Mentoring Young Women

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Mentoring A friend was recently talking about mentoring young women in technology.  I thought this was a great idea.  Although it wasn’t something I could take on right now, it got me thinking, what would I say if I was to mentor young women?  What would be my advice to young women who are newly into their careers?  I thought … Read More

Why Do I Coach?

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Why do I coach? In early 2011, I was driving onto the Microsoft Redmond campus to attend a meeting with a client.  I was consulting at the time and had been for five years.   I knew it wasn’t my passion but I liked the flexibility, and my project, and hadn’t yet figured out what I truly wanted to do.  As … Read More

Lessons Learned As A Solopreneur

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Taking the leap to solopreneurship. I was speaking with someone recently who suggested that they’d like to make the leap one day and leave the corporate world.  They didn’t feel ready yet but suggested that maybe I could share my solopreneur “lessons learned”.  I loved this conversation.  I loved that they wanted to leave their job and make this leap … Read More

Three Steps To Create A Sense Of Accomplishment

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeCareers, Choices, HabitsLeave a Comment

Yesterday I was feeling grumpy.  My energy had been scattered.  My head was spinning from one task or activity to another one.  I wasn’t feeling a sense of accomplishment.  My mood was sour and feeling that my day wasn’t productive was adding to the negative mood.  I had a lot to get done and was frustrated with myself. My significant … Read More