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
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?
I feel like I keep reliving the Anger Phase of the SA Break up a lot due to my job. I'm privy to a lot of salary information in a lot of different fields due to being in staffing. -Mike Conte, Staffing Professional and Proud Defector In this week's edition of Defectors in Conversation, you … Continue reading The Defectors, Series 3: Meet Corey, Ashlie, Mike, and Liz
One of my very favorite things about South by Southwest (happening this year in Austin from March 9-18) as a conference experience is their programming selection process. Rather than relegating the choices to a small group of individuals, the Panel Picker process allows the general public to weigh in as a means to narrow selections. … Continue reading Sharing the SXSW Spotlight, 2018 Edition
The start of April marks the end of Women's History Month, a period where female speakers are in high demand. I had the opportunity to participate in a few events celebrating women over the last month, and relished the opportunity to do so. But now that April has arrived, I want to keep that momentum … Continue reading 7 Women Whose Wisdom Inspires Year-Round
Earlier this week, I got to tick a major box off my lifetime "to do" list: present at the South by Southwest Conference and Festival in Austin, TX. Alongside standup comedian and MondayPunday creator Matthew Broussard, satire professor and News Hangover creator Keli Dailey, and Emerson administrator and Humans of Higher Education contributor Jason Meier, we spent … Continue reading [VIDEO] SXSW Panel: Memes and Monologues
This post was previously published with Keep Calm and Dream: For Introverts, by Introverts. Any group that is lesser known to the public is bound to be misunderstood, and introversion is no exception. A great many myths have been attributed to this quieter 1/3 to 1/2 of the population, but many have deeper explanations and … Continue reading 8 Myths About Introverts