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.

—Anita Perry, First Lady of Texas Read More

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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.

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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

Posted in blog, Transitions, Life Balance, Health & Wellness

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

Posted in Communication Skills, Transitions

Get What You Want by Getting Out of Your Own Way: Podcast

Munson-Laurasm“When we base our happiness on things out of our control, we’re living in insanity and powerlessness.”



How can we take control when things are difficult, and how can we create the life that we envision? In our free tele-class, author Laura Munson walks us through a series of powerful questions to help raise self-awareness and be able to: Read More

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5 Things Holding You Back from Career Transition

Christie MimsThere are often 5 big things that hold us back from making a change in our career, and if you can get past them, you’d be amazed at what happens. Click the link below to listen to a 15-minute podcast from career coach Christie Mims to learn more about these fears, and learn a tool that can help you overcome them.

The 5 Fears

How many of us have felt one or more of these? Read More

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Finding Opportunity in Times of Change

Samantha-Ettus-2013-120x120Everything changes, and we all resist change. We all experience adversity that ranges from every day challenges to serious loss. Fortunately, people can grow and adapt.

In this session of “Office Hours,” host Samantha Ettus and guest Anne Barry Jolles, MBA, PCC, OT, discussed how to develop resilience, which allows us to live with humor, vitality and optimism during tough times and chaos. Scroll down to read a recap, and click the link below to listen to the full 30-minute broadcast. Read More

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Posted in blog, Conference Sessions, Career, Life on Your Terms, Embrace the Unknown, Transitions, Teleclass Signups, Podcasts

Inspired By: Tracy Yelencis

Yelencsics, Tracysm“It’s all about competence, collaboration, and delivery that allows you to build the relationships and respect you need to succeed.”

Tracy Yelencsics is director of global brand in corporate marketing and communications at Xerox, responsible for the worldwide management of the Xerox brand operation.

Q: Please share how your professional career began and how you ended up where you are today? 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

Inspired By: Trenesa Stanford Danuser

Danuser, Trenesasm“Who knows beauty better than a woman?”

Certainly few know it better than Trenesa Danuser, who has utilized her highly creative and strategic communications acumen to manage global media interactions and launches for well-known franchises throughout her career. She recently launched the Origins brand in mainland China, and she is responsible for global strategy development and communications for 29 countries and territories around the world.

Q: Where did your professional career begin, and how did you end up where you are today? 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
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