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What Mastin Kipp of #TheDailyLove Taught Me About Grace

Last week, I accepted a casual invitation from a friend to attend Mastin Kipp of The Daily Love’s book (Growing Into Grace) launch event in Portland. I had certainly heard mention of The Daily Love due to his recent segment on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday, but I had never actually consumed his work nor read his biography until a couple hours before the event.   Quick overview: A Hollywood music executive by 21 turned drug addict, who got sober then became a viral blogger living out of his ex-girlfriend’s parent’s pool house with a compelling message to tune into our Creator. Intriguing? Yes, but not exactly sure what I was needing from his messages but I was piqued!   Well let me tell you, Mastin [...]

By | 2014-10-20T23:15:10+00:00 October 20th, 2014|

How Storytelling Just Changed My Life

Over the past few weeks I have addressed four remarkable audiences in Portland, Spokane, Boston and New Jersey.  The first opportunity was my most nerve wracking speaking experience to date. Rather than expounding from my areas of business expertise, I was asked by Melody Biringer, founder of Urban Campfire, to disclose how I overcame one of my largest personal challenges.  The exact assignment was: if you were leaving earth on a spaceship, what one lesson would you share before you departed?    After several iterations and lots of angst and sleepless nights over how deep I would go with this talk—I took the floor that night, lowered my mask and gave what was described as an incredibly raw, painfully honest and transformative talk about how [...]

By | 2014-03-26T19:01:13+00:00 March 26th, 2014|

How to Re-Wire Your Psychology Towards Risk Taking

Genuine and sustainable success demands courage, hustle, integrity and a willingness to learn from others. It requires you to step outside of your comfort zone almost every day and explore the possibilities of ‘what if?’.  These habits are often deliberate and intentional actions that do not just happen by default. They occur after you have taken the time to determine what specific measurable goal you want to achieve and what your strategy is to arrive at that place in time. Does all of this sound oh so familiar to you or does it sound like I am speaking to you in a foreign language? If you are hungry to learn more about this tantalizing topic, join us for tomorrow’s Katie Kelley Networks Leadership Academy class, [...]

By | 2014-02-10T21:17:10+00:00 February 10th, 2014|

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 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|

Millennial Women’s Million Dollar Question

In preparation for her final high school essay on the topic of women and work, my cousin, Kaitlyn, recently asked me for an interview. She is headed off to college this fall and plans to pursue a career as a broadcaster as well as create her own family one day.  And so getting to the bottom of this topic for her is deeply personal and something she feels she needs to better understand.  She wanted to know: Has your Generation X found the balance in your lives that the Baby Boomers were not privy to? Have you achieved gender equity with your male counterparts in the workplace? If not, why not? What’s the answer to this challenge? What is getting in the way of women [...]

By | 2013-06-24T20:26:21+00:00 June 24th, 2013|

Fortune Is A Rich Inner Life: My Interview with ‘The Brain Whisperer” Kelly Howell

Writing Leading Ladies: A Guide to Clarity, Influence and Fortune has allowed me the chance to interview some of our countries greatest experts on women in business and women’s well being.  One of those women, is Kelly Howell, also known as “The Brain Whisperer”: Kelly Howell is the world's leading innovator in the practical application of brainwave research. She brings more than thirty years experience to her work in personal transformation and mind expansion technology.  Her visionary healing techniques provide an elegant way to recalibrate brain patterns and reap the benefits of biofeedback training and long-term meditation. Kelly’s healing voice and groundbreaking brainwave music have inspired millions of people to achieve goals, heal their bodies and transform their lives. Here is part of my interview [...]

By | 2013-06-14T17:33:55+00:00 June 14th, 2013|

Personal Styling Tips from Urban Darling’s Commander in Chic

Did you know that when people are determining whether they 'like' you or not, your word choice merely constitutes 7% of their decision. 38% of their decision is based on the tone of your voice and 55% of their decision is based on your body language. Learn more about this research at Dr. Mehrabian, UCLA. To help the readers of my forthcoming book, Leading Ladies, reflect on how they can polish their personal style image for the boardroom and boost your body language quotient, I interviewed Commander in Chic of Urban Darling, Corinne Phipps. Corinne, what is your personal styling advice to women headed to the C-Suite or running their own companies? This answer may shock you a bit, so hold on. It is different [...]

By | 2013-04-25T17:05:31+00:00 April 25th, 2013|

How Chicago’s Itzy Ritzy CEO Kelly Douglas Leaned In & Leaned Back

It is my great honor to introduce you to one of my Leading Ladies; Chicago's own Kelly Douglas, CEO of Itzy Ritzy.  I had the privilege of interviewing Kelly for my book recently and I was most struck by the ebb and flow her professional and personal life took on her way to the C-Suite and the birth of her three children.  Enjoy! Kelly:  “After graduating with honors from Vanderbilt University,   I headed straight to Manhattan, as I figured that the experience I could gain in New York City as a young business woman would be unparalleled.  At the age of 21, I began as an Electronics and High Tech analyst with Andersen Consulting/Accenture, a very male dominated firm and field at the time. I [...]

By | 2013-04-11T17:53:27+00:00 April 11th, 2013|

Managing Life’s Curve Balls: My Interview with NYC Exec. Recruiter Andrea M. Weetman

Happy Friday dear ones! Today’s blog is filled with so many gems from my former Boston College alumnus, Andrea; I can hardly wait to share it with you all.  What I love about Andrea is that she has tackled her role as a mother to twin girls with the same passion and tenacity as she has her career.  To me, and I know to so many who know her; she is a true Leading Lady. She has some unique insights and perspectives given her roles in-house for some of the largest financial institutions in the world. Enjoy! Andrea, can you tell the readers a bit about your career journey: "My background is in recruiting in the global financial services sector. At 32, I ran recruiting [...]

By | 2013-04-05T17:38:50+00:00 April 5th, 2013|