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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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5 Reasons 'Tis the Season to Land Your Ideal Job

career Nov 13, 2019

During the holidays, most people believe it's time to wind down or take a break from their career search. But contrary to popular belief, hiring doesn't stop during the holiday season. In fact, it's the perfect time to focus more intently on your search.  Today on the blog I’m sharing five ways to best utilize the holiday season to land the perfect job for you. I shared these tips on a recent segment on AM Northwest and a link to the full segment is below.

If you’ve...

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6 Signs It's Time to Hire a Career Coach

career Nov 04, 2019

It's not uncommon to work through career issues or challenges on your own or with the support of a colleague or friend. In fact, some issues can be easily worked out with a great resource or sage advice.

However, more challenging career issues need a bit more than a DIY approach. Women, and particularly women of color, struggle with asking for help and overall don't ask for or get the support they need. They tend to rely on outdated techniques and information that may have served them in...

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How to Secure Professional Development Funds for Coaching

career Oct 21, 2019

In order to continue to grow, learn and develop in your field of choice, it's important that you avail yourself of continuous learning opportunities. There are several ways to advance your skills through classes, conferences, sabbaticals, apprenticeships, and of course coaching. After all, the more you're exposed to professional development opportunities the more engaged with your work.

What women want most from any workplace is to flourish and find purpose and meaning in their work. What...

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