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COMING SOON: Defectober 2021 (and this time, it’s social!)

Fall is on the way, and with it comes my third annual Defector Academy monthlong challenge, Defectober. When I developed this Defector Academy offering in 2018, it was designed to combat one worry I heard time and time again from aspiring career changers: "I don't know where to start." It's a valid worry. Between deciding … Continue reading COMING SOON: Defectober 2021 (and this time, it’s social!)

On-Campus and Online: 4 Groups Who Need You to Persist with Hybrid Programming

Major Takeaways: To discard the notion and possibility of virtual programming alongside in-person gatherings, discards a great deal of what we learned in the last fifteen months - including who we can serve, and who wasn't served well "before we went inside."A hybrid programming model can mean offering fully in-person programs alongside virtual events, or … Continue reading On-Campus and Online: 4 Groups Who Need You to Persist with Hybrid Programming

[PODCAST] Talking Creative Bravery, with The Servant Marketer Podcast

Earlier this fall, I had the opportunity to chat with Jenny Petty, host of The Servant Marketer podcast, about how creativity can best serve marketers - and really, anyone trying to get a job done in rapidly changing circumstances - and what it takes to utilize it well. The conversation was a far reaching and … Continue reading [PODCAST] Talking Creative Bravery, with The Servant Marketer Podcast

Cine-spiration Without Heart: Rethinking the BA Test Kitchen

If there's been an upside to this extended "grounding" that the COVID-19 pandemic has created for my normally hustling and bustling work life, it's been the ability to return to the kitchen on a more regular basis. A life that was frequently reduced to Daily Harvest, more frequent than strictly necessary takeout orders, and the … Continue reading Cine-spiration Without Heart: Rethinking the BA Test Kitchen

COMING SOON: Storytelling for Your Next Steps

I love a good story, don't you? Stories can transport us to another place and time (which feels more than a bit welcome these days), teach us something new in a digestible way, and help us understand different perspectives in a more immersive way. I've found this last purpose especially important for career development, and¬†especially¬†valuable … Continue reading COMING SOON: Storytelling for Your Next Steps

[PODCAST] “What If It’s Others Who Doubt Me?” with The Impostor Syndrome Files’ Kim Meninger

I always say, once I serve on a panel with you...we're friends for life. I'm a huge fan of your work, and I'm happy to be of help or of service. Today, I'm pleased to share the results of a conversation with a former fellow panelist, Kim Meninger. We worked together last year on a … Continue reading [PODCAST] “What If It’s Others Who Doubt Me?” with The Impostor Syndrome Files’ Kim Meninger