Do We Automatically Assume We Can’t Have Work-Life Balance?

Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article in The Atlantic in 2012 presented a strong argument why women can’t have it all. Her article resonated with many professional women who were frustrated and exhausted from trying to “balance” a full time career with family demands; women who bought into the myth of work-life balance and were killing themselves trying… Read More.

What are your feelings about ambition?

Ambition is a complicated topic for most women. We are told growing up that ambition is important yet we hear very mixed messages about ambitious successful women. Society does not always support or encourage women to realize their ambition the same way it does men. We often get subtle and maybe not so subtle messages… Read More.

The Lessons I Learned From Burning Myself Out

This past week I hit a wall. Exhausted from traveling, speaking, and book events, I couldn’t put a pen to paper. The thought of opening my computer and trying to write something that others would find interesting or valuable was beyond my capacity. What happened? My gas gauge was on the borderline of empty and… Read More.

The Pros and Cons of Being The “Go to Person”

When you work really hard, it’s wonderful to get recognition. Sometimes, that recognition comes in the form of more work and more projects without benefit or financial reward. Have you ever been in the situation where you have volunteered to do something extra, found it involved a tremendous amount of work beyond your job responsibilities… Read More.