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Pitch Perfect (No, Not the Movie)

Pitch Perfect (No, Not the Movie)

Apr 24, 2018

I was in a meeting recently, about 25 people, and everyone got to do their favorite thing (insert sarcasm here) – stand up, wave to the group (which wasn’t required), state your name, title, organization, and a little about what your job responsibilities. After the exciting 15-minute introductions, I asked the group if anyone could recall more than two people’s titles. Several attempts later, with very little accuracy, it was clear the connection was lost early in the game.   

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Breaking Down the Boys' Club

Breaking Down the Boys' Club

Apr 17, 2018

The phrase “boys’ club” typically evokes visuals of back-room decision making amongst whiskey-drinking gentlemen in smoked-filled offices. The premise makes for a great Netflix series, but does absolutely nothing positive for professional women. This visual probably takes you back to the 1970s. Unfortunately, what we think is a scene from Mad Men is actually still a 2018 reality in many industries.    

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Responding to Negative Feedback

Responding to Negative Feedback

Apr 10, 2018

I’m a “feeler” by nature - it’s simply how I’m wired. If you’re feeling blue, I’ll feel it right with you. If you need someone to spread your enthusiasm to a room, I can make it happen. I’ll be your biggest cheerleader and commiserate over trials right along with you. Give me a compliment, you’ve made my whole day. Look at me sideways, “WHY DO YOU HATE ME?” I kid, mostly. Throughout the years, this little personality trait has come in quite handy in my personal life, but can oftentimes make navigating the working world feel like wading through landmines.    

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