How To Find a Sponsor

You’re aware of mentors guiding and inspiring your career, but how about sponsors? If you really want to get ahead, then you’ll need more than words of wisdom to get there. What you need is someone who has the power to help you get ahead. You need a sponsor. Mentors and sponsors, while often confused, are far from the same …

The Women’s March Was Fun – Now Let’s Get Serious

I was excited and nervous to board a plane from Zurich, Switzerland and fly to the US to attend the Women’s March in Washington, DC. I was bringing my two little girls, 1 and 3 years old, and we talked about why there would be a big “parade” of people talking about their vision of the future for women in …

A Poem

I was sitting here writing a blog and this poem flowed out of me. I don’t know why — I didn’t sit down to write a poem — but I wrote it in one go and barely edited any of it. It just needed to be said, I guess. Do you ever use creativity to explore your thoughts and feelings? …

New Year's Resolution

Here’s What To Do Instead of Setting Another Failed New Year’s Resolution

Do you usually stick to your New Year’s resolutions? I don’t. Or at least I didn’t, until I started doing them differently. You see, I’m normally a New Year’s grinch. I really dislike the end of the year reflection processes that most consultants and coaches recommend, which probably seems odd since I am one of those coaches and consultants. Plus anyone …

GUEST POST // How Reading Fiction Prepares You For Leadership

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a hot topic trending in #futureofwork discussions for leadership and management. Could reading fiction bring your EQ up? I checked in with Dr. Lawrence J. Epstein, a college professor of English literature for over 30 years and author of 20 books across a wide variety of genres. He’s also my dad, which means I’ve been road testing his wisdom for …

THE FUTURE OF WORK // Fashion Designer at Forty

The Future of Work series is a set of stories & interviews with real people who took a BIG leap and designed the job of their dreams (in the face of fear, doubt, uncertainty, and naysayers!) A Childhood Dream When Fulvia was 9 years old, you probably would have found her painting or doing something creative in her free time. She’s always loved to …

THE FUTURE OF WORK // A Happy Mom Creates Her Dream Part-Time Job

The Future of Work series is a set of stories & interviews with real people who took a BIG leap and designed the job of their dreams (in the face of fear, doubt, uncertainty, and naysayers!) I was in a house in the middle of a beautiful meadow, full of wild flowers. There were many, many ladybugs and birds were trying to eat …

THE FUTURE OF WORK // Making Movies in LA

The Future of Work series is a set of stories & interviews with real people who took a BIG leap and designed the job of their dreams (in the face of fear, doubt, uncertainty, and naysayers!) Michael J. Epstein and Sophia Cacciola are a married celebrity couple in the alternative arts scene.   The Boston, Massachusetts-based duo both have music careers in a …

Finding Hope When You Feel Helpless

This isn’t the blog I had envisioned writing today but nevertheless it’s the post I had to write. Brussels was bombed by terrorists today. I was compelled to share this message with you about finding hope through creativity because maybe that’s exactly what you needed to hear today. I am writing from a state of helplessness AND hopefulness. Honestly, I am disheartened to read …