Confessions of an I GET SH*T DONE Addict

Last week I: Ran a pitch contest for 8 investors and 8 tech company founders for Women Tech Founders-first time I ever did that! Was a finalist for a Tech Industry Talent Award-I did not win but had a blast glamming. Facilitated a panel...Read More


The Simple Fix to an Epic Fail

 I thought we were on the same page. I was to send an email inviting people to participate in an upcoming event. I wrote a FANTASTIC email (with help and it was great!). And I sent it out. I immediately heard...Read More


Collaboration: Keeping Women Leaders Down?

During the recent hearings regarding Brett Kavanaugh, Senator Jeff Flake said in an interview on “60 Minutes” that if he were running for re-election, there’d be no way he would call for the FBI to investigate...Read More


Are You In a Bad Boy Career Relationship

When I was in college I dated a bad boy. He drove a fast, black sports car…with a stick shift!He had been in a few scuffles with the law-like Sean Penn in Bad Boys without the killing.He was missing a finger due to a homemade...Read More


Does Smoking Improve Your Chances of Career Advancement?

I’ve been reading a lot of books lately on leadership, leadership training and what gets in the way of women being in leadership roles in corporate America.  There are factors like:  Lack of role models at the...Read More


Career Wisdom from the 1800s

Recently, my husband and I were having one of our more interesting discussions.  We wondered what we would be doing if we lived in a Native American tribe in the 1800’s?After I got past the idea of no running water, heat or air...Read More


Be a Better Employee Vacate on Vacation AND at Work

I am currently in Sarasota, Florida.  I travel here during the 39th week of every year- because that is the week of our timeshare.   I could go other places with the timeshare but I always come back to Sarasota....Read More


How Bragging Can Benefit Your Career

I’m going to be leading a workshop called Own It! at STEAMfest on November 9th.  STEAMfest is an event for girls and women interested in or already pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM)...Read More


Revealed What Women ALREADY Have and What They MUST Have To Be Great Leaders

I am getting ready to do a workshop at a local association about Emotional Intelligence.(FYI-You can find more information and sign-up here.)Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's...Read More


What Leadership Isn't

I really like to lead events.It’s something I’ve enjoyed since running a Ronald McDonald House carnival at 10 years old.I consider being able to lead events one of my super powers. Being able to take an idea for a fun event and make it...Read More


Grieving Before Leaving: A Helpful Career Change Tip

A weird thing started happening in July.I was waking up most mornings feeling sad. Sometimes on the verge of tears. At first, I was not sure what was going on. When I looked at the current circumstances it did not make sense. Work...Read More


Play the What If Game. Build Your Career Confidence

I am involved in the planning of an event for an organization I co-founded called STEAMahead.  This event, STEAMfest,  is set to happen on November 9th 2018 at the Nokia Campus in Naperville, IL (more...Read More


A Tip from Michelle Williams on How NOT to Negotiate

By now you have heard about the article in The Washington Post from November 2017 that talked about the pay gaps, or should I say pay canyons, between different cast members on the movie All the Money in the...Read More


Move Your Career Up a Level

As many of you are aware, I am in the midst of a website re-brand. This process reminded me of something that I had not thought about in years that I like to call Leveling Up.  Many years ago, I attended a retreat. It was a...Read More


A Quick Leadership Trick From a Grade School Teacher

My assistant texted me this interesting story she saw on Facebook.A school teacher would start every year with a box of band-aids.She would then call up a child and have them pretend they have gotten hurt.The child would say, “I hurt...Read More