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Your energetic contract with work

Welcome to my What is Work? blog series. Join the conversation #whatiswork´╗┐ After reading your employment contract, you know your start date, how much you’ll get paid and how often, your vacation eligibility, and what’s going to happen when you leave. The contents have barely evolved since the first one ever was scrawled on a …

What is work? A pastime

Welcome to my What is Work? blog series. Join the conversation #whatiswork I want to tell you a story. When I first graduated from my undergrad business degree and joined a boutique consulting firm, my time was my offering. Since I was green, I believed my only value was my willingness to work, literally, whenever. …

How to get promoted into leadership

Who’s ready to move up? Recently a client came to me with a challenge: she was eager to step into leadership, but the path wasn’t clear. She felt stalled where she was, and uninspired about the future. So, what’s the best way to get promoted into leadership?  Besides being great at what you do and …

Your most important investment

I’m just going to say it: investing in your development is the most important money and time you will ever spend. But for most of us, our development is the last thing we’re investing in. When I say investing in yourself… I mean: Going on a retreat, or getting a therapist, or learning skills you …

5 prompts to GO FOR IT

Lately I’ve been meeting closet dreamers. This is not a Marie Kondo reference (although, YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST). Closet dreamers are people with dreams for their careers and lives that they haven’t quite admitted to themselves, let alone the world. They have visions of what could be, but no plan to pursue their authentic …

How to know it’s over

In my work, I see a lot of people needing and wanting to cut ties with a job, in order to start something new and move forward. But often, they stall out on the decision. Because ending things can be so hard. Especially when you’ve invested a lot, or when you expected a different outcome, …

Uplevel your LinkedIn

LinkedIn is THE place recruiters go to fill the jobs you want. Think of it as a 24/7 networking event (sounds SO FUN, right?). It’s not that you need to be there, schmoozing, all the time (hallelujah). You just need to make sure you’re showing up, looking good, and clearly explaining who you are and …

Do this before goal setting

Whether you set goals annually on your birthday, in January, in September, the first of every month, any and all of the above… our culture loves to future-focus. It’s exciting to ask yourself: What do I want to DO next, WHO do I want to BECOME, WHERE do I want to FIND MYSELF in a …

Write your leadership manifesto

How does anyone learn anything? By getting their hands dirty and figuring it out. So, even though I’ve been studying leadership in the workplace for a decade, dipping my toe in here and there… I learned to lead over the past year, because of my family, because I had to. At our house, I’m the …