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Have you been dreaming about starting a side hustle? Maybe it’s a business idea, a creative project, or a skill you’ve been dying to learn. You have the desire, but you never seem to have the follow-through to make it come to life. You are not alone. I felt that way for many years! But, […]

Episode #139: How I Started My Side Hustles

Episode #139: How I Started My Side Hustles

Women's Empowerment

Real talk time. Too many of us women are uncomfortable talking about money. Yes, as a whole, we are getting better at it. We’re negotiating better starting salaries. We’re speaking up when we feel overdue for a raise or promotion. But, would you be surprised if told you there’s a good chance you gave yourself […]

Episode #136: The Pay Cut You Gave Yourself

Episode #136: The Pay Cut You Gave Yourself

Women's Empowerment

I simply can’t hold back from making some bold statements about a hot topic in the pop-business media. Let’s talk about “quiet quitting.” So, what is quiet quitting? In short, it’s the idea of rejecting hustle culture by literally doing the bare minimum at your job. I speak to you from the heart when I […]

Episode #132: Don’t Believe the Quiet Quitting Hype

Don't Believe the Quiet Quitting Hype

Leadership

No matter what your current skill level is, there is always something new you can learn. I don’t care if you are the CEO. No one gets a pass! You can never stop being committed to learning. The wonderful news is there are so many resources that are easily accessible. That said, where do you […]

Episode #130: Level Up Your Professional Skills

Episode #130: Level Up Your Professional Skills

Leadership

Even the best-planned days go sideways. There’s only so much you can control, right? Grit is the ability to keep moving, despite the emotional ups and downs of the day. It’s the resilience required to overcome obstacles and make the best of a situation. If you struggle with effectively dealing with the unexpected, I have […]

Episode #127: How to Build Your Everyday Resilience

Episode #127: How to Build Your Everyday Resilience

Women's Empowerment

I’d like you to take a hard look at those with ordinary career journeys versus the truly extraordinary. There is one thing that the extraordinary has that the ordinary don’t. And that is GRIT. Allow me to get South Philly on you for a moment. It’s time for some real talk about why you should […]

Episode #124: Why You Should Embrace Your Gritty Side

Episode #124: Why You Should Embrace Your Gritty Side

Leadership

I simply can’t give you advice about building your leadership presence without giving you one big, fat warning. There is one misstep that I must caution you against. As you build your professional reputation, there is one thing a leader should never, ever do. I break it down in this episode. Tune in and get […]

Episode #121: The One Thing a Leader Should Never, Ever Do

Episode #121: The One thing a Leader Should Never, Ever Do

Leadership

Setting professional goals that push you to grow in your career and get you noticed as the badass you are is only half of the equation. Goals without action are daydreams. Goals without a plan are useless. I am a certifiable goal crusher with the track record to prove it. In this episode, I break […]

Episode #118: Goals Without Action Are Daydreams

Episode #118: Goals Without Action Are Daydreams

Leadership

Most people dread work performance reviews. Not you. You see the opportunities that performance reviews give you. You’re not going to just check the box and create professional goals that you think your boss wants to hear. Oh no, you are going to seize this moment and create goals that get you noticed in the […]

Episode #115: Give Your Work Goals a Glow Up

Episode #115: Give Your Work Goals a Glow Up!

Leadership

No, we’re not going to talk about New Year’s Resolutions! That’s so 2019. We’re heading into Year 2 of living in a pandemic. Our lives are never going to be like how they were in February 2020—and it’s time to get over it! If you are sick and tired of feeling like you are in […]

Episode #112: The One Where I Cut Up Your COVID Excuse Card

Episode #112: The One Where I Cut Up Your COVID Excuse Card

Women's Empowerment

We are in the thick of the holiday season. All this month on The REAL-WORLD FEMINIST® Podcast, we are focused on the important topic of navigating the busy seasons of our lives. This week, we are going to get tactical. War zone tactical, my friends. Every day is a battle during a busy season. It’s […]

Episode #109: 5-Step Way to Triage Your Day

Leadership

All month long, we’ve been talking about raising your visibility. Let’s be honest, this topic makes most of us feel comfortable. Being your own PR person requires courage. The good news is courage can be built. The more you put yourself out there, the easier it becomes. It’s a great time to revisit the topic […]

Episode #106: ENCORE How to Fight Imposter Syndrome

Leadership

It can be tough to get noticed in corporate America. In most cases, this isn’t intentional. It’s not a conspiracy against you. The truth is it’s easy to get lost in the organizational layers. How do you get noticed in that kind of environment? It’s simple. You have to be your own PR person. In […]

Episode #103: Be Your Own PR Person

Leadership

Season 2 is here, ya’ll! Let’s kick this season off with an uncomfortable topic. If you bristle at calling yourself a “feminist”, listen up. I’m taking back that word and offering a new hot take on what it means to be a REAL-WORLD FEMINIST®. Yup, it’s so important to me that I trademarked the term. […]

Episode #100: What is a REAL-WORLD FEMINIST®, Anyway?

Episode #100

Leadership

Episode #97: 3 Books that Changed My Life Summer is my favorite season of the year, for so many reasons. One of my favorite things to do is catch up on reading actual, physical books. There’s nothing quite like the joy of lying on a beach and reading until the sun comes down. To celebrate […]

Episode #97: 3 Books that Changed My Life

Health

Episode #94: How Do We Find Our Way Back to “Normal”? Spring is here, and the end of the pandemic is in sight. It feels like a renewed season of hope for all! After a year of collective stress and trauma, it’s a good time to take stock and determine what’s working for us. And […]

Episode #94: How Do We Find Our Way Back to “Normal”?

