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I help leaders build great teams. I help teams build great cultures. I help people make sense of their careers. Life is too short for stressful jobs filled with unending days and bottomless inboxes. Imagine going to work every day with a clear sense of how to add value in an organization that is infused with energy and enthusiasm.
People come to me for leadership development, executive presence, team building, career strategy, job search, interview preparation, getting unstuck, getting promoted, navigating the nuances of large organizations, and figuring out what's next.
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There are no ads, no pop-ups, and no tricks to get your email address in exchange for a "free gift." I'm on a mission to make the world a better place to work and I'm looking for allies to help me in that mission.
Spend some time browsing the site. There's a ton of helpful stuff here, including a bunch of free downloads. There's a wealth of great articles too. You'll find ideas on everything from setting up your LinkedIn profile to building a cohesive leadership team. For a good read, peruse some of the most popular articles on my blog.
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I believe that work shouldn't be so hard. The purpose of a job is to earn a livelihood; and the purpose of a livelihood is to create space in your life to connect with your community and contribute to society in a meaningful way.
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Helpful: A Guide to Life, Careers, and the Art of Networking is a groundbreaking book that flips the classic idea of networking on its head. Helpful revolutionizes what networking is, how it happens, and how we should do it. Don't go to another noisy "networking event" until you have had a chance to read this book.
Take a moment to think about all of the change that has taken place since you were born. Not just the technological change (from computers the size of small cars to exponentially more powerful devices weighing mere ounces), but also the social, scientific, and cultural progress that has occurred in the last several decades.
Now consider the Acheulean hand axe. The always-excellent podcast, 99% Invisible, released an insightful show this week looking at this primitive stone tool.Read more…
Think back to the last time you were at a wedding — or any event with a dance floor. There was no shortage of well-meaning people encouraging the wallflowers, “Come on … get out on the dance floor … it’ll be fun … you’ll have a good time.”1Imagine this line the way Bruce Willis says “Come out to the coast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs” in Die Hard. In many ways, networking is like…Read more…
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Heather Hollick has been helping others become better leaders and craft more meaningful careers for more than 25 years. Her experience spans both business and technology, operations and organizational development. Oh, and she was born in Canada, so she can't help but be helpful.