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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. …

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 …

Three career crossroads: which one are you at?

Ever been stuck on a big career decision – feeling out of alignment, confused or paralyzed? Over and over, I see three major decision points that stump us. Three career crossroads that we stop and stand at, gazing around… some of us for a long time. Let’s stop doing that! Chances are if you’re reading …

When to talk flex: landing a job when you have a life

I get a lot of questions about landing a new job. People ask me this: when do I break the news that I have commitments outside of work? First, let’s step back and acknowledge how dysfunctional our relationship with work has become (personal mission: working on it). Why is this even a question? Well, because …

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you have to

I’m kind of a hustler. I know some people don’t like that word; some days I don’t either. But I’m out there chasing, growing and building and trying my best to live an awesome and intentional life, and I call that hustling. There are many days when things flow. But some days it feels like …