My New Lifestyle Blog & Brand

9 Nov

Well my Unleashers the time has come to transition from this site to my new lifestyle blog and brand.

I am truly blessed with all of the wonderful TV opportunities and partnerships that have come my way.

It has allowed me to reach a new audience and spread my message with a farther reach.
My new site is the place where Style meets Substance and Strength.
I will no longer be updating my blog here.
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I am so touched and forever grateful for all your comments and engagement on this blog.  I sincerely hope we can continue the conversation on Heels, Hustle & Muscle™. I would love it!

“Hustle & Know” with Vikki Ziegler & Allyson Spellman

30 Jun

TV Personalities Vikki Ziegler And Allyson Spellman Empower Women At Exclusive New York City Event

TV Personalities Vikki Ziegler And Allyson Spellman Empower Women At Exclusive New York City EventJUNE 28, 2015  POST MEDIA ALERT

Media Personalities Join Forces to Inspire Women and Make a Difference

NEW YORK CITY/ June 2015 – On June 15, 2015 CEOs, Entrepreneurs and TV personalities Vikki Ziegler and Allyson Spellman spoke to a packed house of women pursuing their dreams.  The exclusive engagement called “Hustle & Know” took place at The Drama League Theatre located in the TriBeca area of New York City.  Ziegler and Spellman shared their lessons learned on their individual roads to success and gave practical advice to help women believe and achieve their dreams. The evening concluded with networking to build a support system for attendees.

The event emcee was Mrs. Connecticut America 2015 Izabela O’Brien. O’Brien is also the founder of The Fearless Angel Project a not-for-profit that awards scholarships to families in need who have a child diagnosed with autism and/or developmental disorder.

Vikki S. Ziegler is a practicing attorney of matrimonial law in and is the innovator of a unique and realistic approach to “divorce management.”  She is a founder of her own law firm, Ziegler and Zemsky LLC., a motivational speaker, author and the Founder and CEO of, a specialized website catering to divorcees. Ziegler is also a well-known TV personality appearing on a multitude of shows and is the star of “Untying the Knot” on Bravo.

Allyson Spellman is the CEO & founder of Unleash Your Voice. She is a former actress, entertainment producer and casting director who worked in various capacities for TV, film and Broadway. She is currently a TV host, TV guest expert, a world-renowned women’s empowerment coach, author, speaker and on-air

All Images are courtesy of Anne Friday of Anne Friday Style.


Attendee Whitney Ullman, Vikki Ziegler & Allyson Spellman


Allyson Spellman & Mrs. Connecticut America 2015 Izabela O’Brien


Attendees Shelly Tretter Lynch & Sue Phillips

A Mother’s Wisdom

16 Apr

My mom taught me this. Lesson learned. I am passing it on. What advice have you received that made a positive impact on you?

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6 Apr

Emmy award winning television journalist and media coach Jane Hanson has spent over 30 years in the broadcast JaneHansonHeadshotbusiness.

In three decades as a broadcast journalist, she has interviewed thousands of people from all walks of life — the worlds most famous celebrities, American presidents and those of other nations, numerous government officials, CEO’s, publishers, notorious criminals, renowned doctors, lawyers, authors, experts, and regular people caught up in the business of life.

In the consultancy business, her clients include top tier leaders of financial institutions, publishers and editors-in-chiefs of national magazines, key opinion leaders in the pharmaceutical industry, internet entrepreneurs, and celebrity chefs.  Jane has also hosted programs on cable channels and private satellite broadcasts, covering nearly every subject, from healthcare to finance to religion to fashion. Additionally, she is a frequent speaker, an emcee and panel moderator.

Jane spent over three decades at NBC, has won nine Emmy Awards, and named “Correspondent of the Year” by New York Police Detectives and received a similar honor from New York’s Firefighters. She has also been the recipient of numerous other awards for service to the community.

jane 5Jane has served as the March of Dimes Walk of America Chairperson, honorary chair for the Susan B Komen Foundation’s Race for the Cure, and as a board member of Graham Windham, Phipps Houses, the Randall Island Sports Foundation, the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, and Telecare. She is a past president of the New York Chapter of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Jane graduated from the University of Minnesota.

Jane Hanson is not only a lady I love but one that I respect, admire and is a true role model for women everywhere!

