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13 11, 2017

7 Post-Interview Thank You Tips

By | 2017-11-14T23:42:32+00:00 November 13th, 2017|culture, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Leadership, Millennial, Reflection, Values|0 Comments

In a recent keynote address on "Workplace Culture: What's Your Fit?", I spoke to an audience of eager young professionals all looking to land an internship that aligned with their professional goals. We went through the disconnect between personal values and corporate values, then helped to connect the dots to understand that values are a [...]

13 11, 2017

3 Questions that Spark Meaningful Thanksgiving Conversation

By | 2017-11-14T21:04:52+00:00 November 13th, 2017|culture, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Experience, Leadership, Reflection, Tribes, Values|0 Comments

There's a wide range of emotions that typically occur during the holiday season. They can range from excitement and bliss to angst and stress. Oftentimes at family gatherings, there's a sense of obligation and maybe even a pinch of "this again?" depending on the personalities that surround the dinner table. Wherever you fall on the spectrum, [...]

1 11, 2017

My Quest to Become a Cowgirl: Part 1

By | 2017-11-17T01:06:11+00:00 November 1st, 2017|culture, Engagement, Experience, Leadership, Reflection, Values|0 Comments

Try saying the word 'quest' out loud. Doesn’t it sound romantic? So short and yet so big with wonder and hope for that ‘something more’. It’s a calling that starts as a whisper and elevates in volume as you take each step. The itch for a quest is within all of us. It holds novelty [...]

20 10, 2017

Millennial Voices: Emily Martin

By | 2017-10-20T16:48:00+00:00 October 20th, 2017|culture, Engagement, Experience, Millennial, Research|0 Comments

Emily is the Account Director at Rooftop Communications, a boutique marketing agency in Baltimore. She’s spent 7 years in the role handling client and resource communication, working with creative directors, and acting as a go-to on a day-to-day basis, while also overseeing high level strategy. After a few years of pathfinding and dedication, she landed [...]

17 10, 2017

4 Ways to Lead Millennials in the Workplace

By | 2017-10-17T22:34:54+00:00 October 17th, 2017|culture, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Experience, Leadership, Millennial|0 Comments

Time after time, people are asking for me advice on how to “deal with” their Millennials in the workplace. Typically, I know a big part of their issue simply by the way the question is worded. “Deal with” immediately gives off a negative connotation. How quickly does that question’s emotional volume change when you replace it [...]

9 10, 2017

The Heart of a Meaningful Staff Retreat

By | 2017-10-18T02:04:47+00:00 October 9th, 2017|culture, Diversity, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Experience, Inclusion, Leadership|0 Comments

Cory J. Anderson writes about practical ways to think about and implement equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. He has always lived in a multicultural environment which he credits as his inspiration to bring diverse groups of people together. Cory is passionate about using facilitated conversations as a tool to increase understanding and personal development. He has held various leadership [...]

2 10, 2017

5 Signs That You’re in a Toxic Company

By | 2017-10-03T12:24:50+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|culture, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Experience, Leadership, Mindfulness|0 Comments

We’ve all been there…showing up to our job with all the best intentions for having a productive and positive day….and then, seemingly out of nowhere, we’re emotionally slammed by someone else’s bad behavior. We do our best to ‘not take it personally’, ‘focus on the positive’ and ‘move forward with our day.’ When this type [...]

27 09, 2017

Millennial Voices: Jessica Long

By | 2017-09-28T16:04:43+00:00 September 27th, 2017|culture, Engagement, Experience, Millennial, Research|0 Comments

Jessica is a competitive swimmer for the U.S. Paralympics Swim Team, and has won 23 Paralympic medals in her career. Swimming is her job in multiple ways - from training in the pool every day for international competitions, to speaking engagements, finding sponsorships, and remaining on the National team. Her passion for the sport has [...]

22 09, 2017

Reflections on a New Kind of Sisterhood

By | 2017-09-22T18:24:10+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Experience, Leadership, Reflection|0 Comments

As I just celebrated my 2nd-year anniversary as the Founder of SparkVision, I am filled with the desire to reflect on the unexpectedly wild and fulfilling journey this experience has afforded me. I've spent a lot of time thinking about who I am now, compared to who I used to be. And I don't even know the [...]

19 09, 2017

Lessons from 70 Years of Love

By | 2017-09-19T21:10:24+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Emotional Intelligence, Experience, Reflection, Values|0 Comments

September 13th is always a day that I feel immense gratitude. It's the day that reminds me each year of what love truly looks like - my grandparents anniversary. My grandparents have always made a point to express their love - for each other, for their children, their grandchildren, extended family, and friends. This year was extraordinarily [...]