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The Important of Encouragement

One of the greatest and most unexpected joys of starting a consulting business are the words of encouragement – both given and received. I’ve had many friends, family members, former colleagues and acquaintances reach out to let me know they like what I’m going, or wishing me best of luck. I’ve had others contact me […]

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Being Right or Being Kind

Many of us have struggled at some point in our careers or our lives with the age-old dilemma…is it more important to be right or to be kind? By nature, I consider myself a “nice” person. While I tell the truth, it’s often softened. I tend to sugarcoat if someone’s feelings are at stake, whether […]

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Winning Isn’t a Zero Sum Game

Maybe winning isn’t a zero sum game And life is more than taking all or none Perhaps the two are just the same Whether you have lost or won They say that being kind and fair Is more important than being right  Many don’t seem to have much care But it’s what let’s me sleep […]

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Closing the Gap and How Far We’ve Come

Yesterday, my latest post was published for Entrepreneur: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/318913 Last night, I received a note from a US college student after she read this article: “I am in a Women and Region class at my university and wondered if I could ask you a few questions about your article, as I am presenting some thought and […]

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Managing Client Contracts

Earlier this month, my piece on 6 Mistakes to Avoid When Creating Client Contracts was published on Entrepreneur.com. As a full-time consultant for the last 2 years, and business owner of Promise Consulting Group for 8 years, I’ve worked with close to 30 companies during that time. I’ve had my fair share of lessons, and […]

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Work Smarter, Not Harder

Becoming more efficient means working smarter, not harder. Working 8 hours straight per day is hardly good for you – mentally or for your work product. What about people working 10, 12 or more hours per day? America, particularly, is a culture of work. Balance is something envied but not often realized. You work to […]

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Pursuing Your Passion at Any Age

I’m honored to share my second post for Entrepreneur.com: It’s Never Too Late to Pursue Your Passion. Maybe your dream is to be a business owner, but maybe it’s something else entirely. Whether in work or in life, it’s always important to follow your dreams and believe in yourself. We have one life and it’s […]

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Giving Women a Voice

In 2010, I began writing for YoungEntrepreneur.com, publishing an article per month for the next 1.5 years. I could barely call myself an entrepreneur at the time, but I had dreams. 7+ years later and I’m excited to share that I’m now a business owner of Promise Consulting Group, LLC and a writer for Entrepreneur Media. My […]

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Why I Still Believe in the American Dream

“I used to subscribe to the American dream. You go to college, get a 9-5 job, get married, buy a house, have kids and happiness is yours. 2 years ago I realized – not everyone’s dream needs to be the same. I went to a well-regarded business school. I married my college sweetheart. We bought […]

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How to Manage Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg once stated at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland: “We reward men for being leaders, for being assertive, for taking risks, for being competitive; we teach women as young as four to lay back, be communal. We need our girls to be ambitious to achieve in the workforce.” Double-standards are ubiquitous […]

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