How to Win in Your Next Performance Reviews or Negotiation

My recent interview with Bolanle Williams-Olley In my recent interview with Bolanle Williams-Olley, Chief Financial Officer of architecture firm Mancini Duffy, we discussed how to make sure we tell the story of our impact—and our financial impact—in order to build better arguments for our worth, and for the opportunities we want. If you’re about to […]

Looking for Your Mid-Career Mentors?

Looking for Your Mid-Career Mentors?

Looking for Your Mid-Career Mentors? What got you here won’t get you there. I speak to many women who are feeling adrift in their career. They’re not sure if they’re in the right place, they are feeling lost in their career. And many of them have something in common. “I don’t have a mentor,” they […]

What I Learned from a Three Week Creative Sabbatical from My Business

What I Learned from a Three Week Creative Sabbatical from My Business

Last month I did something I’d never done before in my business. I took a three week sabbatical. To paint. I’d been running my business for about five years and I could feel something coming on — I couldn’t quite tell if it was burnout or something akin…. For me, running a business is kind of like […]

Why You Need to Fill Your ‘Visibility Bank,’ and Why It’ll Make Your Job More Creative

Why You Need to Fill Your ‘Visibility Bank,’ and Why It’ll Make Your Job More Creative

Why You Need to Fill Your “Visibility Bank” and Why It’ll Make Your Job More Creative Remember that 60’s song? Wishin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ and prayin’…That won’t get you into his arms… Thanks Dusty Springfield for that song…..  Suuuuuper empowering. https://youtu.be/QD0KsCmT6oo Now, I’m not saying that you’re sitting at home waiting for the phone to ring… […]

How to Start When You Are Putting Something Off

How to Start When You Are Putting Something Off

My 20 minute strategy to start on that big scary project that you’ve been putting off Ever had something really important and high-level project you have been putting off for weeks? It happened to one of my coaching students when she was gunning for a leadership level job. She hit some progress — she was […]

Do better work, have more time AND be kind? You can.

Do better work, have more time AND be kind? You can.

Sometimes in our day-to-day lives we can get the feeling that we’re inconsequential. Maybe we’re getting caught up in the smallest details of our work, or we’ve lost touch with the big picture and feel like a little cog in a big machine — a machine that is moving really fast. I’d like to introduce […]

Your Free Passport to Joyful Goal Setting This Summer

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely LOVE summer. I don’t mind the heat (must be that middle eastern blood,) love the extra light, and those quintessentially summer things like strawberries (that actually taste like strawberries) and beach days still give me those feelings of childlike wonder. With all that joy and positivity in the air, creativity just […]

Is Your Analysis Paralysis Holding You Back? Growth Hack #3

I’m writing this week about some of the ways I see women get lost in the crowd and slow down their career growth. How many times have you seen a woman raise her hand timidly in a meeting… and then make a suggestion in that baby girl voice.. trailing off at the end into a […]

Are You Too Exhausted to “Lean In?” Growth Hack #2

Yeah, yeah, you’ve heard the advice—lean in, lean in! But do you ever think, that’s just so much flipping work….? hughhhhh (exhausted sigh.) Maybe you’re a working mom, working the ‘double shift…’ no, wait, it’s probably more like the triple shift—working a long day, coming home to take care of your family, and then logging […]

Are You Getting Lost in the Crowd at Work?

Feeling like your career growth has stalled out?  Are you getting lost in the crowd? Stuck in the mid-career malaise, the sea of shiny faces at the bottom of the pyramid? We all know the feeling of waiting to be picked….  And sometimes our careers feel that way—whether it’s hoping we’ll get put on the […]