Tra La, It’s May! 5 Tips for Becoming a Better Public Speaker

When I was a sophomore in high school, I had my first and only lead role in my high school’s musical. That year, it was “Camelot.” I was Guenevere.  There’s a song in the play that begins, “Tra la, it’s May! The lusty month of May!” Every year, on the first of May, I text […]

The Little Things Are the Big Things

I recently received a gift from a colleague, Bill Carrier, in Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches, a network of coaches and thought leaders I’m proud to be part of. It was a customized Yeti cup with my name on it. And here’s the best part: my name was spelled correctly.  That doesn’t seem very newsworthy, but […]

Why I Don’t Want to Talk About Quiet Quitting

Every month, I have a call with my fabulous content marketing team at Rep Cap to talk about my upcoming month’s newsletter. On our latest call, I told them that the one thing I absolutely didn’t want to write about this month was “quiet quitting.”  Why not? I’ve seen so many different definitions of the […]

The Art of Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone (a.k.a. I Tried Pilates)

I recently learned that I don’t have to be good at something to enjoy it. I took a Pilates class for the first time while on vacation in beautiful Provincetown, MA, and the instructor — a charming Irishman — gave me extra support because he knew I was a beginner.  While helping me with one […]

Why I’m Spreading the Word About Pay Transparency

Several years ago, I spoke at a conference for an advertising agency. I happened to be the only female speaker that day. At the end of the event, the (female) client pulled me aside. “I have to tell you something,” she said. “You were the best speaker today and the cheapest by half. All of […]

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 […]

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

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 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

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 […]

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 […]