Denver Startup Week: 100 Women Talking Money (Startup Edition)

One of my favorite events with The Pledgettes is our 100 Women Talking Money series. I am very excited that we are bringing this event to Denver Startup Week on Monday, September 14th. To serve the startup community, we’ll tailor our convesration to working in and working on startups. Jenn Uhen will be facilitating thisContinue reading “Denver Startup Week: 100 Women Talking Money (Startup Edition)”

Shifted Perspectives: TARRA Masterclass

This collaboration is an exciting one because I get to collaborate with: – industry experts, who will be guest lecturers as they coach participants through a specific challenge– engaged co-participants, who will share their experiences and offer advice– an experienced facilitator, Meridith Marshall, who has lead intimate events and masterminds– and a community-driven organization TARRA.Continue reading “Shifted Perspectives: TARRA Masterclass”

TARRA Co is holding space for Microbusinesses to thrive

You know when you find your people and you want to work with them again and again and again. That’s how I felt when I first met Kate Bailey and the TARRA team. I have joined their team as Director of Programming to collaborate on a multiple series of events as they continue to buildContinue reading “TARRA Co is holding space for Microbusinesses to thrive”

Calling all Creatives: Find Your Path in the Evolving Design Industry

I have always had a special place in my heart for creatives and the unique career challenges they face: from articulating their value and being paid their worth. I have partnered with AIGA Colorado and TARRA to facilitate this three part workshop series. You can attend one or all three. These workshops will be limitedContinue reading “Calling all Creatives: Find Your Path in the Evolving Design Industry”

Repost: Fast Company’s “8 smart ways to keep networking while you’re stuck at home”

Well, a global pandemic came in like a wrecking ball disrupting virtually every routine. Now that we’re settling into the new normal, make sure you are finding strong ways to strengthen and build your network. Use this time to stay connected and get connected. Fast Company posted this great article with eight ways to keepContinue reading “Repost: Fast Company’s “8 smart ways to keep networking while you’re stuck at home””

Always be preparing for your Performance Review

You know that time of the year when you are responsible for coming up a with a list of everything you have done this past year to exceed expectations in your role and contribute to the success of the company? Instead of staring a blank piece of paper for hours on end, track it throughoutContinue reading “Always be preparing for your Performance Review”

Your Elevator Pitch should be about the Value you Bring

“I’m new to town and looking for opportunities.”  Eek!  That opening line is bound to shut some new connections down before they even get to know you.  “I have 20 years of experience designing viewbooks for private schools and want to grow my network in the private school community.” This elevator pitch is a strongerContinue reading “Your Elevator Pitch should be about the Value you Bring”

Adding Value Every Day

If you would ever thank one of my favorite Creative Directors for his contributions, he would always reply, “Just adding value.” And it was true. Every big idea or quick insight was adding incredible value to the project and our clients. He certainly taught me the concept of adding value at every opportunity. That quipContinue reading “Adding Value Every Day”

How to Transition from Doing to Managing

The toughest transition I see with new leaders is to move from doing to managing. All those things you were celebrated and rewarded for in your last role aren’t part of this new role. You need to master some new skills to be successful in this role. Here are three tips to help with thisContinue reading “How to Transition from Doing to Managing”