Career Wisdom

Career Wisdom for the Class of 2019 That Also Works for Seasoned Professionals

The Class of 2019 Commencement speakers included celebrities like Glenn Close at the College of William & Mary, Fareed Zakaria at The Ohio State University, Laverne Cox at Pitzer College and Apple CEO, Tim Cook at Tulane University, to name only a few. While the style and wisdom shared by the myriad of commencement speakers [...]

By |2019-05-18T10:21:06-05:00May 18th, 2019|Career Wisdom, Featured|

How to Get Organized and Increase Productivity

Quite often when we’re working, we don’t get to the bottom of our to-do list, things get in the way, unexpected things happen, time flies and sometimes things just don’t get done. This can leave you feeling disheartened, stressed and then demotivated which is no use to anyone. If you were just a bit better [...]

By |2019-05-10T07:03:18-05:00May 10th, 2019|Career Wisdom, Featured|

What My Father’s Death Taught Me About Grief

The first few months of this year have been filled with significant loss. My Dad died in February after a very rapid decline from Alzheimer’s disease. We knew his condition was terminal but in December when my siblings and I contemplated that this family Christmas gathering might be his last, we didn’t realize his death [...]

By |2019-05-04T15:28:27-05:00May 4th, 2019|Career Wisdom, Featured|

5 Ways to Care for Yourself – Even with a Busy Career

For many of us, weekends are a time for relaxation. Counting down to Friday becomes routine because it means you can finally recover after five days of beating yourself up at work. However, this is a toxic cycle that tells us we should put self-care on hold for most of the week, when it should [...]

By |2019-05-07T10:14:48-05:00May 4th, 2019|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Curiosity: Let It Be Your Guide

“I wonder…” Whenever I hear coaching clients start off a sentence with these two words, I feel heartened. It means wheels are turning…intuition is kicking in, and mobilization is in the offing.  It means my clients are curious, and ready to move past what is safe…beyond the known. It signals that they’re ready to step [...]

By |2019-04-26T12:05:11-05:00April 26th, 2019|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Is the 40 Hour Workweek Still Feasible?

The Birth of the American 40-Hour Week The Monday through Friday workweek was first introduced in 1926 when Henry Ford began shutting down his automotive factories on Saturday and Sunday to allow his labor force to rest. But it was not until 1940, when a provision of the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act mandating a [...]

By |2019-04-19T12:32:11-05:00April 19th, 2019|Career Wisdom, Featured|

5 Habits to Practice to Increase Your Productivity

Success is often measured by how productive we are. However, it can be difficult to prioritize tasks or manage our time wisely. The key to increasing productivity is to work smarter, not harder. Remember, it’s not the number of hours you work, but rather the quality of work you put in during those hours. Below [...]

By |2019-04-12T13:01:20-05:00April 12th, 2019|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Honor Your Body in Life and Career

I recently re-read Arianna Huffington’s book, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time, and it continues to change my life. I knew that sleep was essential for health and wellbeing but I see so many people caught up in the myth of how hard working and successful people must sacrifice their life [...]

By |2019-03-30T07:24:44-05:00March 30th, 2019|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Brave Not Perfect – Part II: Counteracting Perfectionism

If you’re looking to shake off your fears and move forward in your career, I highly recommend Reshma Saujani’s latest book, Brave, Not Perfect. Saujani, who founded Girls Who Code in 2012, says that, for women to succeed in the business world, it’s about more than just leaning in or boosting self-confidence – she says it’s about finding courage. [...]

By |2019-03-23T12:14:11-05:00March 23rd, 2019|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Brave Not Perfect – Part I: Taking Bolder Risks

With social media permeating our daily lives at every turn, things can seem pretty darn perfect out there. In this Instagram world where makeup is done to a ‘T’, hair is in place, and family and friends seem to always be having the time of their lives, it’s easier than ever to fall into the [...]

By |2019-03-16T14:17:24-05:00March 16th, 2019|Career Wisdom, Featured|