The ‘Mom Guilt’ of a Career-Focused Mother

Posted by on Monday, June 26th, 2017 and is filed under .

It’s noon on a Tuesday, my favorite day of the week, work from home day! I am frantically trying to finish this article before my son wakes up from his nap ready to ingest copious amounts of food, followed by what is sure to be a stunning display of digestive pyrotechnics. In December, I gave birth to my beautiful baby … Read More

A Golden Answer for Every Problem

Posted by on Monday, June 19th, 2017 and is filed under .

Albert Einstein said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” I have been in practice as a lawyer for more than 32 years, in five states. People rarely come to see a lawyer when everything is fine in their lives. As a result, over the years, I have seen a lot of … Read More

One Step Ahead: Internships, Job Shadows, and Mentorships

Posted by on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 and is filed under .

One Step Ahead: Internships, Job Shadows, and Mentorships As a teenager, I was lucky enough to be hand selected for an internship at an international corporation headquartered in Western New York. Envisioning power suits and power lunches, hobnobbing with captains of industry, I was dismayed to be ushered into a windowless room with my humble brown bag lunch, where I … Read More

Male “Allyship”

Posted by on Monday, June 5th, 2017 and is filed under .

I recently attended a women’s networking event sponsored by weVENTURE’s “League of Extraordinary Women.” These women, high level leaders in our community, are stepping up and setting great examples as mentors, leaders and cheerleaders for each other in addition to lending financial support to train and develop women entrepreneurs in our region. They are passionate about community and economic development, … Read More

Creating a Special Buying Experience

Posted by on Monday, May 22nd, 2017 and is filed under .

I’ve had my hat in the “retail-ring” for a long time. Gone are the days of opening your door, selling your product, and closing the door at the end of the day. Personal touches such as hand written thank you notes went a long way. Although they are still relevant today, there is a plethora of tools to promote your … Read More

Entrepreneurship At All Ages

Posted by on Monday, May 15th, 2017 and is filed under .

I have embraced entrepreneurship since I was a little girl. At age 10, I had a newspaper route in Alaska and won awards for top sales and great customer service. I learned early to fundraise by getting people to pledge money to non-profits for my bike-a-thons, skate-a-thons and beauty pageants. At 15, I was crowned Miss Hospitality for the state … Read More

Taking Life’s Changes in Stride

Posted by on Monday, May 8th, 2017 and is filed under .

I wrote an article in July 2015 titled “The Only Constant is Change” that addressed this very same topic – embracing change. It seems that change was a constant then just as it is today. The one thing we can count on is that we will experience change no matter if we are pursuing it or it is pursuing us. … Read More

Strategic Partnerships Within Your Community

Posted by on Monday, May 1st, 2017 and is filed under .

Establishing strategic partnerships is key for any business, but especially for non-profit organizations looking to address complex issues in the community they live in. Understanding how partnerships can strengthen your business and organization is key for every leader, especially in Brevard County where there are more than 2,000 registered non-profits – being able to show potential donors that you are … Read More

Freedom at Any Age

Posted by on Monday, April 24th, 2017 and is filed under .

So there I sat, enjoying my freedom — the last of my three children had just toddled off to nursery school and I was free! Free to do whatever I wanted to do for three hours a day, for two whole days a week. Let’s see, should I play tennis? Go for a swim? Learn how to knit? Or maybe … Read More