Winter Wonder

Congratulations, you’ve made it to mid-January. The holidays are behind you and you’re only 63 days away from the first day of spring! But if you’re like many of us (and especially if you live in an area of the country that gets a lot of cold, ice and snow) the days seem longer than…

Why Make A New Year’s Resolution?

It’s getting to be about that time. Maybe you’ve already gotten a head start on making your New Year’s resolution list. Or maybe you categorically refuse to participate in the ubiquitous tradition of self-denial or self-improvement.  Love it or hate it, we can not escape the New Year’s resolution. Even if we flat out refuse…

Staying Positive In A Negative World

As the election draws closer (we are only weeks away) most of us are probably thinking the same thing, “how did our country end up in such a negative place?” According to multiple polls, both candidates are the most unfavorable and least liked candidates in US history.  Each candidate has spent countless hours and millions…

Welcome Fall! How Will You Turn The Page?

For many, Labor Day weekend signals the unofficial start of fall. But as we all know, the season of summer doesn’t end until  Wednesday, September 21.  But no matter what the calendar says, the feeling of summer seems to end as Labor Day comes to a close.  As we face the new work week after…

Personal Branding On Social Media

The information age ushered in the Internet and all things online, including social media.  In the early 1990s, the World Wide Web was developed for commercial purposes. Every company, large and small started to develop their online presence by building websites with home pages or virtual store fronts. Today, our children are growing up in…

Personal Branding

Maybe you’re familiar with the term brand as it relates to your cereal or your cell phone. We all have brands that we like or we are loyal too. Most of us understand that companies spend money to “brand” a particular item. Who among us doesn’t at least know what Coke is? But today, there’s…

How To Write A Winning Resume!

Writing a resume isn’t easy, especially when you’ve never written one before or if you haven’t kept track of all the projects completed or the skills you’ve obtained a long the way. The single most important action you can take is to keep a running list of every “resume relevant” project or skill you’ve acquired….

You’ve Been Ghosted!

So you’ve started to job hunt and you’ve upped your networking game to include at least 3 business related engagements a month. You’ve recently attended a local networking event and by fate, you run into the hiring manager of a company you’ve been interested in working for, for years. You don’t want to appear too…

Getting Past The Fear Of Public Speaking

How many people do you know that love to get up in front of a group of people and give a speech? Out of the hundreds of people in your immediate network, there may be one or two people who can tolerate or even enjoy public speaking. And then there are the rest of us….