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Is Your Desk a Hot Mess?

December 4, 2019

I’m generally a neat person.  I make my bed every morning. I also take pride in having the house in tip-top shape within five minutes of someone visiting. Nevertheless, when it comes to keeping my desk uncluttered and organized, I must tell you—the struggle continues to be real! 

What Are You Grateful For?

November 26, 2019

Every year during thanksgiving dinner, we often go around the table and everyone names one thing they are thankful for. But wouldn’t it be great if we adopted a thankful mindset year-round?

Unpacking Limiting Beliefs

November 13, 2019

I’m not smart enough…I’m not good enough…I’m terrible at math… I’ll never make enough money to support my lifestyle… It’s too hard to lose weight. These are just some of the limiting beliefs that many of us have.  The question is: why do we allow limiting thoughts to fill our mind?

5 Tips to Help You Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

October 31, 2019

One of the biggest fears in life is public speaking.  So how can we reduce the nervousness, sweaty palms, racing heart and general anxiety that many of us feel when we are asked to present? In working with my clients, here are five areas that we focus on to help get them more comfortable and […]

DO YOU HAVE A PROFESSIONAL BIO?

October 24, 2019

When you are asked for your professional bio, the conversation often goes like this: “Can you email me your professional bio?  “Sure, I’ll get it to you by the end of the day.”  Then panic sets in because you don’t have a bio. So, you scramble to assemble a quick and dirty career summary that […]

What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

October 3, 2019

As I near, let’s just say, a significant birthday, I often look to the future, wondering what possibilities lay ahead. I also find myself looking back and reflecting on where I’ve been, what I’ve done, and what I could have done better.

Have You Created a Career Bucket List?

September 12, 2019

Summer’s officially ended. That fabulous vacation is probably a distant memory. We’ve dropped the kids off for their first day of school after taking those embarrassing photos denoting the grade they’re entering. And, our college students are all settled on campus. Whew!!

Networking Conversation Starters

August 15, 2019

For many individuals, it’s challenging to begin a conversation with strangers—especially at a networking event. Below are some ideas to help you get started.

Are You the Only One?

July 18, 2019

When I began my career in public relations in the 1980s, I was the only minority and the only woman on a 10-person communications team. Today, there are many more women in the communications field, but there is still a lack of diversity when it comes to people of color. And, both women and people […]

4 Follow-Up “To Do’s” After A Conference

July 3, 2019

Last week I spoke at the Women’s Leadership Roundtable of the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM).  Nearly 175 women in science and engineering attended.  The two-day conference focused on Personal Branding and Communications. Ironically, I spoke on the Power of Networking.  So, how could I not practice what I preached—especially when it came to […]

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