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 [...]

Sweat The Details, Get the Job!

When is the "small stuff" not so small? I can think of a lot of times, but job search is on my mind today. It never ceases to amaze me the seemingly zillions of ways people screw up their job searches. Know this: When there are several seemingly qualified candidates for a job, the hiring manager or [...]

Getting Nosy with… Image & Etiquette Chick Jill Haney

  Jill Haney is an Image Consultant and writes a column called Image Rules. You can read her columns and learn more at     Before I was Jill Haney, Image Consultant and Columnist for the Cincinnati Enquirer, I was best known as Jill Haney… Ha!  Best known as Alex and Henry's mom and if [...]

Got Strengths? Say ‘Em Loud and Proud!

While visiting a friend in Santa Monica last year, I found myself having to maneuver into parallel parking spaces apparently made for Matchbox cars. Each time, I whipped my trusty rental car into the mini-spot on the first try. Now you have to understand that I once backed my car out of the garage with the [...]

Now, Refine that Career Reputation!

Julie commented in her last post, “reputation matters in all parts of our lives.”  I can see you nodding your head in agreement.  Let me ask you, how are you leveraging your reputation to uncover opportunities and add to your career happiness? The process of crafting your branding philosophy can be joyful when you consider [...]

Man Up Your Image

Psst...guys. Let's chat. Okay, I know it may not be fair to start with a story about a teenager, but you were all 17 once, and I bet you can relate. In fact, some of you well north of 17 still cultivate the image of a 17 year old. You know who you are. Got [...]

Say Yes to the Dress, er, your Career!

I found myself in the green room today with Randy from TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress". When he found out what I do, he said that he has have five careers, from a hairdresser, to a private check to a female impersonator. I said " I bet you could have never imagined being where [...]

High Road Always Best Route in Business Communication

This was written by a good friend of mine who works for a sales training company BUT the advice is the same for all of us! Postive communication is vital! by Mary Ann Lynn, Carew International Does your day-to-day communication with customers support the competent, professional image you desire, and the image necessary to improve sales?  [...]

Rock Your Networking!

Very wise guest post by Melissa Crossman...(Thanks Melissa! :)- you are singin' my "networking song!") There are several ways you can bolster your career. You can enlist a resume service to keep your portfolio current, you can stay abreast of industry trends, but one of the easiest- and most important- things you can do is [...]