Sharing of my story in how I was hired into the world of Sports Television…overcoming the hurdles of being a college student with limited to no experience and landing a job with NBC…and how I used that learning to get a job at The Coca-Cola Company. Being a woman in sports television in the 80s was rare – and as a college student I didn’t see any barriers to getting a job – so I just called and asked. Well, it wasn’t simply that easy – but also not that hard.

I have a love for storytelling and humor. What I learned was to go after what you want – and I believe I can share that passion and give people permission and and enable that first step in going after their dream. Desire and perseverance; supported by a willingness to work hard and learn. My first promotion at The Coca-Cola Company brought me to Dallas, and it was only the beginning. As the result of that first phone call, I just retired from The Coca-Cola Company after 30 years. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

TEDx – Centennial Park Women, Atlanta Georgia

I learned to be more effective at work when I started applying what I learned taking Improv Comedy classes. Enjoy this short course on one of the most critical skills that can make an immediate difference in your productivity. The Power of Yes, And.

Corporate Training Strategies with Lisa Fey and Mitchell Levy

Enhance your team performance through effective corporate training strategies with a twist of humor. This episode features #ThoughtLeader and #Expert Lisa Fey, an accomplished communication expert, speaker, and author who helps leaders overcome today’s most prevalent business challenge: communication.

Keynote speaker, emcee and TEDx Presenter Lisa Fey joins me to talk about how to bring fun and humor into the everyday and why your mindset makes all the difference when it comes to overcoming limits.

I wanted to learn more about humor – so I jumped into the deep end.  I decided to take a class and develop my own set to try on stage… in front of a live audience…at The Punchline in Atlanta, GA.  I call it 6 weeks from start to standup.  The scariest thing I have ever done.  Enjoy my first stage attempt to write and deliver my own jokes, based on my life.

Oops I did it again.    Yes, I went back to The Punchline and stood in front of a sold out crowd and told a fresh set of jokes. It is very humbling to write, edit, edit, edit, start over, edit, go back to that crumpled piece of paper and keep trying.

Enjoy my observations and my memories.  And laugh.  I hope you laugh.