The Effect of Company Politics on Creative People

When I graduated from art school and jumped into a corporate job, the concept of company politics seems distant. My belief was that politics happened at boring companies where employees...

25 May 2018

Should I Have a Female Role Model?

Someone recently asked me about my role model. I had no good answer for such a weighty question. Go to known figures, like Elon Musk or Beyonce, you look unoriginal....

08 Apr 2018

Sailing Made Me a Better Person in the Workplace

When I learned to sail, my expectations included perfecting techniques and staying alive. Little did I know that sailing is more than playing with sails, complaining about wind and being...

21 Mar 2018

2008 Graduates - Not Your Typical Millennials

In 2008, the financial market fell hard on its face, bruising both our collective expectations and confidence in anything. That was the year I and many others graduated. People lost...

13 Feb 2018

A ‘Career Ladder’ Seem Pretty Damn Dated

Terminology to define careers falls under a metaphoric family that does not describe today’s scene. We typically relate careers to a path, trajectory or ladder that suggests predefined, linear directions...

06 Jan 2018

The Power of New Metaphors

Your life is one long metaphor sprinkled with more mini metaphors. There’s no escape. Whether describing how you ‘ran errands’, climb ‘the corporate ladder’, learn to ‘play by ear’ or...

23 Dec 2017

Your Identity Foundation Starts with Daily Principles

Each of us makes a statement in the way we live day-to-day. Many times these are absent from our Instagram posts or Facebook pages, as they are more subtle and...

11 Nov 2017

Priorities to Survive the First Months of a New Job

Your first days on the job are as confusing as ordering at Starbucks for the first time. The continual how’s, who’s and what’s trip up your concentration and confidence while...

03 Oct 2017

The Sneaker Industry Miss and Don't Miss List

Over six months ago I left the sneaker industry to delve into experiential interior design within retail and hospitably. My break from the sneaker world put it into perspective. Though...

17 Sep 2017

Your Partner Means Well, But It’s OK To Disregard Their Career Advice

I’ve been dating my boyfriend for four years - sorry all you interested internet people out there. A relationship can contribute both helpful and misleading influences. Those misleading influences are...

07 Aug 2017

Is There Life After Leaving a Large Brand?

YES. Everyone’s path differs in terms of career development. Some start off at large brands as I did, knowing early in their job lives the extent that companies go to...

17 Jul 2017

The Moral Struggle with your Career Contributing to Consumerism

When you research and design an actual product for mass production, the proximity heightens your awareness. ‘What am I doing’ or ‘What am I contributing to’ taunts you every so...

12 Jun 2017