Find Success with a Career Break

We often hear about the difficulties that women (and men) face after taking a break from the workforce, usually to take care of kids or family. Many women worry about falling out of touch and that companies won’t want to ...

Career vs. Job: Which Is Right for You?

There’s a stereotype when it comes to a successful career that you need to be continually moving up the ladder (whether your environment is corporate or not). The prototype for a well-worked “career” is that you continue to get promoted ...

An Interview with the Honorable Young Kim

Honorable Young B. Kim is a United States Magistrate Judge (which means that he is a “federal trial court judge”) who, among other things, graduated from Loyola University School of Law in Chicago, worked as an Assistant Public Defender, clerked ...

How Focus Helped Me Find Freedom

I remember deciding what I wanted to do, at sixteen or maybe seventeen, in the throes of High School Drama. As a teenager, and later a BFA student, life as an actor was about stamina. How many hours in a ...

The Problem of Having Too Many Interests

One of the concerns that we hear from a lot of young people coming out of college is that they don’t know what to do after graduating because they have so many interests. This can also worry the parent of ...

Event Recap: The Power of Positivity

Last Wednesday evening at 1871 in the Merchandise Mart a group of women gathered to begin their year with a masterclass in positivity. About 40 people were in attendance, and the panelists were Dr. Anne Brennan Malec, Dr. Gertrude Lyons, ...

Why CEO’s Are Afraid to Ask for Help

If you’re a CEO, you’re probably known for a lot of things– decisiveness, a compelling vision for the future, tenacity, great yacht-buying skills– yet you’ve likely never been noted for your vulnerability. Being vulnerable means you’ve done something wrong or ...

Do You Have a Personal Brand?

My first question when I started working was, how important is my personal brand? It felt over-hyped, and I thought, “I have a job already, so do I really need to develop one?” Yes. Even if you’re not actively searching ...

Four Steps to Becoming a Networking Pro

Networking is tedious. It can feel forced and false and maybe even a little gross. But I’m here to tell you that’s just one perspective. It’s time to shift your frame of mind because it’s all about who you know. ...

Why Do Leaders Hate Millennials?

Dad/Baby Boomer and daughter/Millennial (and coworkers), discuss the generation gap. Why can’t millennials and older coworkers/ bosses just get along? And are they really all that different?