How NOT To Settle In Today’s Compromising Culture

How NOT To Settle In Today’s Compromising Culture

“Chocolate bars are getting smaller, and everything is getting so expensive. I guess it is what it is.” “We just have to live with it.” That was the conversation between two people on the shuttle bus as I was heading to Heathrow Airport in the U.K. I was returning...
Eight Seconds: What Are You Transmitting?

Eight Seconds: What Are You Transmitting?

8 seconds. That’s all it takes. Recent research says that we will decide within 8 seconds of meeting someone whether we want to continue to engage with them or not based on what they are transmitting non-verbally. Researcher Albert Mehrabian, professor emeritus of...
How Do Leaders Lead When Disruptions Happen?

How Do Leaders Lead When Disruptions Happen?

Strikes and layoffs are never planned. No one is exempt. The recent pandemic showed us how fast life can change. I live in the hills of Los Angeles, and our home was in jeopardy a few years ago when what was then the largest fire in LA history, the LaTuna Canyon fire,...
Let Your Light Shine that They Might See Jesus

Let Your Light Shine that They Might See Jesus

I am often interviewed on podcasts, TV shows, and radio about my work. Sometimes it is about Hollywood issues or production questions. Sometimes it may be about my passion to see Christians use media effectively to tell their stories or ways in which Christian...
Why Your Touch Matters

Why Your Touch Matters

“I just wanted someone to hug me.” This was the comment I had from an actress I was interviewing on a Zoom webinar as the pandemic was coming to an end. We had been discussing why relationships matter and why Influence Women is essential. She was single and, during...
Get Out of the Cave and Back on the Winding Road That Leads Home

Get Out of the Cave and Back on the Winding Road That Leads Home

I love summer, but not so much when it gets outrageously hot. It can make me a bit grumpy, discouraged, and depressed. I liken it to winter in August. It’s cave time. I have to stay inside the air conditioning, hide, and try not to let my emotions and thoughts get to...