Category Archives: Advancement

reentering the workforce

Reentering the Workforce with Confidence

Have you taken a break from your career and are now faced with the challenge of reentering the workforce? No matter the reason for a break; raising children, trip around the world, mission work, you should approach reentering the workforce with confidence. You weren’t buried under a rock during your break; you had experiences, learned […]

Making the Most of an Opportunity

Often we are faced with an unexpected opportunity; a chance to meet with someone we admire, to ask the panel a pointed question, to put our name forward for a special project. The question becomes; how do we handle the opportunity? Norma Rist, an award winning entrepreneur and business coach of million dollar business owners, […]

Do You Flourish in Your Current Career?

In a study conducted by the Center for Talent Innovation, it was determined that there were five key things women want from their position of leadership. They want to: Flourish Excel Work for meaning and purpose Empower others and be empowered Earn well I was curious by the concept of flourishing. I am not sure […]

Self-Efficacy: Women in Leadership

Self-Efficacy: Important for Women in Business

Are you familiar with the term Self-Efficacy? It is described as an individual’s belief in his or her capacity to execute behaviors necessary to produce specific performance attainments. Whereas a term we may be more familiar with, self-esteem is a person’s overall subjective emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. It is a judgment […]

Lateral Moves- Forget Ladders it is a Jungle Gym

Since we were young women in the workforce we were familiar with the phrase “climbing the corporate ladder.” We knew that this meant moving in our career from entry level to a position of power and leadership. Like a ladder, the trip was supposed to be ever upwardly mobile. And since we believed up was […]

Your Passion – Can You Do More of IT?

Candace Benson, a woman in tech and founder of Camp Tech recently made this statement when talking about having a professional vision, “Don’t talk about it…BE about it.” What does that mean to you? To me, it means that I need to stop procrastinating and start taking action. For some reason, this simple quote from […]

FOLLOW THE RULES

Apply Now -Don’t Wait to Be 100% Qualified for a New Position

Women read instructions. Women ask for directions Women follow the rules In a recent Harvard Business Review article the author, Tara Sophia Mohr, states that women won’t apply for a job unless they feel they are 100% qualified whereas a man will apply if he is only 60% qualified. That is a significant separation. In […]

Gratitude – Advance Your Career with Appreciation & Gratitude

Taking the time each day to be grateful for the people you meet and the opportunities you are afforded is an important part of being an Impactful Professional. When we step aside from our day-to-day activities to look for the positive and find a way to be thankful, it helps to put things into perspective. […]