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She chased her dreams &thenShe stopped doubting herself, &thenShe became a leader, &thenShe initiated great change.

Hi! I’m Kate, I have an MBA with a focus in Finance. I work in corporate finance and volunteer my time with Nonprofit financials. Lets chat about some advice both personal and professional for a working woman!

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Re-Energize Your Work Remote Space

Work remote has become an unexpected reality for many of us for almost two years now. Two whole years of work remote, yet I still go on video calls with faces too dark to see while sitting on their couches. Many of you are still working in your dining room, still having Wi-Fi issues, and don’t even have a second monitor set up. Y ‘all, this is your wake up call, its been two years, and its time to invest in your work remote life! The more we treat our remote office as temporary, the more our career feels temporary and the psychological impacts on a temporary life lead to lots of anxiety. So let’s revitalize, re-energize, and invest in your work remote space so that you feel ready to take on the day (and no, I won’t make you wear pants).

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Unveiling Imposter Syndrome

I remember my first experience with Imposter Syndrome. It was not fun, it was confusing and led me to lots of self doubt. Well apparently, I am not alone! Actually, tons of people, even people like Melinda Gates and Michelle Obama have confessed to feeling like an imposter. So what is Imposter Syndrome? Read more to learn more about what it is, who it affects and how to overcome it. Let’s bring out the best version of you after reading this article about unveiling Imposter Syndrome.

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Tips for Owning Your Career Growth

Having a successful career that takes you where you want to be, challenges you, and gives you a sense of purpose can be within your own hands. I have had some major career successes and major career pitfalls. I am still on a long journey of learning, but here are some of the most helpful tips I’ve learned and accumulated so far while growing my career. I hope you too can benefit from the things I have learned and perhaps you can share a few you have learned with me!

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Routines or Chaos… or both?

Have you ever been on a vacation or a summer break and thought to yourself “I can’t wait to get back into a routine again”? For many, this is the case, after periods of inconsistency, or chaos, we start to crave a habitual routine. Everyone talks about the power of routines and the power of habit, others talk about the power of rest and vacations, but what about the power of planned ambiguity and chaos. As humans, it is clear that we thrive on routine and the power of habits. What if routines are only possibly, only beneficial when used intermittently, when used with periods of ambiguity or perhaps even chaos.  What if the only way to get into a routine, to crave routine, to thrive off of routine, is to intentionally plan periods of ambiguity and chaos between periods of routine. Read on to learn more about my approach to routines and planned ambiguity.

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Work-Life Balance and Toxic Work

Work-life balance cannot be a one-size fits all, but the phrase has definitely been used in that way lately. When an individual says “I need more work-life balance”, it can mean a plethora of things from “I work too much” to “I miss my family” to “I am unhappy at my job”. So let’s dive into this feeling of imbalance, identify if a toxic work environment is a leading cause, and see if we can help you find NOT “work-life balance” but instead contentment in your current place of life.

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Setting Goals that Stick

According to Inc.com, approximately 80% of people who make New Year’s goals have quit pursuing them by mid-February. If you’re one of those people, you are not alone, but let’s help you identify your opportunities to improve your goal setting because I bet you have some pretty awesome goals. You can and will achieve all the goals you have set out for yourself!

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How to Set a Personal Budget

Setting a personal budget can feel like a huge task to accomplish, however I’m here to argue that it can be pretty quick and simple with major life benefits. With basic tips you can start taking off into a world of financial freedom. Setting a personal budget will give you better understanding and control of your financial habits, give you the tools to prioritize your spending, assure you are saving for the big things you want in life, and give you peace of mind. So let’s get to budgeting!

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Quick ways to De-stress

Stress and anxiety is a problem that practically everyone feels at one point in their life, and some more regularly and more intense than others. Let’s walk through five quick ways to lower your blood pressure right now and get you in a place of inner peace and contentment. Now, take a deep breathe and read on.

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Book Review: Challenge the Way You Think by Reading Think Again

The book Think Again, by Adam Grant, is incredibly relevant as it addresses the polarization in our society and how we all could be a little more open minded by thinking more like a scientist every day. In a constantly changing world, Grant challenges us to rethink everything we may have grown up learning in school or stereotypes we may unconsciously hold. You will learn how to have a real debate, the joy of being wrong, how you could change someone’s mind on a passionate topic, our tendencies of binary bias, and how your future life plans may not be right for you anymore. I recommend reading the book, but I have provided some great takeaways for you to enjoy for now.

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How to be an Anti-Procrastinator

Procrastination. We’ve all been there, we can’t get ourselves to write the paper, make the doctor appointment, finish the shelving in the garage, get our workout in, do the laundry or write the email until perhaps it’s absolutely last minute and the consequences are too high not to do it. This post will help give advice to procrastinators on how to actually get that work done you keep saying you will. This post may also help some of my anti-procrastinators stay curious about their procrastinating friends and family members.

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The Secret to Working out during the Work day: Your post workout routine

Ever wonder how people go for a run over their lunch break without being gross, exasperated and sweaty back at their desk? Well, I may have cracked the code on that one, especially for my ladies. I’ve had to do some trial and error on how to figure out how to master exercising in the middle of my work day and not be a sweaty mess in my next meeting. These hacks also work if you need to go anywhere after a workout, whether its a dinner party, a date or just a stop at the grocery store.  Here’s my suggestions for getting back to work or anywhere important after a workout and still look and feel fabulous.

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Making a Great Financial Presentation

As a finance presenter, I believe it is our job to assure all individuals of the organization or board understand the financials of the company in a judge free setting in order to allow for thoughtful decision making. The better our marketing team understands our finances, the better the company gets, so how do we present financials in a fashion that is comfortable for all? This is your chance to make an impact on the organization by providing a great financial presentation while encouraging meaningful conversation. I have found a few tips that work great no matter the audience you are working with.

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How to do a Career Shift

You enter college and apparently you are supposed to know exactly what you want to be when you grow up. I mean darn those lucky people who just know what they want to be, become it, and just love their careers their whole lives. If you’re anything like me, you had no idea, and still may have no idea. I managed to do a 180 on my career a couple years ago and if you’re looking for the same, let me help you with a few tips.

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