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How to Build Resilience In Your Career

career Dec 24, 2020

Career resilience is a catchy term that has come out recently. Career resilience is keeping up with the job market and its ebbs and flows. It means being prepared for unexpected job loss. It means being agile, adaptable, and portable in your approach to your career.

Career resilience means having your resume and cover letter up to date if you come across a new intriguing position opening. This resilience in regards to your career is a skill that needs to be strengthened and developed. Below...

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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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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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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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A New Source of Burnout: Zoom Fatigue

business career mindset Apr 24, 2020

Having worked remotely for the last 10 years or so, when the coronavirus pandemic forced us to quarantine to the confines of our home, I wasn't really phased by it. In fact, being an ambivert (an extraverted introvert) I was secretly looking forward to a little social distancing. 

However, I noticed that many of my clients who are also working remotely have been experiencing a heightened level of fatigue and overwhelm. While they're happy to skip the long commutes and eating out,...

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10 Tips for Leading Effective Virtual Meetings

business career leadership Mar 20, 2020

Are you needing to stay connected to your team? Online virtual meetings will be our new normal for a while. Interviews have not moved into the online space, so you'll want to make the same powerful impression virtually as you would in person. Also, distributed teams are having to consider how to maintain good working relationships with their colleagues, as well as, how to collaborate effectively in online workshops and have online meetings. 

So, whether you're interviewing or...

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When to Turn Your Side-Hustle Into Your Full-Time Gig

business career Mar 11, 2020

Have you been sitting at your desk daydreaming about long lazy days working for yourself, calling the shots, and doing what you love? If you already started some type of side-hustle and are wondering when's the best time to turn your part-time hustle into a full-time gig, then you'll want to check out my latest segment on AM Northwest Morning Show.

 Here are the highlights for you:

  1. Be honest with yourself and assess if you're truly ready to shift from an employee mindset to an...
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Menopause and Your Career

career mindset Mar 02, 2020

We don’t talk enough about menopause, and I believe it’s because it only impacts half of the population. While we’ll talk about it amongst ourselves, the impact of menopause on our mental and physical well-being not only effects how we live our lives, but also how we manage our careers.

Menopause usually occurs between 45 and 55, which is a critical stage of our careers. In fact, it's when we’re most likely to be in leadership roles. I was 46 when my body kicked...

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide

business career Dec 10, 2019

It's that time of year. Time to acknowledge your team, reward your staff, celebrate your clients, thank you mentors, and to spread a little love to those who have supported you and had your back in 2019.

If you want to do more than just get a stack of gift cards (which aren't always a bad gift idea), here are a few ideas that may make a bigger impact.

1. Stationery

I know we've grown accustomed to connecting via text and email because it's the easiest way to stay in touch in our...

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5 Steps to a Happy & Meaningful Career

career purpose Nov 25, 2019

Whether you're just starting out, stuck in a job you hate, are working in a toxic environment, or you're just not a good fit where you are, it's never too late to start over and discover a career that you love.

When you're not happy at work, the stress can negatively impact your productivity and ultimately contribute to job burnout, which can have an effect on your health and well-being. The reason we struggle so much with finding meaningful work that brings us joy is because for too...

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