MBJ Author Series on 1/18/18

Transparent communication and effective leadership are not always evident in businesses or ministries. Many have left businesses and churches in droves after being hurt by toxic leaders. Event Information 10 Reasons Communication Brings Transformation includes the... read more

MBJ STEM Girl’s Summit, 3/10/18

EVENT INFORMATION REGISTER It’s time to think about ways to engage more women in male dominated fields, like STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. There’s a massive gender gap in these fields, and these jobs are some of the highest paying... read more

M-T Chamber of Commerce, 5/1/18

WHAT: Keynote Speaker, M-T Chamber Local Government Relations Committee WHEN: May 1st 2018, 7:30 – 8:30 AM WHERE: Schmidt & Bartelt Conference Rm – North Side Entrance, 10280 N. Pt. Washington Rd., Mequon, WI read more

Keynote at 2017 District Rotary Conference

I had the honor of introducing my new book “10 Reasons Communication Brings Transformation” to worldwide leaders at our District Rotary Conference! Thank you Julie Craig, District Governor for this awesome opportunity. Pursuing my passions and walking in... read more

1 Year Anniversary!

My 1 year Anniversary as a County Board Supervisor for Ozaukee County! I’m so happy to have the opportunity to serve my awesome community with a great group of leaders that continue to support me and my endeavors.... read more

Braverman Appointed to County Board

Click Here for full article in the News Graphic ‘My boss told me to just go for it’ Braverman appointed to County Board By Melanie Boyung News Graphic Staff PORT WASHINGTON — Janette Braverman was confirmed as the newest member of the Ozaukee County Board this week.... read more


Solitude = Inner Fulfillment vs. Loneliness = Inner Emptiness As stated by Richard Foster, author of the Celebration of Discipline, our fear of being alone drives us to noise and crowds.  We keep up a constant stream of words even if they are inane.  A business... read more

3 Core Things

There are three core things that I try to focus on each day:  1) Exercise, 2) Staying Involved and 3) Effective Communication.  Do you have areas that you focus on each day?  If not, you should try it!  There may be one or two things that are important to you for... read more

How to Be Stress Free!

STRESS DOES NOT = SUCCESS! STOP everything that you’re doing right now!  It’s absolutely too much!  If you want to be stress free, you have to let go of something or you will never get there.  I know that everything you’re doing seems important, even... read more

What Have You Left Behind?

Well, it’s the end of the year and many are transitioning out of their old jobs for various reasons…resigning, retiring, tired of their boss, becoming a full-time entrepreneur or simply looking for an empowering experience.  However, the question... read more

Martin Luther King

A strong leader who withstood adversity and triumphed in the face of defeat. Be a leader that will…    Commit to Something    Teach Something    Dream Something    Do Something   Martin Luther King... read more

Building My Website

Some may feel that building a personal or business website in today’s world should be fairly easy for most. Especially, with all of the “free” resources available through various hosting and website design companies. However, what I’ve found... read more

Great Leadership Movies!

During the holidays, I just love watching great movies about transformational leaders. One of my all time favorites is Gladiator with Russell Crowe. “The general who became a slave, the slave who became gladiator, the gladiator who defied an empire.” Best... read more

Part 2 – How to Leave a Legacy

I was on the track team from eighth through twelfth grade. During that time, I learned to trust my coach, team members and myself. Since I was on several relay teams, I had to learn to both lead the baton hand-off to the right teammember at exactly the right time and... read more

Part 1 – How to Leave a Legacy

I thought about how I might kick off this blog and realized that I really didn’t want to use any catch phrases or quotes that I had heard in the past. I really wanted to make sure that whoever read this blog understood what it really took to leave a legacy since... read more

Are you an Essentialist?

This morning I read an HBR (Harvard Business Review) Blog by Greg McKeown called “Why We Humblebrag About Being Busy”.  The article is really about being an Essentialist.  It was quite insightful and actually gave me a definition for how I’ve been... read more

Let It Go!

“Don’t ever let a bad experience at work define you.”  That is the advice I’ve given to several leaders who have faced challenges transitioning to a new job after leaving an environment and culture that simply wasn’t ready for what they... read more

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