Style & Spirit: A Remembrance of Debi Keay

Style & Spirit: A Remembrance of Debi Keay

I can’t stop thinking about my friend Debi Keay, known to many as DK, who passed away suddenly in October. She was just 62. She left behind a 21-year-old son she adored, a family that loved her and countless friends. In the video of Debi’s memorial service, the...
The Truth about Transitions

The Truth about Transitions

Career coach Shirley Triller changed my perspective on work forever. I wish I’d known her before my layoff. May her wisdom—and my story—help keep you and your career happy and healthy. I met Shirley Triller, a career coach and so much more, in 2014. I’d just been laid...
Working Like an Animal: Six Insights from “Mama’s Last Hug”

Working Like an Animal: Six Insights from “Mama’s Last Hug”

The two staff members at my small company are typically insubordinate. Most days they keep their noses down, but their squabbles and power plays can be a distraction at the office. They communicate status constantly—and never with words. My staffers—Ollie and Juno—are...
Not Just Networking: Building Bridges to New Worlds

Not Just Networking: Building Bridges to New Worlds

The practice of building meaningful connections isn’t just about work. It’s about opening your heart and mind to the people and the world around you. “Ah, networking,” Nidhi said. “I don’t make enough time for it.” I could tell the whole concept took her a little bit...
Say Goodbye, Say Hello

Say Goodbye, Say Hello

Lately I’ve been saying a lot of goodbyes. I don’t like it. I’m a hello person. Meeting new people and beginning new projects both give me energy. Saying goodbye saps my spirit. Last week, I said goodbye to a group of people I’ve grown to care about. What began...