Competitive Careering

To say I’m competitive is an understatement.  Every time I complete something at work or in my personal life, I immediately begin to evaluate what I would do better next time. Just ask Hubby.  We’ve been married fifteen years and I’m still evaluating our wedding and reception, looking at things I would do differently if I had a chance to do it over....more

Read. Review. Rewrite.

I had been working at Mason Public Relations for about 2 years when I fell in love with my boss. He was tall. He was strong. He was polite. He was French, which meant he was exotic. He had just the right amount of dark hair on his forearms. He was also married. ...more
You made me laugh this morning! I think you have enough creativity to revise a master plan ;)more

Why Ask “So, What Do You Do?”

The 15 minutes of fame garnered by my blog, my books, and my social media success lead strangers to reach out and ask to meet me from time to time. Lately, I’ve been saying no because I’ve been in my book-writing cave, pounding away on my next book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself....more

10 Steps to Get People to Attend Your Meetings

Our days are full of meetings.  There are meetings, and meetings about the meeting, and meetings about having a meeting.  How many times have you left a meeting and thought to yourself, "What a waste of time that was!  I could have stayed at my desk and worked on ______."  How many times have you received a meeting invitation and dreaded having to click on 'Accept'?  Too many to count?  Well now that it is your turn to host meetings, it is important to know how to change that dreaded cycle.  ...more

Working Abroad - Would you consider it?

It seems that every time I travel or even watch a travel show on television I can’t help but wonder, what it would be like to work abroad. For me, it’s not so much the idea of ‘working’ but that I would get the opportunity to explore a country and its people for more than just the standard week or two vacation time. Of course, there is the added benefit of honing my skills, expanding my career and coming back home with a greater base from which to work from in the future....more

Top 3 Ways a Temporary Staffing Company Saves Money

People don’t always think of using a temporary staffing company as a way to save money. Sometimes the hourly rates seem like more then you want to spend. But when you really look at the cost, you are probably actually saving money, a lot of money, by using a temp. Here’s how: ...more

Kick-start Your Career: Tips for the New Year

Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution, rebounding from the holidays or simply having more free time, the new year makes people think about their career.  Typically folks fall into one of three camps:  happy, okay for now or definitely not happy.  Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, there are things you can do to move your career in the right direction. ...more

My Childhood Dream: To Be a Male Nurse

You know how some kids want to be an actress or a professional athlete when they grow up?  Not me.  I wanted to be a male nurse.  Seriously, it’s true.  Ask my mom.  So when I saw this male nurse action figure on ArchieMcPhee.com, I knew I had to have it....more
@Denise Nope, just a confused 4-year-old. Thanks for reading, Denise!more

The Goldilocks Leadership Style

Getting it “just right” for maximum results through others We’ve all heard the story of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears as a child. How this brave, young girl ventures into the home of a bear family while they are away and samples their food and sleeping amenities. This little girl is somewhat particular and discards 67% of the items she samples. Some food she tastes is too hot, some too cold, and one is ‘just right.” Same with the beds she samples....more

The Importance of International Mentors

In today’s global marketplace, it’s becoming increasingly common for women to work abroad, especially now that such experience has proven to fast-track your career. But even more than traditional domestic assignments, a strong mentor relationship remains one of the most important aspects of a successful assignment for globetrotting professionals.Mentors are "safe ground" in that they provide counsel outside the traditional corporate hierarchy and within an environment built on trust and open, honest dialogue....more
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