Transitions, even when positive, tax our minds and bodies. No amount of resilience or grit can prevent the tax, the best way through is self-compassion. This life lesson came into sharp focus over the last five months as I: moved from DC to Minneapolis finished a program at Georgetown started a new role as […]
To anyone who finds themselves in endless meetings, not really paying attention – there is hope! But the solution is not as easy as you might think. The knowing-doing gap strikes again The knowing-doing gap is hard to overcome. If it weren’t, we would all be hitting the gym regularly and socking away money […]
I set out to explore: what is so powerful about story and how does it bring people together. Along the way, I confirmed that story connects people and can be harnessed by anyone. I also uncovered the other truths about story.
Your story is more powerful when you move beyond knowing it and into sharing it. It is useful in work environments where there aren’t as many organic ways to go beyond surface-level interactions. This post offers ways to leverage your story in the office.
Mentors (and sponsors, and coaches) are important for career advancement. The benefits multiply when each side knows what they bring to the table, and what they get out of the relationship. Both sides can get tremendous value, if done right!
Goals can be daunting. Goals show up everywhere from interviews to development conversations. The question ‘what are your personal and professional goals?’ can be enough to bring on #fearface. With long-term goals, the question is really about what do you think is important enough to be your life’s work. To be the thing you are […]
I drove by a construction site on my way to work this morning. A piece of safety equipment caught my attention. It was a cone that read: ‘Danger, men working above’. On the surface, it was accurate. I should be careful, and the people working above the sign were men. It also made me consider how it would feel to be one of the few women working on the site. To walk by an overt reminder that you are different. Every day.
I can feel it coming….the dread bubbling up inside and all of a sudden, I know it is showing up in the most public way possible. On my face. I call it #fearface, which is an acute version of impostor syndrome.