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How do you share expertise from 25 years of professional experience along with a passion for advocacy, philanthropy, and voluntarism in one website?

Lisa-Michelle Kucharz

That’s the exact question with which I was faced when considering updating my website – transitioning it from solely focusing on cyberbullying and online harassment prevention to a more comprehensive representation of who I am and how I can help others.

There are different schools of thought when it comes to marketing, and many can make a strong case for niche marketing and only sharing tight, targeted messages with a somewhat homogeneous audience.

I debated whether or not to continue to have several websites that share my different services, and decided it no longer made sense. In my case, it’s not an efficient use of resources – my time or budget. It’s also unnecessary.

There’s one Lisa-Michelle Kucharz. I offer an array of services – professional consulting, coaching, motivational talks, cyberbullying and cyber-safety presentations, and more.

Will someone turn down working with a SEO, marketing, and communications expert, because I also practice and facilitate mindfulness, offer corporate retreats, and am a passionate cyberbullying prevention advocate? Maybe, but I doubt it. My diverse experience gives me a unique perspective, and the different areas of expertise often complement and support one another.

My new site shares what I can do for you and what I love to do – help individuals and organizations achieve goals and overcome obstacles.

The updated site still has resources for cyberbullying prevention and cyber-safety, and it also will have articles on business and professional development, social media, effectiveness, happiness, wellness, and more.

Check it out, and let me know how I can help you.

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Forgiveness Is A Choice

Forgiveness Lisa-Michelle Kucharz Cyberbullying Prevention Advocate

Forgiveness seems hard to come by today, when perhaps it’s what some of us need most. Not for those in need of forgiveness, but for those of us in a position to forgive.

Some people have questioned my forgiveness, with comments and questions like,

I could never forgive someone who did those things to me.

I saw what you went through. How could you really forgive them?

No one else would forgive someone from trying to ruin her life.

Thank you to those who painted me in shades of saint, but forgiving is not always altruistic.

Forgiveness may come from an understanding of circumstances or perhaps despite them. Forgiveness does not mean acceptance nor grant permission to repeat an offense, quite the opposite in my case. I will always be diligent in protecting myself and those I care about.

So, why choose forgiveness?

The cornerstone of a positive, growth mindset can be summed up in Tal Ben-Shahar’s famous quote, “When you appreciate the good, the good appreciates.” It may sound simple, but there is great power in expanding positivity or growth by choice of focus.

As Catherine Bosley shared in her inspiring TEDx talk — My Naked Nightmare: A Lesson In Surviving Humiliation — “a good choice can empower and turn the worst around.” To help herself through her darkest moment, she focused on her checklist of positive choices,  including “always turn to those you love and trust” and “abandon haters and temptations online and off.”

I chose standing up for myself and for others, and I chose to forgive.

Forgiveness gave me more capacity for positivity in my life and for helping others. I chose to forgive for myself as much as for those who harmed me. While it may or may not be meaningful to them, it’s not what matters most.

We don’t have to forgive. Forgiveness is a choice, and it can be one of the greatest gifts you give yourself.


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My Real Top Nine of 2018

From cyberbullying prevention advocacy to health and wellness and so much more, 2018 was one of my best years yet.

Lisa-Michelle Kucharz Top Nine 2018 52 Hike Challenge

While many of us are enjoying Instagrammers’ most liked pictures for the year, as our feeds our flooded with #TopNine2018 posts, I realize my Top Nine are not photos at all. They’re moments, accomplishments, and even small things that went well.

What went well for me in 2018?

  1. I was there for friends and family when they needed me.
  2. I shared my lessons learned and research to help prevent cyberbullying and online harassment, and promote cyber-safety.
  3. I provided pro bono assistance to parents with children experiencing cyberbullying and adults experiencing online harassment.
  4. I volunteered my time to help others.
  5. I advocated for change to address cyberbullying prevention and gun violence.
  6. I cultivated positive relationships in my personal and professional life.
  7. I made my health and overall well-being a priority.
  8. I finished the 52 Hike Challenge, completing 67 hikes.
  9. I lost 90 pounds, far surpassing my original goal of losing 40 to 50 pounds.

As we transition into the new year, take a moment to ask yourself “what went well in 2018?” and savor your accomplishments, large and small.

Wishing you a great 2019 — filled with good health, happiness, love, friendship, success, lessons learned, prosperity, peace, and dreams come true.

 


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