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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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Life is Either a Daring Adventure or Nothing at All

Helen Keller said it best. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. The last 6 weeks have been nothing short of crazy. I’m adjusting. I’m still learning balance of work and life. The line is so blurry, it’s hard to know where one ends and another begins. I’m working more than ever…it’s […]

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Explore, Dream, Discover

Careers are fluid. Life is full of unexpected surprises and decisions, so despite your best intentions to plan, sometimes we change course. I’ve learned that being adaptable and open to change is how we continue learning and growing. Just over one year ago in June 2016, I left corporate to expand my consulting business to […]

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What Every Small Business Needs

Starting a business is a slow process that takes significant and often precious resources – time, money, and energy. Often times a new business focuses on gaining new clients but it can be easy to forget the essentials in doing so. Business Cards How better to make a first impression than with a professional, quality […]

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Is Good Ever Good Enough?

Starting a small business takes work and resources – specifically your most limited of assets, time and money. You invest a great deal in something you believe in, but are still uncertain if it will succeed. Nobody likes to fail, but too often people settle so they don’t have to. Being hard on yourself means […]

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Celebrating One Year of Promise Consulting Group

Today marks one year that I left Corporate America and began consulting full-time. If you’re familiar with how Promise Consulting Group came about, you’ll remember I started in July 2010 with only a Vistaprint website. At the time, I was working there managing US digital marketing, and creating the PCG URL was nothing more than […]

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