Inspired By: Laura Huffman

Huffman, Laurasm“Once you get the culture right, so many other things fall into place, and it becomes very easy to collaborate, communicate and ultimately find success.”

As the state director of the Nature Conservancy in Texas, Laura Huffman has experience building a successful culture, where she ably heads a statewide team of scientists, conservation experts and support staff undergirding the Conservancy’s 38 preserves statewide. She shares her thoughts on public service and leadership below. Read More

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The Art of the Cold Call (or Email)

marcy twete photoWhen you hear the words “cold call,” you probably associate them with the words “cold sweat.” Calling someone you don’t know or even sending an introductory email, can be terrifying for even the most expert networker. Of course, a cold call or email isn’t ideal, but it can be necessary. Read More

Posted in blog, Career, Marketing Yourself & Your Small Business, Communication Skills, Networking, Transitions

How to Spot a Liar: Teleclass Recap

Pamela MeyerDid you know that men tell eight times more self-oriented lies than women, and that women tell lies primarily to protect other people?

In our teleclass, How to Spot a Liar, Pamela Meyer explained the easy five-step BASIC system for getting to the truth. Scroll down to listen to the full 20-minute call. Read More

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4 Tips to Manage Relationships with Coworkers: “Office Hours” Recap

Marie PeelerIn our July “Office Hours” radio show, host Samantha Ettus and guest Marie Peeler shared several tools to successfully manage relationships with your coworkers.

Listen to the 30-minute show here, and read on for a summary by leadership coach Marie Peeler. Read More

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Inspired By: Marsha Kelliher

MarshaCoxKelliher“As long as you set your own goals and go after those, you’ll be successful.”

Marsha Kelliher has made several successful career transitions, and we recently caught up with her before she embarked on her new role as dean of the Sigmund Weis Business School of Susquehanna University. Scroll down to listen to the brief interview in its entirety. Read More

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Mindfulness as a Career Strategy: Emily Bennington Teleclass Recap

“Are you walking around pretending to have it all together, while your mind is like a shaken snowglobe?” Career author Emily Bennington posed this question in our free May teleclass, “Mindfulness as a Career Strategy: How to Use Centuries-Old Techniques to Enhance Your Leadership Presence Today.” [scroll down to listen to the full teleclass] Read More

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Posted in blog, Life on Your Terms, Embrace the Unknown, Career Choices, Communication Skills, Transitions, Life Balance, Teleclass Signups

Who Is Driving Your Career? May “Office Hours” Recap

What is it that you love about your current job, what are you really good at, and what sparks your passion? In the first episode of our new online radio show “Office Hours,” host Samantha Ettus and featured guest Darlene Templeton discussed how women can become their own best advocates and leverage their skills and experience to meet specific career goals. Read More

Posted in Latest News, blog, Conference Sessions, Career, Life on Your Terms, Career Choices, Marketing Yourself & Your Small Business, Communication Skills, Networking, Teleclass Signups
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