It's that time of year again...time to bring you the stories of folks who have braved the wilderness of a life away from higher education and student affairs, taking their skills off campus and into the marketplace. This year's series strives to highlight this journey and its specific impact on women. So, welcome to The … Continue reading Welcome to The Defectors: Women at Work!
I've long written, spoken about, and generally advocated for, how introverts can find and stand in their power in a world that doesn't always value their strengths and gifts. Today, I want to share a recent TV appearance I did with Bedford-based public speaking and visibility coach Linda Ugelow. I'm so thankful to Linda for … Continue reading [VIDEO] Talking Introverts and Power with Linda Ugelow, Women Inspired TV
These days, I've been spending a lot of time with folks who are debating taking a step away from campus-based higher education work. We've talked about their current skill sets and where else they might be valuable, the confidence they feel (or don't feel just yet) about taking those skills and experiences to a new … Continue reading Coming Soon: 5 Days to Defector-Ready
It was a pleasure to spend part of last week with Keith Edwards, Lauren Tyger, Michael Benitez, Jr., and Paul Brown to talk about the culture of "side hustles" (or second jobs, gigs, or anything else you might want to call them) in student affairs and higher education. For my part, I haven't been able … Continue reading [VIDEO] Student Affairs Side Hustles, with Higher Ed Live
Last week, it was my pleasure to connect with Kit Pang of BostonSpeaks for a chat about how introversion can work for you when spreading your message. The live broadcast was recorded, so feel free to give it a watch below! We talked about what introversion is (and more importantly, what it isn't!), how introverts … Continue reading [VIDEO] Spreading Your Message as an Introvert with BostonSpeaks
I do a lot of podcasting from the comfort of my own desk or couch, "real" pants optional. So it was exciting to share a few hours with Stephen App of eCity Interactive for their Hashtag Higher Ed podcast in studio, in Philly, real clothes and everything, during a recent conference trip. I was so … Continue reading [PODCAST] Hashtag Higher Ed, Episode 35: What Does it Mean to Be Creative?
As 2018 draws to a close, I want to share my annual list for my favorite reads of the year. While many were released this year, others have been on my list for a while and finally crossed my desk. Trust me, the stacks (both literal and figurative) are high. My full list of read … Continue reading My Best Reads of 2018
This post is part 2 in a series about the ways Kids Baking Championship embodies the creative process. Catch up on part 1 here. Last week, we explored a lot of the external principles of creativity that I've seen in action through my recent TV culinary obsession, Food Network's Kids Baking Championship. This week, I want … Continue reading Cooking Up Creativity in the Kids’ Baking Championship Kitchen, Part 2
Last week, my television baking obsession The Great British Bake-Off* aired its latest finale across the pond, and I'm anxiously awaiting its arrival to Netflix in a few weeks, by finding some Americans to watch bake. My sister alerted me to the presence of Food Network's Kids Baking Championship, a show I'd watched one season of … Continue reading Cooking Up Creativity in the Kids Baking Championship Kitchen, Part 1
We've reached the end of the third series of The Defectors, and I want to thank each of my ten participants for their consideration and candor as they shared their stories. The community that has come together around this particular stage in work has blown me away, and I'm happy to have gotten to share … Continue reading The Defectors, Series 3: Parting Words for the Road Ahead