Boss UP!


How do you Boss Up?

In a world where we have we literally have access to more than one billion people each day through social media, it is the perfect time for you to Boss UP in your entrepreneurial efforts!

Whether it be a product or service, platforms such as FaceBook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram gives you the option to advertise for FREE in any innovative way you can dream of.

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No, you do not need to use all platforms, but I do suggest you chose the platform that work best for your business and boss the heck out of it.

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Below I will share some tips that will assist you in becoming the marketing social media maven along with showcasing some of my favorite bosses on different platforms that you can learn from also.

1. Who is your target audience? 

Know your target audience in order to offer the right content! some tips are:

— The younger generation and even teenagers go for the Vine, Snapchat, YouTube, Tumblr, and Instagram.

— Soon-to-be-wives and moms are all about Pinterest for the photos and DIY’s.

— It’s stated young parents and grandparents alike can be found on Facebook.

— If you focusing on Business owners and leaders, find them on LinkedIn.

— Influencers and bloggers love Twitter, Tumblr and now even Instagram.

2. Be consistent with your message and your handle.

Don’t make it difficult for people to find you or know what it is you offer. My handle across all platforms is @CoachKSpeaks . What’s yours?

When you know what you are offering, you need to stick with that message across the board. Maybe it’s offering advice to young entrepreneurs or fashion tips… whatever it is, you need to be consistent with the message.



3. Network! 

Want to get discovered? Well, follow those you admire, compliment, get to know and support in order to receive the support!

4. Repurpose current content.

I’m sure you currently have lots of content that have been used on your blog or social media accounts. It’s time now for you to streamline the pipeline to repurpose the content already used. Update with current graphics. Delete those things that are not of relevance to the message you’ve committed to and start posting as it’s new.

5. Ride the wave

What is currently being discussed on social media right now? Study the hashtags and ride the wave to receive some recognition and supporters. Examples are on Instagram, #MotivationalMondays have over 4million posts which means it’s being used frequently. If you are a coach, USE THIS HASHTAG and watch your likes and followers increase with your consistency. It’s great to create hashtags when you have specific challenges going on or you already have a large following over 10k but until then, nothing is wrong with riding the wave.

Here are a few of the #bossbabes I follow and appreciate when it comes to consistent messaging and marketing.

stacia True #BossBabe! Over 150k followers and it continues to grow daily. Dr. Stacia is consistent with sharing free success and business coaching to her followers with a touch of her lifestyle for inspiration of where you can be if you utilize the awesome tools she offers.

The colors she use are vibrant and consistent throughout her page.

On FaceBook her message continues with more content. You will find blog links, quick tips and even some posts from Instagram with a longer detailed post.

When you go to her other pages such as twitter, or youtube channel you will find the same or more content shared.




Another Boss! Simple yet highly impactful. Charlotte of Confessions of a Clean Foodie does an amazing job staying consistent with her message of clean eating with dynamic photos on Instagram!

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My dear friend and once stylist to Bad Girl RiRi (as in the only Rihanna), Nini is crushing it on FaceBook. She shares amazing fashion moments from her daily life and gives style tips for all.

These are just three of many I admire on social media. Are there any that you follow and would like to learn from? Share below but most of all, TAKE NOTE!!


Another favorite, Hilary Rushford who is also crushing the game on Instagram with almost 100k followers, shared phenomenal advice about proper marketing on Instagram. In her words, with the algorithm going on Instagram, this is the year for you to choose to crush it or step aside. I’m taking some of her tips and plan to crush it. Will update my stats as they increase. 🙂

She grew her following of 40k+ in just one year!

Be sure to check her out for awesome advice.  <——- FREE INSTAGRAM CLASS HERE

Share your learnings and lets Boss Up together!

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Fab Fashion Friday

Celebrating the smart and chic style of well known fashion stylist – Nini Nguyen!


It was 2003 when I met Nini while we both worked at Banana Republic in West Village! My how time flies!

Back then, I knew Nini had that special eye for style. Although she started only as a janitor, she proved what she could do when given the opportunity. Nini was still in school but she stood out by styling customers with her keen eye for style and brutally honest opinion. Nini had a way that drew you in and you were so thankful in the end for taking her advice. With Nini being true to herself she was the number one sales person at BR that moved her to NorthPark then transcended her taking this power to Neiman Marcus and becoming Rookie of the year hitting $1million in sales.

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I knew it would only be a matter of time, she would turn her passion into her business. I still remember the conversation we had while she was on lunch break at NM… I always had such great belief in her and I knew eventually she would become a master at her craft. And that she did in a big way!


Nini became a known name in retail as she was a fashion consultant for Oscar de la Renta and  Barneys New York



This fashionista, stylist and designer became Vanity Fair’s International Best Dress 2013 first month winner and have styled many. She’s become the stylist for her girl Rihanna and even designed a gown worn on the red carpet for the launch of perfume Nude.




Nini is not just a fashionista… she is an inspiration! It’s true what she said “Hard work pays off”. This lady is the epitome of dedication, strength and style.



