This is What Career Resiliency Looks Like

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If 2020 (and 2021, too!) has been a tough year for you, you are not alone. Today I wanted to share a story of career resiliency from one of my clients—let’s call her Mika—who had a hard 2020 due to the pandemic. It’s not an easy story. But there’s a light at the end of […]

From Anxious Business Owner to a Confident Expert in Her Business: Taylor’s Story

Watch our interview below Listen to our interview below Like many small firm owners, Taylor Plosser Davis, the principal of TPD Architect, was “worried about everything”—every last dollar and project.  She was overwhelmed and was missing out on family activities like dinner and spending time with her husband and kids. Taylor had a “huge question […]

Naome’s Story: How to Build Your Confidence and Go for Next Level Jobs

Naome is a client of mine who started working with me before the coronavirus was a twinkle in anyone’s eye. She came to me with bruised confidence after being let go from a job she enjoyed. She was able to find a new job but it wasn’t something she loved. It didn’t feel like quite […]

These Build Yourself Women Are Making Impacts in Their Communities

These Build Yourself Women Are Making Impacts in Their Communities

Bolanle Williams-Olley, Chief Financial Officer at Mancini Duffy and a client of mine, just launched SheBuildsMoney, which builds tools to help small design firms help firm owners understand, take control and be successful in managing business finances. I worked with Bola through my Women’s Thought Leadership Coaching—a 4-month one-on-one coaching engagement in which we develop […]

Naome’s Story: How to Build Your Confidence and Go for Next Level Jobs

Naome is a client of mine who started working with me before the coronavirus was a twinkle in anyone’s eye. She came to me with bruised confidence after being let go from a job she enjoyed. She was able to find a new job but it wasn’t something she loved. It didn’t feel like quite […]

Moving Towards Your North Star in Action

Moving Towards Your North Star in Action

Two years ago, Kerry worked with me to define longer-term creative goals for her life and career. She was able to: -Ease herself out a catchall-for-everything volunteer role that she had been feeling done with for some time. -Find a long-term accountability partner (shoutout Annette!) that she’s still in touch with. But most importantly, Kerry […]

8 Women in Design Doing Great Things

8 Women in Design Doing Great Things

If you’re familiar with Build Yourself, you know that we’re a community of women in design careers looking to unleash our potential to excel in our careers. So today I want to let you in on what the great women of Build Yourself are doing. I want to introduce you to a few women in […]