“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”

-Albert Einstein





Want to Establish a Relationship or Connect with Mentors? Attend Training Class!


Training classes today – unlike 15 to 20 years ago – are chock full of diverse participants oftentimes from various levels of an organization.  When new software is deployed enterprise-wide or new compliance training is needed – everyone completes training.   What a rich opportunity for those who participate!  Team members who never meet at the coffee machine, nor travel the same hallways could be in the same training event, participating and interacting on a level previously unavailable.  Watching the collaboration between an executive and a customer-facing employee (who can articulate … ”   Read more


Financing Your Startup


What is more valuable – the skills you bring to the table?  The funding you are able to raise?   What is your measurable value to the business?  Can you obtain or outsource the necessary value that you lack? 80% of startups are self-funded.  Crowdfunding accounts for 3% of all startups.  Read more


11 Tips for Working in an Open Floorplan


Often within an organization or startup, the design and functionality of the working environment can contribute to the collaboration or dysfunction within teams.  A recent trend towards open environments may provide a cost-effective method of providing work space – whether for an established organization looking to reduce real estate, brick and mortar costs or a startup looking to maximum the best use of recent funding.  In either case, this trend brings some challenges for today’s team members that can be addressed proactively to enhance the working environment.  You can increase your value to the organization, project team or startup by employing a few strategies.

“Though workplace privacy may be important to the staff, it is equally important to know that the flexibility an open concept floorplan offers is an improvement to the isolation of the cubicle environment. Now that your desk is within eyeshot or even earshot from another team or department’s area, an lively exchange …”     Read more



Life is not a solo act. It’s a huge collaboration, and we all need to assemble around us the people who care about us and support us in times of strife.   

~~Tim Gunn ~~~