One Simple Tool For Overcoming Overwhelm at Work as a Woman in Leadership

One Simple Tool For Overcoming Overwhelm at Work as a Woman in Leadership If you’re feeling overwhelmed and burned out in your leadership role, it might be that you have too many open loops. Open loops are things that aren’t finished, aren’t done. Are waiting on approval. Have been pushed off to be decided. You […]

Six Types of Burnout and Their Symptoms

Six types of burnout

Six Types of Burnout and Their Symptoms The other day I was reading the chapter on burnout in Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy’s book Big Feelings. In the book, Duffy, who’s a high-achieving woman—she’s written two books, worked at IDEO and served as the Global Head of Learing and Development for a multinational design […]

The Breadwinner and the Breastfeeder

breadwinner burnout

If you’re feeling breadwinner burnout, you’re not alone You’re the breadwinner and the breastfeeder. You shoulder the responsibility of keeping everybody fed and housed, carrying that weight on your shoulders. And you’re also the one up late at night. You’re the body that just can’t be outsourced. And it’s hard, but you’re not alone; many […]

From Burned Out Leader to Owning her Promotion with Confidence: Michelle’s Story

Michelle C - burned out leader to confidently owning her promotion

From Burned Out Leader to Owning her Promotion with Confidence: Michelle’s Story Michelle, Senior Principal – Business Center Practice Leader with Stantec I’m an archeologist by practice, with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in anthropology. I’ve been practicing archeology as a consultant for the past 21 years, the last 7 have been with Stantec, […]

Discovering her Ideal Career Pathway and Creating her Dream Role: Cindy’s Story

Cindy K discovering her ideal career pathway and creating her dream role

Discovering her Ideal Career Pathway and Creating her Dream Role: Cindy’s Story Cindy, Director of Interior Design, HOLT Architects I’ve been working at HOLT Architects in Ithaca since 1994. I studied interior design at Cornell, graduating in 1986 and went back to architecture school for my MA in Chicago. All through that time I worked […]

How This Architect Started Working Less and Earning More: Stephanie’s Story

Stephanie working less and earning more

How This Architect Started Working Less and Earning More: Stephanie’s Story The pressure in Stephanie’s professional life was mounting in her role as an associate architect at a firm in Providence, RI. In her 32-hour position, she needed to join a lot of client calls and the work was unpredictable, leading to a lot of […]

Dealing With Uncertainty: Grown Ups Sometimes Need Schedules and Juiceboxes Too

Dealing With Uncertainty- Grown Ups Sometimes Need Schedules and Juiceboxes Too

If you’re like some of my students, you’re currently balancing being Teacher, Gym Teacher, and Lunch Lady in addition to being Architect, Project Manager, and Engineer. And depending on your family situation, it’s possible you may be in the default role of ‘project manager’ of the household—which makes this time only harder. Women are much […]