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Your Handwriting: Key to the “Real” You?

There are so many ways we can control how others perceive us – major decisions like the careers we choose, how we spend our free time, and who we spend it with – to the more subtle things like body language, our style of dr...

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What to Say When Your Resume Has an Annoying Gap

Have you ever had a resume gap? A break in your timeline that makes you cringe and fills you with a certain shame when you even THINK about interviewing? You think all sorts of crazy thoughts.  Things like, What if “they...

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Why We Need To Say No

Saying no is uncomfortable. Especially if no one taught you how to do it growing up. Little girls are taught to say yes, to take care and to value deeply relationships. We are taught to read people, to anticipate, to feel our f...


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You Earned Your Bragging Rights!

Last weekend I attended the Go Blog Social conference in Kansas City and watched two days of presentations from some truly amazing entrepreneurs, including our very own CGN Founder. Marcy Twete. All were women, aside from one...

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CGN’s Insider Report: A Nod to Mrs. Kennedy Onassis

This past Sunday marked Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis’s 84th birthday. For women of my mother’s (and subsequent) generations she epitomized everything a true lady should be. As a child, if you remembered hearing, Sit ...

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What’s On Your Walls? Customize Your Office Design To Your Outlook!

  Right now, I’m sitting in a cafe where nearly everything inside is made of re-purposed bicycle-related things (can you tell I live in Denver?) Everything from the lighting structures and air ventilation to the art ...


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Raise Your Emotional Intelligence Today

I never used to be as emotionally intelligent as I am today. As a teenager, I was selfish. As a tween, I was dramatic. Even in college, I don’t think I had the ability to understand people very well. Somewhere I started t...

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The Pessimist’s Guide to Breaking a Funk

My life caught up with me yesterday. After a few weeks of what felt like a relentless siege against my sanity, I decided to call it a day around 12:30pm. I went back to bed and woke up a few times during the afternoon. I contem...

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Social Media: Should I Have a Separate Professional Account?

This is a question that I’ve struggled with, and I still don’t think I’ve found the answer. When I first started doing outreach work, I was speaking with people from around the world. I often messaged people w...


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Pursuing a Graduate Degree – Is it Worth the Cost?

As any recent or soon-to-be college grad knows, life after four (or even five) years living in a bubble of classes a few hours a day (and no classes on Fridays!) with parties every weekend is hard to imagine. Applying to jobs a...