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Pursuit of Success By A Single Working Mom

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Two individuals joining together as one and, quite possibly, even expanding their family with the birth or adoption of children.

The new union usher's in the emergence of new life with certain values, beliefs, priorities and a bright future filled with love and possibilities.

Until - - it doesn't. 

Today’s guest is Shelmina Abji, a high-achieving professional who shares her journey from childhood in Tanzania to rising through the ranks at IBM as one of the highest-ranking women of color at IBM all while raising her children as a single parent.

Shelmina, who is a now a global empowerment speaker and former IBM vice president, shares the raw truth of the emotions of her experience, her key steps for successfully keeping her career on track, the resources she leaned on in navigating her journey and at the end of our...

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Career Confidential: A Secret Weapon in Creating the Career You are Meant to Have

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Consider this, if you are progressing on the typical timeline, by the time your 22 years old, you have officially launched your full-time career.

As you look ahead, you can expect to spend the next 40 years on your career journey. And in general, there is a significant possibility that you will have 10 different jobs during this time.

Whether prompted by some external factor that you have no control over or by a choice you make, how prepared are you to navigate this time of change?

What I have come to discover is that people generally hate the thought of looking for a job. 

It is uncomfortable. It’s filled with disappointment. It takes a great deal of time and you work in a ‘fog’ of not knowing when it all comes to an end by landing the next opportunity.

In today’s podcast, I am thrilled to speak with Kimberly...

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The Confidence Balance

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Displaying confidence seems to be an unwritten rule for getting ahead within large organizations. Those we see as displaying a outgoing personality, head held high, and they know how to say all the right things at the right time. But, is this true? 

I believe that high-achieving professionals can achieve their executive ambitions by appropriately building and applying their confidence. 

Consider two perspectives: first from Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Professor of business psychology at the University College London, and author of the book Confidence, and second from my experience coaching high achieving professionals. 

Professor Tomas describes two extremes of self-evaluation. On one end is overconfidence. On the other end is humility, and possibly even insecurity.

What I found particularly interesting in the book is the...

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