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: Professional

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 […]


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 […]


Top Secret: 5 Power Tips for Women

As a woman, I know we are incredible, brilliant, insightful, powerful, and capable of making a positive impact on a global scale. If that’s true, why does it seem like so many of us are sabotaging our successes, holding ourselves back, or missing the mark? After working with thousands of women, […]


Exciting News!

I hope you have had an amazing summer! I am happy to say that things have been been busy the past few months and there are lots of exciting things to share about  SYI and what is happening this fall! Here a few of the highlights: An updated logo. A […]


Is this what you want…?

“Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do, they never get around to do what they want to do.” Kathleen Winsor She was so angry. Initially it didn’t make sense, and it was hard to follow. Her friend had finished a […]