7 Damaging Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

While I spend my professional time now as a career success coach, writer, and leadership trainer, I was a marriage and family therapist in my past, and worked for several years with couples, families, and children. Through that experience, I witnessed a very wide array of both functional and dysfunctional parenting behaviors. As a parent myself, I’ve learned that all the wisdom and love in the world doesn’t necessarily protect you from parenting in ways that hold your children back from thriving, gaining independence and becoming the leaders they have the potential to be....more

Why You Need a Personal Shopper #2: You Really Hate Shopping

 The holidays have come and gone. Because you love your friends and family, you forced yourself to navigate the congested malls and shopping centers in search of gifts. Now that it is all said and done, you still don’t have any of the things you really want or need to make you 2015 everything you know it can and will be....more

Why You Need a Personal Shopper #1: You Desire a Look That Screams Leadership

I am unquestionably one of those people who enjoys helping others. For the past several years enjoyment manifested itself professionally, where as a trainer, I helped others maximize their use of social media to promote a brand product, idea, cause or personality.Nowadays I’m helping others find their personal style or look of leadership as I like to call it....more

In Conversation With: CEO Red Shoe Movement & International speaker, Mariela Dabbah

Mariela Dabbah is the CEO and Founder of the Red Shoe Movement; Women Supporting Women for Career Success. I met Mariela in New York City when she met with her funding/business plan advisor (yes, a woman) at Grind Workspaces. Mariela believes that the worst thing that can happen is not to be prepared when your dreams come true – and being prepared as her latest venture unfolds, is clearly a priority for Mariela....more

Being A Young, Fly, Overachiever Administrator: 5 Ways to Effectively Manage

At the age of 29, I found myself on top of my game. I was just hired as the Director of Social Services for a reputable non-profit agency in Rhode Island. My life transformed for the better, I suppose! I embodied the young, fly and overachiever status because I wanted to become an Administrator ever since I graduated from undergraduate school. I remember taking a Social Service Management class in graduate school thinking I found my calling. I was proven wrong once I actually became an Administrator....more
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4 Characteristics of Leaders Who Get Hired and Promoted

Imagine if you had the opportunity to sit down with a senior executive and get the real, straight up truth about what it takes to stand out as a leader in today’s highly competitive workforce.That’s exactly what I got when I interviewed Oracle executive John Hall about the most common characteristics of people in his organization who contribute the most value. Hall was more than happy to divulge the four characteristics shared by those he is most likely to hire into – or promote within – the organization he has led to become the world’s most profitable software training business....more

Tips for Getting to the Top Floor – 3 Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Elevator Pitch

Is your elevator pitch elevating your career all the way to the top? Or is it leaving you stuck on the ground floor?If your elevator pitch educates your listeners about what you do now, but not what you are capable of doing next, you may be missing an important opportunity to re-shape how others perceive you. (And even how you perceive yourself.)So, what do you typically say when you introduce yourself to someone for the first time? When done right, this elevator pitch—or thirty-second commercial—can be the verbal equivalent of “dressing for the job you want”....more

Leadership and Honesty

Big question: when do we most often have difficulty with expressing our feelings openly? Easy answer: when there is conflict....more