I spent the week with my in-laws and my mother. It was Grandparents’ Day at my daughter’s school and both of her grandmothers came out to celebrate. This is a picture of them decked out in Burke’s wear. My daughter was so happy to spend the day with them. It also made for a busy Mother’s … [Read More...]
“What I'm really doing is building myself up from the inside out. I'm trying to make myself strong on the inside to be able to deal with life on the outside”. - Maria Shriver
How do you make yourself stronger from the inside out? It sounds so smart but what can you do to put this in … [Read More...]
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
I attended the three-day White Privilege Conference earlier this month. On the second day of the conference, I cried. I didn't cry once or twice; I cried most of the day.
The … [Read More...]
My worry with all of this talk about finding a mentor is that we are looking for someone to give us permission and the magical way forward. What we aren’t closely examining is that mentoring falls in the category of a best practice. The sage advice is that if you want to get ahead, go find a … [Read More...]
My first mistake - I answered my phone on the first ring. After all of the years of managing the operations at law firms, I know better than to immediately answer my phone.
My second mistake was that I said yes. I was irritated with myself as the word came out of my mouth but I felt cornered and … [Read More...]
When I saw this ad and yes, it is a real ad from around 1931 for a company, it made me think of many of the women that I support.
Last Monday, I facilitated ReBoot’s Passion & Purpose Seminar at GSV Labs in Silicon Valley. It was workshop for women that are returning to the work force after … [Read More...]
Along with my career strategy work, I work with a private high school in Marin County. The other day I was in conversation with the Director of Athletics and the Director of Admission both of whom are men. We were discussing school business. Midway through the conversation, I realized how … [Read More...]
When I first meet someone and learn about their background and skills, my mind starts thinking of how they can transition themselves into new opportunities. One of the most common responses I hear from people when they hear a new idea is, “Well, I don’t know ______.” You can fill in the blank … [Read More...]
As my business has grown, I find that I help my clients’ transition from corporate work to entrepreneurship. It’s rewarding because these clients have decided to reach well past their comfort zones to create work that they truly enjoy. But they all carry the same issue that they had when in … [Read More...]
With all of the pay inequity women have to battle, I find it amazing how often we will actively hold ourselves back.
Have you ever talked yourself out of pursuing an opportunity because you thought that you didn’t have enough experience?
Often we anticipate challenges and rejection as a way to … [Read More...]