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How to Build an Exceptional Brand as an Expert

How to Build an Exceptional Brand as an Expert

Having a strong personal brand that you can cash in on as an expert is not just for people like Oprah, Madonna or Martha Stewart. It’s for everyone. It’s for you. Just like these three powerful women, you too can build a strong personal brand and cash in on it. Branding yourself is an internal journey that leads you to toward taking specific and intentional action to become the biggest and brightest “you” that you want to be. And as an expert in your field, your personal brand is what will attract the kind of clients, partners and opportunities that fire you up. More »

The Secret To Securing Your Dream Job

The Secret To Securing Your Dream Job

Ever had the job you despised? The interview process was great, the facility beautiful, the co-workers kind, and a month later, you were ready to quit.

It turns out, all was not as it seemed. Before accepting your next job offer, do your research first and know as much as you can about the people – and the company – you’re planning to work for. While research alone may not determine whether you accept or turn down the job offer, it’s a critical component. More »

5 Power Tips for Women In Their Careers

5 Power Tips for Women In Their Careers

As a woman, I know we are incredible, brilliant, insightful, powerful, and capable of making a positive impact on a global scale. If that’s true, why does it seem like so many of us are sabotaging our successes, holding ourselves back, or missing the mark? After working with thousands of women, in a variety of training/coaching settings, five common themes have emerged on where women seem to be getting stuck. More »

How To Be More Truthful In Your Career

How To Be More Truthful In Your Career

The term moments of truth was coined by Jan Carlzon, former head of Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS). He defined moments of truth as, “anytime a customer comes into contact with any aspect of a business, however remote, as an opportunity to form an impression.” So, the question is how are you responding in these moments? Your reaction can lead to either a positive or negative moment of truth – which would you prefer? More »

Is Lying In Your Career Always Bad?

Is Lying In Your Career Always Bad?

The question is, what are we willing to tolerate in our leaders’ behavior and reflectively in our own? Lying is bad. We’ve been told that ever since we were little. Or have we? Haven’t we also been told, “don’t say that, it will make them feel bad”, and there are such things as “white lies”, as compared to I guess black lies, which are bad. More »

Confidence Plus A Mentor Equals Entrepreneurial Success For Women

Confidence Plus A Mentor Equals Entrepreneurial Success For Women

When it comes to the decision to venture out into the world of starting a business, women are less likely to take the leap into entrepreneurship than men. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, “male entrepreneurs in the United States outnumber their female counterparts 3.5 to 1.”

What do some women have that encourages them to jump right in while so many others consider the possibility yet continue to sit cautiously on the side lines? More »

5 Signs It’s Time For A Career Change

5 Signs It's Time For A Career Change

I used to dread Sunday nights. Starting around 7 p.m., I would begin to get a headache, an upset stomach—just a general disease emotionally, spiritually, and physically. My symptoms weren’t a result of something I ate or a side effect of any medication; they were a response to thinking about what I was going to have to face on Monday morning: a job that drained my spirit. More »

Recruiters! I Hate Them!

Recruiters! I Hate Them!

Do you think a recruiter is standing between you and that job?

I have spoken to many people over the years who are convinced that is true: I am perfect for this job, that job and the other job; I have excellent transferable skills; That recruiter is too stupid to realize how brilliant I am; What do they know anyway!

Today I received such an email. More »

What Profession Matches Your Personality

What Profession Matches Your Personality

Have you ever wondered why someone perceives things so much differently than you do? Or why someone seems to be victimized when others are not? Or why another person might handle a situation completely differently than you would have? Maybe you’ve wondered why some people always seem to make lemonade out of lemons while others get depressed when life hands them lemons.

The answer is personality styles and there are four main ones. Although we are born with a default personality style and a secondary style, as we have life experiences, we develop characteristics of all four while maintaining our dominant and secondary ones. I think you’ll see this explains much of life as you know it. More »

8 Surprisingly Lucrative Jobs

8 Surprisingly Lucrative Jobs

Society has taught us that professional success is directly proportional to how many degrees, certificates, and diplomas we possess. Graduating high school works—if you want to live in your parents’ basement. But to actually make something of yourself, you need some sort of advanced education. Then again, bachelor degrees are common now; if you really want to stand out you should probably go to graduate school. But even then … You get the point. But what if success wasn’t that complicated? What if you could avoid all those late-night cram sessions, that $100,000 worth of student debt, or that dreaded freshman fifteen (or twenty or thirty), and still bring home the bacon? Well you can. More »