Women Who ROCK 2017

Posted by on Monday, March 6th, 2017 and is filed under , .

Most of us can name a handful of women who have been positively influential in our lives. Maybe it was the mother who always encouraged you and shaped you into the person you are today. Maybe it was the teacher who believed in you and inspired you to go into a certain field. Perhaps it was a great boss who … Read More

Water Cooler Talk: Be a Trusted Source for Your Employees

Posted by on Monday, February 27th, 2017 and is filed under .

Did you know employers rank as the most credible source of information on political and public policy issues – more than political parties, labor unions and the news media? Polling from the nonpartisan group Business-Industry Political Action Committee, or BIPAC, indicates a 2-to-1 margin of employees want their employer to share important policy information with them. Perhaps most importantly, 65 … Read More

Strategic Networking

Posted by on Monday, February 20th, 2017 and is filed under .

Just the other day, after leveraging a key contact to land a prime business opportunity, a friend posted on her Facebook, “Your network determines your net worth.” We all know the importance of networking in growing our brand, companies, and careers. For those of us who are introverts, the thought of actively networking can be daunting if not overwhelming. However, … Read More

The Power of Self Talk Tied to Business Success

Posted by on Monday, February 13th, 2017 and is filed under .

I am a firm believer that success in any capacity is tied to how we react to what life throws at us. None of us are in control over the challenges we will face, and there is no way to predict what will happen in our careers, but we certainly can control how we respond. Starting out in any career … Read More

Achieving Dreams Later in Your Career

Posted by on Monday, February 6th, 2017 and is filed under .

Being at the tail end of the Baby Boom generation, I should be winding down my career and preparing for retirement. After all, I have been a flight attendant for 36 years. But somewhere along the way, my childhood dream of owning a small boutique became a reality…and without too much thought or preparation I might add! What started out … Read More

Better This Year

Posted by on Monday, January 30th, 2017 and is filed under .

Have you ever had a book change your life? “Younger Next Year for Women” did that for me. In this book, authors Chris Crowley and Dr. Henry Lodge use scientific data to entice us to live the rest of our lives biologically younger and emotionally happier. “Decay is optional,” the authors write, if you choose to grow instead of to … Read More

Chart Your Course With Purpose As Your Rudder! A Navy Wife’s Tale

Posted by on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 and is filed under .

What characteristics do you think a leader should posses? When I think about it, leaders need to think with vision and no preconceived notions. Leaders are fearless. As a young submarine commander’s wife, my leadership skills were put to the test. I had the unpaid, but expected job of being liaison to the ship’s families. Later, I became president of the … Read More

Intentional Corporate Community Engagement: How Reaching Out Brings Success

Posted by on Monday, January 16th, 2017 and is filed under .

What’s your equation for the success of your business or organization? For Junior Achievement, money for operations and materials plus volunteers to deliver our programs equals more students served. Easy, right? Well, not so easy. I liken it to a perpetual treasure hunt. As a result, I put a lot of time and thought into the motivations behind community engagement … Read More

It Is 2017, Women Have Options!

Posted by on Monday, January 9th, 2017 and is filed under .

The hustle and bustle from the holiday season is finally over and we all survived yet another year of turkey, presents, and awkward family questions that feel more like interrogations and passive aggressive statements about whether or not you have hit life’s benchmarks. The constant questions about “real” jobs, kids, marriage and “settling down” seem to be the topics of … Read More

2017 – A Year for Empathy

Posted by on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 and is filed under .

Is it possible for us all to agree that 2017 could be the year of empathy? I wonder…. the media says that we’re a divided country, our friends on Facebook have difficulty holding fruitful and enlightening discussions about politics without calling each other names, the word “selfie” is used so much it makes me want to be sick, and many … Read More