The Importance of Creating Your Secondary Family

When I was 11, Mom got the call that Gram was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. In that moment, Mom promised that she would never put Gram in a nursing home. Two weeks later, Gram moved in. For the next seven years until she died, we spent our days dressing her, feeding her and chasing after her […]

Throw Away Your To-Do List: Using Core Values to Navigate the Unexpected

Melissa’s TEDx talk was on Saturday. It was Thursday. We were discussing back and forth over whether the word “love” was the appropriate word for her closing line. We were on the verge of a nervous giggle fit, as the English language got less and less concrete in our minds. I was supposed to be […]

[BONUS Episode] Feed Your Butterflies – The Swift Kickin’ It Show

Feed your butterflies! No, not the ones you raised from larvae in 3rd grade. We are talking about the butterflies you get when you stand on stage or decide to try something brand new. Instead of running away and calling your mom, what if you turned that feeling into an accomplishment? This episode of the […]

[Video] Working On Your Team Vs. In Your Team – The Swift Kickin’ It Show

“Unfortunately, I don’t like to have fun!” Except we do, and it’s evident in this energetic episode of SKTV.  You’ll have to watch the episode to understand why Melissa said this at all. This episode of the Swift Kickin’ It Show is for leaders who feel it’s time to step back from the day-to-day work […]

Confusion is Good: Create Weird Moments to Increase Team Morale

In NYC, there are plenty of opportunities to be confused. Whether it be Naked Cowboy – an NYC staple – or a reminder to Love Allways. [As a member of the grammar and spelling police, the latter example quickly captured my attention.] Strikingly, these opportunities for confusing are also a way to engage all those who witness […]

[Video] Leaving Gracefully – The Swift Kickin’ It Show

How many sassy tweets about commuting in NYC can you handle? Hopefully a lot if you’re about to click play. And if you’re also curious about leaving gracefully from a position or job…then definitely click play. This episode of the Swift Kickin’ It Show is for those want to leave a position in the best […]

Creating a Mindfulness Practice (for Work)

The magic of Swift Kick happens out of a collaborative workspace in Downtown Manhattan, called LMHQ. The walls are white (because we can write on them #WorkPerk) and it has a warehouse-chic feel to it. As there are a lot of businesses that work out of the space, there are a lot of personalities, each with […]

[Video] Having a Boss and Being a Boss at the Same Damn Time

having a boss and being a boss

How many times a week can you shop at Target? How many cats is too many? Is Tom really all that humble? These are some of the hard hitting questions we answer, along with discussing having a boss and being a boss at the same damn time, in this episode of SKTV. This episode of […]

3 Ways to Foster Positive Cell Phone Use at Work

As I landed back in NYC at 11pm, nearly every person around me reached for their phones to turn off Airplane Mode. My biggest concern was booking my car to get home as soon as possible, but as I looked around, it was Instagram and Facebook that people were clicking on first. If we are […]