Category «Personal Development»

Black Lives Matter: Get Into Your Position!

Black Lives Matter all day, every day! I am a Black woman. Unapologetically Black.  I rarely describe myself as African American or a woman or color and never as a brown woman (actually I’m confused by the Black women who call themselves Brown, but that is neither here nor there). I’ve learned how to be …

Are You Ready to Transform Your Career?

Despite the civil unrest in the country, or possibly because of it, professionals still need to design, build, and nurture their careers.  How are you doing? The more things change, the more they stay the same. We are not in unchartered territory. The events over the last 7 days in 2020 are eerily familiar.  Without …

Conversation with Nicki Sanders and Kahlil M. Kuykendall, Founder and CEO of Mama Yogis Wellness

Kahlil M. Kuykendall defines a leader as a visionary who embodies perseverance, balance and resilience and is willing to grow with each step. She believes in the concept of wellness in the community. She delivers social change and social awareness programs and develops partnerships that facilitate wellness for youth, teens, and families. She is a …

Take The LEAD to Accelerate Your Career

Titles are official representations of control, duties and responsibilities. Titles give positional authority. Leadership, on the other hand, is representative of power and influence. Leadership is about what you say, what you do, how you engage, and how you support others. Leaders can be found making things happen at every level in a company from …

Grant Grace, Share Resources, and Advance Your Career

There are many individuals and companies that are experiencing increase during this global health pandemic. There are others who are also maintaining the same level of profit. Not everyone is impacted in a negative way by this pandemic.  There was a time when I was so exhausted that while driving I would pray for a …

Yes, You Can Uplevel Your Career During a Pandemic

Very few of us are untouched in some way by the Coronavirus pandemic. What are your greatest questions, concerns, or fears related to advancing your career during this time? If you’re wondering if you really can pivot or progress professionally during this time, the answer is YES.  -YES, you can Get Hired during this coronavirus …

Task: Review 3 Job Descriptions Similar to Your Dream Job

As a Career Strategist, one of the things that I often recommend to clients is to search for and review job descriptions for jobs they may be interested in. The benefit of this task is two-fold; (1) select relevant keywords for resume and cover letter updates, and (2) as a reminder and confidence booster of …

Conversation with Nicki Sanders and Sandy Saperstein, PhD, Lecturer, UMD and Senior Associate, Sharp Insight, LLC

Sandy Saperstein. PhD, is a Lecturer in the School of Public Health at University of Maryland, College Park and a Senior Associate for Research and Evaluation at Sharp Insight, LLC. Although her leadership skills were evident when she served as a safety patrol in elementary school, Sandy didn’t consider herself a leader when I first …