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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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The Importance of Tenacity

When you think of the things that you pride yourself most on – what comes to mind? For me, it’s empathy – being kind and compassionate – and tenacity. What does it mean to be tenacious? Some people may say stubborn, others say persistent. I tend to agree with the latter. The dictionary definitions include […]

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Building Your Brand

The American Marketing Association defines a brand as a “name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller’s good or service as distinct from those of other sellers.” ‘Brand’ is lofty term that means a lot for you and for your business. Developing a brand is a process and a challenge for […]

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The Challenge of Choice

Life is full of choices. Some are easy and others are hard. Some you never need to think of again and others have effects that last for a lifetime. I made a career choice two months ago, an unexpected choice, that I was not certain of but went in with best intentions and felt it […]

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