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I’m a working Mom of two kids, ages 14 and 4. I traded my corporate job for consulting and make more money than most executives. I live a blended life with hardly any boundaries. I work and play every day. I typically work half my work day during the day and the other half at night. I take several professional level dance classes a week and water-ski every other Friday morning. Although I love to cook, these days we mostly live on raw fruits and vegetables, peanut butter and frozen burritos. I’m quick on the mute button and I can tell you a foolproof way to do a professional conference call from Disneyland.

Ready to Get Lucky?

From time to time, someone will say, “You’re so lucky,” referring to my work lifestyle.  I’m never quite sure whether to be happy or offended.  Should I reply, “Thanks!” or “It has nothing to do with luck.”  Or they say, “Well, if I had your job…” or “It must be...

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Share the Love

It’s not Valentine’s Day yet but it’s never too soon to think about love, right? I thought it would be good to do a little warm up. And don’t forget to start training now for the chocolate eating and champagne drinking. You’ll want to be in good form come February 14th.

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I Liberate Corporate Working Mothers

I see you Mama.  Feeling overwhelmed trying to manage career and family.  Just getting out the door in the morning is a major challenge.  Constantly fighting back tears at home and at work.  A lost sock or last-minute diaper change can ruin the whole day.  Feeling...

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Dress for Success

I am the original dress for success girl.  In the early years of my career, I never wore the jeans of my software engineer peers.  I always wore skirts and heels.  I lived the advice that said you should dress one or two levels above the job you had. Now that I think...

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You Are a Water Faucet Resource

As a consultant, you are a water faucet resource – easy on, easy off.  A big part of your value proposition as a consultant is being able to throw you in on a big problem or special situation, often very quickly if it’s urgent, and shut you off as soon as the issue is...

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The Power of Like-Minded People Even for Introvert Moms

I recently had the opportunity to write a guest post for The Professional Mom Project. In my early years of being a mom, I had a hard time figuring out where I belonged.  When my daughter was about a year old, I joined a play group.  We loved playing with other moms...

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How to Write an Effective Case Study

Case studies are a great way to illustrate the impact of your work.  They can provide content for many things: value proposition, elevator pitch, networking discussions, sales meetings and web site to name a few.  You may be thinking, “But wait, I’m new to consulting,...

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Happiness is a Journey Not a Destination

I have news that may shock you.  You are never going to get THERE.  Where is THERE anyhow?  THERE is HERE, and you are THERE now.  What???  This is starting to sound like a “who’s on first” joke… I used to have a quote on my cubicle wall that said, “Quality is a...

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How to Stop Dreading Monday Mornings

I recently had the opportunity to write a guest post for the Work at Home Woman.   The Work at Home Woman is an amazing and reliable work-at-home resource for women.  You should check it out. How to Stop Dreading Monday Mornings I feel your turmoil. Spending several...

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