Women's Empowerment

Episode #91: 4 Easy Ways to Stand Out as a Star at Your Workplace We all want to stand out at the workplace and have our efforts noticed. Ultimately, we know that in order to advance in our career path, we need to take the big swings at challenging opportunities and find ways to meaningful […]

Episode #91: 4 Easy Ways to Stand Out as a Star at Your Workplace

Women's Empowerment

Episode #88: How to Fight Imposter Syndrome It’s a hot topic, but what is thing called imposter syndrome, anyway? A recent Harvard Business Review piece describes it simply as “doubting your abilities and feeling like a fraud at work.” We high-performers commonly suffer from this tendency. It shows up when we are pushing ourselves out […]

Episode #88: How to Fight Imposter Syndrome

Women's Empowerment

Episode #85: How to Gain an Extra Hour a Day I do not have a time machine, but I promise I can save you an hour a day. You see, there are thieves that chip away at your time and attention every day. Time that can be better applied towards quality thinking, focused work, and […]

Episode #85: How to Gain an Extra Hour a Day

Time Management

Episode #82: How to Build Your Network While Working at Home Networking. We know it’s something we should do…but let’s be honest, the thought of it is just exhausting. And now that we’ve been working at home for a year? It feels impossible! It’s time for you to let go of the notion that you […]

Episode #82: How to Build Your Network While Working at Home

Communication

Episode #79: Ask Me Anything: Answers to Your Questions! You asked for it; you got it! I’m so excited to bring you my first “Ask Me Anything” episode! I’ve gathered a great big list of listener questions, and I’m answering ALL OF THEM! In this episode, I’ll answer your questions on: Using networking in your […]

Episode #79: Ask Me Anything: Answers to Your Questions!

Women's Empowerment

Episode #76: How to Uplevel Your Professional Goals It’s time to stop playing small. If your work goals are solely focused on building your own skills and experience, you are getting it wrong. There’s a winning formula that will help you craft goals to get you noticed, and I’m sharing it with you here and […]

Episode #76: How to Uplevel Your Professional Goals

Women's Empowerment

Episode #73: How to Set Yourself Up for Guilt-Free Time Off It’s the holidays, and we are all due some well-deserved time off. But, those last few crunch days in the office can be oh-so stressful! I want you to be able to take a real break that doesn’t require you to keep tabs on […]

Episode #73: How to Set Yourself Up for Guilt-Free Time Off

Time Management

Episode #70: The Money Trick That’s Never Led Me Wrong 2020 has been a challenging year for most of our wallets. It’s time for some real talk about money. If you know your spending habits are out of control, this episode is for you. I break down the core philosophy I’ve used my entire adult […]

Episode #70: The Money Trick That’s Never Led Me Wrong

Women's Empowerment

Episode #67: The Best Way to Deal With Uncertainty If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that living in uncertainty is stressful! The simple fact is there will always be some level of uncertainty in your life. The sooner you can get comfortable with it, the better off you will be. In this episode, I […]

Episode #67: The Best Way to Deal With Uncertainty

Positive Mindset

Episode #64: 3 Small Ways to Be a Great Boss Every Day Being a manager of other people is a huge responsibility. You have a stake in another person’s success! Even if you’re a great manager, you can always be better. You should always strive to improve how you show up for other people. In […]

Episode #64: 3 Small Ways to Be a Great Boss Every Day

Office Politics

Episode #61: The Anatomy of a Productive One-on-One Meeting Do you walk away from your 1-on-1 meetings feeling like it was a waste of time? It’s time for a meeting tune-up! Because these meetings should be a powerful tool to help you build key professional relationships. In this episode, I’ll break down the anatomy of […]

Episode #61: The Anatomy of a Productive One-on-One Meeting

Meeting Management

Episode #58: The Harsh Truth About Overthinking We Type-A personalities have a common Achilles’ heel. We think too much. The more important a decision feels, the more we will obsess about potential outcomes. We won’t stop researching and spinning on possibilities until we feel like the perfect answer has been validated. If you feel analysis-paralysis […]

Episode #58: The Harsh Truth About Overthinking

Women's Empowerment

Episode #55: How to Stop Working Crazy Hours! Most businesses have busy seasons. We, the ambitious, look forward to these times because they give us new opportunities to step up and shine. But, there are times when those busy seasons extend and feel endless. Many of us working remotely in quarantine are feeling this hard […]

Episode #55: How to Stop Working Crazy Hours!

Time Management

Episode #52: How to Change Your Mindset I used to think that mindset was something you were born with. You were either an optimist or a pessimist. You have a good disposition, or you have a bad disposition. I was dead wrong. In this episode, I will teach you how to change your mindset. Listen […]

Episode #52: How to Change Your Mindset

Positive Mindset

It’s important to defend your calendar and be deliberate with the meeting invites that you accept.

But, there is a right way and a wrong way to decline a meeting request.

Done well, you demonstrate critical thinking skills and everyday leadership.

And…when it’s not done well, you come off as lazy or irresponsible.

Let’s make sure you are putting your best foot forward.

Episode #49: The Right & Wrong Way to Decline a Meeting Request

Time Management

This is not a great time to be on the job hunt.

The simple fact is there are more people competing for fewer jobs.

This means you will need to think differently than the rest.

In this episode, I break down 5 job search strategies to help you get the edge on your competition.

Episode #46: 5 Job Search Strategies for a Tough Economy

Self-Promotion

The opportunity to help another person build their career is a true privilege. Not a right.

I’ll give you my three personally road-tested keys to being an awesome manager.

Episode #43: The 3 Keys to Being an Awesome Manager

Leadership