Career Advice

How to Find Mentors: My 5 Minute Rule

Mentors have been a key part of building my brand and my business. I just wouldn’t be where I am without them. Before I dive into how to find a mentor, I want to clarify what mentorship means to me. I think some people believe that a mentor is someone who meets with you regularly […]

Top 5 Challenges Faced By Women In Business…and The Solutions!

Both career women and those in business have faced many obstacles in past decades and unfortunately, still today.  Women in the workforce have battled glass ceilings, unequal pay for equal production and undeserved stereotypical barriers. As business prototypes have changed with the advent and growth of the internet, so have the unique issues encountered by […]

Finding Your Aha! Moment in Business

Some people refer to it as a “Eureka!” moment. Others think of it as a little light bulb going off. In business as well as in life, your “aha!” moment is going to shape you and help you grow, taking what you didn’t understand at first and adding clarity and comprehension to get “it” all of a […]

Banish Pre-Meeting Jitters

Whether you’re a seasoned pro at conducting department meetings or a speaking one on one with a new partner for the first time, you can’t avoid the fluttering of those butterflies in your stomach or the sudden need to chew your fingernails off thinking about whether or not everything will go smoothly. Kick your pre-meeting […]

How to Work a Half Day Like a Boss

Every now and then in the office, the workday will be cut in half for a half day of work which is both a blessing and curse in disguise. It’s always great to be able to leave work a little early to enjoy the rest of the day but at the same time all of […]

How To Pitch It Like You Mean It

Whether you’re down to the wire in a 30 seconds or less elevator pitch or emailing media contacts from a PR firm looking to snag one to feature your client in a story, pitching has never been on a time constraint now more than ever. Don’t let the clock scare you – I like to […]

Why Being Positive Pays in the Workplace

How do you feel when a coworker compliments your outfit? How about when your supervisor sends out a friendly email to the entire company praising your hard work on a tough project? Or when your department is stressed out on the deadline for an assignment but still finds the time to send one another a […]

Are You Sure There’s Nothing Else You Can Do?

You’re not getting the results you want, and it’s not your fault — or so it seems. As a breakthrough-performance catalyst, it’s my job to deliver the tough news that makes an impact. To shine a light on the invisible harnesses that hold us back. It’s my way of loving my clients. So are you […]

Headed in the Wrong Direction? It’s Time to Pivot

I want to let you in on a secret. It’s a little known fact, so be careful who you share it with. We entrepreneurs, rarely, if ever, do we get this whole business thing right the first time. Shocking, I know. More often than not, entrepreneurs run head-on into a brick wall of unknowns. When […]

3 Tips for Putting the “Social” into a Workplace Social

Last summer, I threw a mixer at the headquarters of the company I own for entrepreneurs and business owners to gather at for some meeting and greeting. It turned out to be such a success that I decided to do it again this year. With the invitations already sent out, the drinks and food ordered, […]

If You Want Something, Ask

“Ask and ye shall receive.” Try it. Enough with the vacillating. Extinguish the proverbial second guess. You deserve what you want, so speak up! Few people are mind readers.  We can’t expect others to just “know.” When you cease to express your needs, wants, and desires, you suspend the right to be disappointed when you don’t get what you […]

5 Empowering Words for Women

As we wrestle with life’s challenges, gain new awareness, and learn more about ourselves, words can take on new, deeper meanings.  Words like forgiveness, love, boundaries, and joy, become attached to personal experiences that make them rich and meaningful. Mary Cox Garner, author of The Hidden Souls of Words:  Keys to Transformation Through the Power […]

How to Recognize the Disney Princess in Your Office

They may not whistle while they work but chances are you’ve worked alongside an employee who has all the characteristics of a Disney Princess. What could be so bad about that? Aren’t princesses usually kind and helpful? More often than not, they have a bad workplace trait ranging from laziness to bossiness leaving you forced […]

Reframing Equal Pay Day: ASK for What You’re Worth

In case you haven’t heard, today, April 17, is Equal Pay Day. Why the 17th of April? It’s based on a calculation women would have to work until today to earn what their male counterparts did in 2011. Depending on which media outlets you visit, you’ll hear several contrasting opinions on Equal Pay Day. Kristin […]

The Nature of Work in 2020

Locally and globally, we continue to see that the nature of jobs is profoundly changing, and what we do in order to earn our incomes, and how we do it, will never be the same. In the evolving world of work, everything is in motion. Technology is radically changing the nature of work — e.g., artificial […]

Be Your Own Renaissance Woman

It’s 2011 and women are still fighting for their voices to be heard in the workforce. I cannot believe I just wrote that sentence. The New Zealand Herald recently reported that Avivah Wittenbert-Cox, an international expert on gender balance and best-selling author is fighting the good and all too familiar fight for female equality in […]

How to Perform a Successful Employee Background Check

Hire Smart Now So You Don’t Have to Fire Later One of the best things you can do for your company is hire quality employees — and don’t take their word for it. Whether you are a businessman or a businesswoman, you want to create the best possible staff for your company. There are several […]

What Can You Do in 15 Minutes?

Short on time? No problem! It’s rare to have a whole day to devote to your passion projects, so make the most of the time you do have. Last month, I explained how you can use short increments of time to make a difference in productivity. Now, we’ll figure out what to do with that […]

Visualization: The First Step on the Road to Success

Whenever you start a new project – or a new phase of your life – the first thing you need to do is decide where you are going … and then you can figure out how to get there. In order to get what you want, you have to know what you want. Visualization can help the process of setting or discovering your goals.

Four Very Cool Business Card Ideas

Four Very Cool Business Card Ideas for Inspiration The days of remembering which business card belongs to which face is outwardly dwindling; these days cards are made with colors that pop, pictures that are worth a thousand words, QR Codes and even follow up check lists. Here, for your inspiration are four very cool business […]

Girl On Top: A Candid Interview With Bestselling Author Nicole Williams

Joining She Takes on the World is Nicole Williams, author of the book ‘Girl on Top: Your Guide to Turning Dating Rules into Career Success.’ Nicole is also founder of The Works, which appeared alongside She Takes on the World on Forbes’ Top 100 Websites for Women. Nicole has been featured in Elle Magazine, Cosmopolitan, […]

New Goals for a New Year: Taking on 2011

As 2011 approaches the need to reflect on both the goals accomplished in 2010 and those which have not yet been accomplished is here. Here is one illustration of how to not just make goals, but plan for completion and execute using a plan and an accountability partner.

Creativity is Just a Coffee Shop Away

Image courtesy of Shutterstock As much as I love working from my home office (working in your pajamas has its perks), there are times when I simply can’t do it. I don’t know if it’s the fact that I can see our backyard pool from my office window, but there are just times when I […]

5 Easy Ways to Build Your Digital Reputation

Social media has given us great ways to protect and build our digital reputations. Today we have the ease of searching conversations, the ability to set alerts to help us monitor our names, the constant availability of learning opportunities and more ways to communicate and interact with others. All of these tools, which were not available just a few years ago, now make it possible for us to be proactive in maintaining, building and protecting our good name. Here are five easy ways to do just that: