Challenges, Leadership, Tips, Working Women

Dealing with Change: Action, Reaction, Pause

As we all know, the ever changing landscape of the work environment can cause angst at times. New leaders, an organizational shift or restructure, changing priorities and projects – all of these things can create feelings of uncertainty within the organization. During these times of flux, leaders have the responsibility to ensure that there is… Continue reading Dealing with Change: Action, Reaction, Pause

Challenges, Empowering Women, Leadership, Tips, Work/Life Balance, Working Women

Is Your Glass Half Full?

Is your glass half full? Is it half empty? Might it be time to fill your glass? I was going to blog about this for the week and had some thoughts planned in advance. During my week at Wharton last week, I got some in-depth knowledge into Emotional Contagion – which reinforces the beliefs and… Continue reading Is Your Glass Half Full?

Challenges, Empowering Women, Leadership, Tips, Working Women

Coaching to Performance Excellence

I have been having so many conversations recently about coaching (in the workplace). It is truly quite fascinating how many people feel that coaching is a bad thing – in the workplace it has such a negative connotation. As I share these conversations with my team I leverage the analogy of professional sports – highly… Continue reading Coaching to Performance Excellence

Challenges, Empowering Women, Family, Tips, Work/Life Balance, Working Women

Recharging Your Batteries!

Just having returned from a much needed vacation, I had some time to reflect on recharging and unplugging from the demands of my career.  This vacation was not a sit at the beach and chill vacation. Rather we took a family vacation (all 9 of us) to Disney World. We were up early, on the… Continue reading Recharging Your Batteries!

Challenges, Family, Reflection, Tips, Work/Life Balance, Working Women

Balancing the World: Juggling Is Not My Sport!

Early on in my career, I heard so much about work/life balance and messaging that said “you can have it all.” As a working mom of two young children with a spouse who also had a demanding career – those messages made me do some truly crazy things and drive a very hectic life. We… Continue reading Balancing the World: Juggling Is Not My Sport!

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The challenges of being a business woman in a “male-dominant” field and the opportunities for excellence: Our journey, our commitment and our legacy!

"Why would a nice 'girl' like you want to work in a field like this?" "You are the first woman supervisor I have ever had in my career." "Wow – I would never have thought you’d come down into this manhole to learn to splice." "Would you take the meeting notes Leslie?" Me: "I have… Continue reading The challenges of being a business woman in a “male-dominant” field and the opportunities for excellence: Our journey, our commitment and our legacy!