Tag: professional

Identity and Development: Surviving My Professional Crossover

Identity and Development: Surving a professional "crossover"

Fall 2015 is waiting for the gun to go off. I keep finding myself hashtagging #fall2015 more than usual. I’m stoked for it. This is the first time I’ve ever started a new semester without some heavy weight on my back (both when I was a student and as a professor). Today, I’ve got my …

Coco Chanel: The Woman Behind the Logo

Get inspired by the woman who gave creative women a voice...

When you hear “Chanel,” what pops into your mind? Pearls? A black dress? Chanel No. 5? Red lipstick? All the basic products of a legendary style company. Chanel, founded by the icon, Coco Chanel, symbolizes far more than industry and fashion; it’s the result of one brave woman’s vision. For me, Chanel is the woman …

How To Plan a Professional & Flawless Event–10 Tips too!

I learned a valuable lesson I would not have learned otherwise: you can't rely on the venue that has invited you to already know what all your needs are. You have to ask for them upfront, and if they already know you need a music stand, or a bottle of water, or a video projector-- great! But it's better to be safe than sorry.

I was recently asked to read poetry at a new venue; I noticed some major glitches in the setup, for example, I was not formally introduced nor was I given a place to lay my reading materials. I was frustrated by these snafus of course, but I also learned a valuable lesson I would not have learned …

Meet Your New Personal Assistant: The Timer on your Phone

Meet your new personal assistant, your phone's timer! Check out 8 ways it can help you boost performance.

Sometimes just a few minutes of your day can harvest longterm benefits. Letting a timer organize your hours for you frees up the energy you would use normally use on time management for more creative or innovative thinking. Here’s a list of inventive ways to use your timer at work 🙂 8 Ways to Utilize …

Your Professional Survival Kit

How to build your own take-to-work survival kit. Make it out of your longest work days with good posture, freshness and focus

Ever felt like you’re running a marathon, without any water stops, without a sports bra, without socks, without a solid breakfast in your tank on a regular workday? I have. More than once. On a day like this, I typically encounter challenges that an athlete might relate to, or the long hours that Henry Hill, …

a Blue ribbon

So is Friday a finish line line we can either cross the fastest and the strongest or is it just last day of the work week?

I think, “Happy Friday,” is a new holiday I’ve sort of created in my head. When Friday comes around, my work day is better than any other day, and I’m so happy when I get to say to everyone, “It’s Friday!” “Happy Friday!” I guess I’m that dork at work that reminds everyone that it’s …

The Policy

Dealing with disrespect in the workplace can be beyond confusing. How can we handle it? What's the right action to take?

Today, I encountered legitimate disrespect from a colleague.  No, not borderline, not fuzzy, not sort of. I encountered disrespect in its purest form. Before I dissect the drama with you, I wonder, what it is exactly that constitutes as disrespect in a professional setting?  Dr. Marla Gottschalk in her article, Not Feeling the R-E-S-P-E-C-T? How …

10 Ways to Avoid Potential Stressors at Work

Lessen the load at work. 10 ways to remove useless struggles.

For many of us, work is a place that we grow, compete, learn and challenge ourselves as well as others.  It can be exhilarating as much as it can be exhausting.  In order to focus on our positive aims and achieve our goals, we must keep the daily unnecessary struggles to a minimum. One of …

She Got It Right: Pink Curlers & Post Scripts’ 1st Book Review

Just because everyone else does, doesn't mean you have to also. There are so many helpful resources. And this one is brand new and pink!

“Women, it’s seems, just can’t get it right…if we don’t make a change soon, we may continue to be subjected to the daily message that all women are broken but can be fixed.” —Rosenfeld 124-125 Perhaps what pleased me the most about Dr. Stacey M. Rosenfeld‘s new book, Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder? …

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