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How to argue over holiday dinner….and still enjoy dessert

Ah, the holidays. A time to come together with loved ones and not-so-loved ones. Many of us dread the annual encounter with that one (or more) relative whose views clash with ours. Today, I'm going to share with you a guiding principle that can help get us through these tough conversations. The key to the [...]

By |2018-12-07T11:11:57-06:00December 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Suicide prevention for the rest of us

The nightmare scenario I have a recurring nightmare in which someone I know kills themselves and I'm forever haunted by the idea that somehow, some way, I should have done something to prevent it. Although no one can control the choices and behaviour of another person, I think this is a pretty common fear, and [...]

By |2018-11-23T09:53:18-06:00November 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coffee Meetings 102: Ready or not

It's go time, folks. You're in a coffee shop facing the actual human you've got a coffee date with. It's a golden opportunity to make a doozy of an impression and maybe even a supporter for life. So... how do you do it? Captain Obvious says: make it about them Most expert types (including me) [...]

By |2019-01-22T12:24:10-06:00September 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coffee Meetings 101: Are you ready?

Are you giving good coffee? Coffee meetings are great, even if you're like me and don't actually drink coffee (don't start with me, caffeine heads - it keeps me up all night long). Seriously, though, meeting one on one to figure out what the deal is with another person is networking at its finest, as [...]

By |2019-01-22T12:31:00-06:00August 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Battle of the Sexes: Networking Edition

Is networking different for women and men? How do issues of gender play into the history of networking? Does it matter? I believe there is a of yin and yang to networking. Whether because of history, or convention, or natural inclination, there are networking activities that are more strongly associated with women and others that [...]

By |2019-01-22T12:32:37-06:00August 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If You Think Socializing Is Too Hard, You’re Right

Having a social life can feel like a full time job As someone who teaches and fosters social skills any way she can, I'm often struck by the unfairness of it all. Why do we live in a world where acquiring and maintaining one of the most basic human needs is such a struggle? Why [...]

By |2018-04-19T11:08:07-06:00April 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments