The Birthday Party Project & The Amazing Paige!

Guest post by Paige Chenault I was told from a young age that I could be anyone and do anything I wanted to in life, and at the ripe age of 21, I was determined to prove to the world that my parents were right!   My first job was in non-profit and I loved [...]

Rock Your Career After 45!

Here are the seven things you must do to rock your career after age 45. How many of these can you say "Yes" to? I can clearly articulate who I am professionally:  my skills, my value, and how what and who I am right now is a match for what the market wants.  When people [...]

The Lessons in Loss

Guest Blogger Kristen Brown - Bestselling Author | Speaker | Founder of “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.” Mother Teresa Success isn’t magic. Sometimes it seems like it is. You know – there’s always that person who seems to have it all together – a thriving career, genius [...]

Hey Ladies! What’s Your “Career Mountain?”

  My theory is that every wildly successful woman is standing on a mountain of crap. And by crap I mean disappointments, failures, bad days, missteps, miscues, tears, and days or weeks when you were sure that you were going to be living in your car. It is so easy when we look at someone [...]

Career Happiness, Retirement- and New “Energy”

guest post by John Stowell, former VP, International Stakeholder Relations- Duke Energy   I read somewhere, sometime ago that you should make yourself get out of bed on your first morning of retirement and watch the sun rise.  It’s a reminder that retirement offers to all of us a chance to begin again – an [...]

Career Happiness – and Cake!

Julie's Note: Do you ever marvel  at how career success seems to come so easily for some people? Key word here is "seems", because it isn't easy. I love to share stories of people who have so-called "reinvented themselves" because their stories contain nuggets for all of us to take and use in our careers. [...]

5 New Year’s Resolutions That Really Matter

It is so easy to get overwhelmed with New Year's "must-do's", the earnest resolutions and the steely eyed commitment others make to perfect health, enviable body, surefire ways to crave broccoli instead of cookies, blah blah blah. To steal from my friend Kathy's Facebook post "It's almost the New Year and with that comes the [...]

Is Being Grateful Part of Your Brand?

Guest post by Lisa Kaminski “Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” Brian Tracy It’s all over social media:  Be grateful! It's THANKFUL month, THANKSGIVING MONTH, Thankful Thursday.. and it’s [...]

Might Entrepreneurship Be For You?

We love to talk about the American Dream, and when we do, we are often referring to work and our freedom to be and do what we want to do. Gallup's 2013 State of the American Workplace report found that "70% of those surveyed ... either hate their jobs or are completely disengaged," ( All [...]