Learn from my mistakes! As I look back on my career, I have so much pride. Pride in the advancement and success of the people I worked with, and the innovation and profitability of the businesses that I ran. I was a good leader, and I felt comfortable expressing my point of view most of…

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Oh, my precious sleep,  I have taken you for granted for so many years!  I stayed up late and got up early, shortchanging you often.  I worried and stressed many nights, reducing your quality.  And the result…not my best contributions or mood the next day. With the passing of time, I have learned to value…

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“Fearlessness is the mother of reinvention.” -Arianna Huffington What does fearlessness look like? We define fearlessness as the ability to resist conformity when it goes against our beliefs, the determination to reject limitations placed on us. Fearless people don’t spend much time hesitating about making decisions because they do not fear the unknown. What makes a fearless…

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One of my clients — let’s call her Kate — is kind, hardworking, and empathetic. In her mid 30’s, she has worked at three companies since finishing college and has only received promotions when accepting a more senior role with a new employer. Kate is happy working at her current job and would prefer to…

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Nancy is a 25-year-old smart, driven woman. She has been with her company for three years and is ready for the next level. Unfortunately, Nancy’s company is contracting due to Covid and is distributing lay-offs rather than promotions. Nancy realizes it is time to move on. She has interviewed for roles outside her company, but…

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One of the questions I often receive as an Executive Coach is, “What exactly is the difference between coaching and therapy?” The short answer to distinguish a coach from a therapist is to think of an executive coach in the same category as an athletic coach. It’s about improving your abilities, staying on top of your…

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What are your values? What do you value in a career, in a community, in another person? What has value to you? Values… it is a multifaceted word that we hear and read constantly, but a lot of us don’t understand what it truly means. Simply put, valuesare the things that you believe are important…

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I received lots of feedback on my Considering a permanent WFH lifestyle? Read this FIRST! post. In light of the comments, here’s my story after having lived through Covid Hell for the last year. As a result of the pandemic, my husband and I thought about what was important to us at this stage of our lives. Our…

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I worked in a corporate office environment for the majority of my career. I started in Atlanta, moved to DC, and then spent the remainder in New York City. I received promotions and made location moves, all as part of what seemed the required sacrifice to “get ahead.” Now I have to wonder — is…

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