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2015 was a milestone year for my freelance practice thanks to all of my wonderful clients, friends, and supporters.  I couldn’t be happier with the balance that I’ve found in my  life and work. In honor of this amazing year, I thought about simply making an end-of-year donation as many companies do.  Then, I realized that a donation would mean so little in comparison to what I’ve been able to give back all year long.  Part of what I wanted to achieve with Harvest is a stronger connection to community.  Being a volunteer has always been an important part of my life, and I found it has been missing since I became a responsible adult. Thus, this year I rededicated myself to ...

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Advice to Job Seekers standard

A few weeks ago, I had the great pleasure of speaking to this year’s Masters of Marketing Research students at the University of GA.  I’m a teacher by nature – my Dad was a teacher; I went to graduate school to be a teacher; I love teaching.  So, giving a seminar on my favorite methodology was a blast, but the best part of the seminar happened when the teaching was over. That’s when the straight-talk about employment began – client-side, supplier-side, B2B, CPG, big company, small company?  So, many decisions when the world as at your feet.  After the session, I received lots of LinkedIn requests and gratitude, but one particular student emailed me to ask for interviewing advice.  I ...

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My work has slowed down in June, which happened by my own design.  However, the slow time has reminded me how much of a busy-body I am.  I just don’t like sitting around and my “to-do” list gets longer by the day. Basically for the past month, I’ve been doing a lot of reading, a little pampering of myself, and a ton of driving my kids around.  I’ve also been looking into a few additional business ventures that I can’t discuss yet. It’s been fun, and I’ve been enjoying a little spontaneity, like yesterday when I found that there is a Bantam & Biddy in Lenox Mall.  Luckily, I had my book so I had a productive little lunch. I know you’re hating me right ...

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I’m Sheryl Sandberg’s worst nightmare!  I’m the career woman who had it all going for her – a strong network, a growing reputation in my industry, a loyal customer base, high sales numbers, and a great staff.  Plus, I loved what I did everyday.  So, what would ever make me turn my back on the job that gave me all of that success? Well, it’s not one thing.  I guess it’s two little girls – my little girls.  Oh, Sheryl’s ears are ringing as I’m writing this, but can the rest of you blame me?  Not if you’ve ever met them you can’t.  They’re perfect, and I’m not at all biased! So, what really happened?  Well, I stopped for just a moment ...

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