Thought LeadHership: 100 Women of Destiny “Tele-Retreat”

You know I love discovering women on the leading edge, who aren’t known, but should be.

Mark my words when I say watch these women on this call. Some of the best kept secrets you’d otherwise never know about will be on the line sometime in the month of March, 2011.

Join Grail Springs Founder, Madeleine Marentette & Team Destiny (including moi) for 100 Women of Destiny.

It’s the largest ever tele-summit retreat to honor the 100th year of International Women’s Day, we are using all of the interactive features over at Maestro Conferencing unlike any other calls you’ve been on – guaranteed.

Each day we will offer “up close and personal” conversations with visionary voices of women who have helped create positive change across the globe.


To join the worldwide celebration of the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, the remarkable women of the African nations are holding a women’s listening event, March 7th-13th.

Women from all walks of life from Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa and other African nations share their extraordinary stories of life, their passions and how they overcame their own challenges.

The listening event has many opportunities for women to meet and discuss issues impacting women of the African nations including: workshops, discussions, cooking and more activities for women to bond and come away with a once in a lifetime experience.

I hope to “hear” you on the line sometime this month!

Create a great day,


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As I Begin 2011…Some Timeless Words of Wisdom from Charlie Chaplin

My Fierce Feminine entrepreneur friend and colleague Lynn Scheurell sent this out today. I decided it would be a great way to kick off 1/1/11 . So I swiped the wisdom from Charlie Chaplin verbatim and am posting it ;-).

No interpretation needed. He wrote this on his 70th birthday in 1959, over 50 years ago. Wow.

Talk about timeless….

Portrait of Charlie Chaplin

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Words of Wisdom – As I Began
By Charlie Chaplin

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.
Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody as I try to force my desires on this person,even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me.
Today I call it “RESPECT”.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.
Today I call it “MATURITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time,
and everything happens at the exactly right moment.
So I could be calm.
Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.

As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time,
and I stopped designing huge projects for the future.
Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness,
things I love to do and that make my heart cheer,
and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm.
Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything
that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations,
and everything the drew me down and away from myself.
At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism.
Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right,
and ever since I was wrong less of the time.
Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past
and worry about the future.
Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING is happening.
Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me
and it can make me sick.
But As I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally.
Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.

We no longer need to fear arguments,
confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others.
Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born.
Today I know THAT IS “LIFE”!


Create a GREAT 2011….

Michelle P.

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The Influencer Project: Online Thought Leaders In Action

influencer-projectI interviewed Christiana Briddell, Co-Founder of about The Influencer Project: The World’s Shortest Marketing Conference on The Business of Online Thought Leadership on Blog Talk Radio this week.

After our conversation, it’s also arguably the World’s Shortest Most Valuable Marketing Conference. And it’s FREE.

  • 60 Leading Thinkers in Social Media/New Media were given
  • 60 seconds to share their Best Ideas for how to increase online influence in 60 Days
  • =60 minutes of pure genius. (IMHO)

Here’s a video for you video folks. (I’m so not a video watcher, but this one was interesting)

Also, here’s a link to the press release for more information.

About ThoughtLead
ThoughtLead’s mission is to spread important ideas that positively impact our world through online marketing.

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Guest Blogger: Ananda Leeke, Sisterhood, The Blog

I discovered Ananda Leeke via a surprising stream of @ tweets that she shared about me and some of the concepts and things I have been up to ;-)…how cool is that?

So I jumped over to her “Sisterhood, The Blog” blog to see who this leading edge sister-thinker was and I’m really impressed with what she is up to, too!

Now, I’m going to surprise her right back…by posting her poem “Sisterhood, The Blog” below.

(It’s  included in her new book That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery (iUniverse, Inc. – available on –

anandamainphotoSisterhood, the Blog
by Ananda Leeke

Have you heard?

There’s a new feminine frontier where women’s voices emerge from the silence without fear, shame, or judgment.

Where women plant seeds of thought and infinite possibilities in gardens that promote freedom of expression.

Where women reveal their dreams and tell their secrets because a sanctuary of safety has been birthed by each woman’s soul.

Thanks to the Internet and an expanding portfolio of social media tools, women have discovered common ground.

They have become the architects of their own lives.

Their blogs, videos, podcasts, and social networking sites are prime real estate in online neighborhoods that form communities of support.

Their conversations build relationships and bridge gaps.

They make their own news and tell their own stories

The end result is a plethora of networks that serve as launch pads for personal and spiritual empowerment, information sharing, creative expression, healthy living, new friendships, social justice advocacy, career reinvention, and business opportunities.

All of their energy and efforts illustrate one truth:  women are standing in their power and reclaiming their sacred feminine on and offline.

They move with a power not seen before.

It is rooted in being fully

P – Present when they

O – Own their lives as

W – Women who believe they have

E – Everything they need to live out their

R –  Revolution of authenticity.

One thing is for sure, women know their investment in themselves will yield a high return.

So get on board and join the revolution of Sisterhood, the Blog before it’s too late.

Copyright 2009 by Madelyn C. Leeke


Anada Leek is (, an author, artist, creativity coach, yoga teacher, Reiki Master practitioner, blogger, D.C. Social Media Examiner (for, social media strategist, radio host, speaker, and innerpreneur, established Sisterhood, the Blog in June 2009.

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Connectivity is the New Currency(tm)…The Business of Online Thought Leadership

For some reason, I’ve always been fascinated with the topic of thought leadership. Maybe because I like to think a lot ;-).  

In fact, in 2005 I was a partner in a start-up consulting firm with 5 other dynamic women – we named our company 9th Element Group, (the ninth element is Flourine, it’s the most powerful element in the known universe and has been tested as rocket fuel…literally).  and we decided our niche was going to be The Business of Thought Leadership.  We would position, package and propel thought leaders into their marketplace! 

Part of the business of thought leadership is that you publish thought-provoking information. And we knew we’d need to write a book to be taken seriously. Luckily, one of the partners was an award-winning author, Jan Phillips. Jan wrote the book over the summer of 2005 (literally).  The Art of Original Thinking: The Making of a Thought Leader was published in 2006 and won awards.

Unfortunately, the company ran out of funding before we could really get traction so we all went off to other things.   

My intrique with the topic has remained, and in particular, I’m finding that there are a lot of women who demonstrate thought leadership with blogging, podcasting, social networking, social media and other areas – PR, business, technology…but aren’t necessarily recognized for their leading-edge thinking.

So I’m starting an internet talk radio show “The Business of Online Thought Leadership” and it’s going to profile many of the brave new entrepreneurs leading the field who you may not necessarily know but probably should.  

This week starts with my good friend Rob Schultz of and the reason I started with him is that he’s done some really cool innovative things with online media, like creating flash movies for big name coaches, and created a Larry King-style split screen interview using Skype and a web-cam (who knew? Traditional media is probably about to lose their MIND because of innovations like this ;-)…they can’t compete!)

Why Rob first? Well, when we reconnected recently, he happens to have just created the Online Radio Challenge – a 50 day program to creating your online radio show using Blog Talk Radio (how about that for timing?? The Universe is always at work, right?)

You can watch the split-screen program below:

You can listen to our first show here: The Business of Online Thought Leadership

And, I’ll be on the air every Wednesday at at high noon to inspire and empower you to build your online presence using social media and social networking, build your platform and get up close and personal with some of today’s most innovative thought leaders in social media.

Hope you can join me!

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How Social Media Changed Election 2008

I decided to embed the live blog on my site too, we are officially simulcasting live from three different blogs – watch out CNN! – Next – off to go see if I can put it on my Facebook page…I’ll let you know…

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