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 […]

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 […]

How to Get a Promotion as a Designer (Even If You’ve Been Passed Over Before)

design career coach, professional creative

Ever seen someone get a promotion and wonder, “How’d they get that?”  The path to advancement in design and the creative fields can be very mysterious and behind-the-scenes so it’s not always easy to figure out how to get chosen. If you’ve been eyeing a specific title change or promotion and haven’t known how to […]

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 […]

Guest Blog: Where’s My Map?

Guest Blog- Where’s My Map?

By Tamara M. Roy, AIA Leed AP Early on as an architecture student I started to look for women mentors to provide a metaphorical ‘map’ for my professional life. I thought if I could follow them, I’d learn the way to success. What I found surprised me.   The map I was looking for was […]

Three Habits, Three Ways: Part 3

So…here’s the thing about goals: sometimes we don’t reach them. Or at least, we don’t always reach them to the level we wanted. This is something that I – a recovering perfectionist – really struggle with. But in 2018 I had the chance to be reminded that sometimes almost perfect can be valuable, too. Last year I made a […]