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What’s Motivating You? susan rietano davey uncategorized Feb 21, 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...

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The Basics of Essential Self-Care inspiration kelley biskupiak Feb 15, 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...

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Living Out Your Option B inspiration job search skills susan rietano davey Feb 07, 2019

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

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Aptitudes and the Accidental Businessperson job search skills management susan rietano davey Jan 25, 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...

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Find Your Tribe inspiration kelley biskupiak work + life balance Jan 17, 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...

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4 Tips for Kids to Help Their Moms Return to Work susan rietano davey work + life balance Nov 29, 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...

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Resilience: the Antidote to Rejection confidence job search skills susan rietano davey Nov 15, 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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In Praise of the Cavewoman and her many ‘Hats’ husbands&wives job search skills susan rietano davey Oct 31, 2018

When we were newly married, Bob and I saw the play “Defending the Caveman” with some friends. Caveman is a one-man comedy that explores the innate differences between men and...

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Partners: a ‘must have’ for the working woman inspiration susan rietano davey work + life balance Oct 25, 2018

I began my career in Xerox Corporation’s executive training program, which, in the mid-80s, was reputed to be one of the top three executive training programs of the time. How I, an English...

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Shine! kelley biskupiak work + life balance Oct 18, 2018

My first year as a teacher I had 29 students in my 3rd grade classroom. Seventeen of those students were the cutest, most high-energy boys you could ever encounter. The school district was...

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How to Find a Mentor hiring job search skills susan rietano davey Oct 11, 2018

Seeking to be more fully and objectively informed, Kelley and I invited randomly selected new Prepare to Launch U students to participate in small video chat focus groups about the course...

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How To Conquer Workplace Ageism hiring job search skills susan rietano davey Sep 27, 2018

As any astute observer of, or participant in, the American workplace will acknowledge, employers and hiring managers have some degree of age bias. We all do, and it runs both ways: “The...

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