Speaking Up

I’ve Been Quoted in Forbes.com!

Thrilled that one of my clients thought to credit me with helping her build confidence at work. Kerri Palmer is Senior Vice President, Risk Management, and head of the Mid-Atlantic Women’s Network at Capital One. She was recently asked to be a guest blogger for Forbes / Entrepreneur. Her article: Want To Be More Confident? Stop Doing These 7 Things shares some wonderful insights. Have a read.    Share this today! Share List SGMB_URL = "http://carollempert.com/wp-content/plugins/social-media-builder/"; jQuery(".dropdownWrapper").hide(); SGMB_GOOGLE_ACOUNT = ""; [...]

Reciprocity Rules!

This year my husband and I received an adorable, yet mysterious Christmas card. It was signed by a woman neither one of us can remember ever meeting. “So”, my husband said as I placed the card on the bookshelf with all of the others, “Do you think we are subjects in a modern version of that experiment you wrote about?” He was referring to a section of an article I’d published earlier in the year about the notion of reciprocity [...]

Leaders! Create unifying rituals this 4th of July

In the spring of 5th grade I overheard my mother talking to her cousin about a distant family member who’d recently passed away. He’d apparently been sick for a very long time. No one in the family could believe he lasted as long as he did. My mother was convinced that he’d “held on until his daughter was able to get the hospital.” I’d never heard of such a thing before. That someone could “hold on” was an enormous concept. [...]

EXECUTIVE PRESENCE for WOMEN. A few TIPS

It’s a Balancing Act. Especially for Women Work/Life balance isn’t the only balance that women in business need to balance. Showing up with strong Executive Presence requires a distinctive kind of balancing and it can be a tightrope. On the one side is the risk of appearing “too feminine” (which can undermine our credibility) and on the other is the danger of acting “too masculine” (which can cause some male colleagues to think we are being witchy.) Here are some [...]

An INTROVERT in EXTROVERT’s CLOTHING

My husband has a BIG personality. He’s gregarious at parties, loves to tell jokes and has been known to wear a dress – for a laugh. (He’s a professional comedian.)  If you met him you’d guess that he was naturally outgoing. The classic extrovert. But my husband is deeply introverted. After a performance or a dinner party or even a long business meeting he needs to be by himself for a few hours to recharge his battery. In fact, one [...]