Category: From Corporate to Start-Up

What gets you out of bed?

Google returns 131 M results in 1.2 seconds for “reasons to get out of bed.” Most mornings I wake up before my alarm, which is set for 05:35 and my first thought is “I don’t want to miss the best part of the day.” To me that time between 6:00 and 9:00 is when I get my best writing done. It is the center … Read More What gets you out of bed?

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Lean in … to your social anxiety

I’ll just say it, I don’t always enjoy trying new things. Take today for example. Yesterday I was told about a women’s entrepreneurial event – for THIS morning – ugh so last minute. FORTUNATELY, I had a lunch conflict, UNFORTUNATELY that conflict canceled last night and I was suddenly free with unclaimed time and no excuse. Part of my “anxiety” related to going to … Read More Lean in … to your social anxiety

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Learn the Secret Handshake

I’ve screwed up my fair share of interviews, not because I didn’t know enough or wasn’t qualified, but because I didn’t know the “secret handshake.”  A friend who got a job at Colgate right after b-school told me, before her interview, an alumna told her to go to CVS and the A&P and study all the SKUs in the toothpaste category. That little piece … Read More Learn the Secret Handshake

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Mantra for 10.24.16 – Coaching

It’s hard to explain why we coach, it’s like trying to explain why we live at all.  It’s that fundamental. Coaching is how we become infinite, how we love and give love. Once you learn how to fly you can’t help but want to share that knowledge. That is why we give back. There is no other reason beyond that simple truth. If you … Read More Mantra for 10.24.16 – Coaching

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Yes, my fan club includes my mom

One of the first things I did when I decided to quit my job and take a break working for other people was to create a “fan club” – complete with a weekly newsletter. It started with a dozen of my biggest “fans”, including of course my mom, the mother of my best friend (who also happens to be a solo-preneur), b-schoolers, a couple fellow yoga … Read More Yes, my fan club includes my mom