A Wish for Leaders: A Wish for You

I have the honor of giving a eulogy this weekend for a friend who lost her battle to breast cancer.  Hannah Rucker was a second mom to me, a really tough-love kind of teacher who, in 1992, lobbied our school board to set up an elective class called...

Leading As a “Best Athlete”

There is no doubt that it has been a tough two years in the oil patch. Every company in the industry has felt the impact. The changing market has led to shelved projects, cost reductions and lost jobs. No one can ignore the emotional toll of losing...

Our Australian Geology #FieldTrip: Changing flat tires in yoga pants

We're full of life and strong as ever.  After missing our flight to Adelaide, luggage being lost for days, flat tires, a broken stove and refrigerator we are finally able to begin our field work.  Our first week was amazing…frost in the morning and sunny skies during the day. Our second week...

Using Pokémon Go Skills to “Catch” Your Dream Job

Pokémon Go has quickly become the most used smartphone app, surpassing the popular Candy Crush Saga.  After reading Stephanie A. W. Anderson's piece (which you can find here), I realized that there are some lessons to be learned from this game. To those who have never played...

Preparing for Vacation: Leaving Work at Work

There is nothing worse than FINALLY getting on vacation and not being able to stop thinking about all the work you have to do or should have done before you left.

Quick Tip: Never Miss an Appointment Again

Here's a simple fix when you rely on your phone to remind you of important tasks.

As we look forward to 2016: “Career advice: 5 ways women can get to the top” via CNBC

In a day and age where aspiring female executives are bombarded with all kinds of conflicting advice about advancement, where should you focus your efforts to be truly effective in making headway in your career? The issues are complicated. Do you need a mentor to teach you the ropes or...

Just Adding Oil Won’t Fix a Bad Engine

Have you ever had a car that always seemed to be leaking oil and your quick fix solution was to add a quart?  You knew deep down that there was something wrong with the engine but you didn’t have time to do the...

3 Lessons from the Big Pitch

Last fall I received the call to pitch Pink Petro to investors at the University of Texas Energy Week with several venture capitalists and industry companies.

Seven lessons to learn before 27

I've finally understood the things I can't live without. I've finally found peace, at moments. Here are my top seven lessons. 

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