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Think Leader, Think Female: Why Women Excel in Leadership

Think Leader, Think Female: Why Women Excel in Leadership

“Think manager, think male. Think crisis, think female.” While this old adage says a lot about the invisible barriers to advancement that women still face in their careers, it also reminds me of women’s strengths and how we are, by and large, extremely well-suited to...

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How to Pitch with Confidence as a Female Founder

How to Pitch with Confidence as a Female Founder

How to pitch with confidence as a female founder? While it’s often not helpful to generalize the differences between men and women, it’s worthwhile to discuss how pitching a company or an idea can be a different experience for women. Many women get the advice to “fake...

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Investor Pitching: How to Communicate with more Confidence

Investor Pitching: How to Communicate with more Confidence

Communication skills are essential when you’re a founder. You have to get investors on board with your idea and convince them that you’re the right person for the job. But no matter how great you think your idea is, when it comes to pitching, there are still some...

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How to find your voice: Stop being so productive

How to find your voice: Stop being so productive

Alex signed up for my six month group coaching cohort for communication skills, but had already missed our first group session and two of our 1:1 calls. I started to doubt her motivation and was about to write her off when she surfaced in my inbox. “I’m sorry, I’ve...

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The Messy Middle: How death helped me find a new story

The Messy Middle: How death helped me find a new story

“Before you get to a new story, you have no story.” — Michael Margolis The last time I went to see my shaman (a.k.a. 21st century Northern California therapist), we spoke again about purpose. He told me I’d been circling mine for years like a moth to a flame, getting...

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Virtual Presentation Skills: Why Timing Matters

Virtual Presentation Skills: Why Timing Matters

One of the most important skills to have when running a remote presentation is the ability to get your timing right so you keep people engaged. People may show up with the intention to pay attention, but there are just too many temptations when working from home....

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Why Everyone Needs to Nail Their Elevator Pitch — Part 3

Why Everyone Needs to Nail Their Elevator Pitch — Part 3

In previous posts I talked about why everyone needs to nail their elevator pitch. In this post I’ll continue with more reasons why getting it right matters. Career Switching A confident, personal elevator pitch can help you land a job in a new field. What many forget...

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Why Everyone Needs to Nail Their Elevator Pitch — Part 2

Why Everyone Needs to Nail Their Elevator Pitch — Part 2

In a previous post I outlined why everyone needs to nail their elevator pitch. In this post I’ll continue where I left off: how to connect the different parts of your personal story so it feels cohesive. The way to do this is by figuring out your through line. A...

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Why Everyone Needs to Nail Their Elevator Pitch — Part 1

Why Everyone Needs to Nail Their Elevator Pitch — Part 1

"So what do you do?” We all dread this question — at parties, at networking events, even at work. It feels so awkward to summarize your entire life and purpose in a short answer. Of course we want to make a great first impression. What should we say? Having an...

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Why Story is Your Biggest Motivator

Why Story is Your Biggest Motivator

When was the last time you asked yourself why you do what you do? I can cram my day with lots of tasks, and on good days I accomplish them all. But if at the end of the day I have lots “done”, and I’m no clearer on why I’ve done it, it creates a certain flavor of...

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