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Imagining the Possibilities of Motherhood, Career & Self

We all walk a very distinct and self directed path in life. The accumulation of our unique desires, aspirations, and talents are one of a kind. And thus, the direction we set our life journey with the intention to achieve these hopes are unprecedented and the likes of which will never, ever be seen. How we express our selves, how we decide to honor our self, what we choose to work towards and see to its end is our freedom to explore and manifest. But of course, the universe is our partner and while we may push to the ends of the world a particular hope or aspiration, we can only control so much of what is intended for our lives.  This is the soul [...]

By | 2014-01-27T17:02:54+00:00 January 27th, 2014|

How to Discover Your Career Mojo & Rock Your World

 The million dollar question I am asked day in and day out in my business is:  Katie, how do I determine what my next steps should be career wise? And it is perfectly fitting because of the fact that this is the very question I have continually asked myself as I navigated three substantial career evolutions (psychotherapist to sales to general business coach to niched entrepreneurial expert).  And truth be told, I still pose this golden question to myself on a regular basis as I seek the best ongoing evolution for myself, my career, and my family.  The truth is that we all find ourselves, more often than we want to even admit to ourselves, in career ruts: What was once exhilirating, challenging, enriching, or [...]

By | 2014-04-04T15:44:51+00:00 January 20th, 2014|

How to Fall Deeply in Love with Your Career

Have you recently resolved to uncover more of a love affair with your day to day existence? Do you ever find yourself daydreaming about what it would be like to leap out of bed because you are so pumped up  to start your work day? While you are suffering from a touch of Groundhog Day, you imagine that those ‘passionistas’ that you sometimes observe must leap from one fabulous experience to the next throughout their joyous filled professional existence…. My friends, if you can relate at all to these three scenarios, I am here today to tell you—I have cracked the ‘love of career code’ and I am here to walk you through your own decoding process. You see, the existence I am referring to [...]

By | 2014-01-12T22:32:25+00:00 January 10th, 2014|

10 Classic Indicators that It Might Be Time to Leave Your Job

 A cherished colleague of mine, Bruce Hazen, has recently completed a brilliant book, Answering The Three Career Questions: Your Lifetime Career Management System which I am honored to share an excerpt from today.  My kindred spirited friend Bruce and I both were professionally raised within the confines of the Cornell University community back in New York and both are recovering therapists turned management consultants now living in Portland.  I love the process that Bruce has developed over his career to aid in his client’s process of determining the answer to three crucial career questions:   When is it time to move up in work that you want to sustain? (Moving up means    progressing, not necessarily getting a “promotion”.) When is it time to move out [...]

By | 2014-01-02T05:42:21+00:00 October 28th, 2013|

Key Takeaways from Impact Leadership 21 Global Summit: Closing the Leadership Gap

Last week, I had the privilege of attending the Impact Leadership 21 Global Summit and Awards Conference at the New York Times Building in Manhattan.  This event was created by Janet Salazar, CEO and Founder of IMPACT Leadership 21.  I have listed the roster of esteemed speakers below my key takeaways.  If you are curious who shared a specific concept, just ask me and I will direct you to them:  There is a substantial in congruence between men who WANT to empower women and their awareness as to HOW to empower women at their work place. Women need to tap into who these men are and communicate to them how and when they need empowerment.  Organizations are going to have to shift dramatically to engage [...]

By | 2013-10-18T16:58:07+00:00 October 18th, 2013|

Meet me in NYC on October 10th? Here’s the juicy details….

    When I set out to write my first book over three years ago, I had no idea that the process of doing so would turn out to be one of the richest, life changing experiences I have ever experienced.  My original intent was to answer my own question of how to gracefully and valiantly navigate my mid life as a career driven new mom.  While I had some ideas of my own, I knew I had to turn to mentors, peers and colleagues to impart their wisdom for my readers and for own enrichment. One of those mentors is Janet Salazar.  Janet is CEO and Founder of Impact Leadership 21, holds a permanent seat at the United Nations and is working fervently every [...]

By | 2013-09-20T17:16:24+00:00 September 20th, 2013|

A Very Special Excerpt from Kate Northrup’s ‘MONEY: A LOVE STORY’

My colleague and contributor to my book, Kate Northrup, Wellness Entrepreneur and Author, birthed her book, Money: A Love Story today!!!  She even got to offer some of her tips on NBC's The Today Show this morning in NYC.  I absolutely love this book and the focus that Kate is layering onto the ways that we emotionally value money throughout our lives.  What I most admire about Kate is how she oozes confidence and an authenticity that you can’t help to want to acquire for yourself.  Plus she is Kate in Portland, Maine and I am Katie in Portland, Oregon—so our collaboration seemed like a no-brainer. Here is the excerpt from her book that is being used in my forthcoming book, Leading Ladies.  I instantly [...]

By | 2013-09-10T18:18:03+00:00 September 10th, 2013|

My Secret Formula for Flourishing at Work and Beyond

What Is Essential To You + What You Long For __________________________________ What You Must Have to Truly Flourish There is never a time in your life where you can’t REBOOT or BEGIN AGAIN in re-creating your career and life vision.  Particularly for those of us who have reached an unexpected ‘fork in the road’ --and who hasn’t? Where life has either hit an impasse or perhaps a re-birth (a happy/desired divorce, kids left the house, retirement, unemployment, etc.)—your life is tapping you on the shoulder and letting you know, you are way over due for an upgrade, a pivot, or whatever sort of seismic shift you believe in your soul you are ready to make.  I strongly recommend giving yourself the time and space that [...]

By | 2013-08-15T17:29:08+00:00 August 15th, 2013|

My Interview with Amazon Executive Kelly Jo MacArthur

Happiest of summer days to you all.  There have been a whole lot of exciting developments with my business in the past few weeks. And, I cannot wait to share the updates with you all in a short while. In the meantime, I wanted to share with you some of my interview with Kelly Jo MacArthur, Intellectual Property Strategist at Amazon.com.  Take a read and let us know what you think. Enjoy! Katie: Kelly Jo, can you tell the readers about your particular philosophy for achieving success? Kelly Jo: My goal is to often get off the interstate and take the back roads in life. Even though I attended a large and renowned undergraduate school, went on to Harvard Law School and right into working [...]

By | 2014-01-01T16:54:49+00:00 July 29th, 2013|

Heart Directed Leadership: My Interview with Chicagoan Magnes Welsh

One of the themes of my forthcoming book, Leading Ladies, is how women are changing business as usual. To highlight this theme, I can’t think of a better person to introduce you to, than Chicago’s own, Magnes Welsh. President of Magnes Communications, Magnes shared with me in this interview how she foresees the impending arrival of heart directed leadership. Enjoy and let us know what you think! Leading Lady Magnes Welsh, President of Magnes Communication, Chicago, Illinois: Katie: Magnes, can you tell the readers about your professional background? Magnes: I earned my undergraduate degree in journalism at what is now the University of Memphis and my M.B.A. at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. I worked in Public Relations for Federal Express and then was [...]

By | 2013-07-09T20:51:32+00:00 July 9th, 2013|