Career Wisdom

7 Tips To You Put Your Best Speech Forward in Your Career

Over the years, a number of my coaching clients have expressed a desire to improve their public speaking abilities – especially if they’re being called upon to make presentations at work.

For many, speaking in front of a live audience is a daunting proposition. Some clients have admitted to feeling like “a deer in the […]

In Praise of the Walking Meeting

I always appreciate a well-run meeting, and, these days, many of the meetings I attend are not only well run, but well-walked too.

I’ve recently become a devotee of walking meetings, and I join an ever-growing contingent dedicated to getting up and out of the office to meet on-the-move.

Feet First, a website that promotes walkable […]

Got The Sunday Night Career Blues?

The way we feel about our job at any given time can vary depending on a wide array of factors: how a particular project is going; technical issues; how well staff is performing; etc. However, when you have a chronic case of the Sunday Night Blues – dreading the return to work each Monday […]

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    Confidence, Courage, and Failure – A Formula for Career Success!

Confidence, Courage, and Failure – A Formula for Career Success!

Recently, I spoke at the Indiana Governor’s Conference for Women.  It was a day brimming with professional development to empower women to lead and take control of their careers and lives.

Confidence was a key theme throughout the day accentuated by the luncheon keynoters Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, co-authors of the best selling book: The […]

10 Ways to Overcome the Career Imposter Syndrome

Joyce Roché has been a trailblazer in the corporate world for 25 years, as Avon’s first African American female vice president; COO of Carson Products Company, now part of L’Oreal; former CEO of the national nonprofit Girls Inc.; and a board member on five Fortune 500 companies. Her book about overcoming impostor syndrome is […]

Present Ideas to Your Boss With Confidence

Pitching a new idea to your boss does not have to be daunting or intimidating. Some practical tips from eHow magazine will help you on your way and give you the confidence and courage to share your ideas with conviction.

Gather information that supports your idea. Find statistics that show the potential success of your […]

The Art of Failure and Why It’s Good for You

Years ago I was in an interview for a big freelance opportunity and my almost future boss asked me – “What was your biggest professional failure?” The question really freaked me out since I did not want to expose my vulnerable side or my true weaknesses. I was trying to land the job and […]

How to Gain Trust With Your Colleagues

Building and maintaining trust in the workplace is vital to a healthy environment where colleagues feel valued and respected. Attempting to build trust amongst employees has become a major challenge for many organizations and lack of trust often leads to disgruntled colleagues and frequent turn over.

Lisa Carver from Associated Content shared these practical tips […]

The Power of a Career Brand and Why You Need One

As a career coach, I often work with people that brand products or services for an organization but have no real awareness of their personal professional brand and why it matters. It’s time to take stock of your own brand and use it to achieve your career goals.

Your Story Matters – when was the […]

Confidence On Tap – Part 3 Keep On Learning!

In my previous blog posts ‘Confidence On Tap’, Parts 1 and 2, I discussed how practicing bold body language and taking continuous action steps towards goals can have a positive affect on your confidence level. Since it’s ‘Back-to-School’ season, I thought it would be apropos to continue the confidence discussion by focusing on the […]