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Mentoring for Success

A few years back, during a professional development workshop, I was required to develop a formal mentoring relationship with a successful woman. I mustered up the courage to ask one of the businesswomen I most admired (and alre...

Childhood Ambitions

Gina over at “A Wooden Nickel for Your Thoughts” has been posting a thought provoking question for bloggers to comment on for her Lenten commitment. And while I definitely don’t have the stamina to answer her ...

The Right Kind of Support

It’s a natural response to want to support our friends when they walk through difficult times in their lives. I know, because in the last three years, I’ve walked through some pretty difficult times. And I’ve ...


Tips for Job Seekers: Save It!

Throughout a job search, you learn important lessons – some spiritual, some emotional, but some just scream, “DUH!” And then comes the “kick yourself” moment. I’d like to share with you one o...

Thanks, But No Thanks

Shortly after moving to Chicago, I reached a turning point I didn’t expect in my journey to Chicago and my transition: with an impending offer from a really fantastic company that I did not accept. Yes, you heard me right...

Kevin Bacon? Yes, Kevin Bacon.

In high school, I used to play the game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” with a couple of dear friends. The object of the game was to connect an actor to Kevin Bacon through the movies they’ve been in in less than...


Car Free and Cable Free

Moving to Chicago made us many things – but two huge cuts happened for me. I am car free (wooooooohooooo) and cable free. And while the car free portion of this deal hasn’t been so bad…the cable free portion e...

LinkedIn Tip: It’s who you know…who you really know!

Yet another LinkedIn tip. LinkedIn is useful for many things, finding information about people you want to know, certainly. But LinkedIn connections are not. LinkedIn connections are for people you actually know, not the ones y...

Too Young for the Job?

On Saturday night, America watched (literally – biggest Miss America ratings in years) as Teresa Scanlan, Miss Nebraska, was crowned the 2011 Miss America. And as the crown was placed on her head, host Brooke Burke inform...


Oprah’s Recent "A-Ha" Moment

Get it? A-ha. The band. A-ha. Ok, well, it was funny in my head. But this post isn’t about an 80s band. Rather, it’s about what Oprah calls (and has) “A-HA” moments. And last week, Miss Oprah had another...