The COVID-19 pandemic has presented all of us with many challenges. Young professionals and business owners in particular have taken big hits, as traditional avenues and places for networking are now closed, relying on social distancing measures or open with limited hours. However, even in the toughest times, creative individuals can thrive! There are still many ways to expand your network virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Look to Expand Your Network

First, think about where your existing connections are and how can you better diversify them. Are there hobbies that you have that you could join groups for? Did you start watching a new television…


Mindset matters, whether you are trying to run your first marathon or find your first job after graduation. One of the newest and most powerful mindset tricks was featured by Carol Dweck in her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, which describes a growth mindset. If you can work hard with the help of a career coach to reset your mindset, the sky is the limit.

What Is a Growth Mindset?

One of the best ways to understand a growth mindset is by first knowing what it is not-a fixed mindset. A fixed mindset believes that character, intelligence, creative ability and other factors are…


Many young professionals excited to start internships and job offers back in March are now facing disappointment due to COVID-19-related cancellations. While a canceled internship or retracted job offer can present you with plenty of frustration, they are also opportunities to pivot your career and still make the most of the rest of 2020.

Look for Remote Internships

If your in-person internship was canceled, don’t hesitate to ask about virtual opportunities with the same employer. Put together a compelling argument for why you are qualified to work remotely and how you will be able to complete your essential functions and communicate effectively. Are your…


Working remotely is tough and a lot of companies are having remote work be a long-term solution to a current pandemic. Your company may be one of those companies, and you are leading a team. If you are looking to create a positive workplace culture for your remote team, then this video is for you.

I have 4 tips for you, but first, before I jump into those tips, I want to talk about what culture is. Culture is one of those things that everybody knows, but nobody can really articulate. …


If you’re a fresh college grad looking to accelerate your career, and you don’t know where to start… start here. We’re going to answer the question, “What should you do after college graduation?” I have 5 tips to help you out.

If you’re like more grads, you don’t know what to do with your major and now you’re trying to figure out if you become practical or follow your dreams. Let me start by saying, you can’t get it wrong and you’re never done. You’re never done growing your career, you’re never done learning, and you're never done growing.

Tip One: Assess the Data

Tip…


Are you searching for a career that you love and that lights you up inside? I’m going to walk you through how to shift your mindset and look for passion-filled opportunities. This post is all about finding a career you love and where you excel.

When many of us think of our careers, we might have days where we feel little down… Or we feel a little tired and drained. It’s completely normal, but none of us enjoy feeling drained when we should be feeling inspired.

Maybe you wake up contemplating if you want to quit or be sick. You…


Have you been put into a leadership position, and you think that you might be a little bit too bossy? I have five tips to help you be a better leader at work without being bossy.

It’s a pretty common problem among a lot of younger professionals to feel like they’re bossy when they first accept a leadership position. How do you manage or lead a team without being overly bossy? The reason that this goes through our head is that a lot of leaders that we see are oftentimes super bossy.

Tip One: Learn What Leadership Is

Tip number one is learning what leadership is…


Here’s a fun fact: Teams that have leaders with high emotional intelligence tend to perform better overall and have a higher level of employee engagement compared to teams led by low EQ leaders.

What is emotional intelligence, and what comprises it?

The formal definition of emotional intelligence is “The capacity to be aware of, control and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.”

A lot of business is just figuring out how to collaborate with others and how to build and work together. …


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Have you ever had someone ask you what you’re good at, and you go immediately blank?

It’s tough, especially for younger professionals, to articulate our strengths because we often don’t take time to acknowledge them. And, if you’re still struggling to find our strengths, you might begin to wonder if you’re even good at anything… which makes it impossible for you to gain a competitive advantage in the workplace.

There are many benefits to knowing your strengths. The most important in my eyes is that playing to your strengths allows you to stand out as a high performer in your…


Whether you’re inheriting a team or building one from scratch, being a first-time manager is overwhelming.

Here are five tips to get you started on your road to success.

Tip One: Start with the Business Goals

Every manager’s primary function within an organization is to take what the executive team has set out, translate that to their team, and make sure that their teams are successful in creating and executing whatever programs need to exist.

For you to be most successful, you need to know what the executives of your company are stating as the business goals. …

Benjamin Preston

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