Meet Cassandra

Meet Cassandra

Cassandra is a mother of one and works full time for a Children’s Hospital overseeing a financial portfolio for research grants.  She is also the founder and CEO of Blossom to Bliss, a strategic planning agency for non-profits and individuals.  Her story will inspire to you follow your heart . Q: Why did you decide …

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Meet Karen

Meet Karen

Karen is a mother of one and a Managing Director of Sales Effectiveness.  She will be celebrating 34 years with the same company later this year!  Her daughter is beginning to look at colleges, as well as getting ready to pass her driver’s test.  I hope you enjoy learning more about her return to work …

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Return to Work

Thinking About Returning to Paid Work?

Are you looking for tips on how to return to paid work? I’m so excited to share my latest contribution to Portland Mom’s Blog.  Head there now to read about my 3 tips to starting your journey from Stay At Home Mom to Working Mom on the right foot.    Read it Now!

5 Networking Tips for Moms

For most people, networking is difficult, uncomfortable or even dreaded.  As someone who can easily shift into extrovert mode, I’ve been able to navigate networking pretty easily.  After becoming a mom however, networking is the last thing I want to do.   I could quickly rattle off a huge list of reasons why networking is so …

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New Year’s Resolutions – How to Turn Resolutions Into Reality

Happy New Year!  It’s the first Monday of 2020 and for me, it’s my first day back to work.  As I got situated in my home office the normal pressures and routines hit me like a freight train. As instantly as my computer connected to the internet, those pressures started competing with my fresh intentions …

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Waiting

As soon as my youngest was going to pre-school full time, I started to feel a bit hollow.  My job, that had once made me feel alive, was leaving me drained.  I lacked motivation and ambition and didn’t feel like myself.  Perhaps when precious resources are constrained (like my time and my energy) I’m less …

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5 Mistakes People Make Working from Home

For the last five years, I’ve worked my traditional, corporate job from the comfort of my home office. I was excited to ditch the commute and adopt a more casual wardrobe, but I quickly found that working from home can be a real challenge! Staying motivated, creating and maintaining relationships, feeling like I never got to leave the four walls of my house…these issues started to feel just as big as the ones I left behind.

What’s the Difference?

In the world of personal development there are numerous ways to benefit from working with other people. Mentoring, counseling, consulting, and teaching are all options that can give you the opportunity to interact and learn from the person you’re working with.  The trick is knowing which route to take based on your current challenges and future …

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3 reasons why

Last week I posted an overview of coaching and now I want to share my 3 reasons to work with a coach.     #1 It works   studies have found that working with a personal coach can have several positive outcomes.  In 2009, the International Coaching Federation commissioned a global coaching client study,[1]part of which looked …

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Hi, I’m a coach…

When I tell people that I’m a professional coach I get strange looks and varied responses.  Everything from “I didn’t know you were into fitness” to loud guffaws followed by “oh you shouldn’t say you’re a life coach”. Neither of these responses reflects an understanding of the coaching profession; so if you find yourself wondering what it’s …

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