Friday Spotlight: Second Life

Several years ago, my husband started talking about podcasts. Every time he would mention a "great podcast" he'd subscribed to, I would roll my eyes and ignore him. The concept of people just talking into a microphone really didn't seem that exciting to me. And then... "Serial" came along. I could never resist a good murder … Continue reading Friday Spotlight: Second Life

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The Way You Speak to Yourself Matters

  A couple of weeks ago, I attended a conference for high school girls. The idea was to bring these girls together and help them to start developing their leadership skills through exercises designed to build up their confidence, explore their visions for the future and set concrete goals for themselves. As you can imagine, … Continue reading The Way You Speak to Yourself Matters

If You’re Not Asking Your Mentor These Questions, You’re Wasting Your Time

Mentors are some of the most important people to your career advancement. Usually more experienced than you, they can offer you guidance, support, advice and strategic direction. They can act as a sounding board for your ideas, hold you accountable, and give you critical feedback. In short, your mentor is your trusted advisor. But, mentor/mentee … Continue reading If You’re Not Asking Your Mentor These Questions, You’re Wasting Your Time

Feeling the Burn

For the last several weeks, things have not been great. I've had trouble concentrating at work, my temper has been short, I've been eating poorly and getting little sleep, and my motivation for just about anything is at an all time low. To say I haven't been feeling my best would be an understatement. As … Continue reading Feeling the Burn