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4 Things I’ve Learned From Coaching

4 Things I’ve Learned From Coaching

You could say I have a passion for coaching. I coach my daughter’s volleyball team, not only because I love the sport, but because I love helping others be successful….
The Best Advice I've Ever Received

The Best Advice I’ve Ever Received

A few years back I was struggling. I had just been promoted to a management role and had several major decisions that needed to be made quickly. I was worried….
Build Strong Stakeholder Relationships That Last

Build Strong Stakeholder Relationships That Last

Many of my roles through the years have involved being an advisor and partner to a senior stakeholder – especially during consulting engagements or when I…
Four Things I Learned That One Time I Got Let Go

Four Things I Learned That One Time I Got Let Go

Once upon a time there was a girl who was a rock star at work. She just got promoted, got a killer mid-year review, and her customers loved her….
Management Lessons From Under The Bus

Management Lessons From Under The Bus

One ominous day a long, long time ago I got thrown under a bus to the CEO of my company at the time. Me, a pretty low level employee at the time, got blamed for a pretty huge issue. The…
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My Top 5 Tips On Mentoring, Sponsorship, And Coaching

Mentor, sponsor, coach, oh my! These 3 words mean different things to different people. Let me start by sharing my personal definition of these concepts: A mentor is someone you meet with regularly to provide guidance and advice on
5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Career

5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Career

Back when I started my career in the late 90s, things were a little different – I didn’t get a laptop and used a…
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Listen Up Employers – This Is What Millennials Want From You

I keep reading article after article with unsolicited advice to millennials – tips on how to succeed, tips on communications, tips on how…
a bike lesson that turns into a lesson on leadership

What My Grandpop Taught Me About Leadership

When I was a kid, my Grandpop would load me and my bike into the back of his green pickup and drive us to a nearby…
Learning To “Lean In” After A Career Setback

Learning To “Lean In” After A Career Setback

A Career Setback Back in March of 2003, my career was in full swing. I was a business consultant for a top firm, traveling each…