Tag Archives | career

career coaching | AnnDaly.com

No longer “the only woman in the room”

What was it like being one of the first two women physics majors at Yale? Eileen Pollack tells-all in her new book, The Only Woman in the Room. Here’s my review, published on Sunday in the Houston Chronicle: ‘The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science is Still a Boys’ Club’ By Eileen Pollack Beacon […]

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diane von furstenberg | AnnDaly.com

Diane von Furstenberg: the secret to her success

The Woman I Wanted To Be is Diane von Furstenberg’s third book. And this time around, it’s not just about building a brand, it’s about building a legacy: “My goals had shifted. No longer was I striving to be financially independent. I was. I didn’t need to prove that the first time around wasn’t an […]

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Successful women | AnnDaly.com

How my coaching client got a 40% raise

My coaching clients inspire me every single day. So when the Jill Abramson story broke, I took to heart the courage and confidence of a young client who recently stood up for her worth. I wrote an Op-Ed piece to share her success story, and the Austin-American Statesman published it this past Sunday. In case […]

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move from fear to confidence | Ann Daly PhD

What you can learn in coaching

Do you ever wonder what kinds of things you’ll learn in coaching? Eleanor, one of my rising-star clients, agreed to share her top-10 list: I learned to: 1.  relate criticism to my skills, not my self. 2.  let go, because there is no such thing as perfection. 3.  see that my career can be a […]

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How to Find More Focus at Work

After graduate school, before joining the faculty at UT-Austin, I took a job as the editor of a trade journal. Month after month I was challenged to orchestrate the myriad moving parts of a magazine, on deadline and under budget. It was always hectic, sometimes overwhelming, and occasionally maddening. But I loved it. Having begun […]

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laura gibson

SUCCESS: Lessons from Houston’s Most Influential Women

Consider what Houston’s most influential women have to say about success. Houston Woman Magazine features 50 of Houston’s best and brightest in its current issue: “The three most important factors in achieving success are passion, confidence and action. A goal is nothing more than a dream with a deadline.” Laura Gibson, Partner, Ogden, Gibson, Broocks, […]

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Kay Krill

Career: Focus on What Matters Most

You’ve heard me say it ad nauseum: Just say no! Maybe you need to hear someone else say it, too. How about Kay Krill, CEO of Ann Taylor? Here’s what she told Forbes staffer Jenna Goudreau: I admired Shelly Lazarus, one of my favorite mentors, because she was the CEO of Ogilvy & Mather and […]

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Careers: Advice for Recent Grads

What’s an ambitious young woman to do? A freshly minted degree, loads of ambition, and a tight job market . . . Bachelors Degree Online asked my advice for first-time job seekers this week. Here’s what I contributed to its “Ask the Career Expert” column: Question: What unique challenges do young women (recent college graduates) […]

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Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren: Lessons Learned

1. Play the long game. 2. Don’t let the turkeys get you down. 3. Let your commitment fuel your ambitions. 4. When a door closes, find an open window. 5. Answer when you are called. (Let’s keep in touch! Click here to get my updates.)

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Kim Askew

Are You Investing Enough in Your Own Career?

Wither goes the proverbial “pipeline” of women to the top of the professions? The National Association of Women Lawyers revisited the “pipeline theory” of women’s advancement at a recent conference in Dallas. “The Pipeline to Equity Partnership” featured keynoter Kim Askew, a Dallas-based partner with K&L Gates LLP. Kim is nothing short of a rock […]

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