Prepare For Your Next Promotion

As you prepare for your next promotion, it’s important to know that every company treats promotions differently. If you’d like to learn more about understanding your companies view of promotion, I recommend reading a previous post entitled, Get Promoted. Start By Understanding Your Company’s Requirements. In it, I share my knowledge working in Human Resources and what I learned about … Read More

Networking When You Don’t Feel Confident- Part Two

Table of Coffee Cups

As part of my work, I try to regularly attend different networking events each month. The type of events vary, some are free, some are paid, and some are curated. A great way to find different events is by looking for professional associations or groups attached to your career, groups from women in leadership, or events on Eventbrite and meetup. … Read More

Networking When You Don’t Feel Confident- Part One

In this, Part 1, I’ll share ways you may need to change your stories about networking to give networking a try. Besides replacing the word networking with connecting in my head there is another switch that I recommend. Instead of labeling the nervous energy and stress as anxiety, label it as excitement. So now when I feel anxiety before I … Read More

5 Skill Sets Every Successful Leader Needs to Develop

Inner Game Leaders, whether managers or not, have a vision of the world and how it could be. Through influence and passion, they inspire others to take action. Leaders are adept at creating a vision, mission, and strategy for their group and community. Along with demonstrating the values that are important, leaders become the figures we look to to guide … Read More

Create a Culture You Long to Belong to

To be super simple, culture is created by the behaviors and decisions you make. Your actions mold policy, reactions to problems, and more. Your values, priorities, and ways of treating people will model to others what’s important and acceptable. You create the environment you work in. If you can’t walk the talk, then don’t talk the talk. Nothing erodes culture … Read More

Change Starts With You and Me. It’s Time to Speak Up.

Many of us are so often doing things in a state of reaction, or because of shame and we don’t realize we are. Shame and guilt pervade our days, that we don’t realize how much of our lives is dictated by other people’s beliefs and expectations. Here are some personal examples from my life that you may relate to. We … Read More

The Problem with Problems. Creating New Opportunities.

All life is problem-solving. Our brains have a built-in bias towards negativity. We simply have a greater sensitivity to unpleasant news, it’s more sensational and elicits more of a reaction from us. Why? To keep us out of harm’s way. It’s made us excellent at scanning our environment to look for danger or safety. When it’s safe, our nervous system’s … Read More

What would you do, if you could? Overcome moments of frustration & doubt.

I left her office feeling disappointed and flustered. Each footstep heavier as I walked with frustration back to my desk. I did it again! I could hear a familiar tape starting in my head. Today’s tennis match is brought to you by Fear. Fear– always there! We’ve got your back! In today’s highly anticipated doubles match, Victim &  Doubt are … Read More

What You Resist Persists. Moving Beyond Resistance in Yourself and Your Team

Do these phrases sound familiar: I personally believe that resistance is one of the greatest obstacles we face every day. It takes us out of our flow, stops change in its tracks and keeps us stuck. It’s a big stop sign that prevents us from moving ahead in our lives and being happy. It’s our physical and emotional body’s way … Read More

How to Let Go: Inspiration from the Caterpillar

Butterflies are amazing creatures. One of the things I enjoyed about living in Santa Cruz was that Natural Bridges Park is a winter safe haven for the Monarch Butterfly. I loved taking walks in the hills and being pleasantly surprised when a butterfly floated by. How their colors and design added beauty to the landscape of the hills. Butterflies show … Read More