You never know how you’ll respond to a crisis until you’re in one. You can prepare. You can take classes. You can even run drills. But it’s never the same as the real thing.

Congratulations, Think Tank tribe. You now know how you’ll respond to a global crisis!

And though we are writing this intro with a bit of sarcasm and a hint of snark… we are also completely serious about giving yourself credit for however you are responding.

How many people have become overnight homeschooling parents?

Work from home wonder women?

Zoom and video conferencing gurus?

Seriously. Even if you feel like you’re failing (which, we can confidently say, you are not!), you deserve credit. We are all trying to navigate our way through something that has never been experienced before. There’s no guidebook for anyone to follow.

It’s with this in mind that our Julie Holton and her team at mConnexions launched a special live Q&A series called Expert Connexions, to help sort through the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. ICYMI: our Audrea Fink joined her live on Facebook to talk about how life has changed, personally and professionally. Continue Reading Think Tank of Three Co-Hosts Talk About Personal & Professional Life During COVID-19

There are a million articles on the internet right now about how to stay sane while in quarantine.

We’re told to use the time to rest.

Use the time to be super productive.

Set virtual happy hours.

Take some meditative alone time.

No matter how you plan to spend your social distance time, at some point, everyone needs a little human connection. Yes, even you, introverts. Obviously you, extroverts and of course those that fall somewhere in between.

Humans are a social species but not everyone is really interested in a million virtual happy hours serving “quarantinis.” So what else is there?

I’ve pulled together a few tools to help you navigate how you want to socialize from a distance. Continue Reading Staying Connected During Social Distancing

Guest Blog by Joyce Marter, LCPC Psychotherapist, Entrepreneur, Writer & National Speaker, featured in Think Tank of Three Podcast Episode #19

Take a deep breath. Give yourself a moment to reset. Now is the time for all of us to support each other and try to make the best of an unexpected situation.

There’s no doubt, we are living in uncertain times. With news of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) constantly filling everyone’s newsfeed, people are unsure and nervous about what may happen next. It seems every hour there’s an update from leaders across the globe, mandating social distancing, canceling large sporting events, and making travel recommendations. It’s hard not to think about how this could impact you and your loved ones, and the rest of the world– and how it may continue to impact us all. Continue Reading How to Practice Self-Care During a Season of Uncertainty

Did you grow up knowing exactly what you wanted to be? 

Were you clear how to get to where you wanted to go? 

Did you ever worry that if you didn’t do it just right, you just couldn’t do it? 

Today we are talking about career paths and the meandering roads to success.

Continue Reading The Career Path Less Traveled with Jessica Werner – Episode #29

Is an office dress code about professionalism or subversive sexism?

This is a real question I’m asking. In fact, this entire post will be questions.

This topic comes up here and there for me and I’ve debated writing about it before. I get started writing and then I end up with more questions. I decide that dress codes are inherently sexist and then I change my mind.

I’m sharing this post now because I’d love to hear your thoughts. Continue Reading What Not to Wear: Sexism or Professionalism?

How’s that New Year’s resolution going?

Is that the sound of crickets I hear? Smirking? A resentful sigh?

Shrug it off. Let it go. It’s time to move on.

Seriously! Give yourself permission to let go of that resolution that you know is never going to happen — so that you can actually make a strategic plan to achieve your goals. And, let’s be clear: that resolution isn’t going to happen because of the half-hearted way most of us throw around the idea of resolutions. Continue Reading Why You Should Ditch Your New Year’s Resolution (If You Haven’t Already)

Are you doing your very best or do you want to do better?
Do you want to perform at a higher level, but you’re not sure what to focus on?
Are you accelerating or decelerating in your own performance?
What if there are tweaks you could make to get out of your own way?

Continue Reading Getting Out of Your Own Way! With Guest Katy Stanfill, Ph.D. – Episode #28

A new year always feels like a great time to hit the reset button. That is until we turn the page on the calendar and already start to feel behind! 

If you’re like me, you wanted to hit the gym more regularly, start a better meal prep routine, and get a head-start on creating new webinars and marketing content. And again, if you’re like me and 75% of Americans, statistics show we are going to fall short.

So let’s make sure that our marketing doesn’t fall into that category. Whether you’re working on building your personal brand, drawing an updated business development blueprint for your business, or even still trying to tackle that marketing to-do list from 2019 — I’m here for you.

To help you get on track, my team at mConnexions put together a list of top marketing trends for 2020. Pick the trends that resonate most for you, and create a plan to take steps toward your goals. 

Continue Reading Top Marketing Trends for 2020

In life, we face many changes. There could be job and career changes. And there can also be personal changes.

Sometimes deciding to step back or say “no” to commitments so you can fully concentrate on something else is hard.

One of our podcast hosts, Kathryn, just had a child — and found herself learning how to manage her professional life differently. It’s difficult to do, but we all, at times, need to learn how to reevaluate our personal and professional lives and reprioritize.

In this podcast episode, we share big changes for Think Tank of Three in the new year, and talk about balancing work after the birth of a child.

Continue Reading Changes Coming to Think Tank of Three… Managing Business Life After the Birth of a Baby – Podcast Episode #26