ABCs of Your Career Journey – N is for Narrative

We all have a past and with that we all have a story.  In telling our narrative to others, some highlight accomplishments while others tend to focus on inconsequential things or even possibly negative ones.  These stories do help explain who we are and how we come to certain conclusions on issues.  As we continue … Read more

ABCs of Your Career Journey – G is for Grade

When I was in school, there were certain classes I looked forward to getting my grades and others that I wished I could have had a pass/fail grade.  I was a good student but certain subjects like trigonometry were just tough.  Those tests and quizzes would come back with lots of red marks and a … Read more

Tea for Two

Many people, no matter what age or gender, tell me that they hate networking.  Yes, it does seem like work at times but the bigger issue for most people seems to be striking up a conversation with a stranger.  Some also feel that it is a waste of time because it really doesn’t lead to … Read more

B is for Bold, Brazen…Biotchy?

Teaching on a college campus, I have witnessed such amazing young women really make an impact.  They not only participate in class with interesting comments but they also handle themselves well in presentations even to very senior business leaders.  They exude a youthful exuberance coupled with the confidence that they can do anything their passions … Read more

Being Acutely Aware Leads to Success

I have been having some interesting conversations lately with women that come from all walks of life – different generations, locations, nationalities, students, executives, etc.  Through these talks, I have become aware of a few things that seem to be holding women back.  Some of it may be a “sign of the times” but other … Read more

ABC’s of Team Building – Y is for Yearbook

I recently came across my high school yearbook, and as I was flipping through it, I noticed all of the pages devoted to the different sports and activities that my friends and I were involved in throughout the year.  Looking at all of the different activities reminded me that it wasn’t just the classes we … Read more

ABC’s of Team Building – X is for Xenial

According to several sources, xenial means being hospitable especially visiting strangers or guests.  So why is it that most of us would never think to be unkind to a stranger but we can at times be super harsh on the ones closest to us?  Not only does this apply to our family and friends but … Read more

ABC’s of Team Building – W is for Wonder

If you looked at a list of the major corporations from five years ago and now you will notice a big change.  Companies that many of us grew up with (i.e. Kraft, etc.) are gone from the list and others known as disruptors are on it (i.e. AirBnb).  How do these companies grow so quickly … Read more

ABC’s of Team Building – V is for Visualization

There have been various studies that state that if you write your goals down on paper, you have a better likelihood of achieving them.  Some even go further and suggest that if you have a picture of some sort (photo, painting, etc.) that you have an even greater chance of reaching your goals.  If that … Read more