Informational interviews

One Important Piece of Strategizing Your Next Move That Too Many Overlook

Right now I’m working with two senior executives strategizing their next move. And they’ve reminded me of the importance of informational interviewing. Here’s why. Too often people aren’t thorough when they think about what’s next. They limit themselves to what H.R. is proposing. Or to the jobs that are available on job boards. And often …

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Perfectionism

The Price of Perfectionism

My colleague and mentor, Joann, is a mater public speaking coach. The first thing students do in her class is to get up, in front of everyone, and give a 3-minute speech. And I love her explanation for this.   “Think of skiing,” she says. “Someone can write out the explanation for how to ski …

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Self Worth

When You Realize That You Are Enough

Last week I caught up with Theresa Spearing of Catskill Candle Company. Theresa and I worked together a few years ago. She’d been working in fragrance development at a major beauty brand and had a dream of launching a line of candles. Like for many, the pandemic set the wheels in motion. What struck me most …

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