Are we weeding out our best stuff?

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With the weather turning balmy I’ve been doing more walking in our neighborhood. A month or so ago our neighbors put in this beautiful new garden in front of their house, a lovely arrangement of plants, flowers, a stone path and a sculpture of this big turtle. Every time I walk by it I smile… Continue reading Are we weeding out our best stuff?

Mentors Support You, but Sponsors Propel You

Last week as I was wrapping up a college workshop I’d facilitated, I shared what’s always a fun discussion – the mistakes I’ve made and lessons they’ve taught me over a couple of decades of work. One that always makes me smile is one of my first boss’s words of wisdom. He told me, “Success… Continue reading Mentors Support You, but Sponsors Propel You

Journeous and Athlete Story Talk Transition: Re-find Yourself After Sports

We recently sat down with Anja Bolbjerg of Athlete Story, a business focused on helping athletes transition from sports to new careers. Pam was joined by former elite squash player Katherine Johnson (who we were honored to speak with at the Miami  EY Women Athletes Business Network), and discussed the art of story telling and… Continue reading Journeous and Athlete Story Talk Transition: Re-find Yourself After Sports

Change. One of the Best Leadership Teachers.

I met a woman recently who happened to be part of a team I’d led years ago. Our conversation brought me back to the experience of walking into that job. I’d joined as the beloved prior leader, who had been there for many years, was moving onto a different role in the company. Within weeks… Continue reading Change. One of the Best Leadership Teachers.

7 Career Insights….From the Gym

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I met with two good friends in the past month who were both struggling to get into a regular exercise routine. I happily offered to support them however I could – because while I’ll fully admit there are plenty of good habits I’ve yet to create, getting to the gym is one I can put… Continue reading 7 Career Insights….From the Gym

Want to turn down others’ stress levels? Ask for their help

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As a newly minted entrepreneur, I’m learning a lot. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned about myself is that when under stress, I have a tendency to do rather than think about the best way to get things done. Unfortunately this is the kiss of death in my new world. The more I… Continue reading Want to turn down others’ stress levels? Ask for their help

It’s Tough To Reach Your Peak Performance If You’re Not Willing To Try A New Gear

Our picture perfect day yesterday inspired me to get out for a bike ride. As I headed up the hill and downshifted, it took a few clicks for the gears to respond. I realized I was long overdue for taking my bike in for service. Were I so remiss with teeth cleaning I’m quite sure… Continue reading It’s Tough To Reach Your Peak Performance If You’re Not Willing To Try A New Gear

Divergence on the benefit of a college degree

Have you seen firsthand the powerful impact of women leaders? At Journeous we’re two driven women raising daughters and are committed to raising self-sufficient and confident young women. But when we look at our own amazingly capable female entrepreneurial colleagues, the data is both depressing and encouraging. While women-led ventures got only 2% of all… Continue reading Divergence on the benefit of a college degree