Tag Archives: Pat Ciarrocchi

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The Girlfriend Gala

The 2016 Girlfriend Gala was yesterday. It was our tenth Victorious Celebration. If you were there, THANK YOU for coming. You are part of the reason it was…
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Tip#8: Sugar and Alcohol

Save the Sugar and Alcohol for Socializing You know how it is this time of year. You’re going out more than usual, people are bringing treats to work,…
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May 9 WrapUp: Friday Happy Hour

About Moms, College and Spring Cleaning Susan Torello was my guest today. Sue is a professional organizer, certified in home staging – that means she has official, credentialing…
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WrapUp: Friday Happy Hour

Fashionista Denise Hay came to today’s Happy Hour. She had great ideas for what to buy to look current this spring, including ways to update what you already…
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Ban Bossy???

What have Beyonce, Jennifer Garner, Jane Lynch, Condoleeza Rice &others been doing with FB’s CEO, Sheryl Sandberg? They’ve been making a commercial or maybe you’d call it a…
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Today at Happy Hour

Women are “all in” when talking about getting a promotion or being a successful business owner. But talk about being a business or corporate leader and women shy…
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, I wish you a fabulous day of Thanksgiving. Don’t forget to check out last week’s guest Sharon O’Connor’s “attitude of…
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My Excellent Adventure

Bill and Ted have nothing on me! I’m getting ready to start a new adventure, something that I’ve thought about doing for a long time…and now I am….
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Nyad: You’re Never Too Old!

“You’re never too old to chase your dreams!”  That’s what Diana Nyad wants you to know. Today, the 64 year-old finally accomplished her goal of swimming from Cuba…
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Ten Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

Forbes.com posted this article by Mike Myatt last spring. Here are his “top ten secrets” with my quickie summaries: 1. Speak not with a forked tongue: Act like…
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Is Social Media Sabotaging Communication?

Between facebook, twitter and texting, we sometimes think that sound bites, shared links, winks and 140 character tweets are communication. But while clever phrases and social media quickies…
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Annmarie Kelly speaks at the Great Dames Delaware Series on April 22

“Savvy Sizzle: Designing the Life of Your Dreams” Is your life SAVVY or sappy? Does your life SIZZLE with Satisfaction or feel like it’s wilting away, day by…
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Support for Women In Business

Question: I was wondering if your business was anywhere near Southern California or if you know of any other places I can contact for Women Business support and…
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Staying Under the Radar?

When a woman complains to me about not getting a promotion or recognition for some accomplishment, I ask her how she promotes herself. In most cases, she hasn’t….
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Annmarie Kelly speaks at the Great Dames Delaware Series on April 22

“Savvy Sizzle: Designing the Life of Your Dreams” Is your life SAVVY or sappy? Does your life SIZZLE with Satisfaction or feel like it’s wilting away, day by…
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Annmarie speaks to Wilmington Women in Business on March 21

Flipping the Switch: From Pressure to Power Change and stress are inevitable any time and anywhere. But in today’s economy, you have to do business with less and…
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On Strong Shoulders

Danica Patrick’s Big Win Danica Patrick’s eighth place finish in the Daytona 500 last Sunday was the best female finish in history and the second-best female finish in…
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Webinar: How To Talk So People Will Listen

When: March 26, 11:30am – 12:30 pm EST Cost: $57.00, includes your customized Personal Profile Have you ever made a suggestion at work (or with family or friends)…
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What’s your Dream for 2013? Kelly’s Cafe Teleseminar

Event Date: December 28 Time: 11:30am – 12:30pmEST Format: “Lunch and Learn” Cost: FREE! But registration is required. Wondering about those New Year’s Resolutions? Do you figure “why…
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Do Women Want to Lead?

Recently nineteen year old Julie Zeilinger wrote a guest post for Forbes.com, titled: “Why Millennial Woman Don’t Want to Lead”. In it, while Zeilinger acknowledges that young women…
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Dare to Dream in 2013! Learn Powerful Tools To Get The Life You Want!

 Get Ready NOW to Make 2013 Your Best Year Yet!  How to Use Vision Boards to Create the Life of Your Dreams You’ve heard about the Law of…
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Is It Colorful?

Many chefs will tell you that any meal should have a lot of color. Just having a turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes will give you a table of…
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What Do You Want Now?

