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Hangovers suck. The only thing worse after a work holiday party? Waking up with a hangover AND regret. Regret that you said too much to the wrong people. Flirted with a cube mate. Went on a tirade about your boss. Danced on a table in a mini skirt. There are so many ways that a […]

Episode #141: Holiday Parties, Hangovers & Regret

Episode #141: Holiday Parties, Hangovers & Regret

Networking

Every company has guidelines and processes for how employees get officially recognized with promotions. Yes, there are factors that are outside of your control. The good news is there are plenty of factors that are squarely and exclusively within your direct control. In this episode, I break down a deliberate method to empower you to […]

Episode #131: Level Up Your Job Title

Episode #131: Level Up Your Job Title

Self-Promotion

Conflict is necessary in business. A natural question that you may have is, “Well, if conflict is necessary in business, HOW DO I WIN?” Life is short, so let’s have a little fun with this uncomfortable topic. In this episode, I break down the rules and show you how to win in Corporate Fight Club. […]

Episode #125: How to Win in Corporate Fight Club

Episode #125: How to Win in Corporate Fight Club

Leadership

Your communication style is a critical part of your leadership presence. Your words matter. How you express them matters. Leaders need to be deliberate with the words they use and the style in which they communicate them. Great leaders have a communication style that is authentic to their true selves. Communication styles vary, but there […]

Episode #122: The Language Hack that All Great Leaders Use

Episode #122: The Language Hack that All Great Leaders Use

Leadership

If you want to be seen as a leader, there’s more to it than picking up experience and expertise in hard skills. There are certain intangibles—leadership qualities—that you must possess. One critical leadership quality is presence. Presence is how you show up in the world. In the office and outside of the office. Of course, […]

Episode #119: Warning: The Internet Is Forever

Episode #119: Warning: The Internet Is Forever

Leadership

I’m willing to bet that even seeing the word “feedback” you had some kind of emotional reaction. Maybe it made you smile because you are used to hearing praise. But, for most folks, I’m willing to bet it gave you an uncomfortable twinge in the pit of your stomach. We tie up so much emotional […]

Episode #116: A Healthy Reframing of Feedback

Leadership

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. It’s time to get real. You are wasting too much time on email. You know it, but you just can’t stop. It makes […]

Episode #110: Stop Wasting Time in Your Inbox!

Leadership

They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Every introduction in corporate America starts with some version of the same request: “Tell me about yourself.” How do you answer that question? Do you mumble the quickest sentence possible so the spotlight can move to the next person? Do you present […]

Episode #107: How to Create a Kick-Ass Elevator Speech

Leadership

All November long, we’re going to be focused on the critical topic of raising your visibility in your workplace. This week, I bring you a real-world tactic to help you accomplish just that. No matter what your role. No matter what your company. There is a rockstar move that will get you noticed! I break […]

Episode #104: The Rockstar Move That Will Get You Noticed

Leadership

No matter how big or small a company, there are always people who stand out for all the right reasons. They earn the respect of their bosses and co-workers. They’re the kind of people that everyone wishes were on their team. The ones that other people look up to and admire. What do these high […]

Episode #101: The 5 Secrets of Corporate Success

Leadership

Episode #95: 3 Tools to Help You Boost Your Productivity Chasing big dreams requires consistent ACTION! We all have the same number of hours in a day. But, let’s be honest—some of us know how to squeeze a little more juice out of those precious hours. In this episode, I give you a behind-the-scenes look […]

Episode #95: 3 Tools to Help You Boost Your Productivity

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 #81: The 3 Most Powerful Corporate Phrases Corporate America has its own subtle language. This corporate-speak was born out of careful politeness, and much of it sounds like nonsense. But, some of these phrases are powerful tools for your arsenal. Allow me to be your Urban Dictionary of the workplace and break down the […]

Episode #81: The 3 Most Powerful Corporate Phrases

Office Politics

Episode #78: How to Deal with Bad Feedback at Work It’s performance review season. For better or worse, you are about to receive official feedback on how you are doing at your current workplace. Although we Type-A personalities know that we are killing it, chances are we are going to receive some constructive feedback that […]

Episode #78: How to Deal with Bad Feedback at Work

Women's Empowerment

Episode #74: Let’s Learn from the Dumpster Fire Called 2020 (Part 1) Yes, 2020 has been a dumpster fire of a year. And yes, we didn’t accomplish nearly what we thought we would this year. But, before we shake it off and head into the New Year, let’s take some time to reflect. We want […]

Episode #74: Let’s Learn from the Dumpster Fire Called 2020 (Part 1)

Women's Empowerment

Episode #69: Stop Taking Things Personally! Have you been told by your co-workers that you’re too emotional? If you want to be seen as a leader, consider this kind of feedback to be a big red flag. It’s time to take a hard look at how you are reacting in the workplace. Chances are you […]

Episode #69: Stop Taking Things Personally!

