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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In western society it’s very common for women to take on the majority of the daily decisions regarding management of the house and family life. Taken individually these are typically minor decisions, but there are a lot of them, so collectively the load can be significant. Even when there are no children, women still tend to take responsibility for most decisions in these areas which impacts our willpower. As an example, consider house cleaning.  Even if this responsibility is outsourced to a cleaning service, the female of the household may be responsible for scheduling the service, ensuring that there is

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