Category Archives: Embrace the Unknown

Office Hours: What to Do When You Get a New Boss

Changes in management can be unsettling, whether they’re part of a major restructuring or due to just one person’s departure. We asked Suzanne Quigley, director of community and corporate responsibility at QVC and PA Conference for Women board member, for her advice on what to do when you get a new boss.

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3 Things You Need to Know About Failure

If the thought of your biggest mistakes or failures makes you want to throw up, you’re certainly not alone. That’s how school teacher Jessica Lahey still feels when talking about the first draft of her New York Times best-selling book. “My editor said it was unpublishable and wanted to bring in a ghost writer,” says Lahey, who wangled a second chance, and after a lot of hard work, redeemed herself—and … [ more ]

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Extreme You | Podcast

Click Play below to listen. ⇓ Download the companion presentation (PDF)(Use this to follow along during the presentation.) Led by Flywheel Sports CEO Sarah Robb O’Hagan, this session will inspire and educate you on ways to tap your full potential. In 30 minutes, Robb O’Hagan, author of Extreme You, will walk you through how to • push yourself to be more open to new experiences so you can discover where … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass | Extreme You

Extreme You: Break Out of Your Comfort Zone to Be Your Best You Tuesday, April 25, 2017 1:00-1:30pm ⇓ Download the companion presentation (PDF) (Save this to follow along during the call!)

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Must-Have Career Advice from Nina Tassler, the Woman Who Helped CBS Become #1

Thirty years in the entertainment business, starting as a receptionist at a talent agency and ending last year as the chairman of the entertainment division at CBS, Nina Tassler is known for having great instincts and making spot-on decisions. After all, it was on her watch that CBS returned to being America’s most-watched network (for 12 out of the 13 years she was in charge). Tassler is also the TV … [ more ]

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More Magazine’s Lesley Jane Seymour on Success and Second Acts

If anyone knows about self-reinvention, it’s Lesley Jane Seymour. The topic was at the core of More, the magazine she helmed for eight years before it closed last February, and the former editor-in-chief published hundreds, if not thousands, of articles offering advice and inspiration to women contemplating their second acts.

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Junk Gypsy Jolie Sikes’ Advice for Entrepreneurial Free Spirits

What do you do when you realize that the corporate life just isn’t your jam? When you’re Jolie Sikes or her big sister Amie, co-founders with their mom of Junk Gypsy, you hit the road, hightailing it out of Houston and Austin, respectively—and keep driving for 15 years. Of course, they weren’t aimlessly roaming Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. They were scouring flea markets and roadsides for discarded treasures that they … [ more ]

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Mantras to Live, Work and Succeed By

Whether you’re taking on a new challenge, rebounding from a disappointment or just powering through your day, repeating a mantra can help. We asked Conference for Women speakers and staff for their favorite sayings. Read them and repeat!

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Career Moves: Ask These Two Questions Before You Leap

Unfortunately, you don’t have to love your job to be good at it. Sara DiVello had gone into public relations thinking she could make a living and write, her true passion. “At first, I got caught up in the cool factor of working at a big company, in the fancy skyscraper—I felt like I was Melanie Griffith in Working Girl! But as I advanced up the ranks, I got lost … [ more ]

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Risky Business: The Safe Choice Isn’t Always the Right One

By Stephanie Raymond, Vice President, Transmission and Substations, PPL Electric Utilities Take risks. That was the career advice my dad gave me, time and again. And throughout my professional life, I’ve taken his advice, leaving my comfort zone for a new job, usually in a new place, with new things to learn and new challenges. In fact, taking risks is the key to who I am—and where I am—today.

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