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An Inspiring Journey!!

By - Last updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013

I met Michelle Shemilt a couple of years ago when she invited me to speak at a Women in Capital Markets event. As these things happen, we have kept in touch ever since and for most of this time Michelle has been on a journey, in terms of her work life and career.   Michelle submitted the story of her journey to leanin.org in the hopes it would be posted. (If you haven't already checked out this wonderful site and all of its various components including the Lean In Stories, I encourage you to do so!!) This is what she wrote; I find it inspiring and I hope you do too!!   "My first career out of university was as an equity sales trader ...

The Art of Fearlessness

By - Last updated: Monday, April 29, 2013

Delia Ephron wrote "The Art of Fearlessness" which was published in a recent issue of More magazine. I really enjoyed it and am happy to be able to provide you with a link to it:   http://deliaephronwriter.com/Latest/the-art-of-fearlessness.html   I hope you take the time to read it; it's a wonderful "feel good" read to begin the week. And I really hope each and everyone of you has a Jill in your life...I do and I recognize and appreciate how lucky I am almost every day!!   xo,   J

Mentors Are Good. Sponsors Are Better.

By - Last updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Lately, I have been tweeting about articles I find worthy of reading, however, I thought the article by Sylvia Ann Hewlett in Sunday's New York Times (April 14, 2013) "Mentors Are Good. Sponsors Are Better." was simply too good to miss!! In it, Ms Hewlett clearly describes the difference between a mentor and a sponsor. I believe it is important to understand the difference between them and how each of them can impact your career success. Here is the link; I encourage you to read the article and pass it on!!   http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/14/jobs/sponsors-seen-as-crucial-for-womens-career-advancement.html?ref=jobs&_r=0   Ps. And if you are not on twitter, I highly recommend you give it a try!!    

Who are you MEANT to be?

By - Last updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My friend Anne Dranitsaris and her daughter Heather Dranitsaris-Hilliard have written a book "Who are you MEANT to be?" which is based on the Striving Styles Assessment tool and system which they also developed.   I love having this resource available to me.  I find the tool and the system remarkable in terms of its ability to effectively assess the way my "brain" operates. However, the truly wonderful part of their work is they take their assessment tool to the next level by describing the way each "Striving Style" operates so I can understand what makes me tick, my relationship style, how I satisfy my needs, when I am in a self-protective mode or a self-actualizing mode, what activates my self-protective system, ...