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Welcome to my Resources corner! Read a list of Definitions, check out Case Studies that describe my clients’ successes, and books & podcasts that I’ve found useful.


Words have a lot of power. I have compiled an extensive list of strategic risk terms and their meanings. You can find it here, or click the box below.

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LaConte Consulting’s Strategic Risk Definitions
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MLM Definitions
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Helpful Info About MLMs
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Complete List of MLM Companies

Case Studies

Recommended Reading

Several books have been instrumental in allowing me to step outside my comfort zone.

  • One of the greatest resources I’ve ever come across is Gallup’s StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath (Twitter @TomCRath), originally developed by Dr. Donald Clifton. The book and online assessment were a great start, but my understanding deepened after meeting certified Gallup strength coaches, including Andy Sokolovich (Twitter @UnleashCSF), with whom I co-hosted a podcast called Theme-Addicts. As a consultant, I still recommend this assessment to every client. Once you take it, email me your Top 5 — I’d love to hear the unique way in which you see the world!


  • Creating You & Co by Dr. William Bridges helped me transition from an insecure transcriptionist to a confident manager. It was written a while ago, but his suggestions on restarting your career are very insightful. The late Dr. Bridges also wrote Managing Transitions, which is another favorite of mine.


  • The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber (Twitter @MichaelEGerber) includes stories about how people become successful entrepreneurs. He perfectly describes the “3 business personalities” (Technician, Manager, and Entrepreneur) and explains how to create a repeatable system that can take your business to a new level.

The E-Myth Revisited

  • Steal the Show by Michael Port (Twitter @michaelport) is my go-to reference when preparing for a public speaking or training session. I have learned so much from Michael’s tips and “behind-the-scenes” experiences as an actor and performer.

Steal the Show - Michael Port

The Tipping Point Malcolm Gladwell

  • Nice Girls Still Don’t Get the Corner Office by Dr. Lois Frankel (Twitter @DrLoisFrankel) has been a pivotal book in my professional life. I can’t recommend this book highly enough, not just if you’re struggling in your career, but also for women starting out and for students in college, high school, and junior high. It contains dozens of short examples, lessons, and testimonials of how “thinking like a girl” can negatively impact your professional goals.

Nice Girls Still Dont Get - Lois Frankel

Recommended Podcasts

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  • The Write Now Podcast with Sarah Werner (Twitter @SarahRheaWerner) is full of helpful tips and brain candy on books, writing styles, and interviews with great writers. Plus, Sarah’s soothing voice is a perfect way to slow down and get more motivated to create new content.

Write Now podcast

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