Generating ideas takes far less time and energy than making them happen. There are plenty of people with good ideas; however, fewer people successfully turn their ideas into action.You don’t want to be the person who talks a good game, YOU want to be IN the game! Whether it’s a new business … [Read more...] about Get in the game: Turning ideas into action
As a mentor, I am frequently contacted by young professionals who are eager to change jobs or move up, it’s often from their first job post- college/university, yet they aren’t quite sure they’re qualified. More often than not, when I get the job description I find that not only are they … [Read more...] about Feel like an imposter? Dealing with self-doubt.
Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. -William FaulknerThe ability to accept criticism is an essential skill in your academic, professional and personal growth. Plenty of it … [Read more...] about Can you take it? The value of criticism.
Speaking in public is one of those things that make even the strongest weak at the knees. Even after years of experience, I still get nervous when speaking in front of a group of people. Yet, despite our fears, speaking to groups is a great way to raise your profile. In a survey … [Read more...] about Public Speaking: Raising your professional profile
Talented! Invaluable! Hardworking! Are these words your boss uses to describe you, and yet he or she consistently fails to promote you or find opportunities for you to grow? The first thing you should know is it’s NOT YOU, it’s them. They know they have something good in you, and they don’t want to … [Read more...] about Carpe Diem: Seizing opportunities for advancement