Mary Ann Naples of OpenSky on Positioning Your Past Accomplishments

Mary Ann Naples is the Vice-President of Talent at OpenSky (https://opensky.com/). OpenSky is a website that enables individuals to shop for exclusive sales on products endorsed by celebrities and experts. In this video Mary Ann talks to NEXT for Women about positioning your past accomplishments. She talks about leaving Simon & Schuster to start her own publishing company. She tells...

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inSparq’s Veronika Sonsev on the Beauty of a W-2 Form

Veronika Sonsev is the CEO and Founder of inSparq (http://insparq.com/) and also the co-founder of Women in Wireless (http://womeninwireless.org/). inSparq is a referral marketing and analytics product that helps online retailers grow sales by getting shoppers to refer their friends. Women in Wireless is a non-profit focused on empowering and developing female leaders in mobile and digital media. In this...

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I Need A Change But I Can’t Seem To Figure Out What I’m Made To Do Or Will Be Happy With On a Daily Basis. Help!

Dear Jules, I’ve moved around for the last 6 years. I have a marketing degree, but I dread the thought of another administrative position or sales assistant position. I’m not experienced with up to date online marketing and feeling behind and competing with new graduates even though I have a over 10 years working experience. I need a change but...

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Rachel Thebault of Tribeca Treats on the Comfort of a Concrete Plan

Rachel Thebault (http://rachelthebault.com/) is the owner and head confectioner at Tribeca Treats (http://www.tribecatreats.com/), a specialty bakery in downtown Manhattan, offering a wide variety of chocolates, cookies, cupcakes, and cakes. In this video Rachel talks to NEXT for Women (http://www.nextforwomen.com) about taking the leap to start her own business including the 3 steps she took when launching her own bakery.

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Be Peanut Butter

I have a dog named Edgar whose whole raison d’etre is to kick cat ass. Unfortunately, I also have two cats.  Peanut Butter and Mozart. Peanut Butter is a cat-hater’s cat. He’s got all the swagger of a cowboy, and the cool detachment of a pouty model.  Tail up, shoulders back, when he saunters into the kitchen, he owns the joint....

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People Don’t Resist Change. They Resist Being Changed.

Imagine your boss has given you an important assignment to bring about a needed change in your organization. Sounds good. But people throughout your organization will resist this change. Not so good. How can you overcome this resistance?     A Formula for Change Here’s the short answer to this complex question: D + V + F > R  ...

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Don’t Let Your Plan Get In The Way Of Your Passion: How Ambika Changed Her Career Course and Never Looked Back

Ambika Nigam could have been a number cruncher. After she graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in economics, she accepted a prestigious financial analyst position at Oppenheimer Funds, where she made the kinds of complicated mathematical models that would make Einstein blush. But, as she sat at her computer manipulating money, Ambika increasingly found herself lusting after...

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8 Weeks To Possibility – Week Three: Mantras and Gratitude

  Mantras?  As in, chanting?  Really?  Actually, no.  Most of us already have mantras that we repeat to ourselves, even if we’re unaware of them.  Remember Lisa from Week 1?  Her mantra was that good things in life weren’t going to happen for her, and she’d practiced it and was living by it.  Lisa’s mantra was really a limiting belief...

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8 Weeks To Possibility – Week One: Getting Connected

  You know the feeling.  We all do.  It’s the sense that we’re off track from our path, not quite in our groove.  Maybe our career isn’t right, or our friends.  We know we want things to be different, but we might not see how to make that happen. Over the next 8 weeks, we’ll explore several tools and techniques...

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Six Things 40-somethings Miss About Being Twenty-Something

  Sometimes, I can’t wait to be established in my life and career, but I don’t want to wish away this time in my life. Is there anything you miss about being twenty-something? Our friend 40:20 Vision weighs in! 40-somethings miss:     Friends, freedom and blissful ignorance.     The energy to bounce back after long hours or short nights and...

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To Persist To The Summit Is The Key To Self-Worth

  I climb high mountains.  There are many mountains in life, and I’ve discovered that these lessons apply. Here is another important lesson from our series of three. There’s a reason people climb mountains, and it’s not because they’re  there. People climb mountains to reach higher, to test their meddle, to prove something to them selves. Find a summit in...

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