The Story Behind Lipstick & Ink®

The Story Behind Lipstick & Ink®

On this day four years ago, my day started off as any normal Saturday in January. Little did I know, it would be the day Lipstick & Ink® came to be - a day that would change me forever.  Leading up to January 13, 2018, I had experienced an action-packed few months: getting married to Adam, going on our honeymoon to Maui and New Zealand, and spending time with family for the holidays. As I...

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2021 Recap: 6 Reflections from the Year

2021 Recap: 6 Reflections from the Year

As I write this on the last day of 2021, I find myself wondering how we’re already here. Another year passed, another on the horizon. I remember my high school Algebra teacher once saying how as we get older, the years seemingly go faster. She wasn’t wrong. I take time every NYE to reflect and write about the last year and these last few NYEs I have found myself more and more bewildered at how...

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4 Reasons Why to Document Your Work Wins

4 Reasons Why to Document Your Work Wins

Looking to get noticed by leadership, land a promotion, or obtain a new job? Then you’re going to want to track and document your work wins! If you’re wondering what work wins are, below are some examples: “Kudos” emails or messages Project work, especially where you’ve made a considerable impact (especially financially) Awards or recognition received  Verbal gratitude and positive mentions...

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5 Tips for Giving Critical (But Effective) Feedback

5 Tips for Giving Critical (But Effective) Feedback

Over the course of our careers, we will encounter many situations where we’re asked to provide feedback. Some examples include during a performance review, assessing a client presentation, or evaluating a work proposal. In these types of situations, giving feedback in the workplace can be intimidating. And while the term ‘feedback’ often invokes a negative connotation, the reality is that it can...

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How to Get Hired at a Top Company

How to Get Hired at a Top Company

Fortune recently came out with its annual list of “100 Best Companies to Work For,” based on employee survey responses. Seeing lists such as these is informative because it gives us an opportunity to learn more about the companies in terms of their growth, demographics, and culture. We also get to understand the reasons behind why they made a top company list such as Fortune’s, which can vary...

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Welcome to Lipstick & Ink®, your home for everything career and wellness inspired. I’m Kelly, a Chicago-based marketing tech professional, writer, career coach, speaker, and events host.

Whether we’re working together on your career aspirations, refreshing your professional documents, or keeping your mental health in check, I encourage you to own your power and make your mark – one lipstick stain at a time.

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