Tuesday Is Giving Tuesday

December 1, 2019

Tuesday is Giving Tuesday, a special day to recognize the giving part of Thanks-Giving. It is a day dedicated to giving back. On Giving Tuesday, nonprofits, families, businesses, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Many of you know about my passion for Cara Chicago a … Read More


November 24, 2019

Thursday is Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday because it is celebrated by all Americans, regardless of their backgrounds. While the “thanks” part of Thanksgiving is so meaningful, the “giving” part is equally so. To celebrate the giving part, a delightful tradition, called Giving Tuesday, takes place on December 3rd. It is a day dedicated to giving back. … Read More

You 3.0 – When and Where Did You Begin?

November 10, 2019

Last month I wrote a blog entitled Which Career Version Are You In? I shared some of my thoughts about career patterns and a bit of my own story. Since then, I have heard from several of my readers and clients sharing their stories. Each story is a bit different, and yet, there are common themes. … Read More

App Hacks: DoodlePoll

November 3, 2019

This month’s App Hack is a service I’ve been using for some time called DoodlePoll. Before I tell you about DoodlePoll, I want to be clear, I do not receive compensation for writing these App Hacks, and I do not have any relationship whatsoever with the companies that make them. I started writing these because … Read More

Q3 Vistage Confidence Index – Chicago

October 20, 2019

A couple of weeks ago Vistage published its National Confidence Index Results.  Below is a report comparing the Chicago area to the nation.  Not surprisingly, Chicago business leaders are a bit more pessimistic. And yet, a recent report from ITR Economics Housing: 6 Signs of a Better Year Ahead offers a contrarian point of view.  … Read More

You 3.0 – Which Career Version Are you In?

October 13, 2019

Careers, like software, require updates to keep them fresh.  Just as with software, Version 1.0, while it works, is just the beginning. For some, Version 1.0, is well thought out. These are the lucky ones. My husband, for example, knew when he was a child that he wanted to be an engineer. And, he did … Read More

Q3 2019 Vistage Confidence Index – CEO optimism falls to 8-year low

October 6, 2019

Overall confidence among CEOs of small and midsize businesses declined for the 7th consecutive quarter. The Vistage CEO Confidence Index was 85.0 in the 3rd quarter of 2019, down 3.8% from the prior quarter and 17.5% from last year’s 3rd quarter survey. While the overall decline points toward a slower pace of growth in the … Read More