My Top 7 Productivity Hacks for Entrepreneurs

Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy. We have a lot to deal with and often very little time to do it. While every individual and business is different, I wanted to share some of my best habits, strategies and short-cuts in case they might help you, too. Here are seven of my favorite productivity hacks for […]

How to Confidently Make the Transition From College Life to Work Life

The transition from college life to work life is never easy, but I’m hearing from so many young graduates that this year is especially challenging. The class of 2022 has been through so much disruption, disappointment and uncertainty — and was robbed of nearly two years of face time with professors, internships and networking opportunities. […]

Prepare For the Future of Work: The Top 5 Upcoming Trends

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By now, the pandemic has shaken most of our core assumptions about work. When and where we work have been hotly debated for the past couple of years. Now, as evidenced by the Great Resignation, many professionals are even questioning what work is and why we do it. If anybody tells you they know where […]

How Quitting Facebook Helped Me Grow My Business

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Facebook lost roughly 1 million daily active users in the last few months of 2021. I’m one of them. As part of my declared “year of no,” I decided to cancel my personal and professional Facebook and Instagram accounts. Many people have written about the personal benefits of cutting back on social media, such as […]

How to Toot Your Own Horn at Work — And Why That Matters

How to Toot Your Own Horn at Work — And Why That Matters

“Not to toot my own horn, but…”  That phrase has always grated on me. Why? Because you should toot your own horn — especially at work.  Whether you’re considering a new job, selling your services as an entrepreneur or asking for a raise or promotion, you have to be comfortable with promoting yourself. It can […]

Why You Should Learn to Say No More Often in 2022

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As part of my professional and personal growth, every January I select a new word to be my mantra in the coming year. But this year, I’m a little scared to tell you my word because it feels really negative, especially after almost two years full of negativity.  My 2022 word of the year is […]

What Blistering Pain Taught Me About Positivity in Social Media

What Blistering Pain Taught Me About Positivity in Social Media

Last month, I presented an all-day, in-person multigenerational management session. The training went well, BUT… I wore a pair of adorable almond-toe, skinny-heeled black suede booties. It was the first time I wore heels since — you know what’s coming — March 2020. By the end of the day, my feet were throbbing, my back […]

Making the Hybrid Workplace Work

Making the Hybrid Workplace Work

I recently joined the JA Worldwide Global Council and, as part of the group, attended my very first in-person meeting since COVID swept the globe. The meeting took place in a law firm conference room in midtown Manhattan. It was a microcosm of “the new normal”: Half of us were in person — masked, vaccinated […]

Supporting Emotional Wellness at Work

Supporting Emotional Wellness at Work

I’m calling it now: Mental health in the workplace is going to be the HR headline for 2022. I’m hearing from employees and leaders at all levels across all industries about how they’re experiencing higher burnout, anxiety and depression, as well as how employers are receiving more and more requests from employees for mental health […]

When the Familiar Becomes Unfamiliar

When the Familiar Becomes Unfamiliar

We’re currently in what I’ve been referring to as the “messy middle” of the pandemic return-to-office experience. Many people planned to return in September, but COVID cases trended back up and our plans were upended again. We expected things to have changed for the better by now; instead, we’re left with no clear end in […]