I know how hard it is to speak truth to power. But I also know how essential it is to do so – why is it so important to speak your truth? Let me tell you why…
Category Archives: Performance
My New Journey
Exciting News! Jessica is launching her new business Evolving to Exceptional to work with workplaces and individuals to create exceptional experiences in our workplaces, homes, and communities. Check out her announcement.
Journey of a Working Mother Feeding Babies!
Every mother has a journey with feeding her babies – this is mine! In honor of breastfeeding week – I want to share my journey – the challenges, the successes, and the significant transformations! All mama’s need to know they aren’t alone and it is HARD!
The Coaching Conundrum
In order to get the necessary experience, to have the necessary expertise, to acquire the necessary wisdom, to do the role well, we need coaching. We can’t coach ourselves on what we don’t know and have never experienced!
What’s better for your career – learning new skills or to play golf?
I hope one day making a decision as to whether to learn a particular sport for the purpose of a career is no longer relevant. I hope one day what we bring to the table, what we learn, what we are capable of, what we are and can do are what drive our opportunities.
The Pandemic Pivot
We all are going to go through a process of pivoting from pandemic life to whatever life is going to look like next. Particularly in our workplaces as we come back together with our co-workers, we must be respectful of the various experiences people have had throughout the pandemic. Some may have lost family members, some may have suffered from mental health issues, and others may not have been impacted directly at all. Everyone is likely at a different point in the process of pivoting, and we need to be respectful and conscious of those differences.
Women’s History: Transforming How We Live and Work
As Women’s History Month draws to close, I think it appropriate to reconsider how women might make history moving forward by transforming how we live and work. By engaging in meaningful discussions about the different experiences women and men have with working. By challenging long-held assumptions about how men and women should work, who should be responsible for the unpaid work, how and when that unpaid work is done, and how and when we interact with our families. By recognizing how changing our practices has and could continue to bring about tremendous value to our families, workplaces, and communities. We can craft a future which creates harmony between our work and lives allowing us to feel successful in both.
International Women’s Day: Voices of Women Summit Jessica’s Session
Watch this session to learn more about: vulnerability and courageous leadership and why we all must be leaders in the future; how continuous coaching based upon strengths helps to achieve extraordinary performance; and why if we believe in our ability to achieve extraordinary performance we can create exceptional life experiences, workplaces, schools, and communities.
Buckle Up, Hold on, It’s Going to Get Bumpy
The speed of changing technology has reached what we only imagined could be possible – how are we going to keep up? I knew this technology was coming – I knew the future of work would eventually become the present – but I had no idea how close this was to reality. We all want to have the best life experience we can – this new technology can either enhance this experience or overwhelm our lives.
Understanding Well-Being, Work-Life Harmony, and Strengths
y paying attention to our current well-being and the various contributors that may be at play in impacting our overall well-being, we can identify strategies or make changes to move towards work-life harmony. Elements of well-being serve not as a destination, where you have ‘achieved’ success in all five areas, but rather the a process for self-reflection and the tools to take action to improve.