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…

Relationship Building 101: Relationship Maps

When I worked in sales, one of the many tasks we were asked to do was complete "relationship maps" for each of our law firm clients. This map was designed to help us identify our internal product advocates and decision makers, as well as our skeptics and blockers. Although a bit tedious at times, this…

You Can’t Be What You Can’t See

There is an expression that says, "You cannot be what you cannot see." I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Images are powerful, and every day, we are bombarded with hundreds of them on television, the internet, books, magazines, and billboards. The images we see can have a huge effect on us. They can…

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Today we celebrate International Women's Day. It's a day to honor the achievements of women around the world and reaffirm our commitment to fighting for gender equality. If you are looking for ways to commemorate this day, below are some ways you can make a difference: If you see a lack of female participation at…

Series: Relationship Building 101 – The Informational Interview

Interviewing is not my favorite activity. It probably isn't yours either. And why would it be? Interviews are high-pressure situations that can be downright uncomfortable. But, there are some kinds of interviews that are a little less stressful and a lot more enjoyable - informational interviews. Informational interviews are short, often informal meetings or conversations,…

Your Holiday Gift Guide

With the holidays right around the corner, procrastinators everywhere are scrambling for last minute gifts. If you're still struggling with what to get that #girlboss in your life, here are a few gift ideas that may help you out (all available on Etsy). Mug. Everyone loves a fun mug, especially if they're anything like me and…