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Your Purpose Hierarchy

  It’s been a little while since I reached out to you, and that’s because I took some time out to spend with my family who were visiting from Australia.  I was so grateful to share quality time with them in Las Vegas and Hawaii, and being with loved ones always grounds me and reminds  Continue Reading »

How to avoid the “OMG” worst case scenario

  We’ve all been there…  We get a phone call, or an email with potentially bad news or a challenging situation and we automatically default to the worst case scenario.  Instantly our mood changes, dread takes over our bodies and our thoughts, and the spinning out of control officially begins.  BFF’s panic and doubt come  Continue Reading »

Branding for the ladies

Being a successful career woman is two-fold; you need to be able to perform at a high level and you also need to look the part.  Defining your image in a male-centric environment is important as it establishes rank.  Defining your signature look or branding is a personal choice and you have to own it.   Continue Reading »

I just graduated…now what???

The life of a student mirrors no resemblance to the life of the employed.  I remember the days of sleeping in, skipping classes, hanging out with friends and creating my own schedule, because I could.  Transitioning from 15 or more years of education and student life to the demands of a real job can seem  Continue Reading »

Facebook me!

  Almost everyone these days has a facebook account, and we have all heard the words “facebook me!”  Social media has grown exponentially in the last few years and it definitely serves a role in business enterprises as well as in personal and social realms.  So, the question is….Do you become facebook friends with your  Continue Reading »

10 Tips for Writing Effective Email

  Electronic mail (email) began as an informal way to communicate online.  It was never intended to be the main method of corporate communication, however today, it accounts for the majority of business transactions.  Email is now used for a variety of tasks such as answering customer questions, offering business support, handling complaints, document transactions and  Continue Reading »

Top 10 Tips for Successful Public Speaking

Did you know that many people fear public speaking more than death??  This is a very common fear and one that needs to be addressed if you are to be a successful career woman.  It takes time, exposure and practice to become well versed in something new, and public speaking is no different. Most managers  Continue Reading »

5 Tips To Beat Procrastination

The 40-hour work week is quickly becoming a 45-50 hour work week, which in itself can cause a lack of motivation.  Procrastination has a  snowball effect, and very quickly one discombobulated day, turns into several days and then into weeks. To try and avoid feeling aimless during your work day try these tips to keep  Continue Reading »

An Easy Way To Save Money

  As an independent woman, there is something comforting about being able to stand on your own two feet on many levels, financially being just one of them.  The ability to, and the habit of saving money is extremely important.  Once you start earning decent money there is a desire to go and spend it  Continue Reading »

Things to avoid during an interview

  Most people get nervous before job interviews and when things start to go off track or there is that awkward silence or the look on the interviewer’s face changes, we can feel like we really messed up. Common interview mistakes include presenting yourself in a less than professional manner, bad-mouthing your former employer and  Continue Reading »