So, you want to feel cool as a cucumber under pressure, confident and poised when speaking in front of your senior leadership team (or any group), and project subject-matter expertise. This is what it means to have ‘Executive Presence’, which is essentially the ability to inspire confidence in those around you. When you have it, your team says, “I want to follow her!” Your peers trust you and think, “She’s the go-to person!” And your leaders think, “She’s definitely the next up and coming leader.” They might even think you can take their job, but in a good way. Executive

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You were fired. Maybe you deserved it and maybe you didn’t. Regardless of the circumstances, it’s a horrible feeling. And you are not alone. Even if leaving the job is a huge blessing in disguise (and it often is, so congratulations!), there is a mixed bag of emotions that can range from relief (good riddance!), to fear, embarrassment, anger, anxiety, and maybe pure exhaustion. All of these feelings are normal, even if they all show up at the same time. To successfully navigate this experience, your emotional state takes priority. As part of that, you may be wondering, “What the

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The number one complaint I hear from my clients is they don’t have enough time. There is major frustration towards the scarcity of time. It’s as if we think time is secretly plotting against us, taking minutes away from our day and giving them to some other underserving person. Yet we all get exactly the same amount of time each day: 86,400 seconds. And I know you know this. Time is egalitarian. It is neutral. It exists regardless of what we think or feel. It doesn’t have anything against you, me or anyone else. So how can we create more

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It’s been a little over a year since I deleted my Facebook profile. It was an emotional decision that, like most break-ups, was long in coming. It wasn’t a stoic move to be more productive or to curb a phone addiction. I didn’t put much thought into the repercussions. I just knew it was a break-up that needed to happen. I knew I had to do it before I chickened out. I remember the exact moment the decision was made. I was reading an article  about Facebook targeting ads at distraught teens, based on when certain words were used in

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Part 3: Be Your Best Self to Love Your Work and Have Meaning This is the secret sauce. If you are your best self in your job and in your personal life, you will love your job and won’t struggle so much with finding meaning. Here are some tangible steps you can take to become the best version of yourself professionally and personally. Remember: You impact others Humans are social beings. We are wired to connect with others. This is why one component of meaningful work is service.Service, however, doesn’t have to relate to your actual job duties. You can offer

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