April 9, 2019

Knowing I'm a feminist, you may be surprised to learn that I'm conflicted about Women's History Month. I'm grateful that we have dedicated a time to focus on celebrating women's accomplishments, but are 31 days enough to feature the success stories of 50% of our population? While we should continue to highlight the stories of remarkable women like the Notorious RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsburg) or Amelia Earhart, aren't we forgetting the women who challenge the sys...

January 8, 2019

A nagging voice in the back of my mind tells me I shouldn't be writing this blog post. As I type, in my kitchen there is a crock pot half full of leftover chicken dinner that needs packaged for lunch tomorrow and cleaned. And yet I'm choosing to let it sit on the counter. It's a perfect reminder of why this post is so important.

I recently read an article about how difficult it is to avoid burnout, especially for women. This may seem like the most obvious un...

November 27, 2018

Over a year ago, I had someone I respected ask me why I chose to be so open about my hobbies and interests. At first this question caught me off guard. I'd never considered that I shouldn't be able to talk about my love of Star Wars or excitement about the next concert I was checking off my bucket list. After all, nobody bats an eye when men come into the office buzzing about the latest football news or plans to go hunting over the weekend. Why must I risk...

September 19, 2018

Warning: the following post reflects my personal religious views. While I pride myself in being of service to people of all backgrounds and beliefs, my faith is intertwined with who I am. If that’s a problem, feel free to keep browsing the interwebs. Might I suggest visiting this list of the 20 cutest kittens ever? Surely we can all agree that is time well spent!

For Patrick’s First Communion we bought him a copy of the Adventure Bible, which he has been f...

June 30, 2017

I have a confession to make- tonight was the first time in 32 years I've asked someone to help me exercise. I've tried running on my treadmill in the basement occasionally, enjoy hiking and outdoor activities, but always had an excuse for why I couldn't get more in shape. I commute 2 hours a day. I have 2 kids. I don't have time with work. I really just didn't want to and those were lies I told myself. I accepted my body for all the amazing things it's been...

June 9, 2017

I grew up in the era of the Disney Princess.

Back in the early 90s, films like Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid, and Aladdin were important in a way that's hard to describe today. Without home videos, the buildup to seeing them in theaters had a magical quality to it. We waited for and anticipated them, something we've forgotten how to do in the age of on-demand. We had to look for ways to keep the experience going after we'd left the theater. We listene...

June 1, 2017

One of the hardest but most valuable lessons I’ve ever had to learn is how much presentation matters. You can have the best argument and all the facts on your side, but if you don’t position a decision or an action the best way possible, you can be right and still loose. As shared in one of my favorite TV shows, think about how you would react if you went to a gourmet restaurant and ordered their finest steak. They cooked it exactly to your preferences and...

May 23, 2017

When I first learned of an open position with my current employer 5 years ago, I wish I could say I saw it as a dream job. To be honest, it was just one of several openings I’d applied for in an effort to push myself beyond the comfort zone I’d developed. I knew nothing about the agency, to the extent that when someone called to schedule me for the interview, I pretended to know where their office was located so as not to send up red flags of inexperience....

May 12, 2017

One of the hardest things about launching my coaching business was deciding what to call it. While I accept that I have to be personal in this type of work, I didn’t want to follow the path so many coaches take by naming it after myself. I wanted something clear, empowering, and that also reflected a bit of my quirky personality. The irony of the name “Boss Lady” is that it reflects a title I myself had trouble embracing. My wonderful co-worker would affect...

May 4, 2017

When I committed to launching my coaching services more formally several months ago, the hardest part wasn’t staying up late after a long work day to make it through my certification class, fixing technical issues with my website, or sharing my passion for coaching with people who could benefit from working together. It was a challenge I never saw coming.

I’m not a natural salesperson, but over the years have developed the confidence to sell products and pit...

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