Speaking Truth to Power

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…

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!

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.

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.

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.

Workplace Respect: Essential to Culture

We can treat each other with dignity and respect. I believe creating and maintaining a respectful workplace is essential for every workplace in the future. The time has passed to accept disrespectful and inappropriate behavior as commonplace. Employees who are respected and can be their true selves in the workplace will undoubtedly be happier, give more of themselves, an the results will follow.

Connecting and Sharing is Essential: When asked ‘How are you?’ it is totally acceptable to say I’m not ok!

I had a light bulb go off this week about how important it is to answer the question “How are you?” honestly, especially when the answer isn’t positive. Times are tough right now! We are all going through a variety of different emotions and trying to process and adapt to challenging circumstances. A lot has happened – this article was my attempt to processes some of it and recognize why connecting and sharing is so critical – especially in the workplace. As a Manager, I commit to creating a safe space for employees to honestly and openly share and connect with each other about whatever they are comfortable sharing.