We are ALL impostors (plus, a big announcement)

Alexia Coaching, Communication, Happiness, Public Speaking, Women's Issues Leave a Comment

When Sheryl Sandberg talked about the “impostor syndrome” in Lean In, she brought into mainstream discourse a condition most of us have experienced even if we didn’t previously have a name for it. In the last 5 years since Sandberg’s book, there have been hundreds of articles, books, podcasts, training programs, etc. discussing the prevalence of high achieving women (and …

Why Saying ‘No’ to Your Biggest Opportunity May Be Your Biggest Opportunity

Alexia Career Advice, Communication, Happiness

I am back! I don’t use these three words lightly. While I am still navigating the unfamiliar territory of integrating my professional life into my personal one since the birth of my daughter, I know that the storm clouds that settled over me during the first few months of her life have lifted. Many factors have played a role in …

What Got You Here Will Likely Keep You Here – and That’s Not Always a Good Thing

Alexia Adult Learning, Career Advice, Happiness, Leadership

Greetings from beautiful Vancouver, BC, one of my favorite international cities. This last trip prior to my final trimester of pregnancy flying hiatus, I’m excited to share, is not explicitly work-related. I was chosen as a 2013 recipient of the International Women’s Forum Nevada Carolyn M. Sparks Founders Award, and I am enjoying every millisecond of my prize—a fully sponsored …

Does Somebody’s Success and Privilege Make You Trust Her Less?

Alexia Career Advice, Women's Issues

I doubt I’m surprising anybody when I say that I’m a big fan of Sheryl Sandberg and her bestselling book, Lean In. Not only am I a practitioner for and advocate of developing female leaders, but I’m also passionate about many of the subjects Sandberg talks about: teaching women how to effectively negotiate in all areas of their professional and …