Sabbatical

Do you remember the joy and freedom of summer breaks from school? Throughout decades of work that started as a young teenager, until twelve years ago I had only taken two short breaks (five and six weeks) when my two daughters were born. I was longing for a summer break, or what working adults […]

Unplug

What Would It Be Like To Unplug?

Technology. Do you love it? Hate it? Or have a love/hate relationship with it? Has its promise of time-saving and efficiency become just another vehicle for distraction, stress, and poor health?

“Unplugging” from technology is a movement, actually a backlash, that’s been gaining momentum over […]

Power of Words

How much time to do spend thinking about your words? The words you choose for emails, letters, web site content, conversations and presentations directly impact your chances of making sales.

Carefully chosen words bolster confidence in you, your company and the solutions you are presenting. Do your homework, base what you say on […]

Are Your Listening?

A friend who is in her mid-40s told me that in spite of her professional accomplishments, her material possessions, and a fabulous daughter, she feels a lack of passion. Nothing is exciting for her any longer. Nothing sparks her interest. She may want to make a career change, but has no idea what she […]

Celebrate

It surprises me that we’re already into the eight month of the year. Have you taken the time to stop and celebrate your business achievements throughout the year? In our busy world it’s easy to get focused on day to day activities and forget to celebrate, or even recognize our achievements. Clients tell me […]

Pay Inequality

Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, created quite a furor this month at a conference to celebrate women in technology. With more than 8000 people from around the world hearing him speak on “Building the Career of Your Dreams”, he was asked about advice for women who are uncomfortable requesting a raise. His answer sparked […]

Making a Difference

Making a difference in the world. It’s how our life matters and is exactly why I left the corporate world more than eleven years ago. I longed for a new career that would have more direct impact on the lives of others. Although I was clueless about what that work would be when I […]

WordPress Hackers Hard at Work

WordPress Hackers Hard at Work…Sigh

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for WordPress web site hackers. Last week saw a massive attack on WordPress sites, using sophisticated tools to guess passwords and gain access. This week, there is word that an extremely common plug-in (program) in WordPress sites has a security hole […]

Women-Owned Businesses

Women-Owned Businesses are on the Rise One of the fastest growing segments of the US economy are women-owned businesses. In American Express’s 2012 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report they concluded women-owned businesses increased by 54% from 1997 – 2012. That’s 1 ½ times the national average. Go Women!

Some additional information from the report: • […]

New Year

Happy New Year!

As we shift from holidays and celebrations to a brand new year, there’s positive energy, enthusiasm, and opportunities that come along with it. Oprah Winfrey says “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” Isn’t that an exciting perspective?

What do you want to […]