Setbacks Are Part of Growth

Setbacks are a normal part of growth. It’s in the discomfort that we find strength and grow. I’ve faced a number of uncomfortable situations in my career – in the moment I wished that I didn’t have to experience them, but each one taught me a valuable lesson and pushed me to the next level. Many clients come to me …

When One Door Closes, Another Opens

Experiencing a layoff or getting fired can be a punch in the gut, especially if you didn’t see it coming. It is hard not to feel defeated and lose self-confidence. In many cases, it can take time to stop going over and over every detail in your head. While I believe that you can learn something about yourself from every …

Treat Your Career Like a Bad Boyfriend

Amy Poehler got it right when she said “Remember, your career is a bad boyfriend. It likes it when you don’t depend on it. It will reward you every time you don’t act needy. It will chase you if you act like other things (passion, friendship, family, longevity) are more important to you. If your career is a bad boyfriend, …

Be Honest with Yourself

One of the hardest things to do in any career is to be honest with yourself about your strengths and weaknesses. Getting comfortable and understanding our weaknesses is the best way to combat them. Identifying areas for growth and addressing them head-on is a great way to clear your path to success. Sometimes you need a coach to help you …

Wednesday Wisdom: Dalai Lama

Burnout is a real thing. Many of the clients I work with find themselves on the other end of burnout and they don’t know how to get through it. That’s the rub – you can’t push through burnout – you have to take a step back, rest, and re-evaluate. If you are burnt out at work or burnt out from …

Ask me Anything- Facebook LIVE at Lunch!

I will be Facebook Live at Lunch for the next 4 Wednesdays: 4/15, 22, 29, and May 6th. What do YOU want to talk about? What is your biggest struggle right now? How can I be of service? Hope to see you at 12EDT on Wednesday. No gimmicks. No selling. Just listening, empathy, and actionable advice. Take care and be …

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Woman kicking ocean waves

Too direct. Honest. Aggressive. You ask too many questions. Stop rocking the boat. Why do you care so much? I’ve been called a lot of things. Sometimes to my face. And mostly (which is way worse) behind my back. By other women. I spent my first career hustling for other people’s approval. Despite being told to “just be yourself,” I …

Great People Do Things Before They’re Ready

Happy Galentine’s Day! February 13th is Galentine’s Day. It was made famous, maybe even started by, Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation lure. Leslie Knope is a modern day shero: smart, ambitious, funny, and fiercely loyal. Every year on February 13th, Leslie gathers her squad, goes out for waffles, and showers them with love, attention, and compliments. If you haven’t …

Show and Tell

Why was show and tell so cool when you were a kid? On the surface, it’s an awkward process. Bring in a (seemingly) random thing and stand in front of the room and talk about it. The chosen item was usually something unique to you or your family. A gift you just received, or something you had saved or waited …

When you’re tired, don’t quit. Rest.

Being a #solopreneur #smallbusinessowner is lonely sometimes. True, the successes are yours, but the “Oops, I should’ve done that differently” days are all yours, too. I’ve spent my career helping others see, and then be, their best selves. It’s what I do. I do it well and I love it. (Any #Strengths gurus out there? #Activator is my #4.) But, …