Meet The New Boss: Navigating A Corporate Merger



The corporate landscape is shrinking all the time. Blockbuster acquisitions and mergers (or near mergers) can create all kinds of stress and anxiety for executives. They worry about the years of work they’ve put in. They worry about how they’ll be recognized and rewarded in a new ecosystem. I’ve had mergers on my mind recently … Continued

Executive Coaching 101: 360° Interviews



Executive coaching comes with its own vocabulary, one that can be a little daunting if you’re not sure what you’re getting into. In the interest of better communication (one of my favorite things), I’m starting a series called Executive Coaching 101, where I’ll be defining the common terms you hear in the executive coaching space … Continued

The Complication of Amplification



If you’re at all invested in diversity and inclusion, you’ve no doubt heard about “amplification.” Coined by a group of White House staffers, amplification is way for women to support each other and be heard in the workplace. Essentially, if a woman pitches an idea and is steamrolled, another woman will pitch the idea again … Continued

Spare Yourself A Lunch and Learn with Reverse Mentoring



I’m a major proponent of mentoring in my work with executives and organizations because of its many benefits when it comes to growing and developing one’s career. Having been a mentee and a mentor myself, I believe that it can be truly transformational. Mentoring is a two way street. When you serve as a mentor, you … Continued

What I Learned from Mr. Rogers



The other day, I was organizing my bookshelf, trying to do the impossible task of winnowing down the collection, (for some reason, it’s just so hard to get rid of a book!) when I came across a cutesy little novelty, The World According to Mr. Rogers: Important Things To Remember. I love Mr. Rogers and … Continued

Executive Coaching 101: Hogan Leadership Assessments



Executive coaching comes with its own vocabulary.  It can be a little daunting if you’re not sure what you’re getting into. In the interest of better communication (one of my favorite things), I’m starting a series called Executive Coaching 101, where I’ll be defining the common terms you hear in the executive coaching space in … Continued

A Little Less Conversation (A Little More Action)



A few weeks ago, I was invited by True Blue Inclusion and Rackspace to join industry leaders for an afternoon in San Antonio. We gathered to discuss female representation in engineering. We plotted the steps needed to ensure that this vital field will continue to benefit from more experiences and more voices that are critical … Continued

A Woman Speaks: Women’s Fund of Central Texas Breakfast & Grant Awards



As a membership co-chair of the Women’s Fund of Central Texas, I want to invite everyone to attend our breakfast and grant awards on March 7 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. We’ll enjoy some great food, award grants to organizations that further our mission of improving the lives of women and children and hear some … Continued