Refresh Your Personal Brand: 3 Things To Do Right Now!

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A new year is a perfect time to assess your personal brand and how you are showing up professionally. Doing this can help you achieve goals, such as attracting new opportunities and/or clients, or simply a better viewpoint. There are three steps I find myself taking each January, and they have proven to be helpful in my career and in pursuit of new projects.

Here’s 3 questions to ask yourself (and some helpful hints to get started):

1) Who am I? (More importantly, who do you think I am?)
When was the last time you Googled yourself? You may be amazed at what comes up. From outdated profile pictures to old accounts, blogs, or random updates that hang around the internet long after you have moved into a new phase of life. Read More

3 Essential Traits for Business Leadership

 

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When I was younger in my career, I used to observe my managers and wonder how they knew how to handle certain situations or to react certain ways.  I now know the secret answer—experience.  And I also now know that experience isn’t always enough in the challenging world of modern business.  Here are three essential traits that make a good manager a successful business leader:

 1.    A Strong Core

Understanding who you are, what you stand for and how you “show up” to others is critical to professional sustainability in the ups and downs of the business world.  Read More

Reinvention or Realization?

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I used to write. I used to write a lot.  My blogs were smothered in hot pink, sparkles and musings from motherhood.  As I transitioned (aka. threw myself back in) to a full-blown career woman and working mom, I had less and less time and focus for my blog.  Eventually, I simply stopped renewing my domain name and let it go dark.

So here I sit on a Saturday morning staring at my new blog.  A product of that deep-seeded longing to reignite my personal brand and share stories, lessons and advice again.  This new creative outlet is a little less pink and a little less sparkly, but probably the most powerful platform I’ve ever rolled out. Why? What’s the difference this time?   Read More