Manar Morales, President and CEO of the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance, discusses how to craft a flexible schedule that works for you and your employer.
Don’t assume a flexible schedule is not possible
Cait Flanders, author of The Year of Less, shares what she learned about mindful spending (and living) from her “shopping ban” year.
Be a mindful spender. Don’t spend money unconsciously.
Book: The Year of Less: How I stopped shopping, gave away my belongings and discovered life is worth more than anything you can buy in a store
Additional resources: Save Money and Reset Your Financial Life with a Shopping Ban https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/23/smarter-living/year-of-less.html
Svetlana Saitsky, life coach and artist, discusses how you can bring your authentic self – whether it is a creative, an entrepreneur or a storyteller - to your corporate job.
How bringing your authentic self to work can make you better at your job
An exercise to do each day to help you tap into your authentic self
How to decide if it’s time to leave your job.
Olivia Christian, Own Your Story workshop leader, shares advice on how to craft a personal story that can help others understand who you are and what you do.
Instagram: Own Your Story via Instagram
Liz O’Donnell, author, and founder of WorkingDaughter.com, shares a realistic picture of what it’s like to care for aging parents and gives advice on how to manage it all.
RentASister.co – Liz O’donnell’s service company for caregivers
Caregiver Bill of Rights.http://www.workingdaughter.com/caregiver-bill-rights/
Working Daughter Manifesto: www.workingdaughter.com/downloadables/
Marion McGovern, an expert in the gig economy and author of Thriving in the Gig Economy, shares advice on how to succeed as a gig worker.
To be a successful “gig worker”, you need to be resilient, tolerate ambiguity, communicate effectively and have basic business skills
Book: Thriving in the Gig Economy Website: www.marionmcgovern.com
Getting to Like: How to Boost Your Personal and Professional Brand to Expand Opportunities
Mary Cranston, trailblazing lawyer, law firm CEO, and public company and non-profit board member, shares the five most important things that women can do to achieve career success.
Now Discover Your Strengths by Buckingham and Clifton
Susan Bird, CEO of Wf360, shares how to have a conversation with anyone.
How to have a conversation with your boss
What the key to a great conversation is
Why to approach conversations with “beginner’s ears”
Facebook: Susan W. Bird
Conversation 360 podcast: http://conversation360podcast.com/
Nora McInerny, host of the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking and author of It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too) shares her advice about how to deal with life’s inevitable losses and setbacks.
Link to book: It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too)
Still Kickin: https://www.stillkickin.co
Melissa Hereford shares advice on how to successfully negotiate for what you want – at work and in life.
Negotiating on your own behalf with Carol Frohlinger http://tomyyounger.me/episode-2-negotiating-on-your-own-behalf
Host Sara Holtz shares the questions she asks herself before she makes her resolutions for the new year.
Questions for reflection:
- What were your most significant professional accomplishments in 2017?
- What were your most significant personal accomplishments in 2017?
- What are you most excited about right now?
- What are you most grateful for in your professional life?
- What are you most grateful for in your personal life?
- What do you want more of in your life?
- What do you want less of in your life?
- What are you most concerned about? (No more than three)
- What is one major work-related project that you want to focus on in 2018?
- What is one major personal project that you want to focus on in 2018?
Ted Marsden, millennial filmmaker, shares the advice – both good and bad - he’s gotten from his Mom (Sara Holtz) and others
Pull quote: Take care of yourself before taking on the world’s challenges.
Ashley Milne-Tyte, host of The Broad Experience podcast, talks about what she’s learned from talking to the all the women she has interviewed over the years.
Lori Schwanbeck, a mindfulness-based psychotherapist, coach and trainer, shares how you can bring more joy to your workday.
- How you can cultivate joy throughout your day
- How you can become more joyful in just three breaths
- The benefit of giving your complete attention to what another person is saying
Morra Aarons-Mele, author of Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert’s Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You’d Rather Stay Home), talks about how ambitious introverts can succeed in their careers.
"Advice to introverts: understand who you are and accept it."
Book: Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert’s Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You’d Rather Stay Home)
Additional resources http://bit.ly/morraam-surviving
Cara Hale Alter, author of The Credibility Code, shares how you can come across as confident, capable and credible in the workplace by employing behaviors you can learn.
- Specific behaviors that will increase your confidence and credibility
- How you can tame the adrenaline you feel in challenging situations
- Why its important to be both authoritative and approachable
Book: The Credibility Code
Additional resources available: www.tomyyounger.me
Alexis Krivkovich, a partner at McKinsey & Company, discusses the findings from the 2016 Women in the Workplace study which show that women are promoted less often and receive less valuable feedback than men. She also discusses what’s lacking from many women’s networks.
o The facts showing that women receive fewer promotions and get less valuable feedback than men
o How to get career-enhancing feedback
o Where women’s networks fall short
2017 Women in the Workplace report – www.womenintheworkplace.com
2016 Women in the Workplace report - http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/women-in-the-workplace-2016
Article –Are Female Only Networks Hurting Women in the Workplace http://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/are-female-only-networks-hurting-women-in-the-workforce/77321
Lisen Stromberg, author of Work, Pause, Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career, debunks the myth that women who “pause” to raise children never return to satisfying careers. She also provides concrete tips on how to plan for and manage your “pause”.
- Statistics show that most well-educated mothers paused their careers, returned to the workforce and didn’t regret their pauses
- The importance of nurturing your career, whether you’re in the paid workforce or not.
- The optimal length for your ”pause”
Jenny Blake, author of Pivot: The Only Move that Matters is Your Next One, talks about her four step process for deciding whether you should “stay or go” in your current job. Along the way, she asks thought-provoking questions we all should be asking about our careers.
- A process you can use when you are deciding whether to “stay or go” at your current job
- Questions you should be asking yourself about where you want your career to go
- How friends can help you identify your strengths
Caren Ulrich Stacy, CEO of the Diversity Lab, shares the some somewhat surprising strategies that top performers use to get to the top.
In this episode you’ll learn:
How focusing on your strengths can be a great strategy for success
Why you may not want to use your company’s formal flexible work program
How high performers maximize their time at home and with their families
Manar Morales, President and CEO of the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance, discusses how to craft a “no brakes” vision for your work and personal life
Christine Lane, a financial coach who works at the intersection of money and psychology, shares advice on how to spend your hard-earned money so that it will increase your happiness.
- Why certain purchases are unlikely to make your happy in the long-term
- What to spend your money on to make your happier
- Why it’s important to review your old credit card bills
Hillary Wicht, an executive voice coach, shares tips on how you can speak with confidence – and maximize your influence and impact.
You’ll hear about:
- The unconscious habits that undermine your authority
- How your delivery can be as important as your content
- How to appear more powerful as you go into high-stakes conversations
Valerie Young, an internationally recognized expert on the impostor syndrome, and author of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It, talks with me about how to recognize when the impostor syndrome is getting in your way and how to overcome it when it does.
In this episode, you’ll hear about:
Emily Esfahani Smith, author of The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life that Matters, shares how important it is to seek meaning in your work and in your life in order to have a rich, satisfying life.
- Happiness as a goal isn’t all it's cracked up to be
- Sources of meaning are all around us in our everyday lives
- The pillars of a meaningful life are:
o Having a sense of belonging,
o Finding purpose in our activities,
o Crafting our stories in a way to make sense of our life
o Experiencing transcendence
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