Will You Say Yes?

SYI supports people to be Powerful, Positive, and Professional. These skills are foundational to effective leadership and support the development of emotional intelligence skills (or people skills).

Powerful: KNOW
You are comfortable owning your skills and strengths.
Positive: LIKE
You like your world and you look for what is right, what is working, and what is going well.
Professional: MODEL
You move through the world modeling respect, fairness, and consistency.

Join us at the SYI to get concrete skills, tips, tools, and strategies to be Powerful, Positive, and Professional!

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Category Archives: Inspiration/Motivation

Ten Years, Ten Things

Ten Years ago- this summer- I left my job and started the Say Yes Institute.I didn’t have a big business plan, or a well thought out strategy for what I was going to do or how I was going to do it. I just knew I needed to work with […]


3 Lessons in Business (Courtesy of an Angry Stranger!)

  3 Big Lessons in Business was recently brought to me, courtesy of an impulsively dowloaded $9.95 ebook and the subsequent (very unexpected) email battle with a stranger.I will start with this- I can be impulsive. By “impulsive” I mean in an unremarkable, boring, and completely boundaried kind-of-way. I was doing research […]


note from carrie & SYI newsletter

note from carrie She said she needs to quit her job and has spent many hours sitting with her notebook “running numbers” as she contemplates how long she could survive living off of her unimpressive savings (especially if she immediately cuts out all of her “luxuries” like food, gas, and […]


The Tennis Game of Life

You hit the ball, now what happens? You wait for the ball to come back to you, right? Suppose it doesn’t?  Do you hit another one?  Two more?  Seven more? Probably not. You wouldn’t keep hitting balls over the net, because you know that’s not how the game is played. […]


Staying Afloat in the Waves of Life

Awhile ago I had dinner with a group of friends and we were talking about life, and how we handle or deal with things. One friend was talking about how grateful she is that she doesn’t usually stay “down” when things don’t go as she had hoped. She said that whatever happens, she just pops […]