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Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle Home...

Living a luxury lifestyle means experiencing the best the world has to offer. For some it means flying first class or on a private jet to an exclusive destination or five star resort. Auto enthusiasts may choose a Ferrari or Lamborghini or Mercedes for ground transportation. Private clubs and concierge services assist with turning an over-scheduled, busy life into a myriad of fine living experiences from fine dining with the world’s greatest chefs to shopping in the finest boutiques. Lu-x-ury: a condition of abundance or great ease and comfort; an environment conducive...
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Constant Contact Authorized Expert...

Empower Consulting Group’s Liz Christoffersen Selected As A Constant Contact Authorized Expert Reno/Tahoe marketing expert to help small businesses and nonprofits apply the power of online marketing to grow their organizations RENO, NV (PRWEB) April 23, 2013 Liz Christoffersen, founder and CEO of Empower Consulting Group, has been selected as an Authorized Local Expert by Constant Contact®, Inc., the trusted marketing advisor to more than half a million small organizations worldwide. As an Authorized Local Expert, Christoffersen will offer training seminars on best...
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How To Become A Great Salesperson...

By:  Liz Christoffersen , Founder & CEO One of my mentors told me once if sales are not happening a company goes nowhere fast.  His message serves as a great reminder that making sales happen must be the number one priority of any successful business. Great salespeople are the engine of a vibrant business and economy.  Studies have shown the most successful salespeople have the following personality traits, mental make-up and attitude. Relationship Experts with a Service Focus Great salespeople are relationship experts who think in terms of building a business. ...
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What Makes A Great Salesperson?...

“Well, we have been together for five minutes and I can already tell that you know nothing about me, my company, my products, my issues or my market.  What was it you were trying to sell me again? – Anonymous Sound familiar?  You won’t want to miss the sneak preview of our New Online Professional Sales Certificate Program at the UNR Extended Studies Open House When:  Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012, 5:30 to 7:30 PM Where:  University of Nevada, Reno, Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno According to Inc., the six traits of a great salesperson...
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Carol’s Rules of the Red Rubber Ba...

By:  Carol Vickers , Executive Business Coach When I first came upon this book, it was being shared among the Executive Team of an organization that I was working for.  There was great excitement about its message and it was referred to a number of times in conference calls and at meetings.  I was not in that inner circle and my thought at the time was that clearly I didn’t belong or I would have been invited to play. In reading it later, I realized how I really had missed Kevin Carroll’s whole point.  It was another time, when I was not chasing my own red...
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Rules of the Red Rubber Ball...

By:  Liz Christoffersen , Founder & CEO This little book made its way into my life at precisely the perfect moment.  The profound impact it had changed me and my life forever. My parents owned a business that from my perspective consumed them.  Growing up I could never really understand what it was about their work that caused them to be so committed to it.  It wasn’t until much later in life when I lost them that I, too, came to realize the power of work as play. As a child I remember stolen moments with my dad at the plant.  He would be working on the...
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Luxury In New Orleans...

By:  Liz Christoffersen , Founder & CEO  As a featured, keynote speaker for the 10th Annual Who’s Who In Luxury Real Estate Spring Retreat, I enjoyed a recent visit to New Orleans.  The event was attended by real estate professionals from around the globe who serve affluent, luxury, lifestyle clients and was held at the Omni Royal Orleans.  This beautiful hotel is in the heart of the French Quarter with convenient walking distance to all the captivating sights and sounds of the city.  If you have a chance to visit, be sure to head up to the rooftop pool and...
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The Power to Lead...

By:  Liz Christoffersen , Founder & CEO As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.   -Bill Gates Businesses face complex challenges that involve a competitive marketplace, leadership development and organizational change.  Asked to do more with less and respond faster to change, leaders are connecting people to profit in environments that encourage exploration and learning.  Through innovation they continuously refine their business, setting new standards of operation and re-entering the market with a fresh...
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Even in Tough Times, Contemporary Art Se...

This story originally appeared on the CBS 60 Minutes show that aired April 1, 2012  Did you watch the 60 Minutes report by Morley Safer on the contemporary art scene? Morley Safer is back on the art beat, and although he doesn’t like much of what he sees at Miami’s Art Basel, there’s no denying that sales are strong. What does the strength of the contemporary art market tell us?  What can we learn from the success of the contemporary art...
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The Fine Art of Luxury Photography...

A picture is worth a thousand words To create a work of art through the lens of the camera requires the ability to see what others do not see.  When the final composition is destined for the eyes of the affluent and wealthy, perspective and attention to detail are crucial components.  We had the pleasure of speaking with Ilya Moshenskiy of Ilya Photography to learn more about his story and the world of luxury photography. Since 1973, Ilya has been sharing his passion for photography with the world.  It was during his senior year of high school when a friend introduced...

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