Career Wisdom

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 […]

Vacation Matters: Don’t Be A Work Martyr!

Since the summer vacation season has drawn to a close, I invite you to take stock of the time you’ve had off so far this year. Have you taken all the vacation that’s coming to you?

According to an eye-opening new study commissioned by Travel Effect, an initiative of the U.S. Travel Association, forty percent […]

Gail Sheehy’s 10 Dares to Take in Your 20s Part II

Gail Sheehy’s new book Daring: My Passages is a memoir of  life experiences from a woman who knows how to embrace life – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Gail very generously agreed to allow me to feature her Huffington Post blog about 10 Dares to Take in Your 20’s – here is […]

Gail Sheehy’s 10 Dares to Take in Your 20′s Part I

I had the great pleasure of interviewing the iconic author, speaker and journalist, Gail Sheehy for my podcast series Your Working Life recently and I am honored to call her a friend. Gail’s new book Daring: My Passages is a memoir of delicious and difficult experiences from a woman who knows how to live […]

Confidence Part II – Change Your Body, Change Your Mind

You may recall the scenes in The Sound of Music where Julie Andrews, as Maria, is trying to summon her confidence as she prepares to interview for the governess post with the Von Trapp Family.

I love Maria’s feisty, go-get-em attitude. She’s terrified, but she holds her fear at bay by dancing down the road […]

Confidence on Tap – Part I

As a career consultant, I’ve coached many clients who’ve suffered from a debilitating lack of confidence, and my best advice – born from experience – is to take action.

Moving through my own career transition from opera singer to university director, and, additionally, to author, speaker and coach, has tested my confidence mettle, to say […]

Get Moving! 6 Tips to Help You Exercise at Work

Earlier this summer, CBS Sunday Morning did a story on a trend making a difference in offices across the country…instead of simply working at desks these days, employees are working out at their desks…on built-in treadmills. Since I’ve been doing my best to incorporate more exercise into my workday, and encouraging my coaching clients […]