OK, you decided to have Thanksgiving dinner. Now decide what you want to have. Most people have turkey, but not everyone does. Some people have ham or a…
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Is Your Size Holding You Back?

Have you ever felt uncomfortable about your size? You have, right? And has it ever held you back from achieving a goal? I’ll bet it has. Somehow you…
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October’s Victory Theme: VISION

VISION is what enables you to see where you are going, what’s behind or around you and to recognize people and things. Physical vision happens with your eyes,…
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The Fast Lane

Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion. –  Oprah Winfrey

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American Business Women’s Day

CONGRATULATIONS! Not everyone woman can start her own business, and YOU DID IT! Good for you! Here are a few interesting stats about women in business: The number…
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Success and Competence: Stage 2

Conscious Incompetence Now, you know you don’t know. That means you’re getting somewhere. With Conscious Incompetence, you recognize what’s missing. You may not know HOW to bridge the…
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Competence: Are You Ready for Success?

Do you feel like the success you want – in your life, your relationships or your job – just never comes your way? If you do, maybe a…
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Sage Advice From the Experts

It was thirty years ago when Tom Peters wrote his first book, In Search of Excellence, with Robert Waterman. What the authors said then still holds true today:…
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Phyllis Diller

Life Reinvention Success/ Breaking Comedy’s Glass Ceiling Yesterday I met with my friend and spiritual mentor, Jeanne. For some reason, she mentioned Phyllis Diller and Diller became part…
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Webinar: How to Talk so People will Listen

October 9 Have you ever made a suggestion and it’s ignored – only for someone else to make the same suggestion a few minutes later and everyone thinks…
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Adult Child Wants Help

Question: A few years ago I started taking care of my mother. First it was a little physical and more emotional. Then it got to be more and…
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Victory and Mental Energy

Mental energy is what enables you to focus on what you want and need. It’s also what you use to figure out the strategies and plans you need…
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Victory and Physical Energy

Remember when you were younger and, unless you had some unusual condition, physical energy came naturally and sometimes in big doses; good health, except for the occasional cold,…
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July’s Theme: Energy and the Victorious Woman

Your Victorious Woman focus this month is on ENERGY. It’s something that is all around us and comes in every possible form you can imagine. It’s in your…
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Purging Persistence!

Today I continued my purge in the loft. It amazes me how, for someone who isn’t a pack rat and who doesn’t have a lot of storage space,…
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Persistence: A Starting Over Must-Have!

Talk about persistence! I’ve been watching this bird for a few weeks now and I’m fascinated. Last month she was gathering sticks and stems to make her nest…
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Persistence and Change

Interesting Article! If you are wondering what you need to do differently, this article by Fast Company’s Lydia Dishman give you a few ideas in “Killer Career Advice…
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June’s Leadership Theme: Persistence

Have you ever felt like becoming happy and successful was like banging your head against a wall – all effort and pain and no results? If you have,…
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Can I Be Successful?

QUESTION: Annmarie, I took your class on DiSC (How to Talk So People Will Listen). I really got a lot out of it but I’m wondering about something….
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GOAL OR VICTORY?

Congresswoman Earns Degree Congresswoman Kristi Noem of South Dakota just earned her college degree in Political Science. According to her website, the forty-year-old is a rancher, who “actively…
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Think Your Communication Skills Hold You Back?

“Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality…
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Who’s Waging the War on Women?

It’s confusing, isn’t it? All the noise about the GOP’s supposed “war on women” doesn’t seem to match up with the facts. The “war on women” is empty…
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Communication in the Workplace: First Steps

You’re getting ready for a meeting. Somehow, you always seem to freeze up, have a hard time talking and don’t get your point across. As a woman who…
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When It Comes to Communication…

…Deborah Tannen Wrote the Book! If you have never read one of Deborah Tannen’s books, go to your library and get one, or download it from your library’s…
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Women in History: Nancy Pelosi

I often say that motherhood is a temp job. When the kids grow up, you have to have a new beginning and write your next chapter. Former Speaker…
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The Secret to Influence

We don’t try to push others in a particular direction; we try to pull them toward our ideas. Push takes muscle. Pull takes influence. Lois Frankel

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Women In History: Sandra Day O’Connor

When Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman on the Supreme Court, I barely noticed anything political. But that day I paid attention to the news! Though she…
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Celebrating Victorious Women

In honor of Women’s History Month, The Press Club PA focused its meeting on women, past and present, who had demonstrated victories I was honored to have The…
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