Category Archives: Work-Life Balance

3 Ways to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence for Business Success

Emotional Intelligence consists of the ability to recognize, use, understand and manage our emotions in a way that helps develop healthy relationships in both our professional and personal lives. Succinctly, Emotional Intelligence influences the way we react to stress and the way we interact with others. Emotional intelligence is composed of four main attributes: Self-awareness – the […]

Women, Business & Money: Are You Getting Paid What You Are Really Worth?

Although women have made great strides bridging the wage gap, we still have a long road ahead of us. Did you know that women who hold MBA’s leave approximately $2 million on the table in the course of their careers? That’s right, 2 million dollars! Imagine what you can do with that kind of money […]

Women Need to Stop Asking for Permission to Succeed

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Perhaps this quote from Charles Dickens’ book A Tale of Two Cities best sums up the current efforts aimed at helping women break through the glass ceiling to gain access to the c-suite. With all the media attention being drawn to the issue […]

4 Tips for Working Moms to Get Rid of Guilt!

If there is one word to describe how most women feel when they are working and their kids are at home during the summer months it would be GUILT (unfortunately)! Just last week I was at a networking event with a group of highly successful female executives who all talked about the angst and guilt […]

Re-defining Success for Women

Yesterday, Arianna Huffington was on national TV discussing her recent Huffington Post blog, which was inspired by the commencement speech she gave at Smith College. During this speech she urged the young, all female graduates to re-define the definition of success and she spoke of a “third metric” that must be added to what it […]

What is with Women & Money?

It happened again. I’m speaking to an incredibly successful career woman who told me male colleagues have told her that she practically apologizes when she tells clients her fee. This occurred on the heels of my conversation with another extremely successful corporate woman who told me she wants to ask for a raise, she knows […]

Sheryl Sandberg’s 60 Minutes

One of Sandberg’s discussion points in her 60 Minutes interview, which took place on March 10, 2013, hit my sweet spot. She spoke about the topic of women and their choice of partners. My Amazon best selling book: "Not Tonight Dear, I’ve Got a Business to Run!" (www.nottonightdearbook.com) talks about the importance of having an […]

Gendership vs Gender Issues on Valentine’s Day

Different yet awesome! This is how I like to describe the differences between men and women, rather than using the old, tired cliché of John Grey’s: “Men are from Mars and women are from Venus” framework. With the aid of neuroscience and current research, we clearly know that bringing women into all levels of a […]

Relationships: The Key to Success in Business and Life

The main premise of Stephen Covey’s best selling book: “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is predicated upon the belief that true success encompasses healthy relationships in both your personal and professional life. To have success in only one area of your life, especially if it comes at the expense of success in the […]

3 Easy Ways to Handle Year End Stress in Business & Life

Although December is a joyous time filled with holiday celebrations throughout the world, for women it adds more into our cup, which already is running over. End of year closings for work and gift buying for friends and family often leaves us feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. Below are 3 simple tips I share with my […]