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Advice From Pat Summitt

People give me a hard time for hauling around a planner. I keep all sorts of notes on clients, meetings, organizing events, book lists, coupons, etc. But, one of my favorite things is to keep track of inspirational comments from speakers. While sorting through some...

LinkedIn Pet Peeve

Between speaking to groups, client interactions, attending networking meetings, and all the various people who are referred to me, I receive LinkedIn invites nearly everyday. Most of the invites have this same comment: “I’d like to add you to my professional network...

12 Lessons Learned from The Bee Movie

I finally saw The Bee Movie. Such a sweet movie packed with a lot of great messages about life and especially about work. Being the ever-alert career coach, I picked up on some great life and career lessons to be learned while watching The Bee Movie; including: Barry...

Are You a Good Communicator?

When it comes to communication, I think people feel like they are better communicators than they really are. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you feel like you communicated something really well and yet the receiving party seemed to just not get it?...

How Present Are You For Conversations?

Recently I was discussing some challenging behavior with someone and realized that the person was not engaged in the conversation. When I first called them to discuss the situation, I asked if now was a good time to talk for a couple minutes. I’m a firm believer in...