It's the book with everything you need to know to land your first job. Get it here.

Women’s Empowerment

Episode #127: How to Build Your Everyday Resilience

Episode #127: How to Build Your Everyday Resilience 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 […]

Continue Reading

Episode #125: How to Win in Corporate Fight Club

Episode #125: How to Win in Corporate Fight Club 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 […]

Continue Reading

Episode #123: The Little Ways You Can Undermine Yourself

Episode #123: The Little Ways You Can Undermine Yourself As an up-and-coming leader, you are focused on doing the right things. You’re putting in the extra work. You’re making a visible impact on the business. You’re making a difference with all of the big things—and that’s the hard part of becoming a leader. But, it’s […]

Continue Reading

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

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

Continue Reading

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

Episode #121: The One Thing a Leader Should Never, Ever Do 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. […]

Continue Reading

Episode #117: Overconfidence Can Be a Career Killer

Episode #117: Overconfidence Can Be a Career Killer 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 […]

Continue Reading

Episode #115: Give Your Work Goals a Glow Up

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

Continue Reading

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

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

Continue Reading

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

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

Continue Reading

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

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

Continue Reading

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

Episode #105: How to Share Your Wins with Your Boss 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 […]

Continue Reading

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

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

Continue Reading

Episode #103: Be Your Own PR Person

Episode #103: Be Your Own PR Person 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 […]

Continue Reading

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

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 […]

Continue Reading

Episode #93: 3 Lies About Networking Exposed!

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 […]

Continue Reading

Episode #92: How to Make Talking About Money Less Awkward

Episode #92: How to Make Talking About Money Less Awkward Why is talking about money so hard? It’s not just you. So many of us feel this way. Whether it’s talking about our own salary, negotiating a big purchase, haggling in the every day—so many of us struggle with having productive conversations about money. In […]

Continue Reading

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

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 […]

Continue Reading

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

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 […]

Continue Reading

Episode #89: Managing a Team Through a Busy Season

Episode #89: Managing a Team Through a Busy Season All businesses have busy seasons. These windows of time pressure us to manage our lives around these increased work demands. While it’s difficult to manage busy seasons as individuals, there are special new challenges to tackle when we are in a position where we are leading […]

Continue Reading

Episode #88: How to Fight Imposter Syndrome

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 […]

Continue Reading

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

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, […]

Continue Reading

Episode #84: How to Present a Winning Idea

Episode #84: How to Present a Winning Idea You know you have a great idea. You have the facts and data to back it. But, here’s the thing. Facts alone won’t win you the argument. There are finer elements to presenting a compelling case and convincing others that your idea is worth pursuing. In this […]

Continue Reading

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

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 […]

Continue Reading

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

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 […]

Continue Reading

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

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 […]

Continue Reading

Episode #76: How to Uplevel Your Professional Goals

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 […]

Continue Reading

Episode #75: Let’s Learn from the Dumpster Fire Called 2020! (Part 2)

Episode #75: Let’s Learn from the Dumpster Fire Called 2020! (Part 2) Yes, 2020 has been a dumpster fire of a year. But, we would be remiss if we didn’t take some lessons from it into the new year. The journaling prompts in this episode will help you turn insights into actionable 2021 goals. There’s […]

Continue Reading

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

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 […]

Continue Reading

Episode #72: Stop Procrastinating Your Life Away!

Episode #72: Stop Procrastinating Your Life Away! One of the most toxic thoughts is “I’ll do it tomorrow.” It snowballs inside your head, and the next thing you know you are the keeper of a backlog of unkept promises. If you are struggling with a tendency to procrastinate, this episode for you. I’ll break down […]

Continue Reading

Episode #68: Yes, You Can Speak Up & Be the Brave One

Episode #68: Yes, You Can Speak Up & Be the Brave One In Corporate America, groupthink is one of the surest pathways to failure. Sadly, it’s all too prevalent in a world of middle managers and complicated power structures. Want to stand out as an up-and-coming leader? Be the brave one who speaks up. In […]

Continue Reading

Episode #58: The Harsh Truth About Overthinking

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 […]

Continue Reading

Episode #54: How to Follow Through on Your Dreams

Episode #54: How to Follow Through on Your Dreams We all have big dreams that we’ve imagined accomplishing for years. I know from first-hand experience that passion and enthusiasm aren’t enough to get you across the finish line. But, I finally cracked the code and discovered how to get big goals accomplished. To commemorate the […]

Continue Reading

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

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 […]

Continue Reading

Episode #24: The Secret to My Career Success

Episode #24: The Secret to My Career Success With the benefit of many years of hindsight, I can now see that there’s been one clear secret behind my professional success. The secret is a simple concept. I’ll share the secret with you, by telling you the story of my career path. I graduated from college […]

Continue Reading

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

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 […]

Continue Reading

Episode #13: Why You Need a Power Squad

Episode #13: Why You Need a Power Squad There’s a powerful quote from motivational speaker Jim Rohn that I’d like to share with you. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Jim Rohn This quote has been repeated, paraphrased and recycled many times by countless sources over the […]

Continue Reading