I redesigned every job I’ve had. The inspiration for it usually had something to do with global travel, amazing shoes and educating people on what it really meant to show up everyday. Especially if the job involved arming myself with a standard issue suit of armour for cubicle warfare. The only thing “uniform” in the workplace that should really matter is presence.
Style, like high performance, is the outcome of meaningful evolution. The expectation of cookie-cutter, if anything, amped up my longing to be me. Being on the curvier side of size I’ve never done well fitting into anything narrow, especially minds.
I’ve actually been drooling over leadership, learning and lipsticks for decades. It started with being the classroom girl boss in my single digit youth, then mock-trial lead defense attorney in high school – shoulder pad power suit and all (live & learn, right?). In college I was the unofficial career and cosmetics coach. By the time I was in the working world, assisting companies to find their voice, I realized I should’ve been pursuing this trifecta more directly. But the work was good and frankly, we all know every company could use a good makeover.
This year all the things I love aligned.
1.) Helping people shine from within. Sometimes in the morning in the mirror and always at work. Learning the right things at the right time makes everyone glow.
2.) Making organizations shine so people can be more of their best self, full time. I’m just as excited to work through the little details and graces as I am the big blind spots. I connect the dots to co-create a more vibrant and meaningful picture.
3.) Designing global learning strategy, facilitating, researching, writing, polishing, contouring, blending and other novel ways to make stories worth retelling.
I want to help people and organizations Play Smart & Feel Fabulous. One of these days I’ll launch @RocktheGlow.com – a good-life guide to curating the extraordinary in career, lifestyle, wellbeing, and beauty. Because you can look good AND live your values. It’s fantastic to be more of who I already am and part of a tribe that can appreciate leopard print + the future of learning as a force to be reckoned with.