By - Sandi Webster

Flexible Work Arrangements: The New Normal

Since the pandemic, most unessential workers work from home half the time. Companies are embracing a flexible or hybrid schedule willingly or unwillingly. Employees are leaving their in-person jobs for ones that offer flexible work arrangements. They want ones where they go into the office one day per week, or everyone comes in on the same day once per month

By - Sandi Webster

A Book is Your Business Card

In 2009, my business partner and I wrote our book because we were on the speaking circuit as successful business owners. We got asked the same questions all the time, and frankly, it became boring as our responses became canned. It was an Uh Ah moment for us. Many business owners were becoming authors for this reason – it’s a

By - Sandi Webster

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Shopping While Black or Retail Racism

When you are a black person and reach the age where you can go shopping by yourself or with friends, there is a laundry list of things you need to consider. Black mothers tell their children the following: Do not bring too large a pocketbook so that security guards don’t think you can put clothes in it. Do not go

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Creating the Seats at Your Table!

What the company does?   Sandi Webster LLC coaches small business owners to form advisory boards that help scale their businesses with a focus on increasing EBITDA towards a successful exit. Business owners learn the difference between a board of directors and an advisory board through an online course or one-on-one coaching. The Current Landscape   In the current pandemic

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My Leadership Style – Learn the Different Styles!

I’ve taken many leadership profiles over the years in the workforce, so I have a good idea of where my leadership style should fall in my current roles as Mentor Chair and Vice President of Public Relations in Omni Toastmasters. Still, I was curious to see the results of this recent assessment. I was pleasantly unsurprised. I’m sharing my leadership

By - Sandi Webster

Uncovering Unconscious bias

What exactly is unconscious bias? We all have a different understanding of bias, so the definition becomes more confusing when adding “unconscious” to it. Unconscious means the part of the mind which is inaccessible to the conscious mind but which affects behavior and emotions Bias means to cause to feel or show inclination or prejudice for or against someone or

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By - Sandi Webster

Understanding Your Communication Style

Do you know the style of communication you use when speaking to someone? Have you thought about the other person’s style and how you should interact with them? According to Toastmasters International, “communication is a two-way process for reaching mutual understanding through verbal, non-verbal, and written messages. Communication style is defined as the way in which individuals interact with one

By - Sandi Webster

Women in the Military

I’ve never been in the military. I’ve never even thought it was a career opportunity for me – with men bossing me around and waking me up to run miles at the crack of dawn.  During the ’70s’, I do recall my Brooklyn, NY elementary school class religiously writing holiday letters to the men overseas (never women), wishing them well,

Finance Conversations for Home & Work
By - Sandi Webster

Finance Conversations for Home & Work

I learned finance at the kitchen table. My mother worked three jobs for us to live in a “nice neighborhood” and go to school in a “good public school district” in Brooklyn, NY – shoutout to P.S. 233 in District 18, located in the white bastion of East Flatbush, Brooklyn. She knew that if we went to a top-rated school,