Some Wounds Never Heal: 3 Ways Unemployment Still Has Its Affects

Last month I hit my one year anniversary at my new (can I still call it new?) company. Hooray! What I realized though is that emotionally it is more a relief than a celebration. A year ago I was unemployed after being laid off and well, it still stresses me out to think about it.Continue reading “Some Wounds Never Heal: 3 Ways Unemployment Still Has Its Affects”

How to Manage Project Budgets: 3 Tips from Spending Project Reserves

Money is a tough conversation, no matter who with, how much, or what it is being spent on. I always feel like the moment a dollar figure comes into play, things turn serious. Money puts a value on things and whether that is your time, your effort, or someone else’s effort and sometimes you mayContinue reading “How to Manage Project Budgets: 3 Tips from Spending Project Reserves”

Mascara and Projects: 3 Ways that this beauty product can inspire success in your next team event

Maybe it is strange finding INspiration in mascara but honestly it can come from anywhere when you aren’t looking! Putting on mascara is the final touch to getting ready for the day and the attention it draws to my blue eyes can be transformational. When working a project, transforming something old into something new requiresContinue reading “Mascara and Projects: 3 Ways that this beauty product can inspire success in your next team event”

Welcome to Business Travel : 3 Tips from a New Road Warrior

I’ve started traveling to client sites on a regular basis which means simultaneous more face time and less face time, one with clients and the other with family. It is an interesting give and take which makes the “work-life balance” definition even more skewed. I love the traveling honestly and can easily switch between “workContinue reading “Welcome to Business Travel : 3 Tips from a New Road Warrior”

How to Give Better Feedback That Might Actually Be Implemented Next Time

I was given some of the best feedback on my speaking and presentation skills last week during a training program. The feedback giver was able to put into words how the audience perceived me, my ability to react to participant on the fly, and my manner as the expert in the room. I was happyContinue reading “How to Give Better Feedback That Might Actually Be Implemented Next Time”

3 Tips to Keep Going Past the Scary Parts of Unemployment (My Unemployment Story Part 4)

I hope you enjoyed reading my other posts about my challenges of going through unemployment in Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Finally, Part 4 is the logistics of what I did to find that next job. Schedule your day When you have a job, do you feel tied down to your work withContinue reading “3 Tips to Keep Going Past the Scary Parts of Unemployment (My Unemployment Story Part 4)”

The Best and Worst of Recruiters (My Unemployment Story Part 3)

One of the main reasons job seeking when unemployed is so difficult is because it is hard to maintain a positive attitude. Every time a recruiter calls you have to respond in a cheery voice and describe all of the great attributes you have without any self doubt. Many times, the person on the otherContinue reading “The Best and Worst of Recruiters (My Unemployment Story Part 3)”

The End of Unemployment: My Story and Tips (My Unemployment Story Part 1)

It is finally here! I have a job! I start next week and I couldn’t be happier to be contributing to society again. It wasn’t easy and I’m sure I’m not the only person that has (or will have to) go through this. So I want to share my experience and write a few postsContinue reading “The End of Unemployment: My Story and Tips (My Unemployment Story Part 1)”

A Book Review of Half the Sky

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by: Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn What is the greatest untapped resource? Women. Did you know that the US is 68th in the world for the number of women that hold political seats? Want to know which country is #1? Rwanda – at 56%.Continue reading “A Book Review of Half the Sky”