Relaunch – this time with Focus

I struggled for a long time with starting a blog. I wasn't sure if my voice would really add to the conversation or if it would get lost in the noise that is social media. I wasn't sure what I was an "expert" on. I did a family blog for a while. And a wine …

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A New Job! Transitioning into a new job smoothly

When I decided it was time to find a new job, one of the thoughts in my mind was transition and how much notice to give. Tradition is 2 weeks right? And what can you really do in 2 weeks? For most professional level positions, 2 weeks is not enough time to review the position, …

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Privilege. And a new venture

I've been thinking about privilege a lot lately. I've never really considered myself privileged. I've been "lucky" or "blessed" but not privileged? That meant fabulously wealthy (like on Life Styles of the Rich & Famous), right? Like people who lived in large cities in a fancy house who sent their kids to a private school …

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#PersonalBrand: The Name Game

The other night during a podcast recording I totally psyched myself out on pronouncing a name. We even practiced right before we started recording. And then we got to where I make introductions and I blanked. I knew I was going to say it wrong so rather than just using her first name I fumbled …

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It’s Hard to Speak Up

In light of the #metoo movement, one thing I continue to see is people admonishing victims for not speaking up sooner. It's the ultimate defense: if it was so bad, why didn't you speak up sooner? The thought is that we are all just that comfortable with speaking up against someone higher up or even …

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