Every person has a personal brand, including you — regardless of whether or not you are consciously projecting that brand. Simply put, your brand is how you are perceived by others; it’s your reputation, which includes your values, traits and capabilities. People are constantly forming impressions of you, even if they aren’t aware of it themselves. Like it or not, according to this study, you are being evaluated for trustworthiness, status and even attractiveness based on your very first impression, which happens in less than a second. Sometimes this first impression is made in person and other times it happens

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If you want to be successful in your field and think for a moment that you don’t need to network, think again. If you just groaned or rolled your eyes thinking that you’d rather stab a fork in your forehead, don’t do it, it’ll hurt more. Besides, I have some great tips to put you non-networkers on the road to becoming networking masters. If you’re in full scale job search mode, I have additional tips specifically for you in a separate blog post called Networking: How to be Effective and Not Feel Like a Nuisance! What Networking Is and What

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As women, we need to know how to manage conflict in the workplace in a way that will improve our chances for success. I can still hear my mother’s voice from my childhood, “You’d be perfect if you didn’t have a mouth.” Like most girls, I was taught to “be a nice girl”, to “act like a lady”, and to “mind my manners”. Fortunately, the lessons that Mom tried to teach me didn’t stick as much as she would have liked. I was the kid who loved to debate and negotiate everything with my parents, which has served me well

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Why You Need a Coach!

Everyone can use a coach. I admit that I’m biased because I’m a coach. But I haven’t always been a coach, and it wasn’t until I started using my own coach that I began to feel this way. I sought out coaching when I was mega stressed. I’d been seeing a therapist but I found the process slow, laborious and frustrating. On top of that I didn’t really feel like I was making any headway. On talking (complaining if truth be known) to a friend about it she recommended a coach she used periodically. I had no idea what to

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We’d all love to feel calm (less stress) and have more confidence in everything that we do. Here’s one quick and simple way to feel better immediately – go take a hike! Nature can help you, and the more you get out of your comfort zone while exploring the outdoors, the better. I just returned from my annual Montana trip. I’m a mountain girl at heart, and yet I have always lived at sea-level, so this is always a meaningful trip for me. This past trip really drove home how much I’ve learned from nature and how much I’ve gotten

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