Category: Life Balance

Advice for Getting Ahead while Juggling Life and Career

Yvette ButlerBy Yvette Butler, Head of Private Bank, Wealth Advisory & Wine, Silicon Valley Bank

Sometimes career opportunities are launched in the unlikeliest of circumstances. It certainly was true for me. As an undergrad at the University of Virginia, programming was my passion. I would often stay all night in the Computer Lab programming in Cobol (a popular computer language in the ‘80s) with a six-pack of Diet Coke and experiencing pure bliss!

Get out of the basement. But technology was still in the basement, and I wanted out. My senior year, I flipped my concentration to Finance vs. Management Information Systems and headed to Wall Street as an analyst. Three months later, Black Monday 1987 happened. Read More

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Six Powerful Ways to Take (Happy) Charge of Your Time

How to (Happily) Take Charge of Your Time

If you wanted to, you could read more than 5 billion search results about how to save time. But, ironically, that might be a waste of your time. After all, as KJ Dell’Antonia, former New York Times reporter and author of How to Be a Happier Parent, says:

“When it comes to time, you can savor it. You can endure it. You can miss it—which is that thing when you suddenly look up at the clock and realize you just spent an hour and a half on Facebook. But you really cannot save it. It only moves in one direction.” Read More

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You Asked. She Answered.

Charmaine McClarie

Q: Is there a good comeback for when someone repeats your idea and takes credit for it? I usually just sit there and think: What just happened?

A: Charmaine McClarie, leadership expert and executive coach says: You can simply say, ‘Excellent idea. I’m really glad that you agree. And I have three strategies that will make a difference as we move this forward.’ Then send out an email and identify what they are so that everyone knows it’s you.

 


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‘The 4 Pledges That Have Helped Me Find Balance’

Dipti VachaniBy Dipti Vachani, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Automotive and Embedded Line of Business, Arm

Several years ago, at bedtime one night, I was cuddling with one of my daughters when she said something that broke my heart. “Mom,” she said, “I think I am ugly.” She was just seven at the time. 

I was working then as a general manager at Texas Instruments, running a multi-national business, and it was a rare night that I was home. I had been traveling internationally, quite extensively, leaving my kids with my very loving and committed husband. I was running myself into the ground traveling multiple weeks in a row, stressed out and sleep deprived from the multiple time zones.

And now I was failing at my most important job: teaching my children self-confidence, self-respect and self-reliance. Read More

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De-Stress Your Way to Success with Courtney Carver

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Listen to Courtney Carver and you will soon find yourself believing what her experience shows to be true: If you take a little time for yourself every day, and experiment with some of her “soulful simplicity” tips, you will feel more relaxed—and be more effective at whatever you do.

+ Join Courtney on Tuesday, April 30th @ 12:00pm CDT for a live video Q&A! Like our new Facebook page to learn more.

 

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Real Ways to Banish the Stress That Causes Burnout

We all know what we generally should do to reduce stress—eat healthy, sleep more—“so the challenge is finding what that looks like for each of us,” says Leah Weiss, a lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business and author of How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind.

To help you reduce your stress, here are some strategies to consider: Read More

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2019 Session | Welcome to the Juggle: Fitting Career & Caregiving Together

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Achieving balance between your work and your family may be an unrealistic goal. If you are seeking balance, life becomes a zero-sum game with work on one end of the scale and your personal life on the other. It’s time to stop striving for balance and to start rethinking the whole career and family equation. Join this panel of professionals who are caregivers–of children, of adult relatives, and of multiple generations–as they demystify the juggle of fitting work and family into your life.  They will explore managing your life and finding the flexibility that both men and women, parents and the childless alike, need to enhance work performance and overall happiness. Read More

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2019 Session | Mental Health Check-Up

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Everyone struggles with mental health issues from time to time. Knowing how to care for your well being and when to seek professional help is as vital as caring for your physical health. From finding the best therapist to navigating harmful and toxic relationships and everything in between, licensed marriage and family therapist, author, and YouTube sensation Kati Morton clarifies and de-stigmatizes the struggles so many of us go through. In this workshop, she shares strategies for managing stress, facing challenging emotions, and the red flags of mental health issues. Attendees will learn the best ways of talking about mental health with family, friends, and colleagues, and seeking support for themselves or others in difficult times. Read More

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2019 Session | Burnout Recovery: End Exhaustion & Regain Your Spark

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You know the feeling: You eat lunch at your desk, but are still drowning under your workload. You de-prioritize friends and fun, but the demands on your time keep stacking up. You live to work, but aren’t feeling creative or even productive. You are burned out, and it is not sustainable or beneficial for anyone. How do you stop before it really affects your job and overall happiness? Come learn from women who have studied and experienced burnout firsthand about what it takes to break the cycle, make essential lifestyle changes, and find inspiration and meaning again. Read More

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3 Facts About Ambition That Will Help You Succeed

Hana Schank

Hana Schank

When careers don’t go as planned, what went wrong—and how do people adjust? Seeking to find answers that would help them navigate their own paths, Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace interviewed all of their sorority sisters who graduated with them from Northwestern University in 1993. What they learned was “life-changing,” Schank says, because it gave validity to their choices, and she saw “I wasn’t just flailing here and there.”

But you don’t have to be going through a midlife crisis to be helped by their findings, which they published in The Ambition Decisions: What Women Know About Work, Family and the Path to Building a Life. Here are three key facts about ambition that every woman should know: Read More

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