What to do When Your Architecture or Design Career is Unfulfilling

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How to Get More Creative Work, Social Impact Design, and Purpose in Your Job We spend the majority of our waking hours on work, and so we want to feel like our work makes a difference. If your architecture or design job doesn’t provide you with a sense of purpose or accomplishment, you might have […]

How to Host a Virtual Dance Party

And creating the creativity you want to experience. This year, during the height of COVID I was living in the epicenter – in New Yok City. All around the city at 7pm people would open their windows and break into applause to the essential workers who were coming off of there shifts. I’d been thinking […]

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?

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 or business. And many of them have something in common. “I don’t have a mentor,” they tell me.“I used […]

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. Now, I’m not saying that you’re sitting at home waiting for the phone to ring……. But it’s possible you’re channeling that 60’s chick energy in you career or business. that you’re […]

Live with Mia: Where’s My Map with Special Guest, Tamara Roy

Ever put off something that scared you? Even your friendly neighborhood empowerment coach does from time to time.
Last week on Live with Mia, I shared a behind the scene look at my 20 minute strategy to get started on a big scary project that you’ve been putting off.

Live with Mia: How to Start When You Are Putting Something Off

Ever put off something that scared you? Even your friendly neighborhood empowerment coach does from time to time.
Last week on Live with Mia, I shared a behind the scene look at my 20 minute strategy to get started on a big scary project that you’ve been putting off.

Bring Your Intuition to Work Day

There’s a thing I do that I call gut listening.

I do it in client meetings when I’m trying to understand what the client really wants and how that might be different from what they are saying. I do it with my Build Yourself+ coaching clients as I seek to understand the challenges they face and to compose personal challenge tasks that will move their goals forward.

Gut listening actually happens in my gut. …

What Got You Here Wont Get You There. Leadership, and Following the Numbers

I recently watched one of those TED talks that helps you see the structural underpinnings that were always there, but invisible to you. Titled, The Career Advice You Probably Didn’t Get, it features Susan Colantuono, who founded Leading Women, a consultancy that helps companies close the gender gap.