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.: It’s Not WHAT You Do. It’s WHY You Do It. :.

  As leaders, it’s our job to inspire and cultivate a culture where big questions linger and cause creative, reflecting thought. I had a moment earlier this week that left me ignited by a million swirling opportunities. I had a sit-down with a few of our newest interns at Ewald Consulting. Being just over 6…

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.: Intrinsic Genderhood :. Womanhood and Femininity

“It’s hard to feel like woman when the parts that make me the gender I am, have become weapons. My cervix, uterus, tubes and ovaries had to go. My weekly hot-flashes are a brutal reminder of a loss of life’s greatest cycle…” Some are  not really sure what makes a woman, anymore. Is it the…

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.: Reunited :. and it feels so weird…

I had massive plans in high school. Mainly because I was the awkward cheerleading captain with the neck brace, (yes- that happened.) My small high school brought out the most awkward, indescribable weirdness to which I hid in music lyrics, the theater and my senior seminar classes. After high school, my plans included becoming a…

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.: PurposeLust:. Wanderlust in Entrepreneurship…

    I picked up the phone this afternoon to call my mentor, John. What had it been… a year? Two? Without a definite length of time, the answer was, “entirely too long.”  We played catch-up. I bought a house. I’m single. I had another cancer scare. I lived. I bragged about my children and…

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.: Get In The Tank :. A look at pitching to Shark Tank

  In a meeting this afternoon, I witnessed a brilliant entrepreneur present invention after invention that captured my attention. After getting a successful round of funding on another project, this individual was going to the Shark Tank pitch tomorrow at Mystic Lake Casino. My notes? Keep it tight. Keep it focused. Share exactly what makes…

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.: Gendersided: Did a clothing choice cost Elizabeth a job?:.

This afternoon, my Twitter was ignited in conversation about this photo from @AlanaBennett:     The state of job opportunities for females in coding or IT is abysmal.  Take a peek at this infographic by BizJournals.com:       The numbers tell one fraction of the story. As a former Director of H.R. and Recruiting,…

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.: A Decade Ago :.

“One day, whether you are 14, 28 or 65, you will stumble upon someone who will start a fire in you that cannot die. However, the saddest, most awful truth you will ever come to find––is they are not always with whom we spend our lives” – Beau Taplin I didn’t realize it had been 10 years….

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