Yes she is incredibly chic but even with the multiple accomplishments before reaching 25, she still has a kind heart. I still remember the huge accomplishment while working at NM where she was able to purchase a home for her parents at age 21.

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2040748_nini Just recently she gave birth to baby Sage and even while pregnant she gave us amazing style!







Congrats Nini!! Congrats on all of your accomplishments, your pristine style and your new edition.

Check out more here:  Nini Nguyen –       


Tuesday TEN – CFDA Style!

The amazing CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Awards are here! The mission of the Council of Fashion Designers of America is: To strengthen the influence and success of American Designers in the global economy.


Here are my Top 10 CFDA Style strutters from this years award show.

1. The Fashion Icon Award recipient Rihanna! Her gown had more than 200,000 Swarovski crystals made by Adam Selman.

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2. Chanel Iman wearing a Monique Lhuillier gown while posing with the designer.

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3. The Canadian fashion model Coco Rocha was ravishing in one of my favorite Project Runway designers Chrisitian Siriano

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4. Lupita Nyong’o stood out in her Suno jumpsuit.

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5. Solange in Calvin Klein 

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6. Jessica Stam in Giulietta jumpsuit was so chic.

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7. The Puerto Rican Model Joan Smalls gave us skin in Prabal Gurung

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8. Emmy Rossum the actress and singer was accompanied by and dressed in Mendel

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9. Infamous Naomi Cambell was completely sleek and glamorous.

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10. Blake Lively and Karen Elson shimmered in gold

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Who were some of your favorites?


Wear It Wednesday

Here is the Were it Wednesday Met Gala Edition!

The Met Gala is the premier fashion industry red carpet event! With a theme of Charles James: Beyond Fashion There were many looks that took us beyond!

One of my favorite events to see who’s going to wear what on the Red Carpet! Check out some of my favorite looks below:

My favorite look of the night came from Rihanna




Janelle Monae in Tadashi Shoji cape was killing it!



Diane Kruger



Selena Gomez


Charlize Theron


Gabrielle Union


Rosie Huntington-Whitely


Gisele Bundchen



Adriana Lima


Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds


Anne Hathaway


Jessica Alba




I didn’t think this was that flattering on her but because I’m a fan, I had to share this pic. 🙂 Love you Bey!



What were some of your favorites?


Throwback Thursday Tribute

Throwback Thursday Tribute

Let’s dance… the last dance… Celebrating the lovely iconic Donna Summer

The 5 time Grammy Award Winning Disco Queen has sold more than 150 million records world wide! Known for a multitude of hits and gorgeous legs, Donna Summer regularly appeared at Studio 54 nightclub in NYC and reached the status of “one of the world’s leading female singers.”

The first to create a 17 minute dance remix of a very seductive and sexy tones of “Love to Love You Baby”. Most radio stations did not know if they could even play this on the radio station but it became an instant success and demand in many clubs.

It amazes me how so many of us are uneducated and think a lot of Beyonce’, Rihana and even Gaga are originators when a lot of inspirations come from queens such as this one: Donna Summer!

Don’t get me wrong, I love B, bad girl RiRi and Gaga but just want to give credit where credit is due:-) When you listen to this… I’m sure you’ll notice some sounds that have been added to some our our today pop stars.

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Although this iconic beauty passed at tender age of 63 after fight with lung cancer, her legacy will live on forever. From songs that make you move, sultry sounds and sexy style, The Disco Queen and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is someone to never be forgotten.



Throwback Thursday Tribute

Throwback Thursday Tribute

The Fanny Pack!

Typically I use throwback Thursday as a day to pay tribute to some amazing fashionista of fashionisto for their amazing sense of style. Today I’m doing things a little different as I was inspired by the Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2014 line. Karl Lagerfeld and his genius has decided to do something unorthodox by celebrating a throwback with intentions on being reborn. Chanel included the infamous Fanny Pack to it’s Haute Couture show!

This is a completely ballsy yet brilliant move! Check out the trend revisited below and share if you would Rock it or Knock it! Is is a trend to revisit as it’s being spotlighted by one of the amazing design houses Chanel? Or is this a trend to just get people talking  BUT not wearing? Weigh in please!

Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2014

Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2014

The Fanny Pack, belt pack, waistpack, phanny pack, belly pack and whatever other name we’ve called it over the years reached a peak of popularity in the late 80’s going into 90’s. It’s name derived “from the fact that they were traditionally worn facing the rear above the buttocks, for which “fanny” is a slang term in the United States. ”

It was known as the item to distinguish tourists as many tourists wore for ease of travel and storage of money. In 2011 it tried to make a comeback with designers labeling them as “belt satchels” or even “hands free bags” with an offering price up to almost $2000. But just as some trends that were revisited before, the fad fizzled. But now it’s revisited by one of the most influential designers… Karl Lagerfeld! What will the fad do now?

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Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2014

Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2014

Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2014

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Check out some Fanny Packs over the years… Even worn stylishly by hot celebs as Rihanna.

So what do you think? Fashion forward or should we leave it behind? Rock it or Knock it?


