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Prepare to Launch

What It Takes To Succeed As An Entrepreneur career inspiration susan rietano davey Apr 16, 2019

Kelley and I are serial entrepreneurs. Prepare to Launch U is not the first business start-up rodeo for either of us. Creating something and being our own bosses is just what...

The Financial Case for Going Back to Work After a Career Break career susan rietano davey Apr 10, 2019

When I left Xerox Corporation to stay home with my firstborn Tucker, back in 1994, I was surprised about what I missed most about my work life. It wasn’t the familiar connection with clients...

5 Steps to Communicate a Difficult Decision confidence inspiration kelley biskupiak Apr 03, 2019

“Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing for you…are the same”

There is such truth in this quote. Especially when it comes to making decisions that could change an aspect...

The Importance of โ€œFluffโ€ inspiration susan rietano davey Mar 27, 2019

Kelley and I met in the summer of 2016 at a women’s conference where we were both keynote speakers. Up first, I shared colorful stories of career-returners meant to entertain and, most...

Getting Along With A Little Help From New Friends confidence inspiration kimberly howard Mar 20, 2019

For years I bragged that whenever I chose to, I could jump back into the workforce. Who wouldn’t want an experienced marketing communications exec? I knew enough about social media and SEO to...

Whatโ€™s Motivating You? susan rietano davey uncategorized Feb 20, 2019

If you work in a ‘helping’ field, every once in a while you really fall for a client. (Actually, for me it happens all too often – but, anyway …) A delightfully warm woman...

The Basics of Essential Self-Care inspiration kelley biskupiak Feb 14, 2019

“Putting myself last is right, honorable or just the way it has to be.”

This mindset myth is killing the talent, the gifts, the creativity, and the power of women on a daily basis. It...

Living Out Your Option B inspiration job search skills susan rietano davey Feb 06, 2019

Published in 2017 and widely promoted last year, Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant’s book Option BFacing AdversityBuilding Resilience, and Finding...

Aptitudes and the Accidental Businessperson job search skills management susan rietano davey Jan 24, 2019

I have often called myself an “accidental businessperson”. I majored in Literature and planned to go to law school. Despite taking full advantage of my school’s liberal arts...

Find Your Tribe inspiration kelley biskupiak work + life balance Jan 16, 2019

When I launched my first business, Be You Bravely, after years of being a stay-at-home mom I was terrified. I was taking a leap of faith, pivoting from the world of education into an arena...

4 Tips for Kids to Help Their Moms Return to Work susan rietano davey work + life balance Nov 28, 2018

“What can I do to help?” These words spoken from young lips are music to any mother’s ears. I have four children, 22 nieces and nephews, and 9 godchildren, so the odds are...

Resilience: the Antidote to Rejection confidence job search skills susan rietano davey Nov 14, 2018

It’s Girl Scout cookie “close-out” season and I’m all in. Outside polling stations around the country last week, boxes of last year’s cookies were selling like...


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