From Columbine to Parkland, What’s Changed?

Dear Young Professional, I want to take a moment this week to reflect on current events. I was travelling for business in Colorado on April 20, 1999 the day of the Columbine shooting. Some of you weren’t even born yet. Since then there has been 25 fatal mass school shootings as reported by Shep Smith…

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Tonga’s Super HOT Shirtless Flag Bearer

Dear Young Professional, Like many who watched the Opening Ceremony, I was stunned when Tonga’s flag bearer Pita Taufatofua entered the stadium with his oiled chest and traditional costume. Wasn’t he freezing? While everyone comments on his lack of attire and six pack that looks air brushed to perfection, it was an interview on the…

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Attitude Is A Choice – The Three Perspectives

Dear Young Professional, Recently I was coaching a young mentee who was really frustrated due to an action by a co-worker. The worst part? He didn’t even know who made the offense. There was no place to direct the frustration and anger. What was the offense? It may seem small, yet this story illustrates a…

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What All Millennials NEED But Can’t Get Quickly

Dear Young Professional, One of the things I like best about you is your belief in that you can accomplish BIG things. There is one thing that you are missing that can help you fast track your way to success. It’s EXPERIENCE. Experience is how you build tacit knowledge, and with only 24 hours in…

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A Children’s Book Must Read For Trump

Dear Young Professional, Okay, before you think this is a political blog rant, STOP it’s not. I am only going to draw parallels from current events as they are shared experiences. Shared experiences are a great way to illustrate a concept. While I do have opinions on our current political landscape, that conversation is better…

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The Common Denominator

Dear Young Professional, People often get inquisitive when I boldly state my admiration for young professionals a.k.a. millennials. Mainly because they can sense through my tone that it is genuine passion and not what they expect… sarcasm. I strongly believe that this generation has an inherent cause and fairness factor which demands transparency. Sometimes misguided…

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Do You Confuse Assertiveness with Aggressiveness?

Dear Young Professional, I find a lot of people get confused with the difference between assertiveness and aggressiveness. This confusion is one reason people avoid conflict. They don’t want to be appear “aggressive”, I mean who would risk that if you care about relationships right? However, the inability to effectively and timely address conflict can…

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The Power Of Flexing

Dear Young Professional, Early in my career I had mentor who introduced me to a concept that was very helpful to me in shaping my actions and behaviors. The ability to make changes to get the results I wanted helped me achieve personal and professional fulfillment. She told me everyone has an Authentic Self. Authentic…

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A Perfect Accessory for Any Style or Size

Dear Young Professional, I am curious what your feelings are about confidence? Do you think people are born with it? Or can someone develop confidence? Let’s be real, confidence is attractive, addictive, desired. We have all been in a situation when someone walks into a room confident, there’s an energy around them. It can be…

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