Getting Real About What It Takes To Get Ahead

We would all like to believe that the principles of meritocracy are upheld in our company and that our talent and hard work will get us ahead. After all, when we focused on our work in college and graduate school, we earned good grades and perhaps even honors. But now we’re in the workplace and… Read More.

Lean In on Feedback: How Women Can Get the Feedback They Need to Grow

This is a guest post from Anna Carroll, MSSW. Sheryl Sandberg’s “Ban Bossy” campaign, mentioned in her recent book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, has picked up steam. In “The Abrasiveness Trap” (Fortune, 8/26/14), Kieran Snyder confirms that women receive more critical feedback and unflattering personal labels than men do on… Read More.

Are You Opting Out of Your Success?

We each have our own personal relationship to success. We have unique ideas about what success looks like and about our ability to be successful. What I’ve learned from coaching professional women for almost a decade is that there are many reasons why women avoid success. Some women actually fear it and this fear can… Read More.

Empathy: The Basis for Building Relationships of Trust and Influence


  According to the dictionary, em·pa·thy is “the intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.” We are said to have empathy for another person when we understand what they’re feeling and what they’re thinking. Empathy is the basis of relationships. It helps connect you with another person. It… Read More.