Tips to Get Ahead

3 Tips To Be Direct

We often talk about the need to be honest, open, and direct. No beating around the bush. If you got something to say, say it. However, it seems that Career Girls either get knocked down for being too indirect and passive or to...

Competition in the Workplace

If you’re reading this, you’re probably pretty competitive in nature. You read the latest career guidance in order to stay focused, you pay attention to how professional you appear, and you’re on the fast track to success...

Make Mornings Manageable

During the school year I am an early riser. We’re talking 5/5:30am and when my students hear this they groan and follow with something along the lines of: “That’s way too early for me.”  I’ll tell...


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...

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...

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 ...


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 shares h...

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...

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...


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...