Career

Inspired By: Cindy Ratzlaff

Ratzlaff, Cindysm“It is never too late to become your next best self.”

Marketing pioneer, writer, and Conference for Women speaker Cindy Ratzlaff opens up about happiness. The former vice president of brand marketing at Rodale is currently a contributor to Business Insider, and her essays on happiness have appeared on Oprah.com, CNN.com and Wowowow.com. She has also co-authored two bestselling books on happiness and boundaries, “Queen of Your Own Life” and “Queenisms: 101 Jolts of Inspiration.”

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Let’s Talk Pushy

Join this month’s forum, as we tackle the p-word. What’s your experience of the term “pushy” as it relates to you, and to all women?

Mohr, Tara“‘Pushy’ is such an interesting term because work that is worthy of our time and energies often involves pushing for something. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were pushy—pushing against the legislation and culture of their time—and as a result, you and I can vote. Today, women push for improvements to our communities, for more transparency and accountability from those in power, for better lives for our kids. As bosses, we push for excellence, from ourselves and from those with whom we work. Women who push, are, of course, inconvenient challengers to the status quo. Let’s keep pushing.”

–Tara Sophia Mohr, author of “Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message” Read More

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Lateral Moves for Long-term Career Growth

Mary Campbell PhotoBecky O'Loughlin photoFeaturing Mary Campbell, QVC Senior Vice President of Commerce Platforms, QVC, Inc. , and

Becky O’Loughlin, Vice President HR US Business & Corporate Shared Services, QVC, Inc.

“Twice in my career, I took a step backwards to move forward,” says Becky O’Loughlin, Vice President HR US Business & Corporate Shared Services at West Chester, PA-based QVC, Inc., the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer. “I believe that the best way to achieve longevity in a career is to follow your passion, even if that means making a lateral or backwards move.” Read More

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Finding Opportunity in Times of Change

Samantha-Ettus-2013-120x120Everything changes, and we all resist change. We all experience adversity that ranges from every day challenges to serious loss. Fortunately, people can grow and adapt.

In this session of “Office Hours,” host Samantha Ettus and guest Anne Barry Jolles, MBA, PCC, OT, discussed how to develop resilience, which allows us to live with humor, vitality and optimism during tough times and chaos. Scroll down to read a recap, and click the link below to listen to the full 30-minute broadcast. Read More

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5 Things Holding You Back from Career Transition

christie mimsThere are often 5 big things that hold us back from making a change in our career, and if you can get past them, you’d be amazed at what happens. Click the link below to listen to a 15-minute podcast from career coach Christie Mims to learn more about these fears, and learn a tool that can help you overcome them.

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Career Evolutions—Achieving Your True North

Hornback, NancysmRubino, BethsmAt some point in our lives we’ve all asked ourselves if we have found, or will ever find, a job with meaning. If you are searching for a fulfilling career, or wish to add more meaning to your current position, you may be surprised to discover that it is within reach! QVC’s Executive Vice President of HR and Workplace Services Beth Rubino and QVC Host Nancy Hornback share their tips and personal stories of how they found their true norths. Read More

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Master the Art of Instant Connections: Mel Robbins

Mel-RobbinssmDo you hate networking events? Then turn them into a game with a friend, says guest Mel Robbins in our 25-minute teleclass. Challenge yourselves to meeting a specific goal before you go, for example, collecting 10 business cards. When networking, scan the room to find people to whom you are drawn. Follow your gut, and go talk to them! Compliment them on their blouse/shoes/pin, or just tell them they have great energy and you wanted to meet them. Click the button below to listen to the full call! Read More

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The Art of the Cold Call (or Email)

marcy twete photoWhen you hear the words “cold call,” you probably associate them with the words “cold sweat.” Calling someone you don’t know or even sending an introductory email, can be terrifying for even the most expert networker. Of course, a cold call or email isn’t ideal, but it can be necessary. Read More

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Network Like a Rockstar Using LinkedIn

Rezvani, SelenasmCareer expert Selena Rezvani shares best practices for creating and managing your presence on LinkedIn in this 20-minute podcast. In 2012, Rezvani had one of the “top 1% most viewed LinkedIn profiles” and in this mini session, she will show you three specific strategies for getting your LinkedIn profile in shape before the Pennsylvania Conference for Women – a prime networking opportunity if there
ever was one! Read More

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4 Tips to Manage Relationships with Coworkers: “Office Hours” Recap

Marie PeelerIn our July “Office Hours” radio show, host Samantha Ettus and guest Marie Peeler shared several tools to successfully manage relationships with your coworkers.

Listen to the 30-minute show here, and read on for a summary by leadership coach Marie Peeler.

 

Some women simply want the joy of working in an environment of respect and collaboration. Others desire a formal leadership track and recognize that building relationships is necessary in order to cultivate greater support and influence.

But building relationships is a complex business, and the “ways of being” that we might most intuitively adopt may not actually serve us in our quest for respect, influence and supportive relationships. Read More

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