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7 Negotiation Tips That Pay You What You Deserve

Women are almost half of the workforce.

Women are the sole or co-breadwinner in half of American families with children.

Women receive more college and graduate degrees than men.

Yet, on average, women continue to earn considerably less than men. According to the institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), in 2015, female full-time, year-round workers made only 80 cents for every dollar earned by men, a gender wage gap of 20 percent. (more…)

Living Outside of Your Comfort Zone and Loving It

I did something new, different, challenging, outside my comfort zone and I lived to tell the story.

Let me backup a bit.

As a career coach, when I start any coaching relationship with a client in our first one-on-one meeting I ask her to enter into an agreement with me. In this verbal agreement, I ask her for a few things.  One important request is an eagerness to grow. So far, all the ladies have accepted with open arms. (more…)

The Practical Guide to Working with Other Personalities

Working with people we don’t necessarily get along with is a normal part of life in an office.  I once had a coworker tell me, “I don’t have to be everyone’s best friend, I am at work.” another individual at the same company was afraid to voice their opinions for fear of offending anyone.

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