Jane Hanson Answers the 10 Ladies We Love Questions 

  1. Please describe what your business. Currently I am a media and presentation coach, with a side of broadcasting occasional shows for cable TV … after thee decades working for NBC,I am thrilled to bring what I learned about communicating to clients from all walks of life. To help them achieve their goals, to see them blossom on stage, on TV, making speeches, presentations, or in any aspect of their lives is truly rewarding.jane 2
  1. Is that what you always saw yourself doing? I’m not sure – I always wondered what life after television would be like – it’s so much better than I imagined. I make my own schedule, have traveled far and wide, and, as a “mature woman” (ugh hate that phrase) am consistently surprised about how relevant & inspiring people allow me to be.
  1. If you could tell your younger self three life lessons, what would they be? Have more fun, have more gratitude and slow down.
  1. What are you most proud of? My daughter and my Emmys, and for making a difference in lives. When broadcasting a simple story about a child’s illness results in them getting a life-saving operation; when an animal can be rescued; orpeople informed to make changes … all of that and so much more has come from stories I’ve reported. That is truly jane 3awesome!
  1. What was one of your biggest challenges and how did you overcome it? My biggest challenge is personal — a tattered marriage. It brought heartbreak, regret, shame, and loss, but meditation, therapy, love of family and friends, and puttingJof self-esteem. I’m still working on it one-foot in front of the other each day has made a difference. Leaning to believe in self too. Those ancient philosophers weren’t wrong when they said, “learn to love yourself and everything else will follow” I had to learn to give myself a break too.
  1. What helps to keep you on target and not be derailed by distractions? A strong work ethic that came from my Minnesota parents. Even though they have both passed on, I can still see their heads shaking if I don’t follow through on projects; or let myself day dream.
  1. What does “having it all” mean to you and do you think there is such a thing? Its far different than it used to be. In my 20s and 30s I thought having a good husband, children, and a strong career would be “it all” Now I think having fabulous friends, terrific brothers, cousins and in-laws are top of the list; being able to do what I want to do. like traveling to Africa as I plan to do shortly, or create my own schedule on a daily basis; and the freedom to choose jane 4every day is breathtaking. I think we all need to learn to let go a little – not be so programmed that we “have to have this” or need to accomplish something to make ourselves feel good. We each get to choose our lives, and just makethose choices count. Then you really will have it all — so simply “chill.”
  1. What would you like to see women as a whole do differently? I work with women executives a lot – women at the top of their game and who have huge clients with big bucks. I am consistently shocked by how many extremely successful women still have issues with self confidence – and are intimidated by conference rooms full of men. If I could accomplish my dearest dream, it would be to help instill in them the confidence to conquer anything. We are so powerful, as women, and we don’t use it a well as we could.
  1. What do you think women’s strengths are? What makes women so special? We are more passionate, we are always ready to lend a hand, we care more, and we truly want to please people. (which can sometimes be an issue in the way we interact with are people, especially men). We are great multi-taskers; dedicated, loyal all of those characteristics.
  1. JaneHansonCasualPlease share any other words of wisdom to inspire women. I would say you don’t have to be perfect – we are known for our perfectionism, and that can get in the way. Perceive yourself as capable, strong, talented, and human. Don’t try to do it all – find your purpose and try to accomplish that, and don’t worry about the rest. There are reports that show men perceive themselves 30 % better than they are and women perceive themselves 30% less than they are — think more highly of yourself, and be authentic. Don’t buy into being what you are not!

To learn more about this media powerhouse visit and follow her on Twitter @janehanson.

An Honest Opinion

6 Apr

The only opinion about your dream that counts is yours. The negative comments of others merely reflect their limitations- not yours. Surround yourself with the believers, achievers, doers, big thinkers and those that always see & support the greatness within you.


Women Who WOW on CT Style

19 Mar

Wonderful time on CT Style!  It was an absolute honor to be chosen as “March’s WOW!”

What does WOW stand for?

Won’t Settle

Opens Doors to Success

Wants to Help Others

Women Who WOW is a new initiative started by News 8’s Erin Logan and Jamie Taylor.

The mission is to inspire and recognize women who work hard, challenge themselves, and make a difference in the community.  Women Who WOW partners want to highlight and recognize women who put their heart and soul into what they do and make a positive impact in their community.

Check out the interview and on set pictures with Erin Logan and CT Style host Teresa Dufour below and learn more about Women Who WOW at

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Your Inner Circle

3 Mar

The bigger my vision got the more I surrounded myself by those that supported me, inspired me & called me higher.

