Kelly lounges on her outdoor couch, taking a break from the work day, thanks to her flexible schedule.

Why A Flexible Work Schedule Has Increased My Happiness

This post is sponsored by Tiesta Tea. All opinions are my own. Read my disclosure here. That work/life balance that everyone talked about for decades is now in the past. These days, the balance between work and life does not really exist. Why? Thanks to the world of technology, work ...
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The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Your Resume

Are you ready to learn valuable tips and take action in crafting your resume? This is the guide for you, whether your resume needs to be built from scratch or it simply just needs a refresh! L&I’s “Ultimate Guide to Crafting Your Resume” guide aims to help you get one ...
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Kelly stands in the alley of Hero Coffee.

7 Ways to Establish Your Personal Brand in the Workplace

In the last few years, the topic of having and establishing a personal brand has been much discussed. We keep reading and hearing in the media about having a personal brand and how we should always be thinking about how we’re branding ourselves. But what is a personal brand, actually? ...
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Kelly Nash stands in front of the Chicago Board of Trade.

8 Qualities to Make a Powerful Impression in the Workplace

What are the qualities that make a powerful impression in the workplace? As businesswomen, we're consistently looking to make that memorable impression - whether it’s on our managers, on our clients and partners, or on our colleagues. It can help us in receiving recognition, promotions and raises and overall succeeding ...
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4 Reasons Why You Need a Business Card

When’s the last time you passed out a business card? Or a better question, do you have a business card to pass out and share? I still remember when I got my first box of business cards placed on my desk at my first job. I opened the box and ...
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Kelly takes a moment to think about the career advice she'd give to her younger self.

Career Advice I’d Give to My Younger Self

If you could give career advice to your younger self, what words of wisdom would you give? Asking myself this question made me really think about how much I've learned in just the eight years I've been in the workforce since graduating college. I by no means have all the ...
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Setting Goals + 5 Ways You Can Stick To Them

With a new year, comes new goals. And with each year, we set those goals for things related to our careers, our health, or our lives in general. It's easy to say "I have a goal!" but when it comes time to actually pursuing it, we often get caught up ...
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Kelly and Caroline have a conversation while Kelly hands over a business card.

How to Treat Social Events as Networking Opportunities

As the holidays approach, we can expect social get-togethers like friendsgivings, ugly sweater holiday parties, and even family gatherings. They are all chances to get caught up on everyone’s lives and spend some quality time. But what most people don’t realize is that these are also opportunities to network! Maybe ...
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Kelly Nash hides coyly behind the "You Are a Badass" book.

3 Reasons Why to Overcome Your Fear of Failure

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” — J.K. Rowling Let’s talk about the elephant in the room, this little thing called failure. I think ...
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5 Steps to Achieve Your Goals

Goals. We all have them, but what does it take to actually accomplish and succeed in those goals? Even though this post is categorized under “Career," this topic of goal setting and achieving can be applicable to any part of your life. We can have career goals, but also personal ...
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A handshake happens between two women following a hot topic negotiation.

How to Effectively Negotiate in Any Situation

For many, negotiating doesn’t come easy, especially for women. According to Forbes, only about 30% of us actually negotiate in a work setting, compared to 46% of men. We tend to accept what is given to us simply because we are too afraid to ask for more. Initiating a negotiation ...
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5 Things to Do After Your Final Job Interview

After you’ve successfully prepared for your interview (tips on how to do that here), you head into your final job interview confident and ready to go. You answer all the interviewer’s questions with poise and ease and before you know it, the interview’s finishing up. Now what? Before you head ...
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