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On the Road to Independence

As someone who escaped academia to set up a coaching practice, I love the title of this new book: “The Road to Independence.” Starting your own business is indeed the road to independence . . . and autonomy and freedom! This is a terrific new book from the American Bar Association Commission on Women in […]

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Steve Jobs: The Cure for Fear

“You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” Steve Jobs (Want to learn more about how coaching can help you? Sign up for my Coaching Starting Kit. It’s free!)

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Mentoring, Pt. 2; or, 14 Questions to Ask your Mentor

Congratulations! You’ve found yourself a mentor. Now what? In preparation for a “speed-mentoring” event being held by the terrific Women’s Professional Development Network at Applied Materials, Alba Figueroa (the group’s co-chair of professional development) came up with this great list of questions to get you started: 1.  What traits impress you the most in a […]

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Mentoring, Pt. 1; or, Words of Wisdom from Katy Wells

It’s nearly unimaginable, how much each of us can achieve by focusing our energy and devising a strong strategy. But, you know, there comes an inevitable limit to what we can accomplish alone. In the workplace, it takes a mentor to help us develop our skills and talents to their fullest. As Corporate VP (Office […]

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Back to School? How to Survive Your MBA

Back to school! It’s a rallying cry we usually associate with kids’ backpacks and notebooks, but don’t forget about the grownups. More and more, working women are heading back to school to upgrade their skillsets and resumes with an advanced degree. In fact, this fall a record number of women will be entering two of […]

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Making Choices, Pt. 2 (for Nice Girls)

At the end of the day, my coaching is about helping women make choices. That’s the point of increasing self-awareness, identifying options, and building skills: to make a choice, and implement it. That’s not as easy as it sounds, especially when you’re been raised to be a “nice girl.” In their book, Nice Girls Just […]

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More Career Advice from Dallas

Last week’s compilation of career advice from leading Dallas businesswomen was a hit, so today I’m offering you a sequel: DO know what you know and what you don’t know. It’s not always easy to admit that you don’t know something, but I view it as an opportunity to learn from someone who is an […]

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Career Do’s and Don’ts from Dallas

Only three weeks until I meet all the Dallas businesswomen who are hosting the fundraiser I’m keynoting for Empowering Women as Leaders on Sept. 15. I’m too impatient to wait, so I asked them to share their best career advice with all of us right now. Here’s what they shared: DO work especially hard when […]

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What I Learned from Anita Roddick

Entrepreneur extraordinaire Anita Roddick (1942 – 2007) enthusiastically embraced the ironic title for her memoir: “Business as Unusual.” But she wasn’t as sure of the subtitle. At one point The Body Shop founder suggested “Management by Falling Apart at the Seams,” because, she wrote on a postcard to her publisher, “that’s what I feel like […]

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Are You a “Go-to-Gal” or a “Corner-Office-Guy”?

When “Marie” began coaching with me, she felt unrecognized and unappreciated in her job. Like so many talented women at mid-career, she had become so proficient at her work that everyone depended upon her to “get things done.” She was so busy with her head down, putting out fires and saving other people’s butts, that […]

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