Depression, anxiety, and high levels of stress are reaching an all-time high according to baseline medical surveys in the US, and even Germany made the top ten list for countries with the highest rates of emotional and mental disorders.

Depending on where you live, if you are suffering from any medical or circumstantial situation that can affect your emotional well-being, you may or may not have access to doctors and therapists who can support you on a regular basis. You may also not be in crisis but be an emotional or reactive person who feels too sensitive in everyday interactions.

World-renowned speaker, writer, and coach Tony Robbins explains the six human needs acting as a driving force behind what we do and how we live our lives. What seems at first glance like a simple list of needs is actually a powerful and useful tool that can help us understand the complexity of human behavior, even when it seems illogical. One need Tony highlights is the need for variety or uncertainty. This need is in all of us, though it exits in different degrees in different people. …

Geneva, Switzerland has a high concentration of geniuses. It’s the Peace Capital of the world, consistently ranked as a top-ten city for financial services, hosts more international organizations than any city on earth, is home to CERN, and has about 500 NGOs staffed with achievers working hard to change the world for the better.

The thinking professionals here are used to learning, succeeding, and making a positive impact in their team and in society. They are multi-lingual, extremely educated, well-read, and well-traveled. Until a few years ago, most of them had never hired a coach.

Today, thinkers in Geneva and…

December 2015 was the month Abby Wambach retired from playing professional soccer, what I call football. I read some articles about her by her teammates, here and there. I thought she must be an extraordinary woman.

from Wikipedia

The first time I heard of and saw Abby Wambach playing was in June 2015 during the World cup in Canada. The USA faced Colombia in the round of 16, the French TV commentators said she was a great player. I was watching the Women’s World Cup for the first time because the French team had a good opportunity to win. But the French…

New Business Flavor Events Series to Launch June 4th

Add Flavor to your professional life every month! Here in French-Speaking Switzerland, La Côte community builder Yoshiko Kuwata Luebke is launching a series of 12 evening conferences and workshops designed for international leaders, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and founding teams.

Business Flavor™ evening events provide relevant content, experiential learning, and high-quality networking opportunities that are led, facilitated, and moderated by Michelle Guiliano and Denise Nickerson of Salt, a consulting, communications, and coaching company.

The series will launch with an event on Thursday June 4th, 2015 in Nyon. …

Follow These 5 Steps to Leverage Your Network for New Opportunities

Whether your organization is experiencing change, reorganization or whether you’ve been downsized, fired or are simply sitting too comfortably at the top of your game, knowing how to cleverly leverage your network is the best way to uncover new career opportunities and keep pulse with your community at the same time.

When we’re underemployed on the job or not, we can experience a crippling loss of confidence, poor performance reviews, diminished job satisfaction, financial instability, and uncertainty.

Senior leaders face a particularly cruel isolation and sense of exposure in…

A Simple Challenge for International Women’s Day

I co-lead a Facebook group of 900 international women entrepreneurs living in the Geneva area and today, they were on my mind because of International Women’s Day. Inspired by the idea of each one reaching out to honor or elevate two women and the positive rippling effect that might create globally with each connection, I posted the following challenge:

Can you find one older woman to thank and one younger woman to encourage today?

Who shined a light for you, showing you the way? Who gave you the best advice you ever got…

Inviting Speakers to Your Event

Leading minds, Influencers, Innovators, Educators, Authors — today’s most sought-out public speakers put themselves and their careers on the line every time they take the stage. Their presentations are compared against the titans of public speaking and those professionally trained and selected to give a TED Talk — as are your events! Every audience member is now empowered with devices that can capture, tweet, and instantly share across vast platforms and social media the impact of a well-crafted message as easily as a gross mistake or judgment error. Even the most experienced speakers consider long…

Momentum: Your Positive Energy Counts!

Here at Salt we have had a busy first month filled with energy and action towards building a business. It has been exciting and even exhilarating at times, and we have really felt the momentum of our decisions and actions spur us on.

Our seminars and coaching have afforded us the chance to earn new revenue and give back to our local and global communities. We’ve set up three speaking engagements with very little lead time, written new content and have had fun sharing and inviting our contacts.

We are both part of interactive on-line…


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