Tips to Get Ahead
risks

Choosing Risks Wisely

We’re in charge of our own vulnerability. I overheard someone say, “That makes me feel vulnerable.” I’m not one to run around on semantics but like the true therapist that I am I want to explore how something “makes u...

roller-coaster

Your Job is a Roller Coaster: And Other Career Advice from My Dad

My dad is my role model for everything in business. He is incredibly well respected in his industry, great at his job, and dedicated (probably to a fault). I joke, “He’ll die at his desk.” And while I do hope ...

AnatomyOfBinder

Anatomy of a Binder: Organize Any Project (with Pictures!)

Hand-me-downs were big in my modest, Midwest family. My favorite pair of roller skates came from a neighbor who outgrew them. My first pieces of jewelry were terribly gaudy items that my mom handed down. And of course, my favor...


conversations

Keep Your Mouth Shut (Why It Pays to Listen)

You are standing right there in front of them seeing words come out of their mouth. Despite your intention to focus in, those words seem to float off and land anywhere but your mind. When they do, you’re wrapped up in int...

Business-Travel-Clothes-2

5 Tips for Business Travel Like a Boss

I was talking to some of my former colleagues about silly adventures we’ve had while out of town, and it made me reminisce about my business travel days. After learning the hard way, I no longer use my carry-on exclusive...

Happy-Lady

Get Inspired – in Little to No Time

Remember When Do you remember how you felt the day you graduated from college? The light at the end of the tunnel was finally there, and the world was yours. So how did it go? Are you where you thought you’d be? Would your 22...


moneymoney

Getting More Money (And A Hilarious Salary Story)

This is the time of year when we take a lot of vacations, buy more summer dresses, and realize that it would be great to have more cash in the wallet.  You think: “Ugh, I wish I could make more money.  Can I somehow tal...

conferencecall

Conference Calls: The Do’s and Don’t’s to Make Them Great

It’s almost always more effective to meet colleagues or outside stakeholders for your business in person, but in the days of cross-country relationship building, conference calls are simply an annoyance we cannot avoid. H...

iStock_000004384167XSmall

This Week, Implement the End of Day Review

It’s usual (and wise) advice to sit down before your day begins. This time is for you to get centered and look at the day ahead. You feel a lot more flow in your day when you do this. But there’s one tip that doesn&...


Confident-Businesswoman-2.16.13

Straighten Up and Spread Out, Again!

I recently attended a women’s networking event featuring eight women, each considered experts in their field. Prior to the event kicking off, the women were called to the front of the room and introduced one by one. As th...