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Courage Under Pressure

Courage Under Pressure

Who among us hasn’t had a moment, a day or a week where we felt the pressure in our lives – professionally and personally – to “go out there” and do what is expected of us even when all we really wanted to do was get back under the covers?

Pivot, Anyone?

Pivot, Anyone?

Covid has caused us to reevaluate many aspects of our lives and ask the questions: What am I doing with my life? Is this what I really want?

Toxic Positivity

Toxic Positivity

Getting into a good public high school in NYC, where I grew up, was a high-stakes, competitive process. My older brother was already attending the Bronx High School of Science, the crown jewel of the magnet schools, and now it was my turn to take the exam, pass it, and follow in his footsteps.

Our 2021 Superpower

Our 2021 Superpower

Our 2021 Superpower is . . . After having our world suddenly turned upside down in 2020, it seems that 2021 could not have arrived quickly enough. I started my day on Monday, January 4 - - excited to work with my clients on their goals and challenges for this new...

Shower Anyone? Here’s a Good Reason to Take One

Shower Anyone? Here’s a Good Reason to Take One

Research shows that being near, in, on, or under the water can improve our mood and our health, and increase our creativity and connectedness. “People can experience the benefits of the water whether they’re near the ocean, a lake, a river, a swimming pool or even listening to the soothing sound of a fountain,” says Wallace J. Nichols, a marine biologist, avid scuba diver and author of Blue Mind (2014).

Welcoming Challenge

Welcoming Challenge

After returning from a trip I am reminded that people of all cultures all over the world are career changers. In the upcoming year, what challenges are you ready to take on?

Staying Calm in an Uncertain Time

Staying Calm in an Uncertain Time

Staying Calm in an Uncertain Time We are still in a new reality - one of incredible uncertainty.For the past 10 days, I have been waking up in the morning thinking I had dreamt the day before and this new day would be "normal." Then I check the news and discover we...

Effecting Change in a New Year

Effecting Change in a New Year

Research shows that more than 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail. Why? Because the expectations we set for ourselves are too big, too many, and too unrealistic. So, what can we do if we want to make changes and be successful?

Where Will You Begin?

Where Will You Begin?

Where will you begin this Fall? Renew a relationship, restart a delayed project, dedicate time for exercise? Start that job search, ask for a promotion, sign on for a next level assignment?

Clients and Engagement Forums

Clients and Engagements Gail shares her insights and advice in a variety of speaking engagements across industries.Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity Conference Association of Pro Bono Counsel Ballard Spahr LLP Columbia University Law School Counseling and...

Why I Love Meghan Trainor

Why I Love Meghan Trainor

I am not a pop music fan. I am, however, a fan of the 2014 breakout singer Meghan Trainor whose song, “All About That Bass,” sped to the top of the music charts. What is she singing about?

A Study in GRIT and Resilience

A Study in GRIT and Resilience

Today, I had the good fortune of bearing witness to a question-and-answer session with Paulette Brown speaking up close and personal about her journey in becoming the first woman of color to be elected to the presidency of the American Bar Association.

Post-Election Blues

Post-Election Blues

It’s over for the candidates, but it’s just beginning for the voters whose candidates lost the Presidential race, not to mention local, state, and Congressional races.

Wisdom from the Past

Wisdom from the Past

My father would have turned 90 years old this month, had he not passed away just about five years ago. A Holocaust survivor who was proud to have been a “partisan”- he fought with the underground resistance movement, thereby saving his own life and many others.

Stress Management

Stress Management

All professionals experience stress at work – it’s part of the package. Meeting deadlines, juggling clients, conferencing with colleagues, checking and returning phone calls and e-mails. Sound familiar? What can you do to manage daily stress? Start simple. I know you have heard this before, however, the following “coping mechanisms” can make a big difference in your day.

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