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Career Tips Over Coffee: Realizing Our Potential

Last week I attended the Global Leadership Summit, which once again was an amazing experience with incredible and inspiring leaders.   The Summit is an annual event for me as I invest in my own leadership development.  One of the speakers was Erwin McManus, a designer, businessman and...

The Courage to Change

I started Women Leading Together in the fall of 2012.  It was the launch of my second career after a rewarding and successful corporate career.  I had the basic idea for what I wanted to do in early 2011.  So what happened in the following year and a half?

8 Signs You’re Too Stressed

I was vacationing on a houseboat in Arkansas with about ten family members, all of whom I love and with whom I enjoy spending time.  One day, however, there were one too many complaints, one too many requests and a few too many people around me.  So...

Career Tips Over Coffee: When Does Ambition Become Stress?

In my Lean In mentoring circle recently we tackled the topic of “When does our ambition end up causing too much stress?”  Intermittent stress is fine.  It helps us win the race, get the project finished, achieve the goal.  It’s when stress becomes chronic...

Career Transition: From Exploration to Action

My clients often seek coaching when they’re experiencing a major transition.  They could be in a new professional role and want to develop critical skills needed to work at the higher level.  Perhaps they’re frustrated from having their hard work overlooked.  Or maybe they’re looking for a...

What To Do When Your Decision Causes Upset Employees

It can be very uncomfortable when you’re faced with an upset employee.  You make your decisions intentionally and with great thought, so when someone questions them, it can be unnerving – especially when the employee is standing in front of you or blasting off emotionally charged emails. ...

Five Things That Helped Me Survive The Downturn

It’s been just over a year now since I participated in the “Surviving the Downturn” panel discussions at Pink Petro’s HerWorld and it’s taken all this time to get to the point where I can honestly say... I have finally survived the downturn!

Is it Time to Unschedule?

One of the most common challenges my high-achieving clients have is procrastination. Now, you may think that “high achieving” and “procrastination” shouldn’t be used in the same sentence . . . but it is true!

The Power of the Question

When I became a coach I had to shift my perspective.  When I was an executive, I was accustomed to, and very comfortable with, giving answers to someone else’s questions.  I mentored many people who would come to me for advice and I always had a suggestion...

Career Tips Over Coffee: Donuts

You might be wondering what donuts and career tips have in common.  Actually, very little…except for the analogy I created about making changes in our lives.  I wrote the following piece several years ago when I was writing a blog about personal change.  Given it’s January and...

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