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6 Tips to Build Authority at Work

Gone are the days when women were considered weak and naïve. Today, women have ventured into almost every field of work and have shown excellence in whatever they have done. But, wait! We already knew that, didn’t we? Then w...

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A Real-Life Career Girl: Interview with Shauna Mackenzie, CEO of Best Kept Self

I came across Shauna Mackenzie through an obvious form of free advertising, social media and became intrigued after reading about her and her business savvy career. She may be best known for her work in image consulting, but Ma...

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Want Better Meetings? Follow This One Golden Rule

  There are days were I feel like meetings will be the death of me. One after the other, each sit down adds to the to-do list, and then cruelly cuts into the time I need to actually do the work. Though useful to push proje...


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You CAN Even!

Have you heard (or said) the phrase: “I can’t even“ lately? This incomplete thought that originated from Tumblr has become a somewhat accepted phrase. Thought it has many emotional meanings depending on the si...

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The Power of Saying “No”

“No” it’s one of the first words babies learn how to say. If you are around small children you have probably heard them say the word “No” and have probably laughed at how “cute” they sound when...

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3 Tips to Resilient Living

Career Girls can be hard on themselves. Striving for a life of perfection only leads to more stress, lack of productivity, and unnecessary wrinkles. Studies of young children have shown that those who strive for perfection and ...


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The Rundown: Skip the Small Talk

  Small talk is the enemy.  Small talk must end. So says writer Starlee Kine in an early episode of the popular radio program This American Life. In the episode (one that my sister and I often quote to one another) Kine s...

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3 Tips to Deal with Your Out of Control Life

I’ll admit, there have been a few situations in my life recently that I have felt were totally out of my control. No amount of magical powers or moving mountains would make a difference. Can you relate? At first, I felt compl...

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Creating the Right Environments for Success

Part of what I do is work with organizations around employee engagement trainings. You ask, “Well what does employee engagement trainings look like?” My answer , “Depends on the organization; their goals, needs and opport...


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Reacting vs. Responding

Like many, I was left feeling shocked (and a bit disgusted) after watching the third and final leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, this Saturday.  If you are unfamiliar with what happened, here is the breakdown:  The...