Women's Empowerment

Episode #65: 10 Things I’d Tell My Younger Self If I had a DeLorean with a flux capacitor, I would visit my younger self and drop these 10 truths about life. Since time travel is not yet possible, I’m going to share them directly with you instead. Tune in and let’s get after it! Looking […]

Episode #65: 10 Things I’d Tell My Younger Self

Women's Empowerment

Episode #62: How to Quit Your Job Gracefully The time has come. You’re ready to move on to a new job. Whether you loved or hated your job, it’s critical to leave your job gracefully. How you quit a job reflects the person you are and impacts the legacy you leave behind in the hearts […]

Episode #62: How to Quit Your Job Gracefully

Office Politics

Episode #59: How to Share Political Views Wisely on Social Media It’s an important election season during one of the most tumultuous years in recent history. These days, it seems like everyone is shouting their political opinions on social media. The simple fact is how you present yourself on social media matters. Before you share […]

Episode #59: How to Share Political Views Wisely on Social Media

Self-Promotion

Episode #56: Are You a Micromanager? A listener asked, “How can you tell if you’re micromanaging someone or managing someone who doesn’t like being told what to do?” This is an important question. Because acting like a micromanager is a career-limiting move. The simple fact is no one wants to work for a micromanager. That […]

Episode #56: Are You a Micromanager?

Management

Episode #51: How to Help a Team Define Roles If you are working on a team where roles are unclear, you’re on the road to a collective failure. Here’s the good news. You don’t have to wait for a disaster to happen. You can be the person who steps up and leads the way to […]

Episode #51: How to Help a Team Define Roles

Office Politics

Living through a layoff is one of the most stressful things you can go through.

You feel blessed to have made the cut, but your head & heart feels tangled with a complex web of emotions.

How do you push through and actually get anything done when you feel this way?

In this episode, I share with you my own personal story and the lessons that I learned the hard way.

Episode #48: You Survived a Layoff. Now What?

Positive Mindset

There are many ways that you can build and improve your relationship with your boss. But, on this episode of The Real-World Feminist Podcast, I’ll give you my personal insight into the single most effective way to turn your boss into your #1 fan.

Episode #44: How to Turn Your Boss into Your #1 Fan

Self-Promotion

I break down 5 questions you should ask yourself before you schedule your next meeting.

Episode #41: 5 Questions to Ask Before You Schedule a Meeting

Communication

Episode #36: Spring Clean Your Professional Presence Glory hallelujah, spring is officially here! Soon as the temperatures start going up, I start itching to throw open the windows and Marie Kondo the crap out of everything. If you are like me, why not take advantage of this seasonal energy and put it to good use […]

Episode #36: Spring Clean Your Professional Presence

Self-Promotion

Episode #33: 3 Creative Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month Thanks to Congressional resolutions passed back in the 1980s, here in America we celebrate Women’s History Month every March. In the simplest terms, the intent of this month-long holiday is to encourage all Americans to learn more and celebrate the role that women have had […]

Episode #33: 3 Creative Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Women's Empowerment

Episode #30: The #1 Way to Build Your Professional Reputation When we think about building our professional reputation, most of us tend to think about working towards large-scale accomplishments. We plan big goals and think that our reputations will be built when we achieve them. Of course, growing our experience and skills is critical to […]

Episode #30: The #1 Way to Build Your Professional Reputation

Leadership

Episode #26: How to Create Official Work Goals It’s the New Year! In most of corporate America, this means annual performance review season has officially begun. No matter how driven you are in your career, there’s a very good chance that you dread this season. You are not alone in feeling this way. Why do […]

Episode #26: How to Create Official Work Goals

Office Politics

Episode #23: How to Write a Kick-Ass Self-Review As the year winds down, the next couple of weeks tend to be quiet in corporate America. People are out of office, deadlines are relaxed, and in many ways, it feels like a wasted week. Whether you are in the office or off for some well-deserved rest […]

Episode #23: How to Write a Kick-Ass Self-Review

Self-Promotion

Episode #19: Everyday Gratitude Is Good for Your Career It’s Thanksgiving week! Right about now, anyone with a social media feed is getting barraged by hand-lettered graphics reminding us to “be thankful” and “count our blessings.” But, let’s be honest. When these messages are being delivered by artfully curated Instagram accounts that want to sell […]

Episode #19: Everyday Gratitude Is Good for Your Career

Office Politics

Episode #15: How to Crush Every Work Assignment One of the most effective ways to show up as a badass is to be known as someone who crushes every assignment. That might sound a little crazy. But, I assure you it is possible. It’s not all about working hard. It’s about working smart.    Working smart […]

Episode #15: How to Crush Every Work Assignment

How to Crush Every Work Assignment

Self-Promotion

Episode #10: Use Your Down Time for Career Advancement You find yourself with a little time on your hands. Maybe a bunch of scheduled meetings disappeared. Or your project is stuck in a holding pattern. Or the rest of your team is out on holiday. You can fritter this time away on social media, online […]

Episode #10: Use Your Down Time for Career Advancement

Time Management