5 Ways to Boost Your Confidence

What’s your confidence level? Is it high? Does it need a boost? Or does it just depend on the day? This has come up in a couple of recent conversations I’ve had with people – and they’ve been struggling with confidence and a belief in their abilities and themselves. First – let’s define confidence: it’s that feeling of self-assurance arising from an appreciation of your own abilities and qualities. Think of a time when you felt Continue Reading

The 3 most important networking questions to ask!

There are many reasons to begin networking with others – when you’re looking for a new job either inside or outside of your company, to grow your connections and expand your sphere of influence, or to help other people by being a resource for them.  Some people love nothing more than to attend large networking events where there’s a smorgasbord of new people to meet. Others are more comfortable networking  in a 'face to face' meeting with only Continue Reading

Start living the life you want!

What does it take to live the life you want? After speaking to a group of women who work in technology, a few of them came up afterwards to say 'thanks!' Being curious, I asked them what their 'takeaway' was from the talk and a panel discussion about work/life balance. Interestingly enough, a young woman looked me in the eye and told me she learned it was up to her to live her life the way she wants, and determine for herself what makes her Continue Reading

Are you choosing to be visible in your career?

One of my clients recently talked about his need to ‘raise his visibility’ at work. He’s hard-working, has a measure of success in his field, and appears to be well-liked by his team. And yet, he seems to be practically invisible to his supervisor and his supervisor’s boss. I asked him what he makes of that? (Long pause). And he told me that until now, he was “comfortable” being invisible. He didn’t draw attention to himself, did his work, and Continue Reading

Being a Leader When You’re Not in Charge

How many of you aspire to lead - even if you're not in charge? Some of my clients who are working for that next promotion, or being assigned that next big project will ask me "what can I do so that I can move into a position of leaderhip?" There ARE certain behaviors that you can practice so you can be seen as a leader even if you're not the boss. In Karl Albrecht's book, Social Intelligence, he talks about two types of authority - formal Continue Reading