I have learned over the years when it comes to friendships & my inner circle it’s important to choose quality over quantity.

You are a reflection of the company you keep.



17 Feb


LADIES WE LOVE: Whitney Ullman aka “Go To Whitney”

10 Feb

It’s Whitney’s World, we just live in it (and she covers it).  whitney 1

Whitney Ullman is a dynamo!  She is a professional writer and on-air personality who interviews celebrities, covers all things entertainment and is involved with all aspects of media.

Known as a “Networking Expert”, Whitney is admired for her unique ability to meet new people, forge relationships, create unique concepts and give strategic vision to individuals and organizations.  So when you need a connection, all you have to do is @GoToWhitney!

Whitney Ullman Answers the 10 Ladies We Love Questions

1. Please describe what your business.    I’m an entertainment reporter, celebrity correspondent and expert networker who founded the @GoToWhitney brand.

whitney 52.  Is that what you always saw yourself doing?  As a young girl I was really shy and had no idea what I wanted to do as an adult. Eventually when it was time to pick a major in college, I went with finance, strictly because I was good at math. I graduated with honors, and took a job in the mortgage field where I quickly excelled and became a top producer. Even with all of the accolades and the big pay checks, I never felt fulfilled inside. My passion for entertainment was always there, but the opportunities weren’t. It wasn’t until I got married when I was able to start pursuing my dreams. Through various circumstances in my career, I gradually morphed into the entertainment world and wooolah here I am as an entertainment reporter for @GoToWhitney.

3. If you could tell your younger self three life lessons, what would they be?  1. Ask for what you want, because the worst that can happen is someone will say no.   2. Love yourself and don’t be afraid of who you are at the core.  3. People are just people, so never be intimidated, hob nob with the best of them!

4. What are you most proud of? I’m proud of my vast accomplishments at such a young age. From excelling in school to earning multiple top producer awards and free trips to fabulous destinations, to making my television career happen, to becoming the youngest female council person elected in my town, to creating my own life path through persistence and determination. whitney 3

5. What was one of your biggest challenges and how did you overcome it?  I’ve had so many challenges over the years. It’s extremely important to look at all angles of a situation and learn from each aspect. Take those challenges and turn them into something positive.

6. What helps to keep you on target and not be derailed by distractions?  It’s easy to be distracted, especially in a field where there is a lot of competition. But I’ve found that if I just drive in my lane, know where I’m going, and stay focused taking each day at a time, that I won’t veer off track and cause damage to my car or yours for that matter🙂

whitney 47. What does “having it all” mean to you and do you think there is such a thing? First and foremost, having money is great, but to me having it all means having your health, wealth and happiness. Knowing that you have someone that loves you and wants to hear about your day. Having friends that you can count on and family that is there no matter the circumstance. My grandmother always says “Money isn’t everything but it’s certainly cheerful”. I believe that we can have it all by having a good balance between our career, family and personal life. But for those of us who have that mindset of having it all, we typically are the same people who aren’t satisfied with where we are in life, so having it all will probably never be attainable. That’s why it’s important to get to the root of what truly makes you happy and brings you joy at your core, and always remember what that is so you can stay humbled. whitney 2

8. What would you like to see women as a whole do differently? I would love to see women helping women more often. I would love to see women have more confidence in their choices. I would love to see women take charge and run for elected office. I would love for women as a whole to love themselves for who they are at the core and at the same time realize their potential and not be afraid to follow their dreams!

9. What do you think women’s strengths are?  What makes women so special?  Does this even need an answer? Ha! whitney 6Women totally rock. What we can do on a day with cramps, the first stages of the flu, wearing high heels and working full time, most wouldn’t be able to handle. We are special beings who have the ability to multi-task, feel empathy, show sympathy and really pay attention to details. Women just know how to understand a customer, how to console a co-worker, how to balance work and family life. As the former President of NJAWBO Atlantic-Cape May chapter, I’ve met some fabulous women who are go getters and successful entrepreneurs, and that truly inspires me!

10. Please share any other words of wisdom to inspire women.  One of my favorite quotes is “A candle loses none of it’s light by lighting another candle”. Always try to help others because it won’t diminish your light, but only expand it!

To learn more about Whitney visit  Follow her on all social media (Twitter/Instagram/LinkedIn) @GoToWhitney. You can see her celebrity interviews at


3 Feb

One of a Kind