Colette Carlson, M.A.

Colette is a funny, business communication expert and motivational keynote speaker who engages corporations, associations and individuals worldwide in the art of speaking your truth to maximize results, revenue and relationships! As a highly sought after speaker, Colette's clients include Microsoft, New York Life, Cisco, Boeing, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble. Her work has been featured in Success, Working Mother and Personal Development Magazines, as well as, motivational movies Pass It On and Riches: 7 Secrets of Wealth You Were Never Told. She serves as Leadership Faculty for Executive Women International and is a contributing author in two books: Conversations on Success, along with Deepak Chopra and Mark Sanborn and The Book of Riches, along with T. Harv Eker, John Demartini and Brian Tracy. Her own book, "Liar, Liar, Skirts on Fire" is due out in 2014.

Colette is someone who learned her message the hard way. She started out a big, fat liar. Literally! Only by telling the truth on herself was she able to break through her fears, lose over 50 lbs. and take healthy risks. After applying the strategies she now teaches, Colette found the courage to leave the safety net of a monthly paycheck as a top-notch administrative assistant to CEO’s and step out into the realm of a bold, commission-only sales livelihood. Working for sales legend Tom Hopkins, she quickly ascended to become the #1 sales producer. Her immediate success led to an opportunity to join sales guru Brian Tracy's international organization, and shortly thereafter she became a National Sales Trainer for US West. While raising her two daughters, Colette went back to night school to earn her master's in Human Behavior, which certainly helps now that they're in college!

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Content Posted by Colette Carlson, M.A.

Overwhelmed and over it?

Do you feel like you're never going to catch up? Guess what? You're right.

4 tools to tackle tedious tasks

Many admins no longer see simple tasks as their role and become resentful when a re­­quest comes their way. So, what to do?

5 times to avoid email

You already know that emails can be misinterpreted. So sometimes you must simply forgo them and deliver a message in person or, at the very least, over the phone.

Office fun can lead to increased productivity

By injecting some levity into your workday, you just might shake off a sluggish or rigid mindset and bring a fresh perspective to your responsibilities.

10 tips for leaving a job

Burning bridges is never wise. How you behave during your final days with the company will long be remembered and reveals your character.

5 strategies to reset your mindset

While you may feel like you have no control over the direction of your day, you can still create moments to pause and enjoy a mental and emotional respite from the hectic pace. Consider implementing these five tips to reset your mindset.

3 strategies to end a slump

It’s not uncommon for even the best admins to find themselves in one now and again. Here are three situations within your control that either promote or perish slumps.

Drop the gavel--nobody likes a workplace judge

If you recognize yourself in any of the following scenarios, it's time to learn to deal with others' quirks and maximize your relationships.

Rejection: Friend or foe?

Like all pain­­­­­ful experiences, rejection can either devastate you or be an opportunity for growth. Learning the five strategies to make rejection your friend can determine the difference.

3 strategies to up your empathy

Once in a while, we all need a reminder that our co-workers' behaviors are not necessarily designed just to drive us crazy.