Want a Great Employee? Hire an Entrepreneur!

I am in the middle of a transition.  After working for myself for 13 years, I am ready for a new challenge - as much as I love the fitness industry, I am finding that my brain needs more to do than just choreography. ...more

Is it OK to Speak Your Mind and Expect an Offer?

When I made the decision to change it up and look for a new direction in my career, I made a lot of wish lists.  I wrote down the top organizations that I wanted to work for, the ultimate job descriptions, the top 10 things that would make me excited to get up and get out of bed in the morning- just a few things to get my creative juices flowing.  I focused on the positive and searching for the position that could deliver these things....more

Do Nonprofits Fear Social Media?

The job hunt continues.  I am so fortunate to have an incredible network of connected people, mostly women, who have really stepped up to open doors for me in my quest for change.  So far I have had several successful first interviews and even a great couple of seconds.  If you just started reading my blog, I am seeking a position with a nonprofit organization, an arts or environmental cause, that will put me to work doing marketing, public relations, fundraising, event planning and everything else that comes with working in the nonprofit sector....more
Jackie,  Great points!  I work with nonprofits a lot in my Shaklee business (we have an ...more

Sexism, Really?!

So I am deep into the land of job searching - online, on paper, through friends, acquaintances and other - I have this covered.  Luckily, I live in a community where my skills (fundraising, marketing, public relations, event planning) are needed and I know a lot of people - but I have been out of the line of work I am looking to get back into for some time - I might need some help....more

I'm Bored

I'm bored.I heard it in the back of my mind for the first time in close to 13 years right in the middle of Zumba class one day.I'm bored.Now, you have to realize that I am a person who has been living my passion, pursuing my dream and having a great time doing it for the last decade.  I have been a fitness professional teaching classes, writing about fitness, giving motivational speeches about fitness and mentoring new instructors and have loved every minute of it, but now it seems.....I'm bored....more