19 Feb

Top 5 Soft Skills Mistakes Leaders Make

People sometimes believe that image consulting is only about visual appearance but that’s not true. Your image encompasses your whole persona and includes how you dress, behave, and speak. Recently I have gotten lots of calls from corporations that have just promoted someone who is extremely talented – but who lacks the soft skills needed […]

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11 Dec

Sarah’s Video Tips – Build Your LinkedIn Profile

  Sarah Hathorn discusses how to build your LinkedIn profile.   Tell me what you think! Post a comment below. Do you want to use this blog article? You may, as long as you include this complete bio with it: Sarah Hathorn is a leadership development mentor, executive presence coach, image and branding consultant, public […]

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20 Nov

The KLT (Know, Like, and Trust) Factor for Relationship Building

In today’s rapidly changing and highly competitive business environment it is more crucial than ever to concentrate on building high quality sustainable relationships. Unfortunately many leaders forget to leverage the KLT Factor when communicating face-to-face to build that vital rapport. But when people know, like, and trust you it strengthens your personal brand and accelerates […]

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Networking Magic for Introverts
25 Sep

Networking Magic for Introverts

Many people with whom I’ve worked as a coach or mentor have extraordinary leadership skills and executive talents, but they still get tongue-tied during networking situations. Being great at business doesn’t mean that you won’t feel awkward during social situations. In fact, lots of today’s leaders have something to be desired when it comes to […]

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SHRM Atlanta Conference Take-Aways:  Confidence, Leadership, Influence & Implementation
22 Mar

SHRM Atlanta Conference Take-Aways: Confidence, Leadership, Influence & Implementation

Last week I attended my first Atlanta SHRM Conference. As I sat throughout all of the Business Acumen Sessions, I noticed four common themes from the industry’s HR guru’s. Although these sessions were designed for Human Resource executives, I think every leader can learn from the content I shared on the Atlanta SHRM website as […]

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Who Knew Learning and Networking Could Be So Much Fun?
21 Mar

Who Knew Learning and Networking Could Be So Much Fun?

I just attended the fantastic Atlanta SHRM conference and came away from the event realizing that HR executives are the new game-changers of the business world. They’re providing visionary strategic leadership for companies both large and small, and value they bring to the table permeates the entire organization. The theme of this year’s conference was […]

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Go from Shy Introvert to Networking Superstar
06 Mar

Go from Shy Introvert to Networking Superstar

Networking is vital in today’s business world, but some of us (myself included, believe it or not!) are introverts at heart and working the room or stepping to the podium is just contrary to our nature. But despite the fact that I was born shy, I now spend a great deal of my time mingling […]

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Learn to Entertain With Ease & Elegant Protocol At Your Next Business Dinner
16 Feb

Learn to Entertain With Ease & Elegant Protocol At Your Next Business Dinner

Sarah Hathorn interviews Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach® Thursday, March 10, 20118:00pm – 9:00pm (EST) I frequently hear from my corporate clients who are HR executives and CEO’s that before they promote high potentials to the top of the leadership ladder, they also first test out their social business and entertaining etiquette skills in real-life […]

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Dealing the Cards: Don’t play your business etiquette hand like a game of chance
10 Aug

Dealing the Cards: Don’t play your business etiquette hand like a game of chance

I always find it intriguing how some people at a social function or formal networking event just don’t get the concept of how to react to a business card. That little 2 X 3 inch card offers them a valuable snapshot of a person’s achievements, accomplishments, education, industry, and expertise. But I still see people […]

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