Unconventional Ideas

Imposter Syndrome (and How to Punch It In Its Stupid Face)

Over dinner, my friend tells me “I’ve been promoted to my level of incompetence.” She goes on to say she feels like she’s faking it – and has for the past 4 years. She’s a Director at a biotech firm making significant strides toward curing cancer. The next day, one of my clients, the VP of a prominent investment firm, is explaining how…

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5 Reasons Burning Man is Good for My Career – and Yours!

This past April, I climbed a ladder with my laptop bag slung over my shoulder. The ladder led to a wobbly loft perched above the outdoor dining area of El Retiro Lodge in Lanquin, Guatemala. This loft was the only spot on the property with Wi-Fi, and guests could pay for it in 15-minute increments. I was there to check…

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Outside My Comfort Zone: Ignite San Diego

In January, a client-turned-friend encouraged me to apply for Ignite San Diego. The premise: a community event where speakers discuss their passions. The format: 18 speakers delivering 5 minute presentations using 20 slides – that auto-advanced every 15 seconds. I applied and was accepted, along with 17 of my fellow brave, talented San Diegans. My topic was Do Not Follow Your Passion….

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In Which I Wax Philosophical About Job Search Strategies

I like to talk. Quite a bit. And luckily for me, people want to hear what I have to say! I recently had the incredibly fun experience of being interviewed by Local Job Network Radio.

Getting a Job Through Sheer Force

If you’re in the midst of a job search and concerned that an unconventional strategy may be too risky, remember this: the worst thing that will happen if you try something weird* is that you will continue to not have that job.


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