Women and minorities made history in 2018.

From the first Muslim woman elected to Congress to the first openly gay man to win a governor’s race, it was a big year of firsts. Politics aside, we want to know: with so much forward momentum, what comes next? Some companies are embracing progress, but diversity and inclusion needs to be about more than just good PR.

On this episode of Think Tank of Three, our guest Kim Hafley of Foster Swift Collins & Smith talks about diversity and inclusion, successes, misses and how we can all work to get it right.

Continue Reading Think Tank of Three Podcast: Diversity & Inclusion with Kim Hafley – Episode #15

The beginning of the year, in fact, the entire first quarter is my favorite time of year. We’re making plans, building out vision and focusing on how we’ll execute on the strategy.

I find this time of year to be invigorating but also overwhelming. The beginning months of the fiscal year means the possibilities are endless. The sky is the limit and I’m always tempted to try and make it bigger this year than last year.

And by February, I’m swimming in the busyness of all of that. Why?

Because no matter what, if you’re not hyper focused on a couple of big initiatives, you’ll get swept away by all the other busy work.
Despite “shiny distraction” syndrome, I know that the best plan is to focus at the beginning of the year. I have a couple of tips to reign myself back in.

In your career, are you at the decision making table?

Do you know how to GET that seat at the table?

Research tells us that when women are politically and socially engaged, societies are more peaceful and prosperous.

So how do we get there? Today on the Think Tank of Three we have a special guest, Kela Hall, to help us claim our seats at the decision making table.

Continue Reading Think Tank of Three Podcast: How to Claim Your Seat at the Table with Kela Hall – Episode #14

If you’re a newcomer to the world of business blogging, you may have found yourself wandering the cyber-sphere, looking for tips and tricks that will make your blog shine and attract the right kind of audience. And there are a lot of tips out there. Depending on the article, you could find yourself scrolling through 10, 20, or 50 amazing MUST READ TIPS for your blog!

To cut through the noise, mConnexions has distilled those hundreds of tips into the top three things you need to know to jump-start your business blog and set your business up for success.

Continue Reading The Only 3 Business Blogging Tips You Really Need

Graduation: one of the best days of a college student’s life.

And it could be the scariest.

You’re all done with school, so what happens next?

In this episode of Think Tank of Three, we’re giving advice for upcoming graduates.

If you’re soon to finish school or know someone who, this podcast will be very helpful.

Continue Reading Think Tank of Three Podcast: Advice for Upcoming Grads – Episode #13

Sometimes, stress hits us like a sucker punch to the gut.
It might be a panic-inducing, sudden onslaught of feelings.
Or maybe a rub-your-temples and remember to breathe type moment.

Maybe it’s just a hide-in-bed-under-the-covers and disappear from the world, kind-of-day. (“Just”… As if it’s some small thing to feel like hiding from reality.)

Some stressors affect us every single day. Most likely roll off our shoulders without slowing our stride, but some days, life hits us more than others.

Whatever the cause, when stress hits hard it can leave you feeling like you’re suffering from an emotional hangover.

And for all of us bad-ass, boss babe, rockstars, we can’t afford to have stress from our personal lives interfering with work. Yet, even bad-ass, boss babe, rockstars — are human, too.

Continue Reading What to Do When Stress From Your Personal Life Hitches a Ride to Work

Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a dead end job but you’re not sure how to move on?

Have you ever set a big goal that always seems to linger just out of your reach?

Has the fear of the unknown ever stopped you from going after what you really want?

This episode features our special guest Caroline Garry. She’s talking to us today about the big risks she took that led to a better life for her and her family. Caroline will walk us through the puzzle of assessing risk and how to make calculated and strategic risks to achieve more than we thought possible.

Take a listen to get some inspiration for taking that next big step!  Continue Reading Podcast: Learning to Take Calculated Risks with Caroline Garry – Episode #12

The Think Tank of Three is ringing in the New Year by looking back and taking stock of what we loved in 2018.

We’ve been dreaming and scheming and building our plan for the Think Tank of Three, so we’re all set and ready for the new year. We have some amazing interviews with kick-ass women coming out on the podcast and we’ve been brainstorming blog posts that will continue to empower our tribe.

The new year is as much of a time for reflection as it is a time for setting goals and looking forward. The Think Tank is taking a minute to share what was most empowering or impactful for us in 2018.

Continue Reading Happy New Year: Our Top Think Tank Posts from 2018

Your Three Think Tankers are taking this week off to spend some quality time relaxing, hanging with the family and getting in some travel but we didn’t want to leave you with radio silence.

We are sharing some of our favorite things this holiday season in the hopes of spreading some holiday cheer in the flavor of women empowering women.

Check out what we’re reading and listening to while we’re checking out for the holiday break.

Continue Reading A Few Of Our Favorite Things – Think Tank Style

2019 will soon be here — a new year, new challenges, new opportunities for growth, and a whole new set of digital marketing trends!

To help your business prepare for what the new year might bring, Think Tank of Three’s Julie Holton and her team at mConnexions put together a walk-through of some up-and-coming trends that you can expect to make a strong statement in 2019. Continue Reading Top Marketing Trends You Need to Know for 2019