Have A Seat...Conversations With Women In The Workplace

Have A Seat...Conversations With Women In The Workplace

A lighthearted but heartfelt conversation with women about the work they do and the journey that brought them to pursue their career path. You will hear what they've learned in their career journey, the good, the bad, the ups and downs and everything in between, along with some fun advice they would give themselves if they could go back to when it all began. Come in...have a seat....and listen to conversations with women in the workplace!


September 17, 2023 37 mins

"I bring my engineering brain to this question of how do I actually know how to do what's right for me in my career, how do I make choices that I know I'm gonna be happy with, and how do I do that in the most practical, structured and frame worked way."

In this week's episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with author of Right For You and Founder of the career coaching platform, A Life of Options,...

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“When you’re working in fear, you’re not able to be the most productive version of yourself.”

In this week's episode, we dive into a topic that affects countless individuals: toxic workplaces. 

Joining me is special guest, Jessica Childress, Attorney and founder of The Childress Firm and an expert in dealing with toxic work environments. 

Join us as we explore personal stories, insights, and practical solution...

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When you can do a common thing in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.~ George Washington Carver

This week I have an episode that is sure to capture your attention.

Join me this week as I dive into the crucial topic of creating psychological safety for students on college campuses. Whether you work in the nonprofit sector, higher education, or have connections or interest in supporting college stude...

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Hello, fear. Thank you for being here. You’re my indication that I’m doing what I need to do.― Cheryl Strayed, Brave Enough

As we embark on a new fall semester, it's essential to find joy in our work and recognize the impact stress and burnout can have on our productivity.

The service-oriented nature of our work in higher education means that if burnout and stress go unchecked, it can negatively impact not on...

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“There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.” ~ Amy Poehler

This week I'm bringing you a special mini-cast episode just for the managers out there!

In a previous episode, I covered best practices on how to support higher education leadership teams. 

In this episode, I will flip it and offer tips on how administrators can better support their teams.

As someone with over 20 years of exper...

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“I have already lived my worst day, every day after will be better than that day”

In today's episode, I have a special conversation that will resonate with those recovering from life-changing trauma or events.

My guest, June Collins, shares her journey of personal growth and finding purpose after the unexpected loss of her son, Kaleb.

June's devastating experience led her to create a community ...

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Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.― Theodore Roosevelt

In this episode, I'll be discussing the moving target topic of supporting higher education leaders and administrators.

Whether you are just starting out in a supporting role or have years of experience, I believe you will find this discussion enlightening and informative.

With over 2...

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Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.
~ Julia Child

In this episode, I explore the power of silence in conversations and meetings. I share my perspective on why sometimes it's better to stay silent in meetings and how it can actually contribute to a more productive and inclusive environment. 

I believe in the value of meaningful contributions and not feeling ...

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Dancing and singing is all good, but the ultimate gift is to change people's minds. What else is there? - Tina Turner

I'm flying solo in this episode and diving into tips for scheduling out of office time for higher education staff. Sassiness level activated!

Listen in as I share my semi-serious thoughts on flipping that OOO sign to 'on', along with some considerations to keep in mind as you s...

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"We can certainly develop a new level of respect for one another and gain the ability to see others as worthy humans who want the same thing that we all do: to be heard, loved, respected and valued."

Karith Foster, CEO/Founder of INVERSITY™️ Solutions, is a media personality, author, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Specialist. She has appeared in the films, "Can We Take a Joke?" an...

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Don't bury your failures. Let them inspire you. - Unknown

Calling all non-profit administrative support pro's! Want to level up your professional development game? Look no further!

In this episode, I share some game-changing tips on securing funding for your professional development from creative budgeting strategies to forming your own in-house learning sessions, I've got you covered!

I ...

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This week I had the pleasure of sitting down with the incredible JJ DiGeronimo, an award-winning author, speaker and creator of the global group Tech Savvy Women & Together We Seek.

If you are a woman seeking more meaningful connections, more moments of joy, and more fulfilling activities, this conversation with JJ is for you.

3 inspiring takeaways from our conversation:

  •  Having a strategy for our work
  • Tak...
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“When people ask what do you do? My answer: whatever it takes”

This bittersweet episode is in honor of my dear friend and colleague, Esther Williams, who passed away earlier this year. 

This interview is extra special in that it went live during Administrative Professionals Week 2020, and was such an empowering conversation that celebrated Esther's admin career journey and her poignant insight into the admini...

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Look, you started your career by getting up on a stage that no one told you to get up on, saying a bunch of shit no one wanted you to say. So, tits up. ~ Susie Myerson

On this minicast episode I chat briefly about summer self-care and the TV show "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." 

I chat about the main character, Midge Maisel, who defies traditional gender roles and pursues a career in comedy. 


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"The best way for us to create impact is by changing the leadership... if we have more representation in these leadership decision making roles, we could hopefully create cultures that are much more supportive of parents."

My guest this week is Michelle Keefe, CEO and Co-Founder of Mom Up, an organization providing resources to women in the workplace and employers looking to diversify their recruiting efforts.

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"A performance improvement plan is setting goals and steering an employee toward the right direction so they can feel empowered to being a better employee"

On this episode Dr. Sandra Wright  shares  about the importance of building a positive work environment through performance improvement planning.

Dr. Wright is a performance improvement coach who believes that empowering individuals to be their authe...

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"A leader who has knowledge of self and inner strength is more able to help their team perform without feeling apologetic about it."

Janet Livingstone is the founder of Culture Is Key, a consultancy devoted to leadership development, executive coaching and team effectiveness.

As a multilingual expert on intercultural competence who has lived and worked on five continents, Janet is curious about everyone. She draws on her li...

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“I was pumping myself up to remind myself to be taken seriously and to not let them push me to the side.”

Jennifer Calderon is the Founder of Oh Goodie! Box, a snack box subscription service that sends snack boxes directly to offices and employees' homes. 

Before starting Oh Goodie! in March of 2020, Jennifer spent the previous 13 years working at her family's business, J&J Vending, a service provider delivering snacks,...

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“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think” A. A. Milne

The World Economic Forum released their 2023 Jobs Report this month. This is my takeaway on their reporting on the fate of administrative professional jobs in the coming five years. They're at it again!

In addition to my takeaway on the jobs report, I also share some steps to approach   job secur...

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“Everybody should have the highest quality of life, not just the older parent, but their children as well. Sometimes we give ourselves to excess, so our parents have a wonderful life but we don’t because we’re stressed and running.”

Janice Goldmintz is an aging parent mentor who believes that success happens when we make sense of the complex.  This is especially true to dealing with the challenges of aging parents while maintaining ...

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