Archive for January, 2009

Contact Us

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

The Leadership on Speed LLC team would be honored to support you both individually or organizationally in your journey toward transformative leadership.  We look forward to hearing from you!


How to contact us:


By phone: 407.234.1600

By mail:  PO Box 770757, Orlando FL 32877


Don't forget to visit our other website:  The Next Step Coaching &    Read More

Chief Leadership Officer

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Home_val_pic%20web[1] Valerie Pendergrass (Coach V) holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Certified Business Coach with the International Coach Federation. Additionally, she is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and a former world class athlete.

She established her expertise within the Defense, Biotech, Pharma and Public Sector Industries working with and for    Read More

tips for getting past the resume screen

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
Appleforteacher In todays economic environment, every day we hear news of lay-offs and downsizings.  Whether you are in the job-seeking trenches or concerned that you may be next, know that jobs are out there and things will get better.  It is important however to be prepared and knowledgable when it come to approaching your job search in order to be efficient with your time and effective with your results. 
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the dream is alive: what’s next?

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Obama_king This week, so many have commented on the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther Kings birthday and the inauguration of the first African American President of the United States.

Dr. King stood, fought and died advancing a vision of possibility for African Americans and unity for all people. He died advancing a dream.

President Obama epitomizes the realization of that very dream...

As we celebrate this week, I cannot help but turn my thoughts to my two year old daughter.  I think about the impact of this week on her life.    Read More

underdogs 1, naysayers 0

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Arizona win I love it!  Arizona Cardinals - 32, Philadelphia Eagles - 25.  Underdogs - 1. Naysayers - 0.

Just another example of defying the odds with a fan club of 1.

The one would be the Cardinals themselves...

In other words, Arizona who????

And now, they are on their way to the Superbowl!!

I love it when I see underdog victories.


Because EVERYDAY, there are always folks who tell you what you CAN'T do.  They're so willing to give you a thousand reasons why your dream will fail. 

For every    Read More

making it happen

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Endurance_WDWMarathonWeekend As you read this, I am two days away from achieving an almost lifelong goal to run a marathon.  It's difficult to believe that the day is at hand and to be honest, I am experiencing both excitement and trepidation...

I wanted to share this journey and this experience with you because in many respects, embarking on this goal is no different than starting a business, going back to school, making a career change or (insert your goal here).

Four months ago I began this journey with    Read More

leadership lessons from colin powell

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

"The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.  They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care.  Either case is a failure of leadership."

Colinpowell How tuned in are you within your organization to the people you lead? 

How tuned in is your upper management team?

One of the greatest challenges in the corporate environment is the barrier to upward communication at the top levels of an organization (and all too often in the middle    Read More

moving into action

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Dream Congratulations!  By now you have spent some time thinking about what you want to create in 2009 and hopefully you didn't limit yourself regarding what that looked like.  You deserve to dream big and you deserve to live a big vision - together we'll discuss how you get there.

Taking poetic license from the NBA, this is the year you get to play big or go home.

That's what I'm holding you to.

Playing big doesn't necessarily mean becoming President of the US.  Playing big could mean getting    Read More

what will you create this year?

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

No limits Well 2008 is  officially over. Done. Finito!

So now the question for you is: What will you create in 2009?

Let me first tell you that I'm not a "resolutions girl".  They're cute.  They're fun.  And if they work for you great.  But resolutions are often initiated out of some sense of "have to".  You know what I mean....

I have to lose 20 pounds.

I have to quit smoking.

I have to spend more time with my family.

Now let me ask you, does any of that seem fun to    Read More