Communication

Aug 29

Real Talk/Real Food: Being a Boss Without Being a B*tch

Do you worry about being perceived as a bitch at work? Do you want to become more assertive but worry about how others will perceive you? Are you interesting in discovering ways to communicate firmly with candor and care? Real…
Jun 19

Real Talk/Real Food: Engaging in Difficult Conversations

Do you avoid having difficult conversations, or freeze up when you do? Have you looked back in regret about what you said or did not say during tough talks with your colleagues? Perhaps you’d like to have more effective tough…
May 22

Real Talk, Real Food: Claiming Your Bragging Rights

Are you too modest to boast about your successes, concerned that people will find you arrogant? Are you frustrated that you work so hard, and others don’t seem to notice? Do you want to set yourself up for a promotion?…
Apr 20

EQ Part 2: Emotional Intelligence Through Self-Regulation

Let’s own the fact that women face unique challenges within corporate culture. The response from DRIVEN Professionals is an action-oriented solution known as GRACE In The WorkplaceTM. This signature series of workshops and coaching draws upon neuroscience and progressive 21st …
Apr 10

What, Me Worry? The Impact of Stress on Self-Awareness

Keeping up with all the nuances of Self-Awareness can seem intimidating to anyone who is just discovering the importance of this EQ tenet. If you’ve read my recent article But Now I See, you might have been stricken with the…
Apr 03

But Now, I See: How Revealing Your Blind Spots Can Heighten Your Self-Awareness

With so many layers to self-awareness, it sometimes seems unreasonable to expect ourselves to practice this EQ virtue with any level of refinement. For instance, if you read my recent article Life Is Like A Wave On The Sand, you…
Mar 30

Sorry, Not Sorry: Owning Your Message

Here’s one way to step into your power and feel more confident as a professional woman: Stop saying “Sorry”. Unless you’ve done something that truly warrants an apology, like “Sorry I stepped on your foot”, or a friendly regret is…
Mar 27

Life Is Like A Wave On The Sand: Using Self-Awareness To Live In The Present

If you’ve been dabbling lately in refining your self-awareness in both your career and your personal life, you’ve taken one of the most important measures for acquiring emotional intelligence. I hope my recent article The Self-Awareness Challenge has inspired you…
Mar 20

The Self-Awareness Challenge: A Look Inside Our Own Heads

As you’ve likely been discovering for yourself, the dynamic virtue of Self-Awareness is tricky to acquire and sustain. According to EQ specialist Travis Bradberry, only 36% of the population is aware of their own emotions as they occur. In my…
Mar 14

Going One Step Deeper: How Executive Presence Hinges On Self-Awareness

I hope you’re taking advantage of the discovery that Self-Awareness is a two-step process. As you may have read in my recent article Know Thyself: Laying The Groundwork For Genuine Self-Awareness, being physically self-aware is a prerequisite of sorts for…