7 Signs You Could Be Under-Earning

  Are you Under-Earning? You might be under earning – earning less than your worth – even if you make over six figures! How do you know if you are?  There are several signs of under-earning, some common and some not so common. Barbara Stanny defines an Under-Earner as “someone who makes less than she […]

Mindful Leadership

The Power of Mindful Leadership June 24 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm What do Emotional Intelligence guru Daniel Goleman, New York designer Eileen Fisher, and the Dali Lama have in common with corporate giants like Google, General Foods, Goldman Sachs, and Apple? They are all committed to incorporating mindfulness practice and techniques into their lives and […]

Five Truths about Women, Negotiation & Money

  No economic skill has as much riding on it  as does negotiation ~Leigh Thompson, Northwester University This is especially true for women – research shows that in simple negotiations – like a salary or a car negotiation – women do worse than men. Two things most women will negotiate several times in their lives! […]

Firsts ARE Relevant

When was a girl, I wanted to be the very FIRST female jockey. I was horse-mad. If you ever have been, you know what I am talking about. It consumed me. My imagination, my time and my reading list. Whenever I could, the horse-madness consumed my weekends at “the barn”. I ran the scholastic book […]

Jody Wilson-Raybould

On Luck, Justice and Firsts. #YouAreEmpowering

Sometimes amazing opportunities drop in your lap. You might even call it luck. And other times, amazing opportunities come your way because you’ve worked hard your whole life, powered by a vision and passion and sought out the best people to work with and the best environment to realize your vision and passion. The first […]

Contract Negotiation Basics for IT Consultants

I was interviewed recently by Insureon for my contract negotiation tips for IT Consultants.  I was impressed by the listening skills of my interviewer, Joshua Scott, as  he captured my comments accurately. Here is the article posted on Insureon’s blog: Client Contract Negotiation Basics for IT Consultants Talking with people can be scary. Talking with business people […]

3 Ways Your Mindset is Holding Your Success Hostage

Guest Post by Melanie Benson Strick   Even though you are doing everything right – you have your plan, schedule your day with activities designed to move you closer to your goal, hire the best coach to motivate and inspire you – you just can’t seem to get into focused action. A gremlin has been […]

The Legend of The Tall Poppy

Have you heard about The Tall Poppy? She grew from a small poppy, just like all the other poppies in the field. Just like them, she was colourful, graceful, delicate even – yet strong as she gently bent with the breeze. As she grew tall, she kept reaching up to the brilliant sun. Even on […]

Take a Holiday From Your Inner Critic

Delighted to share this Guest Post from my friend and colleague, Tana Heminsley, over at Authentic Leadership Global. This Holiday season, we invite you to step back from the sometimes frenetic pace of the visiting, the baking, the cooking, the shopping, and invite a little more ease and compassion into your space, into your inner […]

Happy Commitment Month!

Why is October “Commitment Month”?   I had an epiphany recently as three thoughts about commitment collided in my brain: It’s the beginning of the fourth quarter, Q4. The last run up before the new year, the final stretch towards achieving any annual goal you might have set for yourself or your business waaaaay back in […]