Career Wisdom

Design Your Life and Career so It Doesn’t Happen by Default

The launch of the book, Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans - professors at Stanford University has empowered professionals to use the design thinking process to intentionally create meaningful careers. As a career & executive coach, I have been using this process with great success serving clients interested in being a designer [...]

By | December 16th, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

The Art of Public Speaking and How It Can Enhance Your Career

Among the pressing fears for human beings, public speaking ranks at the very top along with heights and bugs. As someone who really enjoys public speaking, I realize that I may be part of a small population but I also know how speaking has enhanced my communication and leveraged my career brand. I offer wisdom [...]

By | December 9th, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Redesign the Future of Work for Women

Recently, I attended a presentation featuring Kim Azzarelli, co-founder of Seneca Point Global and Deanna Bass, Director of HR and Diversity and Inclusion at Proctor and Gamble at the TEDWomen event in New Orleans. The overflowing crowd of women assembled for this session was brimming with energy to discuss solutions to make the world-of-work better [...]

By | December 2nd, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Design Your Life & Career with Purpose Event

January 18, 2018 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Borshoff in downtown Indianapolis Join me and small group of smart and savvy professional women interested in honing their professional skills and designing personalized action plans for success to start 2018 off with purpose. My co-creators, Kris Taylor and Lindsay Boccardo and I have designed a full [...]

By | November 18th, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Make It Count When You Work From Home

A global study by Vodafone found that flexibility in the career world is highly valued by the modern employee. It benefits the talent pool with an adaptive work schedule and leads to increased productivity and more engaged employees. Today, 75 percent of businesses worldwide have a flexible work policy, and that number is growing daily. [...]

By | November 11th, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

There Is No Mind Reading in The Career World

Gone are the days when working hard was enough to earn recognition or a promotion in the career world. Take control of your career trajectory and design your unique path. In addition to mapping out your career future, be sure to tap the wisdom of those who can empower you to achieve your goals. Keeping [...]

By | November 4th, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Get More Gritty in Your Career

Grit is defined as firmness of mind or spirit - an unyielding courage in the face of hardship. The career world is changing so fast that grit has become a sought after competency for hiring and a necessity for entrepreneurs and innovators. The emerging research indicates that grit can determine success or achievement far better [...]

By | October 27th, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

The Thrill of Victory and The Agony of Defeat

National unemployment numbers are the lowest in recent history and jobs are more plentiful but finding the right career fit can still be a challenge. Some are re-entering the job world after a planned hiatus – like taking time off to raise children, caring for elderly parents, or becoming a trailing spouse following a partner’s [...]

By | October 21st, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Design Your Career Destiny So It Doesn’t Happen by Default

I was honored to present the keynote session at the Women’s Forum for the ISACA Chicago Chapter in October. I share a few salient points from the daylong event that will resonate for women (and men) focusing on designing their professional lives so they don’t happen by default. Manage Up. Don’t assume your boss knows [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Be a High Achiever Instead of a Workaholic

As a recovering workaholic, I have finally come to terms with the reality that workaholism is unhealthy and unsustainable. The tragic reality of workaholism is that is also leads to unhappiness and burnout in life and career. I believe that suffering is optional and now I’m focusing on being a high achiever instead if a [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|