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Serving Mom, All Year Long

  If you’ve been following along with me for some time now, you already know I think my mom is Pamtastic! I’ve written about her a few times and even helped name her cheesecake company: Pamtastic Cheesecakes. PS: They’re the best bite of cheesecake you’ll ever...

Customer Service Inside and Out

  By Pam Melish For years, I worked as a Purchasing Manager which required interaction with all suppliers. You might say I was in the catbird seat. I always expected the best service from each and every one of them! Twenty plus years later I took a leap of faith...

How To Grow Forward

  I have been saying this for years: Success is subjective. I strongly believe each individual defines success differently. I even go so far as to ask in my coaching client intake forms the following: How will you define our time together as successful? At the...

Leo’s Little Sister

  Yesterday was National Siblings Day. Yes, it’s a real thing! Due to this fact, I asked my older brother, Leo, to join me for this week’s Straight Talk. With 14 years of leadership experience under his belt, it was a no-brainer to ask him to share some of his...

Guest Post – All Eyes on Me

  by Leo Melish All eyes on me. No, I’m not paranoid I’m just in a leadership role. Whether you know it or not when you are a leader there are always eyes on you. Everyone you encounter, manage, and deal with will have an eye on you and be forming what they think...

The Business of Storytelling

  Everyone loves a great story. Action, drama, and rom-com alike, everyone loves a movie that tells an unforgettable story. It’s why last year approximately 1.3 billion* movie tickets were sold. Yes, you read that right. Billion. With a b. Movies are big...

In the Name of Being Honest

  “So casually cruel in the name of being honest.” It’s a stop-me-in-my-soprano-voice lyric from the T-Swift song “All Too Well”. One of my absolute favorite songs by her. You can listen here AFTER you read the article 😉 The first time I heard it, it struck...

A Fail-Proof Success Equation

In December, I decided I need a change of scenery. Work scenery. In order to make this happen, I would need to get my husband sold on the idea that he, too, wanted a change of work scenery so that we could switch home office spaces. I would probably have to give up my...

Sales Lessons from this Election Season

  NOTE: This piece was written on Election Day 2016. Due to the climate following the election results, I waited to release it until now. Regardless of your political affiliation, I hope you will openly receive the lessons and borrow my learning lens to use each...

My Valentine to You

  Dear you, How sweet it is I am able to write this letter to you. You see, it’s Valentine’s Day, a holiday entrenched with flowers, candies, chocolates, cards, fancy attire, lavish dinners, and, most of all, love. But, I don’t give a crap about any of that. Bet...