Career Innovation

I am a single mother, live in Manhattan, love to cook, and am learning to play the guitar. I knit, bike, and travel. I subscribe to the Buddhist philosophy and practice transcendental meditation. I love to write. And oh, I'm also a pediatrician by trade. I value my job because my experiences with children and parents, in health and sickness, teach me a lot about life and the important things in it. However, unlike many of my contemporaries...


Blog All About It

A blog, by definition, contains the writer’s experiences, observations and opinions. So, naturally, you want your blog to be of relevance to you. The first example in finding your niche is Julie Powell’s blog about cooking. Her blog focused on Julia Child’s recipes, from the daunting cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking, fashioned by a non chef. What better way to strike relevance amongst your...


Works for Hire?

Did you know that even if you hire an independent contractor to undertake a project, provide that independent contractor the idea for the project, direct that person’s work on the project, pay that contractor for the project, and even cause the hired person to sign a piece of paper which states that the work is created for hire for your benefit, it does not mean that you necessarily own the contractor’s...


Technology Jobs are Out There

Listening to national reports about the job market, it’s easy to think the news is all bad. But there are some bright spots, most notably in the technology sector, where there is actually a shortage of skilled workers.  Demand for positions like software developers, computer programmers and database administrators is expected to grow almost 14 percent in Washington state over the next five years, outpacing the national demand by several...


Wali Collins: he’s not only funny, he’s Fashionable

NYC Comedian, Author and Entrepreneur Wali Collins has done more than create a popular movement around his Y'NEVANO Book of ENCOURAGEMENTS.  He has created a line of apparel that includes T-shirts, sweats, underwear, and accessories such as wristbands and baseball caps, all to remind you to live a regret-less life in the Y’NEVANO state of mind. The apparel line is one more extension of the growing Y’NEVANO...


Dr. Gaboriau’s Insight on Beauty

The 40s are the new 30s! Some would say that the 40s are the new 20s! Regardless of the statement, the reality is that women and men have never felt as young as they do today and they have a strong desire to look as beautiful as the feel on the inside. The key is not to look like you’re in your ‘20s; it’s about embracing your age and incorporating some solutions in order to meet your specific needs and desired results.

An...


Madina Vadache: Pure Drama

Madina Vadache is all about blending art and fashion to create garments of great dramatic proportioning, structural beauty and provocative allure.   An exquisite attention to detail is the signature of every Madina Vadache piece, whether it is a custom designed wedding gown, a simple blouse or a hand painted silk T-shirt.  Vadache says she finds inspiration in all things beautiful but she does more than blend art and fashion, she is an...


Attitude

There are books and blogs on the how-to’s of networking.  You can learn the art of starting a conversation and ending a conversation.  You can learn when and how to offer your business card and when not to.  You can get tips on selecting a group to break into at a cocktail party and then how to break into the group.  And you can get advice on how to construct your ‘elevator pitch’ and tag line.

But none of this will matter if you...