3 Myths About Going For Principal or Partner That You Need to Stop Believing I hear a lot of things from women who want to feel valued and recognized as leaders in their companies. They’ve considered the possibility of becoming a partner or principal in their firm, but they don’t believe it’s achievable for […]
This is What Career Resiliency Looks Like 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 […]
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 […]
4 Myths About Career Growth That Are Keeping You Stuck in a Job Rut I hear a lot of things from women who are feeling stuck in a career rut, and I wanted to take a moment to clear up a few of the biggest myths and misconceptions that I see about creative career growth: […]
The Roller Coaster Effect: Why Women Say No to the Opportunities They’ve Attracted I’ve seen this dynamic in many of the women I’ve coached where they get clear on something they want, and then it walks into their life, and all of a sudden, they freeze up, get scared, and think I’m not ready. This […]
Go Your Own Way: How To Use Touchpoints To Silence Your Inner Critic and Find Your Own Path To Success.
“You just make everything really complicated,” Frank told me. Frank was my ‘buttmate.’ And no, that’s not as racy as it seems—your ‘buttmate’ in design school is the person you sit ‘butt to butt’ with in your studio pod. It was my last year of grad school and I was in a landscape architecture studio […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]