Category Archives: Transitions

Startup Savvy: How to Raise Cash on Kickstarter

Ten years ago, Kathy Strahs had at least one thing in common with Oprah Winfrey: Strahs’ panini press, a Christmas present from her sister, was one of her favorite things, too. Home with a new baby, Strahs got busy in the kitchen and started blogging about her recipes for the appliance. “I really enjoyed the creative process and would stay up late and work through the night,” recalls the former … [ more ]

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Dreaming of Pivoting to a More Purposeful Career?

Most of us have had days at work when we think about chucking it all and doing something “meaningful” with our lives. Certainly, Becky Margiotta did 15 years ago, when she worked as a stockbroker. Yet Margiotta, who left the financial sector and has since led a campaign across the country that mobilized 186 cities to put 105,000 homeless people into permanent housing, cautions against over-romanticizing the non-profit sector—or discounting … [ more ]

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How She Got There: Micho Spring’s Path to Becoming Chair of Global Corporate Practice and New England for Weber Shandwick

Take a young woman coming of age in the 60s, when many careers were closed to her gender. Mix in political awareness from having fled communist Cuba as a child and add courage and flexibility from forging a new life with her family in New York. What you get: a college dropout, a 31-year-old deputy mayor of Boston, a top executive at one of the largest communications firms in the … [ more ]

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5 Things You Need to Know Before Starting Your Own Business

Planoly is Brandy Pham’s first tech startup, but not her first venture. That’s probably why the app for Instagram users already has almost half a million accounts since launching last year. “I’m still on a learning curve, but I definitely applied what I had figured out the hard way when starting a jewelry line,” says Pham, whose rings and necklaces were available at stores such as Henri Bendel and Anthropologie. … [ more ]

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Pivot: The Only Move that Matters Is Your Next One

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2017 conference. No matter your age, life stage, bank account balance, or career level, you can learn how to pivot strategically into your next opportunity. Career change doesn’t have to be a crisis, and plateaus don’t have to be a problem. In fact, if change is the only constant, now more than ever as it relates to our economy, it … [ more ]

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Breaking Free for Your Next Act: How to Face (or Create!) Change with Courage and Joy

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2017 conference. Whether change has been thrust upon you, or you’re feeling stuck and ready to grow, stepping into the unknown can be a little, er…scary. If the thought of a new direction (a new career, a move, tackling a personal dream or goal) makes you want to head for the hills then join fear-facing expert Patty Chang Anker, whose insights … [ more ]

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Bounce: Refresh Your Approach to Breaking Through

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2017 conference. Being passed over for that promotion or new opportunity remains a challenge, especially for women. Setbacks are part of the journey. “The Confidence Effect” is how we deal with these obstacles. We all need to learn how to stop, drop and roll during tough times and to make choices that keep us moving forward. Join leadership expert Grace … [ more ]

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Career Transitions: Tips for Any Stage of Your Journey

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2017 conference. This session is for anyone facing the daunting question of what comes next – whether your perfect-on-paper job has hit a plateau, you are considering taking on a new role, are moving into a new company or industry, or even starting or folding your own business. By taking your priorities into account and leveraging what is already working, … [ more ]

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Podcast | Make Your Next Move with Confidence

Click Play below to listen. Learn how to pivot strategically, and you’ll see change as an opportunity rather than as a crisis. In 30 minutes, Jenny Blake, author of Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One, will share her four-stage method for moving forward, which you can cycle through every time you hit a plateau or want to shift direction. You’ll come away knowing how to • identify new … [ more ]

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Office Holiday Party Tips

What do you get when you take 15 years of working as a user experience designer for companies such as Google and Yahoo and combine them with keen powers of people-watching and a razor-sharp wit? Answer: Sarah Cooper’s book 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings: How to Get By Without Even Trying and her blog TheCooperReview. Of course, it’s those years of toiling away in corporate America that provide … [ more ]

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