Ethics

Should I Hire a Motivational Speaker or an Inspirational Speaker?

Motivation and Inspiration, is there a difference? Motivational Speaker or an Inspirational Speaker? Let’s pretend, you (yes, you) are at a stoplight and the it switches to green and the driver in front of you doesn’t respond. “OMG, are you kidding me? C’mon go! What are you waiting for, an invitation?” Does this sound familiar? …

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Federal Prison to Public Speaking

Most people fear public speaking; I do too. Why? Standing on a stage in front of 130 women in federal prison will challenge anyone. Public speaking in public is one thing, but in federal prison while serving time? My heart would race and thump, and all I could think of was how silly I must …

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Holly Pasut Speaks at 2017 Toastmasters Event in Charlotte

The night before I spoke at a Toastmasters event, I came down with a stomach virus. Spending most of the night and following day in a room I’d rather not mention.  With three hours of sleep, one can of chicken noodle soup and one piece of gluten free toast, I arrived to share my story …

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What Happens When the FBI Knocks on Your Door?

I never expected the FBI to knock on my door. “Holly, someone is in the lobby for you,” how strange I thought, because I didn’t have any appointments and it was rare someone would just pop into my office.  I walked into the lobby and noticed two attractive men, well-groomed and dressed fashionably in blue …

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What Would You Do if You Witnessed Something Illegal?

Would you intervene if you witnessed something illegal? After I was released from Alderson Federal Prison, I visited friends and co-workers whom had supported me, through emails and letters. It was comforting to know they were still on my side and returning was an opportunity to personally thank them. One afternoon, I decided to surprise …

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Do You Condemn? Fear of Truth

Have no fear, for everyone is afraid of something, everyone has a secret, and nobody wants to get caught. Are you hiding behind something you condemn others for? Have you ever said this, “Please don’t tell anyone…?” The fear of being judged by a mistake you made is frightful, especially if you risk losing everything …

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