bucket list

Of Bucket Lists and B.S.

I’m not a natural born speaker—I was trained at my alma mater.  More like a trial by fire in a required speech class.  Every day of class you had the… Get the Rest

busy

Sooo Busy?

Sooo busy all the time? You’re weak, incompetent, or insecure. There are people in my life whom I no longer ask, “How are you doing?” Does that seem rude?

what next

Re-Entry Is A Bitch

I’ve been off the blog grid for a long time. Why? These words come to mind: Life. Work. Focus. Depletion. Writer’s block. Fatigue. Apathy. Boredom. Regurgitation. Extra-work. My soul---not

Bad Habits

Top 3 Organizational Bad Habits and How To Break ‘Em

Leaving the toilet seat up (in a house full of women).  Talking with your mouth full. Eating a dozen doughnuts at 2AM. Drinking too much. Sensing a pattern?

Mama Pay

Mama Pay

Oh, boy, here comes Obama again making me pay for other people's choices!  This time around he would like all workers to pay for other workers to stay

first class candidate experience

Would You Pay To Get Interview Feedback?

I get my ideas in the shower.  I have a busy life, so it seems like my down time is that solid 5 to 10 minutes I get

pay to quit

Pay to Quit. Pay to Stay. Or Just Pay Me to Work For An Awesome Boss.

Jeff Bezos, Founder & CEO of Amazon, boldly announced he was cloning the Zappos practice of offering employees money to leave.  He outlined the program in his annual

HR

10 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your HR Person

I spent Spring Break outside of Austin, Texas. It was chill. Everyone was recovering from SXSW or from the crowd of non-Texans who invaded the city. Austin

atobe

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? (This question is the pits.)

If you told me at 23 that I’d be spending my St. Patrick’s Day weekend debating paint samples and watching The Talented Mr. Ripley on Netflix with my

positive self talk

Your Employment Brand is Making Me Feel Bad.

I spend my Saturday mornings coaching for Girls on the Run (GOTR), a transformational youth development program, teaching life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The ultimate goal