Grind Less and Glide More

By Amy S. Hilliard A lot has been written lately about Quiet Quitting, the #Soft Life, and women losing ambition as we have gone through the pandemic and seen COVID change the way we live and the priorities we used to hold dear.  I know.  When it was announced on May 14, 2022, that 1 … Continue reading Grind Less and Glide More

Prayer – A Powerful GPS System for Life

Hi All! By now, you may know that I think the #Harriet movie is a MUST SEE film.  Yes, like many, I've known of Harriet Tubman's incredible heroism in bringing hundreds of slaves out of bondage into Freedom via the Underground Railroad for years.  But seeing her story as a young woman when she first … Continue reading Prayer – A Powerful GPS System for Life

Finding Your Calling – A Pivot Point

Hi there. Many of you know that I recently made a pivot in my career and started teaching Marketing at Loyola University's  School of Business.  I'm here to tell you... I. Love. It.  It is one of the most gratifying things I've ever done.  When I walked into the classroom for the first time, and … Continue reading Finding Your Calling – A Pivot Point

What’s Your Personal Elevator Pitch?

As an entrepreneur, I have often had to craft an Elevator Pitch.  That 30 second to 1 minute pitch to tell a potential investor or customer about my business or product if I met them on an elevator to engage them enough to want to work with me, consider investing with me, buy my … Continue reading What’s Your Personal Elevator Pitch?

The Power of Letting Go

  As the seasons are changing, we can learn something from tall, strong trees.  They shed their leaves in the Fall, they let them go.  And yet, the trees continue to grow.  Season after season. And we can learn from the exercise we probably did as kids, the monkey bars.  Swinging from one to the … Continue reading The Power of Letting Go

Pivot Points – Knowing When to Make the Turn

    I love this mug I got from the former "O" store in Chicago.  I love drinking coffee from it and thinking about my "what's next".  Life's journey certainly hasn't been a straight line.  People look at me and think, "She's got it made.  What a success!" If they only knew. This Harvard MBA … Continue reading Pivot Points – Knowing When to Make the Turn

Business Friends Who Celebrate Women and Life

Fresh Flowers.  Fresh Fruit.  Fresh Vegetables.  Old Friends.  That's what you find early in the morning at the Farmer's Market.   What a way to Celebrate Life! Here you see me with the legendary Hedy Ratner.  Doesn't she sizzle?  Well, she really does is so many ways.  She's 77 (!), rides her bike regularly and is … Continue reading Business Friends Who Celebrate Women and Life


Hey Everyone!  How have you been?  I've missed you!  As many of you know, I'm getting my footing back after losing my Mom and want to thank you again for all the support and love.  It's so important to have people around you who understand the journey, know your heart and accept you even when … Continue reading OWN YOUR SIZZLE!

Create your Own History

You are doing it whether you realize it or not. We are in Women's History Month now, and because of the recent loss of my Mom, I reflect often on the lessons, wisdom and joy she gave me.  In doing so, I also recognize that like many women, she created history.  It wasn't widely celebrated … Continue reading Create your Own History

Saluting Debbie Allen – and the Power of Asking for What you Want

As we celebrate Black History Month, I'm honored to salute a woman who is truly Sizzling After 60 and has been making history for a LOOOONNG time, Debbie Allen.  This new article in Elle Magazine says it all--"Debbie Will Determine": Photo by Emily Shur for Elle Debbie has been a trailblazer for years.  Her … Continue reading Saluting Debbie Allen – and the Power of Asking for What you Want