life challenges

Apr 25

3 Degrees of Separation: You Are THIS Close To Controlling Your Own Emotions!

Last week, I think I may have heard a groan as you read about self-imposed distractions. I could imagine the emotional turmoil in contemplating how you distract yourself as much as you’re distracted by others. Though after that initial sting,…
Apr 19

Live Workshop: Real Talk/Real Food: Raising Your Personal Frequency

Frequency. It’s the new quinoa! Among other discoveries during a recent Real Talk/Real Food event, attendees concluded that when personal frequency is high, one’s energy is refreshed and sharp. This can go a long way toward leveraging our strengths and…
Dec 29

The 2016 Wrap-Up, Including DRIVEN’s Articles of The Year

In looking back at 2016, there’s no denying it was the Year of Energy at DRIVEN. Inspired by my own past dealings with energy crises and the related roadblocks, and more importantly my success in overcoming the subsequent spinouts and…
Dec 09

Virtual Workshop: Networking for Introverts

You’re ambitious and goal-oriented. You’re willing to put in the time necessary to build and maintain a business network. But there’s one big obstacle to career success: you’re an introvert. We feel your pain, and we are here to demonstrate…
Nov 22

Sizing Up Your Biggest Critic: The End of the Impostor Syndrome

Of all the career roadblocks we’re likely to encounter, none are more fascinating, and more preventable, than the self-imposed ones. I discovered this in 2015, when examining workplace fears and organizing a live event that laid these fears on the…
Nov 10

We Know You’re In There: Smoking Out The Hidden Impostor

Think about the woman described here: She is well-educated, honest, ambitious, and has landed herself an excellent job with a respected firm. Yet somehow, she tends to frequently underestimate herself, characterized by a fear of failure and an underlying sense…
Oct 27

The Twin Within: Your Inner Critic & You

Today’s corporate professionals find themselves in a quandary. Even when they’re competent, highly-qualified and productive, they are compelled to feel like they’re not doing enough. Even worse, such insecurity can convince the individual that they’re ‘not enough’ as a worker,…
Oct 18

Emotional Rescue: Saving Yourself From A Pesky Workplace Micro-Stressor

Throughout DRIVEN’s in-depth reporting on stress in the workplace, we’ve identified and dissected three distinct stressors with detrimental impacts on career. We’ve also exposed the myth that we’re too “busy” to learn to manage our stress more effectively (Hopefully you’ve…
Aug 09

Can ONE Superwoman Have TWO Superpowers? Meet Lisa Stone.

Stating it simply, to meet my good friend and colleague Lisa Stone is to be instantly energized. In life and in her career as a financial advisor, Lisa has that rare ability to make those around her feel comfortable and…
Jul 28

Preventing A Workplace Disease: The Urgency For Addressing Corporate Stress

It’s well-documented that stress, both physical and emotional, is not just unpleasant, it’s a detriment to our personal health. We should all be familiar with the science of the stress hormone Cortisol, and how when we let levels get too…