Organizational Development

Distract The Distractions!!

  I’ve developed and managed successful programs. I’ve facilitated powerful youth and adult groups. I’ve formed and led strong multidisciplinary teams. I’ve taught courses and delivered trainings that allow students and professionals to tap into their strengths and advance their skills and careers. I am great at what I do and everyone who knows me …

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Prioritize Your Mental Health

  May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health refers to our emotional and social well-being and impacts how we think, feel, and behave. It plays a role in connecting with others, making decisions, handling stress, and many other aspects of daily life. Mental health is health. Mental health is wealth. Mental Health Awareness Month …

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Women of Color Deserve Equal Pay for Equal Work

  Do Latinas really lose more than $1,000,000 in a lifetime?! Latinas’ Equal Pay Day, the day that Latinas must work just to make as much as their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts made in the previous year was yesterday, October 21st. A Latina would need to work until she is nearly 90 years old (eight …

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Ready For More Sister Connection and Community!

I’ve been blessed with amazing sister family and friends! I am an ardent supporter of women’s groups and women-owned businesses. I believe wholeheartedly that ‘sisterhood is self-care’ – no one understands us like us. The vast majority of my career has been dedicated specifically to the empowerment of women and girls. As a liaison and …

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How The Fast and Furious Franchise Resembles Our Careers

Opening weekend for F9: The Fast Saga! The Fast and Furious Franchise is my favorite movie franchise – ever. I am a fan, fan. I absolutely love it. I still watch the movies on TV with commercials and On Demand even though I have movies 1-7 on DVD. I’m not really a movie buff. I’m …

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Employee Crises and Emergencies Come With The Management Territory

  Many of us work hard to keep our personal lives separate from our professional lives. That is probably a good idea in most instances. As a manager, however, you need to know that at some point, your staff’s personal lives will impact business operations. Your job as a manager is to ensure that the …

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18 Things Every Internship Manager Should Do

  Many employers report difficulty in recruiting and retaining top talent. Some experts claim that the “skills gap” is a major contributor to this worker shortage. One definition of the skills gap is the difference between the skills that employers require to fill vacant positions and those that are available from workers looking for a …

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Avoid These 10 Things To Avoid Becoming A Micromanager

  A manager is tasked with establishing priorities and performance standards and goals. In order to achieve required results, managers must be sure to set their team members up for success through proper orientation, training, support, encouragement, and coaching.   A strong team comprised of competent, confident employees performs well when their supervisor is onsite …

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