Climbing the Ladder

What to Ask Before You Take a New Job

What to Ask Before You Take a New Job

When you interview for a new position, much of the conversation focuses on you and how you’d fill the given role and meet the expected qualifications. As a result, you spend a lot of time selling yourself and your…

Why Working Mothers Should Stop Apologizing

Why Working Mothers Should Stop Apologizing

A few months after I gave birth to my second child, a senior (and childless) executive I admired pulled me aside at work. You’re doing a great job, she assured. “But,” she added, and looked me…

How to Get Along With Annoying Coworkers

How to Get Along With Annoying Coworkers

Unless you’ve worked alone your entire career or you’re extremely tolerant, you’ve probably had your share of annoying coworkers — the busybody who peppers you with intrusive questions, the slacker who does no work but somehow takes all…

Here’s How to Recover From a Work Crisis

Here’s How to Recover From a Work Crisis

Once a year, an organization I work with holds a daylong retreat to focus on strategic planning and big-picture goals. I marked the date on my calendar: November 10 at 9am. But that morning, I pulled up to the…

Your Guide To A Successful Job Search

Your Guide To A Successful Job Search

While job searching in my early 20’s (last century!), I applied to five jobs. One of those five became a great job that helped jump start my career. In my most recent career transition, I applied to over 250…

How Successful Women Spend Their Weekends

How Successful Women Spend Their Weekends

Weekends are sacred, especially if your workweek often includes late nights. And they’re not to be taken for granted. But the difference between what you hope to get done (quality family time, everything on your to-do list, getting…

2 Women From Gravity Payments Talk Salary Bump

2 Women From Gravity Payments Talk Salary Bump

Gravity Payments, a payment processing company based in Seattle, made headlines this year after announcing that all 120 employees would make a salary of a least $70,000.

Dan Price, founder and CEO, made the decision after reading that hitting…

How to Deal When Your Manager Leaves

How to Deal When Your Manager Leaves

What do you do when your manager leaves the company and you're expected to fill in? I have two friends in this situation. One is filling in for her manager and is gunning for a permanent promotion &mdash…

Update Your Business Network This Spring

Update Your Business Network This Spring

Each year as we excitedly bid a fond farewell to winter and welcome spring, we hear the term “spring cleaning” being tossed around. This activity is most often viewed as the annual process of cleaning our homes from…

How To Overcome Chronic Lateness

How To Overcome Chronic Lateness

“One block away! Be right there!”

If you’ve ever sent that text when you were definitely more than one block away, you may have a lateness problem.

A loose relationship with time might be okay when meeting friends in…

6 Ways to Up Your Influence at Work

6 Ways to Up Your Influence at Work

Before there was The Power of Positive Thinking and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, there was Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People, arguably one of the first self-help bestsellers in history. Since Carnegie…

8 Free Productivity Apps

8 Free Productivity Apps

If you’re in a productivity rut, but don’t want to shell out $9.99 to get back on track, there’s plenty of technology to help you regain control of your workday — without all the bells and whistles…

Career Advice – Resume Writing Tips

Career Advice – Resume Writing Tips

Yes, I know I’m a career coach. I should be super concerned with your resume! Here’s the thing people: It’s 2015. You can find out about someone in three seconds, and in a much…

10 Women Behind Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Campaign

10 Women Behind Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Campaign

Hillary Clinton is making history, and she’s not doing it alone. She wisely stacked her team with impressive women across the board  —  from media relations and technology to political strategists.

Here are 10 ladies helping pave the way to…

What It’s Like to Get Fired

What It’s Like to Get Fired

Getting fired is simply a fact of the working world, and even the most successful among us have been there (including J.K. Rowling, Sallie Krawcheck, and Oprah Winfrey).

But some tales are much crazier than others. We asked 13…