New York Times Best Selling Authors & America’s #1 Wine Brand Founders

MICHAEL HOULIHAN
AND BONNIE HARVEY

Authors of The Barefoot Spirit
and Creators of Barefoot Wine

“OUTSTANDING speech! Better yet, PERFECT. What an incredible way to end this conference.”

Robert Reiss

Host & CEO Presented By the Conference Board, The CEO Show

“Michael and Bonnie’s speech gives a whole new meaning to going Barefoot!!— it now means Entrepreneurial Success at its finest! They rock!”

Jeffrey Hayzlett

Chairman, C-Suite Network

Is It Time to Make Up or Break Up With Your Management Team?

Is It Time to Make Up or Break Up With Your Management Team?

This Valentine's week, as you examine significant relationships in your life, take a close look at your company's management team. Are the views of those operating your business still in line with your company vision and mission? “As a company grows, a shift can occur...

Are Your Company Values Shared by Your Customers and Employees?

Are Your Company Values Shared by Your Customers and Employees?

You can’t enter a reception lobby of any established company these days without seeing a plaque on the wall that says “Company Core Values.” This is the company’s way of announcing to vendors, employees, and customers the principles, ethics, and morals for which the...

Time to Vote with Your Money – Again!

Time to Vote with Your Money – Again!

Many of today’s consumers feel worried by the outcome of the election and recent attempts to marginalize their various communities. Or should we say the majority of consumers! They include: the majority who voted against the current administration and its policies;...

​It’s a New Year, So Get Out Your Pruning Shears

​It’s a New Year, So Get Out Your Pruning Shears

Pruning is an art form with a science behind it. Any good gardener knows that skillful and timely pruning increases the strength and yield of your plant. Pruning can determine the direction of growth and suppress disease. But you have to do it! Now is the time to take...

Get Some Diamonds from the People Doing the Actual Work

Get Some Diamonds from the People Doing the Actual Work

When you are from an industry, it’s easy and natural to follow best practices, established policies, and time-honored conventions. Being from outside the industry, it seemed logical to seek advice from the people actually doing the physical work. This turned out to be...

7 Tips for More Effective Email

7 Tips for More Effective Email

Email blasts and self-serving promotions seem to be taking over our inboxes. With all the white noise these days, business email communication can fall victim to overloaded and desensitized recipients. Is it any wonder that our own business emails get incomplete or...

Time to Dress For Success – Again!

Time to Dress For Success – Again!

Many years ago, President Jimmy Carter upset men’s business fashion when he fancied himself as a “Peanut Farmer” and wore jeans in the White House. The fad took off! Ever since, it’s common to see CEOs and conference speakers wearing sport coats and jeans.  Fashion...

Want to Get Stuff Done? Pick Up the Phone!

Want to Get Stuff Done? Pick Up the Phone!

Personal business experience has proven to us that face-to-face meetings are the most productive for breaking the ice with a new prospect. The human face has at least 43 muscles that act in consort to produce over 20 expressions. If you see a negative one while you...