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

It’s the most wonderful time of the year?

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Kerstin McInnis, Career Transition Coach

  This time of year – a time of joy and excitement.  Friends and families come together to celebrate and share in the season.  Anticipation is high for the most wonderful time of year. During this time of year things often get harried and frenetic for people.  There’s lots of rushing about and things to check off our lists.  I … Read More

A Dozen Signs That It’s Time to Quit Your Job

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeCareers, ChoicesLeave a Comment

Are you miserable in your job? Here are a dozen signs that it’s time to quit and move on: Your job is all consuming. Do you eat, drink, and sleep work? Are you working morning ‘til night? Do you come home from work trips and collapse on the couch, never calling friends or making plans because you are totally and … Read More

Use Your Words

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeBelief in self, HappinessLeave a Comment

When I was in my twenties, I wasn’t very good at using my words or asking for what I wanted. I often went along with what everyone else was doing, saying “fine by me,” when it often wasn’t “fine”. I was very agreeable. I dated a man off and on for years during this time and never asked for what … Read More

I Heart Boundaries.

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeBelief in self2 Comments

Boundaries are an amazing and powerful tool. Boundaries help you clarify what is important in your life. They tell the world and yourself that your needs are important. When I was younger I had no concept of a boundary or what that even meant. I worked when I was asked to work. I skipped workouts to spend time with friends … Read More

Avoidance & Learning

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeChoices, Family2 Comments

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I am witnessing the demise of my mother. My mother is 84 years old and in moderate health. She is slightly overweight, 30 pounds or so, with high blood pressure. Her mind is fairly sharp though, especially considering her age. She enjoys reading and traveling and doesn’t appear as old as her age suggests. Yet, I can see she is … Read More

Put Yourself in a Time Out

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeChoices, Happiness4 Comments

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I have been drinking from the fire hose for the last three months. A delicious fire hose. Something akin to a mojito – slightly sweet, citrus, and refreshing. However, it’s still a fire hose. And, as much as I’ve enjoyed myself the last three months, it hit me today that I have not slowed down and taken a time out … Read More