Fab Fashion Friday

Fab Fashion Fridays!!

Celebrating Fashionista and Pop Icon Rihanna… new face of Balmain!

Last week I paid tribute to the beautiful Erykah Badu as she has been hand chosen for Givenchy 2014 line and today it’s hats off to Rihanna. Balmain followed suit in getting top style attraction for their 2014 line when appointing Rihanna as the face and inspiration.



The brands young, 27 year old creative director of BalmainOlivier Rousteing, who has almost 150,000 followers via instagram states “Rihanna embodies my vision of Balmain in this new campaign.” Olivier has headed the past five seasons and is bringing a more softer feel to this power house brand. (BTW… I love the article written on Olivier found on OUT. Be sure to check it out!)

Last month Rihanna was spotted sporting the designer looks while NYC. The quilted leather jumpsuit and gold toe boots are from Balmain 2014 Spring line.

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Rihanna has been an avid Balmain supporter in the past. Check out some of her past looks by this designer:

One of my favorite looks from 2009:

Rihanna wears Balmain Spring Summer 2009 denim military jacket.

Rihanna wears Balmain Spring 2009 denim military jacket.

One of my favorite looks of Rihanna in Balmain comes from this year, back in May 2013. She was spotted wearing the feminine design and color of mint green. This gave her sometimes edgy look a much more softer touch but still sex appeal.

Lastly, below are a few photos Rihanna took while visiting the fashion showroom of Balmain when on tour in Paris. Mr. Oliver Rousteing even attended her show where she shared a friendly kiss backstage.

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I salute you Rihanna! 2014 fashion scene will be amazing!


30 Memorable VMA moments

Countdown to the VMA’s!!

Top 30 Memorable VMA moments and performances to celebrate the 30th year of VMAs!

As the 2013 VMAs celebrate it’s 30th year in Jay-Z’s Brooklyn Barclays Center, we must take a moment to reflect on some of it’s most memorable moments and performances. From Gaga’s arrival in an egg to Kanye admitting and raises a toast to him sometimes being an a*$hole, the Video Music Awards always leaves us with something to talk about for years to come!

Check out MY 10 Memorable VMA moments and performances… in no particular order:-)

But of course I must begin with Mr. West!

Kanye West, Taylor Swift

The beautiful Taylor Swift was in complete shock when Kanye West chose to interrupt sharing that “Single Ladies” was the best video of all time. Although his thought had great points… he will be forever in the hall of shame and a very memorable VMA moment.

Who can forget the infamous kiss… and not just any ordinary kiss but one that consist of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and the one and only Madonna!

Oh Lil Mama… She was feeling “Empire State of Mind” so much she allowed the music to move her right up on the stage during the performance! The best part of this is remembering how Jay-Z gave her the nice pat on her shoulder with a polite dismiss yet she remained until the performance was complete. Still makes me laugh thinking of it!

King B and the beautiful baby bump:-) Beyonce’ announcing to the world on the VMA’s that she is with child:-)

Eminem asked for the “Real Slim Shady” to please stand up by inviting hundreds of bleach blond guys to follow him during his performance in 2000.

Diana Ross literally took a pat to Lil Kim’s boob as Lil Kim wore a pasty to match her outfit in the year of 1999.

Lady GaGa outrageous-ness… From arriving in an egg to wearing a meat dress… she makes sure you remember her! I just wonder what her opening performance and costume will be this year!

Pink demonstrates flying acrobatics while performing “Sober” in 2009.

The late and great Michael Jackson puts on a 15 minute performance with costume changes and smooth criminal moves like no other!!

Now… for the Performances!!

20 most memorable in no particular order but why not start with the one I spoke of above…

1.Michael Jackson!

2. Janet Jackson and the tribute to Michael

3.Chris Brown jumping on tables during his performance of Wall to Wall and Umbrella in his FIRST VMA performance

4.Britney SpearsI’m a slave” performance with the snake

5. Beyonce’Baby Boy” and Crazy in Love performance 2003

6. TLCNo Scrubs” 1999 Before all of the extras… just lights, camera DANCE!

7. Lady Marmalade 2001 performance with Christina, Mya, Pink, Lil Kim, Missy Elliott and Patti LaBelle

8. Justin TimberlakeLike I love you” 2002 performance

9. P Diddy, Ginuwine, Usher, Pharrell and Busta Rhymes I need a girl and other!

10. Beyonce’ Single Ladies performance 2009

11. Missy ElliottGet your Freak on

12. Lady GagaPaparazzi” 2009 performance

13. MadonnaVouge” 1990 performance

14. Kanye West Runaway 2009

15. Jay-Z and Alicia KeysEmpire State of Mind” simply for the Lil Mama interruption:-)

16. Like a Virgin Madonna come back with Britney and Christina

17. NSYNC 2000 performance of Bye Bye Bye

18. New Edition Reunion 1990

19. Beyonce’ Ring the Alarm 2006

20. Janet JacksonThat’s the way love goes” 1993 performance

What’s to come for 2013?? I guess we will soon find out!