I am an introverted author & speaker who loves staying in the shadows. I overcame stage fright. I inspire leaders to #leadlikeaqueen #podcaster

I was featured on TV… not for misogyny issues, but this part of my story gives more context to that TV interview feature.

Even the fact that I have to put this out there is a shame… and I hope Georgia state’s leaders are hearing me and are willing to…

Restarting in 2021 with Peace and Focus

After failing to successfully hold my annual spring-summer library-sponsored event during the 2020 pandemic, I just retreated and focused on my family for the rest of the year.

Honestly, it was the best choice I could’ve made at that time because we had…

“Transform The Root. Transform The Tree. Transform The Fruit.” ~ Donna Marie Johnson @MarketLikeAQueen #StartUpStrong #LeadLikeAQueen

Background Information

I read a very good personal growth blog article today on Medium. This article is my response, which is based on what I also shared via #Periscope during the #StartUpStrong live chat this past Tuesday. The goal of what I am sharing here on Medium is to simply…

When I was about 15 and on the speech team at Downers Grove North High School in Dupage County Illinois, I froze up during speech competition, and that is tragically how my glossophobia started to manifest.

Photo by Marcos Luiz Photograph on Unsplash

“Glossophobia or speech anxiety is the fear of public speaking. The word glossophobia derives from the Greek γλῶσσα glōssa, meaning tongue, and φόβος phobos, fear or dread. Some people have this specific phobia, while others may also have broader social phobia or social anxiety disorder.” ~ via Wikipedia


Yes, it’s…

One of my business coaches taught me how to use the pomodoro method to help me build better break and rest habits into my work schedule. Also, you reminded me that it's time for me to buy some new non-flattened chair pads. Finally, my apple watch bugs me about standing up at intervals... annoying but needed to prevent your problem. But I do get pain from sitting too, so I have several types of surfaces to sit on ranging from kitchen table to couch to bed to office chair. That also keeps down the monotonee... changing scenery throughout the day, and it helps me hurt a little less.

When you’re passionate about serving others, as I am and have always been, the option of giving up is totally off the table, but…

…slowing down or briefly pausing is totally on the table.

“Stop means pause & proceed with caution when you are passionately selflessly serving your audience.” ~ Donna Marie Johnson

I had to stop doing my annual conference under the old brand (Market Like A Queen) so that I could find a way forward for continuing to serve better and make bigger impact under a new brand (Lead Like A Queen).

In order to find that way forward, I…


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