Embrace the Unknown

Swing for the Fences — Podcast with Tara Sophia Mohr

Mohr-Tara-300x335In this recording of our July teleclass, “Swing for the Fences,” author Tara Sophia Mohr illuminates the psychology of “playing small” and provides some great ideas for learning how to play big instead.

Listen to the fascinating 30-minute session below, and then visit taramohr.com to download her free “Ten Rules for Brilliant Women” workbook.
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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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Coping with Life’s Curveballs: Ishita Gupta Podcast

Gupta, IshitasmFacing a bolt from the blue? “Use your rock bottom to lift yourself up,” says confidence coach Ishita Gupta, founder of Fear.less magazine.

In this podcast, “Coping with Life’s Curveballs,” Ishita described her own path to entrepreneurship and how to overcome bumps in the road, whether personal or professional. Read More

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Get What You Want by Getting Out of Your Own Way: Podcast

Munson-Laurasm“When we base our happiness on things out of our control, we’re living in insanity and powerlessness.”



How can we take control when things are difficult, and how can we create the life that we envision? In our free teleclass, author Laura Munson walks us through a series of powerful questions to help raise self-awareness and be able to: 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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Inspired By: Nancy Dunleavy

Dunleavy, Nancysm“Recognize that teamwork is everything.”

Nancy Dunleavy lives out her advice as CEO of Dunleavy & Associates, a woman-owned business founded to empower charitable organizations to fulfill their highest potential. Recognized as a “Woman of Distinction” by the Philadelphia Business Journal, Dunleavy has in her words, an extraordinary eye for talent, recruiting phenomenal clients, colleagues and collaborators. She is a frequent speaker on topics of philanthropy, governance, management of charitable organizations, and women in leadership. Read more about her personal and professional philosophies, below. Read More

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Inspired By: Kathleen Wilkinson

Wilkinson_Kathleen_web“Network with people who can help you take that move.”

Don’t be afraid to ask contacts for job leads, resume critiques or interviewing tips, says Kathleen D. Wilkinson, Esquire, chancellor of the 13,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association, partner at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP and advisory council member of the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. Read on for more advice shared in our Q&A. Read More

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Inspired By: Deborah Jackson

Jackson, Deborahsm“My time on Wall Street definitely fueled a desire to see more women succeed in their own ways and in their own companies.”

As the founder and CEO of Plum Alley, an e-commerce and crowdfunding site for women’s innovation, and a founder of Women Innovate Mobile Accelerator, an accelerator that invests in women-founded mobile tech companies, our speaker Deborah Jackson certainly does all she can to help fulfill this dream.

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Mindfulness as a Career Strategy: Emily Bennington Teleclass Recap

“Are you walking around pretending to have it all together, while your mind is like a shaken snowglobe?” Career author Emily Bennington posed this question in our free May teleclass, “Mindfulness as a Career Strategy: How to Use Centuries-Old Techniques to Enhance Your Leadership Presence Today.” [scroll down to listen to the full teleclass]

While you might not always be able to control the thoughts that pop up in your head, explained Bennington, you can control how you respond to them through mindfulness, “the practice of bringing clarity and concentration to your moment-by-moment experience.” Read More

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