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  • The Four-Letter Word That Could Be Killing Your Career
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - January 12, 2017
    Admittedly, I am a career development wonk and love sharing articles, blogs and videos that have empowered me with new information that will help me thrive in life and career The following blog was originally posted on the businessolver blog by Kelley Butler. It really gave me gave me pause to consider how I communicate professionally and I hope it is equally impactful for you! Nineteen. That’s how many times, in a...
  • Be an Empowered Woman
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - December 28, 2016
    I recently came across a social media post with 10 Ways to Be an Empowered Woman and I want to share this inspiring wisdom with you. Consider these simple and self-nurturing ways to be your own best advocate so you can pay-it-forward as a role model to others. Attain your educational goals: never stop learning Take time for yourself Establish boundaries: Resist all forms of violence...
  • 4 Telltale Signs You Keep Getting Drawn To Jobs You Hate
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - December 21, 2016
    This post was contributed by Beth Green. Are you one of those people that seem to end up going from one terrible job to another? You might even begin to develop a complex about this strange phenomenon! You might think that there is a simple reason why you get drawn to dead-end jobs or ones where you hate your boss! In reality, there can be a variety of reasons why you aren’t faring so well in your career endeavo...
  • How To Use Your Office Holiday Party to Land a Promotion
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - December 14, 2016
    How To Use Your Office Holiday Party to Land a Promotion Vicki Salemi wrote this great piece in the New York Post and included my insight about leveraging the office holiday party to your career advantage. Check it out! When a company’s branch manager throws a huge party to land a client in the Jennifer Aniston flick “Office Christmas Party,” out this week, many viewers may relate. The company hol...
  • Getting the Boss to Buy Into Your Great Ideas
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - December 12, 2016
    In the new normal of the career world it’s more important than ever to toot your own professional horn and make your accomplishments known internally in your organization. This isn’t inappropriate bragging but strategic self advocacy that may keep you stay afloat in tough times since every employee has to prove their worth. But how do you sell your new initiatives to the powers that be in your company to ensu...
  • Women In the Workplace 2016: Roadblocks to the C-suite
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - December 6, 2016
    If you’re wondering how women are faring overall when it comes to leadership and gender equality in corporate America, the recently released Women In the Workplace 2016 report makes it clear – the answer is not very well. The report is the culmination of research conducted by McKinsey & Company, in partnership with LeanIn.Org, and incorporates: employee pipeline data and HR statistics from one hundred and thi...
  • The Wisdom of Picking a Career That Suits You Well
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - November 16, 2016
    This blog post was contributed by Reanne Brian. When deciding on an initial path or a career change, there can be many factors at play. People often think about wages and working hours as well as the specific role itself. Career coaches advise that to find the most fulfilling role, you should first take a long hard look at yourself. This will enable you to go for something not only that you are good at – but that a...
  • Feedforward On the Job: A Key To Self-Improvement
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - November 10, 2016
    Continuous learning and growth is essential to building a successful career, and feedback is an important part of that process. I’ve seen my coaching clients flourish thanks, in part, to feedback. While the prospect of an assessment of your strengths and weaknesses can feel daunting, and actually receiving it can be painful at times, feedback from a coach, your boss, colleagues, or trusted mentors can provide valua...
  • Getting In The Habit: Baby Steps Towards Change
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - November 3, 2016
    Raised as a Catholic, I was well aware of habits. First, because nuns were wearing them, and nuns were not to be trifled with, and secondly, because nuns were always on a mission to instill the good ones. At this stage of the game, many of us have our own inner nun overseeing our “good” and “bad” habits. The inner Sister (or substitute whatever voice of conscience works best for you) gives her ble...
  • Women Leaders Are Changing the World
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - October 28, 2016
    Women are paving the way for a new style of leadership that is confident, authentic, and highly effective. And yet, CNN Money reports that only 25 out of 500 companies in the S&P 500 have women CEO’s. Thankfully, the comprehensive picture looks more promising. The presence of women in C-Suite roles is certainly important but I am encouraged that more women are leading in other transformative ways. Leader is not jus...