Money and Career Is Not Just About Salary

Our latest career coaching radio show talked about money and career. While I talked about salary negotiation, of course, I also covered 2 other ways that money impacts your career: A strong financial foundation helps you take risks, so good finance habits matter even to people not in finance; … [Read more...]

Executive women who make the most of work-life balance

I am so excited to be cited in Molly Cain's piece for as an executive woman with an interesting side passion: Fellow Forbes Contributor, CNBC Career Expert and founder of Six Figure Start, Caroline Ceniza-Levine spends her weekends immersed in comedy. You can even catch her some … [Read more...]

What Does Love Have To Do With Career – Radio Show

Our February 7 episode focused on love and career. I talked about: How do you find a job you love? How can you organize your day so you do more of what you enjoy? How do you negotiate for the project/ team/ role you really want? I also answered audience questions: From Jeanine: I am an … [Read more...]

Follow Your Passion Is Bad Career Advice For Most People

I recently spoke on a panel on “How to Advance At Every Stage in Your Career” generously hosted by Google for diversity professionals in advertising. Topics ranged from job search to career progression to mentorship and giving back, and at every turn, most of the advice centered around passion. How … [Read more...]

How Can I Find A Career That Gives Me Purpose?

This post also appears in my Work In Progress blog for This is a question that a reader actually submitted (thank you, Kenny!), and with no other information, my first reaction is that it is a two-part question: Part 1 – What gives you purpose? Part 2 – How do you build a career … [Read more...]

5 Non-Work/ Non-Family Must-Dos for Working Parents

This post also appears in my Work In Progress blog for Ok, you probably don’t want to hear that there is something else to do, when you’re stretched thin by your job and family obligations. But everyone I know who has been happily juggling work and family, including myself with … [Read more...]

The Case For Multiple Passions

This post also appeared on my Work In Progress blog for For my husband's 40th birthday last month he ran a marathon in Mobile, AL. He’s got a goal to run a marathon in all 50 states. This takes up a lot of his time. He also has a demanding job – CTO for a major non-profit – and is … [Read more...]

Inspiration Friday: Thomas Adams on the cost of passion

Passion costs me too much to bestow it on every trifle. – Thomas Adams  Passion is expensive.  It takes your mental focus, your emotional energy, your physical stamina.  Are you frittering yours away? Are you expending precious energy worrying about small details of things that really don't … [Read more...]

If You Had One Shot To Seize Everything You Ever Wanted…

Warning:  the below links to an Eminem video. A shout out to Adrian J. Cartwood and his very entertaining and thought-provoking blog ( for reminding me about 8 Mile, a gem of a movie. I watched it at the suggestion of Judith … [Read more...]

Pursue Your Passion With the Help of Pursue The Passion

I had the pleasure of speaking with Brett Farmiloe, co-founder of the non-profit Pursue The Passion ( PTP was started by two 2006 grads, Brett Farmiloe and Zach Hubbell, who wanted to discover their passion and help others do the same.  What resulted is … [Read more...]