It feels like open season during the election season.

No matter what side of the line you’re on talking about politics right now is heated and intense.

Is there a way to engage in respectful dialogue right now?

Dr. Clara Doctolero joins the Think Tank to help us survive the election season and beyond without ruining our professional and personal relationships.


Continue Reading Surviving Election Season with Dr. Clara Doctolero – Episode #38

With the shift to working remotely, the insanity of 2020 in general, and the stress levels of everyone around me I’ve noticed conversations getting a little crunchy lately.

I’ve had to do a lot of pausing, deep breathing, and counting to ten in my conversations. I find I’m regularly checking myself and my reactions against the things others say in discussion with me.

Are they being jerks? Do we just disagree? Do they have any awareness of how they’re being perceived?

In today’s professional setting especially, it is so important to check yourself (before you wreck yourself) before you react.

Here’s how you can do that.
Continue Reading Is It Bad Behavior Or Do You Just Disagree?

Stepping into the unknown is scary, especially if that means uprooting our lives to try something new.

If you’re feeling like it’s time to make a major move or you’re feeling restless, and aren’t quite sure where it will lead, then this episode is for you.

A special guest shares how to go from Corporate to Calling.
Continue Reading Making the Transition from Corporate to Calling with Nora Luke – Episode #32

I don’t know about you, but I am spending WAY TOO MUCH TIME working from home.

I’m doing a terrible job of creating space between my home office and my home life.

I find that when I acknowledge I’m not taking care of myself, then I catch myself in problematic behaviors more frequently and have a better chance of correcting them.

I’m sharing some tactics that can help create distance from work, when you’re stuck working from home. I hope the Think Tank helps keep me accountable!
Continue Reading Tactics to Create Distance When Working From Home

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

I was just helping a few people rewrite and beef up their LinkedIn pages this week… and thought… maybe yours may need a little reworking. When was the last time you updated your profile? Or posted an article to attract more eyeballs? Added a link to recent work of yours?

With so much information out there… we’re on overload.

Newsfeeds. Overposting. White noise. Buzz words. It can be difficult to stand out. As you grow your personal brand and market yourself, one key part (and often a forgotten step) is developing a bio that reflects your worth.


Continue Reading The Importance (and how to write) a Professional Online Bio

Are you making enough money?

Are you leaving dollars on the table?

Have you ever struggled to ask for a pay raise? I mean really, when was the last time you negotiated for an increase in your compensation?

Pay gap, sexism, and just not asking – all of these contribute to women not making as much money as men in the workplace.

So what can women do to help themselves to a bigger piece of the compensation pie?
Continue Reading Negotiating for Better Compensation with Dayna Schmidt-Johnson – Episode #21