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What the Women of the WCN Are Saying

Increased my confidence, took charge of my career to make it what I want, and learned skills to be a real leader. These are just a few things that Women Catalyst Network participants report. You can wave a magic wand, sit back, and hope this happens for you. Or… you...

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Signs your Career is Stagnant and 5 Things to Change It

Julia was struggling each morning to get out of bed when her alarm went off. She had little energy heading into work, even after a decent night’s sleep. She enjoyed her job enough – it was fine. She received complimentary reviews, and yet something was missing. She...

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Why We Direct the WCN Together: From Julie and Evan

How did two experienced leadership coaches come together to create a powerful network of women leaders? Julie Holunga I started the Women's Catalyst Network to propel female leaders to excel - to be the nudge for them to own their careers. In the first cohort, the...

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6 Business Development Tips for Women Attorneys and CPAs

I don’t play golf. I don’t really like going to games. I’m tired of having coffees, and lunches, and happy hours. How can I connect with my potential clients out of the office? How do I move the relationship forward? How do I progress the relationship without being...

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7 No-Nonsense Ways to Only Work with Clients you Like!

I knew the minute I met Shannon that we would work together at some point. There was a natural ease to the conversation. I was not nervous (which admittedly, I can get in an initial meeting) and was having fun! Similar to when I’m out to dinner with a great friend, I...

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The 1 Thing I Hate to Share

Let’s grab coffee! How’s next week? I’d love to pick your brain; can you get together this week? Lunch is on me! Can I get 5 minutes of your time today or tomorrow? Can you put this monthly meeting on your calendar for the next few months to make sure you can join us?...

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Podcast: Straight Talk about Powerful Language

I was thrilled to be interviewed recently by Carol Fishman Cohen, CEO and Co-founder of iRelaunch, and friend, for her podcast series on returning to work after a career break. In it, Carol and I discuss how relaunchers can ensure they’re making the best impression...

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8 Reasons to Start Liking 45

I hit a milestone this week. 45 years old. The proverbial mid-life. I love celebrating my birthday. This year I spent it skiing at Vail with my daughter and cousins, including a few rounds of Gondola Karaoke. It was the end of a fantastic spring break in the...

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Breaking up is hard to do…even at work.

You talk WAY too much. That was what my brother told me as I was boarding the train to go back to college after Thanksgiving break. Sibling rivalry at its best. I have been told this a few more times since then. Mostly at concerts. Apparently, people want to listen to...

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10 Phrases to Delete from Your Vocabulary

Warning: You may hate me after reading this. Most people tell me they love what they learn, but there are some that - while laughing –  tell me they begrudgingly think of me every time they hear these words. One leadership skill has gained less exposure than...

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The 80/20 Rule

Eighty percent of your future revenue will come from 20% of your existing clients. When considering your business development budget, and your full calendar, how do you determine the best ways to secure new matters?  

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