Do You Know Your “Why”?

At this month’s Zoom happy hour with my networking group, Inner Circle, we were asked to share what we feel is our mission: What is the “why” behind why we do what we do? The concept of finding our “why” was popularized by Simon Sinek in his book and TED Talk “Start With Why.” I highly recommend both the book and the talk, but the essence is that people don’t buy... Keep Reading »

Nothing Is Worth It

This blog started as a brief post on LinkedIn and then I realized I wanted to say a bit more. Let’s talk for a moment about stress and its impact on the body. A toxic work environment isn’t just “stressing you out.” Toxic work environments slowly sabotage your soul and often cause literal physical damage to your health. On the soul level, when we are in an... Keep Reading »

Entrepreneur vs. Freelancer

Recently, I had coffee with a potential client. She said she wasn’t “thriving” in her work. “Maybe,” she said, “it’s simply time to find a job.” Like many of us, she had creatively figured out a way to have flexibility in her life, to attend to the scheduling needs of family but, through her own business, also bring in money and stay connected to her career... Keep Reading »

Walking the Talk Around Gender Diversity

We started and now end our summer blog series with an anonymous guest post. As someone who is recently unemployed, I have been networking in search of a new role. I work in the financial services industry and was employed just below the executive level. As I search for a new role, I’ve noticed a trend: Men, regardless of responsibilities, tend to have more senior... Keep Reading »