The Fortunato Files: Develop Your Leadership Core

Published June 10th, 2017 in Blog, Fortunato Files

With a goal of getting organized and moving forward, this horse will drop me to the right and slide to the left. We wiggle and drift side to side.  This is when I hear my instructor’s voice in my head. “Find your structure! No matter what he does, you are immovable. Your structure supports him – it […]


Little & Big Things

Published May 8th, 2017 in Blog, Leadership, Motivation

I love crossing things off my ‘to-do’ list. At that very second (I am told) there is a feels-so-satisfying dopamine hit to the brain. It feels so good, it gets addicting. We can spend our days checking the list, crossing things off – searching for that temporary reward, without touching things that really matter.  It’s quite possible […]


Ready to ReLaunch Yourself?

Published March 9th, 2015 in Blog, News

Ready to ReLaunch Yourself? Check out this interview with Joel Boggess and Dr. Pei Kang, 176 Take Control of Your Career Success: with Dondi Scumaci.


Who is at Your Table?

Published July 23rd, 2013 in Blog, Career Moves, Social Media and Networking

I attended a professional women’s conference recently as the keynote speaker and witnessed the most epic networking fail. As the conference opened and the banquet room began to fill with hundreds of women, I found an open chair at a table near the back of the room. I wanted to get a feel for the […]


Compliance Will Never Take You Where Commitment Can Go

Published June 19th, 2013 in Blog, Leadership

What is the first thing that jumps to mind when you hear the question: “Who is accountable for this?” It’s an interesting experiment to ask people for their personal definition of “accountability.” I’ve heard everything from, “responsibility” to “blame.” Some people describe accountability as a quality or characteristic; others frame it as finger pointing, obligation […]


Manage the Noise

Published December 27th, 2012 in Blog, Strategies and Hints

There is a lot of “noise” swirling around us every day. I call it background noise – like music on the elevator or the buzz of chatter in a crowded room. It’s the hum of life – undercurrents bombarding your brain. From the inside out or from the outside in, there are countless messages competing for […]