You

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : July 15, 2011

I’m Mad As Hell and I’m Not Going to Take It Anymore! As I read the newspapers last weekend I got really angry (remember the all important flick Network?). I didn’t read anything about the under employment or unemployment of thousands of people like you – smart, creative, talented in innumerable ways, yet unable to find a ‘real’ job. What is the Washington contingent thinking about unemployment? Doing? And what are we/ you doing to be heard? In the Great Depression there were bread lines, unemployed people seeing each other ever day. Now we have thousands scouring online job boards Read the rest of this entry »


Entrepreneurship: What It Takes and Do You Have It

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : May 11, 2011

Join us for our June 8th Panel Discussion and Networking Event!   Scroll down to read about our panelists whose inspiring stories and tips will help you formulate ideas and new strategies to move forward in your own business and career!   Have you been contemplating striking out on your own, by starting a new business? But a little – or a lot! – hesitant to do so? Not even sure where to begin, or if it’s the right move for you? It’s clear that entrepreneurship is our way out of this recession – whether you head out on your Read the rest of this entry »


A Writer Writes

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : March 11, 2011

I listened to this interview on KCRW’s Bookworm program today and was really grateful to have heard this. I thought you might be too. While the discussion about the book itself is yummy, the rest of it is very satisfying to hear — especially for any of us who have ever contemplated being a writer. Or for those who are currently writing for a living, or attempting to.   I know that I wanted to be a writer from the time I was 10 years old when I read Harriet The Spy.  I always have loved writing, and loved the Read the rest of this entry »


Entrepreneur Characteristics – The 5 “C’s” of Success

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : June 15, 2010

Mompreneur, dentist, franchisee, CEO, brick and mortar retailer, E-commerce Business Owner, Service Provider? How do you define yourself? Merriam-Webster dictionary defines an entrepreneur as “one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.” That’s true, of course, but this definition doesn’t tell the whole story—namely the entrepreneur characteristics that define their success and, more importantly, the intrinsic drive it takes to achieve that success. There are 5 entrepreneur characteristics that are common among anyone who strives to start and run his or her own business. These characteristics are found in entrepreneurs at any age, in any Read the rest of this entry »


A Lesson from The Suns

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : April 28, 2010

Steve Nash has been an inspiration to me since the first time I saw him play, live, at the Staples Center years ago. I recently read a great article about him in Sports Illustrated. What struck me was Stoudemire’s statement here about how success on the court manifests — through creative vision and seeing. “When you have creative minds, you get involved in different sports, in different cultures, and it allows you to open up on the basketball court and just be yourself. Steve’s a heck of a soccer player. He’s one of those skateboard guys. For the most part, Read the rest of this entry »


What's Fun Got to Do With It?

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : March 02, 2010

This past weekend I had the good fortune to attend an independently organized TED (Technology Entertainment Design) event in Manhattan Beach. TED is all about Ideas Worth Spreading; you can find more about this at While I learned so much during this one day event, I’ve found myself talking about a particular presentation about play and fun and see how this ‘plays’ out in work – mine, my clients’, and my 13 year old son’s. Michael Shore, VP of Worldwide Consumer Insights at Mattel Inc. presented valuable research about what fun means to a wide cross section of kids, Read the rest of this entry »


Innovation, Change, Bring It On

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : March 02, 2010

Needed: Urban Innovation Hot Spots Cities should become living innovation labs, says Saul Kaplan. Only then will we come up with bold system changes that work By Saul Kaplan I have been asked by Living Cities, a philanthropic collaborative of foundations and financial institutions, to participate in an upcoming economic development roundtable, Changing the Trajectory of an Urban Economy, taking place in Detroit on Mar. 5. Organizers asked each of the participants, public and private-sector leaders from across the country, to provide an answer to the following question: Given your experience, what are the most “game-changing” ways to use $100 million-plus to Read the rest of this entry »


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