How Can Introverts Tap into Their Inner Power and Thrive at Work? - Nicole Burgess

How Can Introverts Tap into Their Inner Power and Thrive at Work?

It’s been said that we currently live in an extroverted society, and from this introvert’s perspective, that seems pretty accurate! But although it may feel like you need to be (or act like) an extrovert to excel in school, work, and life generally, introverts are actually powerful and valuable. Indeed, introverts have unique skills that set them up to succeed …

10 Creative Ways to Make Virtual Meetings More Fun

10 Creative Ways to Make Virtual Meetings More Fun

Most of us have been using virtual meetings a lot more this year, for obvious reasons. But how we can make our work Zoom calls more fun and memorable? Our returning guest Trina L. Martin joined us to share some creative ideas to spice up your professional meetings this holiday season. Find out how you can liven up your professional …

#MeToo - Companies Must do Better

“Time’s Up” – How Companies Must Do Better Right Now

The #MeToo movement is changing dynamics in the workplace as the staggering scope of the problem has come to light. Companies need to reexamine their internal policies, encourage change in corporate culture, and address sexual assault, harassment, and discrimination claims more directly. In short, companies must do better. How can they do this? Here are key lessons to take from …

How to Master Your LinkedIn Strategy - Louise Brogan

How to Master Your LinkedIn Strategy

After all these years, LinkedIn is still going strong, and it’s more important than ever in setting you up for career success. But how can you get the most out of this ever-changing platform? What are the key dos and don’ts that will lead to quality connections and a thriving career? We spoke with LinkedIn strategy expert Louise Brogan on …

Legal Considerations for Starting Your Own Business

Legal Considerations for Starting Your Own Business

Starting a business can be overwhelming, but it can also be very rewarding — especially if you start out with very little capital. And it’s even more challenging when you’re a woman, considering how women-owned businesses are still considered a minority. Not to mention, the hurdles faced by women who have started a business are often different from those experienced by …

Is Your Skill-Set Actually Future-Proof?

Is Your Skillset Actually Future-Proof?

It has been a rough few months. The COVID-19 pandemic, the worst global health crisis since the 1918 Spanish Flu, has killed over half a million people and infected many, many more. Unfortunately, that’s not all. The epidemic has also devastated the business world and left thousands out of a job. The present and near future look bleak for many. …

Revealing What Restructuring Looks Like Behind Hidden Doors

Revealing What Restructuring Looks Like Behind Hidden Doors

Given enough time, restructuring is something nearly all organizations go through. With all that’s happened this year, 2020 has brought about tons of change, something that will likely continue in 2021. What does it mean if your business is entering a phase of restructuring? What does that look like from the managerial perspective? In our new podcast interview, sales coach …

Phone Interviews

Interviewing Secrets: How to Rock Your Phone Interviews

Looking for a job? Learn all the most helpful interviewing secrets in our three-part webinar series. In this first installment, HR Executive Sara Hill explains all the insider tips to knock your phone interview out of the park. How should you prepare? How can you deal with the unexpected? Find the answers here. You’ll be a master of phone interviews …

How to Deflect the Doubled-Edged Sword as a Working Mom

How to Deflect the Doubled-Edged Sword as a Working Mom

As women make gains in the workplace, there remains a dreadful hypocrisy against being a working mom that women face almost every day. It’s a double-edged sword. On one side, we navigate the path to be successful female leaders. On the other side, we must prevent our peers and managers from forming the perceptions that we prioritize our children over …

Vegan Meals

How to Enjoy Business Lunches Despite Vegan Dietary Restrictions

I often need to attend business dinners and lunches, and often do not have a say in the choice of restaurant. I’m vegan, and many restaurants do not have food options that I can eat. How can I participate in these professional meals without going hungry or looking impolite? – Danielle in Lancaster, CA  Answer: Everyone with a dietary restriction, …

How to Stay Positive and Keep Business on Track in 2020

How to Stay Positive and Keep Business on Track in 2020

Probably all of us can agree that 2020 has been an unpredictable and turbulent year. It’s also no secret that countless businesses and workers have been affected by COVID-19, whether that’s meant putting in new safety measures for onsite work, transitioning to a work-from-home position, or losing jobs and even going out of business. It’s an incredibly tough time. How …

Workload Depression

How to Deal with Workload Depression: Helpful Tips

What is workload depression? Workload depression is characterized by feelings of hopelessness and sadness; it causes life’s typical struggles to feel overwhelming by fundamentally changing your way of thinking toward the negative. People often feel physically weak, lose their ability to work and concentrate, and have difficulty eating and sleeping properly and carrying on living a healthy life. As indicated …

How to Attract More Woman Business Owners

How to Attract More Woman Business Owners

I work for our city business development commission. What advice would you give to a city looking to attract more woman business owners?  – Maggie in Big Bear Lake, California Answer: Female business ownership is an important component of working towards gender equality. Owning a business is a huge investment and opportunity for financial growth, but only 36 percent of …