Defining Your Value & Expectations, Prevents Disappointment

Every entrepreneur has experienced the blood sweat and tears that go into getting a business beyond the start-up phase. You have a vision and people are just starting to notice. Momentum is picking up and you can finally feel the hard work starting to pay off. The day has come… you landed this amazing opportunity to sign a contract with … Read More

Why You NEED a Vacation

I was sitting at my desk pondering a topic for this week’s weVENTURE EDGE article, watching the dolphins frolicking in the bay, and I was reminded how important it is to relax, unwind and take time off. I believe vacations energize the soul, educate the mind and expand one’s horizons. Clichés to be sure, but so true. Those who know … Read More

Strategic Networking

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

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

Better This Year

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

Intentional Corporate Community Engagement: How Reaching Out Brings Success

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!

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

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

Leaders, Experts and Innovators Aren’t Born, They’re Mentored

How do young college graduates entering the workforce, professionals in transition or retirees looking for their “encore” career get a leg up on the competition?  It takes experience, foresight and confidence —and you don’t get any of these on your own until you have gone through the development process and have become a proven commodity. Mentors could be the answer.  … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE BLOG: Workplace Gender Gap & How to Communicate

It’s not uncommon these days that CEOs and leadership are of the millennial generation. As we know and continue to read, millennials communicate with each other and the world in a completely different way than the rest of us, and they are quite particular about the type of communication used. This should not be a hurdle that stands in either party’s way, … Read More