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Loungewear As the New Workwear

career travel/wardrobe Dec 09, 2020

Let's face it. The coronavirus has dramatically changed not only how we work but what we wear to work. Instead of dress, blazers, blouses, and of course pants, we're rocking cozy loungewear. Loungewear can take you seamlessly from zoom meetings to running errands, to the couch just in time for your favorite Netflix movie.

According to Edited, workwear sales are down by as much as 45%, loungewear searches are up by over 800%, and the global loungewear market estimates that loungewear...

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Managing Up: How to Handle a Difficult Boss

career advice Dec 07, 2020

I've had the benefit of working with some amazing leaders and some not-so-inspiring ones throughout my career. Being a student of organizational leadership (and have a master's degree to show for it), combined with my 40 years of first-hand experience, has provided invaluable insight into what good leadership looks like and what not to do when managing people.

But what do you do when it's not your leadership that's in question but that of your manager? That's when it's time to develop...

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How to Align Your Career Vision and Brand to Achieve Your Goals

brand career vision Dec 04, 2020

Here we are heading into the end of the year, and most of us are not only looking forward to the end of 2020, but we're feverishly working on our vision and goals for the new year. One of the most overlooked ways to help accelerate those career and life goals you've laid out on your vision board or yearly planner is to ensure your personal brand aligns with your goals.

Your personal brand can become a stabilizing force in an unpredictable work climate. It...

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8 Ways to Stay Motivated During the Holiday Season

career advice mindset Dec 01, 2020

Managing your career or business, homeschooling, and working remotely while doing a bit of holiday planning (virtually and in-person) can challenge even the most organized individuals. Over the last two weeks, I've been embroiled in planning logistics, meal prep, and holiday online shopping along with client appointments, what seems like a massive influx of emails, designing and ordering holiday cards, and closing out some key projects before the new year. 

And we're only...

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Owning the Virtual Room: Showing Up Confidently in Virtual Meetings

career advice Nov 03, 2020

By now you're probably used to conducting much of your life through Zoom or Microsoft Teams.  However, people are still struggling with how to project confidence and a powerful presence online in virtual meetings.

I've been coaching a lot of speakers, executives, and other leaders on how to command the online space, project, and hold the attention of the audience for several months now.  Why? Because our usual communication tactics and style that worked in person don't quite...

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Your Professional Image & Motivation: Are They Connected?

The global pandemic has sparked a new age of remote work for thousands of office goers, allowing many women to trade their heels for slippers. But what happens when comfortable clothes end up impacting productivity? And furthermore, do they impact productivity in the first place?

Slipping into a funk while working remotely every day is not a new side effect because of the pandemic. However, there are more than enough online resources to tap into that offer advice on staying focussed. One of...

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How to Pivot Your Skillset For a Career Change

career advice Sep 22, 2020

Are you happy with your career? It turns out over 50 percent of Americans aren’t. As someone who has been there, it’s now my mission to help smart, intelligent high-achieving women everywhere take control of their careers and do the work they were meant to do in the world. 

But how do you know when it’s time to switch to a new career? The thought of making the leap is a big enough deterrent for many people, but a career pivot can make the difference between dreading...

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How to Craft a Stellar Resume to Get the Job You Want

career advice Aug 11, 2020

The economy added 1.8 million new jobs to the economy in July, even though we're still in the midst of a historic high unemployment rate. While roughly half of the new jobs are in the hospitality and retail industries, other organizations across industries have opened up or created new positions that they are now hiring for.

Since it takes less than 10 seconds for a recruiter or hiring manager to review a resume, you want to ensure that your resume stands out. 

However, most people hate...

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FORBES ARTICLE: Systemic Racism In The Workplace

leadership Jul 03, 2020

In light of the current climate, I was inspired to add my voice to the conversation on how leaders with the walls of various organizational structures could work to dismantle racism and engage in anti-racist work.

It was the subject of my article recently published in Forbes entitled: Systemic Racism In The Workplace: How To Move From Acknowledgment To Lasting Change.

I also spoke on these points during my monthly segment on AM Northwest Morning Show, which you can also watch...

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5 Work From Home Outfit Ideas

travel/wardrobe May 23, 2020
Ok, raise your hand if you're elevated pajamas and lounge wear to a new level??
 
I'll admit that I tried to fight it for as long as I could. I've worked from home for the last eight years and I've prided myself on getting up and getting dressed every morning for "work." But over time it became harder and harder to really make much of an effort.
 
While lounging around in comfy clothes is great, after a while, you start to miss the routine of getting up and getting ready...
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