Burn Out: Beat it Before It Beats You

If you’re a high-powered career woman, you know what it takes to stay ahead of the competition — dedication, focus, a willingness to take everything on, travel, extra hours, maneuvering in a lean and mean environment. I lived this lifestyle. What I didn’t realize was, this can be the road to burn out if you’re…

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Believing You can Create Your Career Path

“Of all the forces that hold women back, however, none are as powerful as entrenched beliefs” … states a new McKinsey report, “Unlocking the Full Potential of Women in the US Economy,” by Joanna Barsh. As my clients and I work together to find the right job that resonates with who they really are and…

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Overwhelmed at Work? Tips for Asking for Help

If you’re feeling overwhelmed at work, you’re not alone. My research shows that the majority of professionals I surveyed felt overwhelmed 50 to 75 percent of their work week.  This New York Times article “It’s Not Mount Everest. It’s My Workload,” provides some tips to keep in mind when you need to ask for help.…

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Creating a Home Office that Supports Your Success

Yesterday I posted “What Does Your Office Say About You” and received a comment asking for additional tips for people who have a home office that no one else sees. It’s my pleasure to provide three tips for creating a home office that supports your success. It is just as important, maybe even more so,…

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What Does Your Office Say About You?

Most of us think about the image we want to put forth, especially in the workplace. We dress for success, create logos to send a specific message, create cards and ads that brand us, but we often forget that our work space also sends a message about who we are and our success. What do…

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What Does it Take To be a Great Woman Boss?

Would you rather work for a woman or a man? “The Conversation: Male Vs. Female Bosses, on Forbes.com (April 2010) references several studies, one showed 90% of women surveyed preferred male bosses. I’ve been contemplating women in leadership roles since I watched the movie, “The Next Three Days” this weekend.  It began with two women…

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How To Ease Your Job or Life Transition

Meet Jan. She started a new career. She’s always been successful so it’s hard being in a new role she hasn’t mastered yet. She goes into work every day with the best of intentions — to be productive and useful. She finds herself sitting at an empty desk waiting for the boss to be available…

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What's Your Fast-Track Edge?

It is that unique key, that authentic quality, characteristic, talent, or set of skills that unlocks your potential so you can gain the success you want in work and in life. We all have an edge but it’s not always easy to access or to know how best to use it to our advantage. This…

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What’s Your Fast-Track Edge?

It is that unique key, that authentic quality, characteristic, talent, or set of skills that unlocks your potential so you can gain the success you want in work and in life. We all have an edge but it’s not always easy to access or to know how best to use it to our advantage. This…

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How to Attract Good Luck – Part Three

A scientific experiment conducted by Dr. Richard Wiseman revealed that one of the basic principles for generating good fortune is listening to your intuition. With so much busy-ness in life it’s easy to get distracted and end up disconnected from that part of you that knows the answers and can help you make lucky choices. …

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