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As ambitious women, we talk a lot about goals. Setting goals, chasing goals, achieving goals. We’re driven by what’s next to chase. The next promotion, the next career move, the next health target. And to be perfectly honest, the journey toward the next achievement is a key ingredient in feeling fulfilled. What if I told […]

Episode #146: Your 2023 Bucket List

Episode #146: Your 2023 Bucket List

Positive Mindset

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

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

Let’s talk about leveling up. There have been about a billion TikTok videos created with that soundtrack, right? That song is so popular because it taps into a core human thought. We all want more; we all want better. We all have our own unique versions of it, but we all have the same basic […]

Episode #128: Level Up Your Mindset

Episode #128: Level Up Your Mindset

Leadership

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

Since childhood, most of us have been fed healthy doses of pep talks to help us build our confidence. Once we start our careers, we are bombarded with articles, seminars, and messaging encouraging us to be confident women. All of this girl-power & girl-boss energy is a wonderful thing. But, there is such a thing […]

Episode #117: Overconfidence Can Be a Career Killer

Overconfidence Can Be a Career Killer

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

It’s the holiday season. It’s both the most wonderful time of the year…and the most stressful time of the year. This month, The REAL-WORLD FEMINIST® Podcast will be focused on the important topic of navigating busy seasons. I know we can all use some healthy reminders on this topic! To start out the month, I […]

Episode #108: Do You Own Your Day or Does Your Day Own You?

Leadership

All month long, we’re focused on the critical topic of raising your visibility in your workplace. Yes, I’ve told you that you need to be your own PR person. Now I’m going to get into the “how”. How you share your wins with your boss without feeling slimy or icky about it. Here’s the thing: […]

Episode #105: How to Share Your Wins with Your Boss

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 #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 #93: 3 Lies About Networking Exposed! Say the word “networking” to your work BFF and watch their reaction. Just the idea of networking makes most people feel uncomfortable, bored, or overwhelmed. That’s because most people have the wrong idea about networking. It is possible to network in ways that don’t make you feel like […]

Episode #93: 3 Lies About Networking Exposed!

Women's Empowerment

Episode #90: Feeling Overwhelmed with Options? Use My Favorite Brain Hack! You know you need to move forward, but you can’t stop mulling over all of your options. You keep going down the rabbit hole of internet research and still haven’t found the perfect decision. Been there. Done that. Wrote the book (literally). If you […]

Episode #90: Feeling Overwhelmed with Options? Use My Favorite Brain Hack!

Women's Empowerment

Episode #87: The Thing You Must Do This Women’s History Month It’s March, which is otherwise known here in the United States, as Women’s History Month! While there are many ways we can celebrate this occasion, there is one thing you must do this month. It doesn’t involve a petition, a call to your Senator, […]

Episode #87: The Thing You Must Do This Women’s History Month

Women's Empowerment

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 #77: The Myth That’s Derailing Your Success You’re a few days into the New Year and already you feel your energy about your resolutions waning away. What if I told you that there’s one big myth—a lie you are telling yourself—that is holding you back from good habits you are trying to create? In […]

Episode #77: The Myth That’s Derailing Your Success

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 #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 #66: How to Get Out of a Funk Feeling like it’s Groundhog Day? Hey, you’re not alone. I mean it’s still 2020, so… If you are feeling like the days are blending into one long, endless one, this episode is for you. I give you my best advice on how to get out of […]

Episode #66: How to Get Out of a Funk

Women's Empowerment

Episode #57: The Easy Way to Keep Up with Industry News No matter what industry you are in, you have to stay sharp by staying on top of the latest news and trends. You know you should make the time. But, other priorities steal your day away—and the last thing you want to do at […]

Episode #57: The Easy Way to Keep Up with Industry News

Women's Empowerment

Episode #35: Simple Ways to Support Gender Equality It can’t be denied that we women have come so far in the workplace. But, it must be simply said. Until we can be assured that we are being paid equally for equal work, until sexual harassment is a thing of the past, until we have equal […]

Episode #35: Simple Ways to Support Gender Equality

Women's Empowerment

Episode #32: My #1 Career Regret—and How You Can Avoid It Now with many years of professional experience under my belt, I often take part in mentorship events or have chats when I connect with a young woman hoping for advice. There is a common question they ask: When you look back, is there one […]

Episode #32: My #1 Career Regret—and How You Can Avoid It

Women's Empowerment

Episode #14: How to Start a Women’s Group at Your Workplace One of the most rewarding and inspiring things I’ve done in my career is leading a women’s group at my company. I never set out to lead it. My journey started with my desire to connect with other women to discuss professional challenges unique […]

Episode #14: How to Start a Women’s Group at Your Workplace

How To Start a Women's Group at Your Workplace

Women's Empowerment