4-Week Training Plan for Taking a Leap of Faith

Loder, VanessaIf you want a bigger job but haven’t gone after it, or you dream of doing something entirely different but have stayed put, you’re not a coward. You’re only human. Fear is a protective mechanism, and whether it’s a fear of lions or the fear of failure, “it can feel so real we think we’re going to die,” says Vanessa Loder, a former investment banker who is now an executive coach, founder and CEO of Akoya Power and co-founder of Mindfulness Based Achievement. Here’s how to free yourself from the fear that’s holding you back from jumping, leapfrogging or otherwise bounding after your dreams. Read More

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Is Working at a Nonprofit for You?

Ritu Sharma sqAs 2014 winds down and we all marvel at how quickly the year passed, thoughts about our contributions to the world and humanity inevitably come up. For some of us, these thoughts are passing wishes, but for some they’re deep career regrets.

Whether you are just daydreaming about greener pastures or seriously contemplating a leap over the proverbial fence, here’s what you need to know about the nonprofit sector, from Ritu Sharma, founding president of Women Thrive Worldwide and author of Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the World. Read More

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Podcast: Mentoring Millennials with Lindsey Pollak

Lindsey PollakLindsey Pollak, often called a “translator” among the generations, shares her insights, opinions and the latest research about today’s 20-somethings in this 30-minute recording of her recent teleclass.

Listen below (or read the transcript) to pick up some actionable strategies to harness the power of your Millennial workers. Read More

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Mentoring Millennials—Free Teleclass with Lindsey Pollak September 16

Lindsey PollakMentoring Millennials
Tuesday, September 16th
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm CDT

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How much do you know about your Millennial employees (those born approximately between 1982 and 2000, also known as Generation Y)? What motivates them? Why do they spend so many hours texting? What are ways you can mentor them towards success?

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Shift into Fall with Tory Johnson—Free Teleclass September 9

Tory Johnson headshotShift into Fall
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM (CDT)

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Tory Johnson’s The Shift chronicles a very personal journey sparked by a candid conversation with one of her TV bosses that led her to make the biggest shift of her career—and ultimately led her to a better life both professionally and personally. While this may have been her biggest one yet, Tory is no stranger to shifts—she is the ideal model to illustrate the success one can achieve when willing to be flexible, adapt and reinvent with the times.

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“Being Happy and How to Get There” Podcast

ratzlaff and kinney“Happiness is not a destination, but a series of small but pivotal choices that we make every day.” -Cindy Ratzlaff

In this podcast, “Being Happy and How to Get There,” Cindy Ratzlaff and Kathy Kinney will teach you how to: Read More

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Coping with Life’s Curveballs: Ishita Gupta Podcast

gupta ishitaFacing a bolt from the blue? “Use your rock bottom to lift yourself up,” says confidence coach Ishita Gupta, founder of Fear.less magazine.

In this podcast, “Coping with Life’s Curveballs,” Ishita described her own path to entrepreneurship and how to overcome bumps in the road, whether personal or professional. Read More

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How Do You Cope With Big Life Changes?

Join our new community idea swap! First up: How do you cope with life changes (big or small)? Anita Perry, Sally Krawcheck and Lisa Belkin lead the discussion—and we can’t wait to hear from you too. Share your comments below.

First Lady Anita PerryWhenever I go through challenges of any type, I remember some of the important lessons that my father taught me. One of my favorites: ‘Sleep on it; things always look better in the morning.’ So simple. So true. Thank you, Daddy.  As I work through transitions, I always take time for introspection, meditation and prayer. Never underestimate the power of prayer, and the importance of listening for an answer. That’s a key.

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Play (Yes, Play) to Your Strengths

Learning to goof off, have fun, and just be isn’t just a luxury, it’s a key ingredient in your life—and women need it most of all, a new book finds.

Brigid Schulte_(c)Peter C. Heimberg

photo by Peter C. Heimberg

By Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

A seminal work of leisure research by Eileen Green is titled Women’s Leisure, What Leisure?

In her study of women’s free time in England, in the 1980s, Green found that women identified themselves as wives and mothers first—and felt guilty about taking time for or spending money on themselves. When the researchers asked the husbands about their wives’ downtime, “[they] said it was all right once in a while, but if she did it very often, they would feel there was something wrong with the marriage,” Green told me. Read More

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Top 5 Myths About Using Social Media to Find a Job

crystal-washington_-social-media-speakerDon’t let these popular misconceptions undermine your social strategy

With over 73% of adults using social media, connecting with influencers and HR managers has never been simpler—as long as you don’t let these common mistakes get in your way, says Social Media guru Crystal Washington.

Top 5 Myths About Social Media and Your Career

Myth #1: A LinkedIn profile helps headhunters find me. While being on the largest business social network does increase the chances of you being found by influencers and HR mangers, you need to strategize if you really want to show up in their searches. Read More

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