LinkedIn Tips

It is generally expected that most professionals have a profile on LinkedIn. No, it’s not like Facebook or other social media platforms so don’t use it that way. It should convey your personal brand and strengths.

LI is also a platform for professional networking. It is a critical tool for those conducting a job search. The real key is to not wait until you are in job search mode to use LI. Build your network now!

You can also use LI to research different job postings and an organization’s personnel if you are exploring what might be next for your career.

There’s a lot I could say about LI do’s and don’ts but the bottom line is that you need to use it to be competitive in today’s job market.

To help you get started, I’ve included links below to some very helpful (and short) videos on how to create and maximize your LI profile.

Remember to make a strong profile before reaching out to connect with others. And for the love of all that’s holy, take the time to send a short personalized note when you do start sending connection requests. Otherwise, you are being spammy and no one likes that.


School’s Out for Summer

As many of you excitedly (and exhaustedly) kick off “summer break” this Memorial Day weekend, I am reminded that it’s a good time to do some reflection. Looking back over the last 6 months to a year, are you feeling joyful about where your life is? Do you feel like you have control over all the parts of your life that make for a “balanced” life? If you can answer yes to these questions, I offer congratulations and encourage you to savor that feeling! If not, be reminded that you have the power to change any of the reasons that made you answer no. You can hit the reset button and make 2 to 5 new SMART goals that can put you on the course you want to be on in life. As always, I believe in you and am hear to support you when needed. #choosejoy


Love Matters. And So Do You

Let Valentine’s Day remind us today what really matters. Love. Not cards or chocolates or flowers or if you are single or not. Love matters. And we can start by loving ourselves. Then we can choose to let that love radiate out to others and in turn put a little more loving goodness in our world. In case today or any other day makes you forget, know that you are precious and loved.


Don’t Miss Out! Vision Board Event Coming Soon

The start of a new year is a great time to do a vison board! It can be a source of inspiration for the year as well as serve as a guide for decision making. The process of creating one also helps you get your fears in check so the “buts” and “I can’ts” don’t keep you from living your best life and reaching your goals.

I am so excited to lead a vision board event with parents and their kids at Brave and Kind Bookshop. Check out the details here.

Hope to see you there and I hope your 2019 is off to a joyful start!