As law firm administrator one of my chief responsibilities was to resolve problems. Whether it was a work conflict or inappropriate behavior, often the problem would land on my desk. When I was new to the job, I was always jumping up to solve things. A problem would arise, and I would … [Read More...]
I recently read this opinion piece in the NY Times, Let’s Expose the Gender Pay Gap. Nothing in the article surprised me. It’s the research we have all read before:
Female doctor and surgeons earn 71% of what their white male colleagues make.
Female financial specialist are paid … [Read More...]
She had a serious stretch goal to bring in over seven figures in revenue in one year at her new firm. She did it in nine months! Yep, she knocked it out of the ball park. She gave a lot of credit to my coaching, which I appreciated, but she did the heavy lifting. How did she do … [Read More...]
Many of the women and men that I work with are lawyers, engineers, bankers, and entrepreneurs. All of them are either women or people of color, and the one thing they all have in common is that they stand out in their perspective corporate environments.
They are also ready to ascend to the next … [Read More...]
I believe that we can’t use bias and discrimination as an excuse to limit our success. If I believed that my sex or the color of my skin would be an impediment in my career, I would not have the degree of success I’ve experienced. While I never forget that I’m black, it’s not something … [Read More...]
“I just don’t have time to be as responsive as I need to be to my clients.” One of my own clients was in a pickle over her schedule, and felt like she didn’t have time to do all the things she wanted to do to grow her business.
“I saw a position that’s perfect for me, I just need to … [Read More...]
I’ve taken my workouts to a new level in the past four weeks. I run, hike, swim, lift weights and now do yoga. On some days, I even work out in the morning and in the evening. While I’m definitely feeling slimmer and stronger, I’ve noticed that soreness is a regular companion.
It’s … [Read More...]
As one of the few ballerinas of color, Misty Copeland had to learn to blend in even though she always stood out. She had to teach people to take her as a serious ballerina though she didn’t fit their stereotype.
In her book, Life in Motion - An Unlikely Ballerina, Misty Copeland discuss the … [Read More...]
Last week The Guardian published an article, Facebook only hired seven black people in latest diversity count. Yes, out of the 1,231 people Facebook hired in 2013, only seven were African American. That brought the total of African Americans employed at Facebook to 45 out of 4,263. Eighty-four … [Read More...]
Over three weeks ago, I decide to live the dream and take a 21-Day yoga challenge. I took the challenge because it was time for me to stop waiting for the magical moment that my life would come together and suddenly I’d have time to start a yoga practice. It was time that I did the work to … [Read More...]