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Tales from my road trip: Lake Tahoe and Mono Lake

I just returned from a spectacular road trip through America’s West.

Over the next couple of weeks I will be posting photos and tales here:

Come on over and enjoy the trip with me. 🙂

Road Trip Day 1: Lake Tahoe and Mono Lake



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How to find a mentor?

First of all, let’s get to the most important point fast:

You don’t need just one mentor or the one mentor, you need a full “Board of Directors for your Life“.

If you are looking for a mentor and are asking the question, “where do I find a mentor?”, STOP RIGHT NOW! First, think about these two questions:

  1. What type of person could possibly be my mentor?
  2. What do I want to learn from her?


Read more in my original post: The secret of having a successful mentor/mentee relationship


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How to be heard

Have you ever been in a meeting where you brought forward an idea, but no one listened? Then 5 minutes later someone else brings up the same idea and everyone is suddenly excited about it? And no one remembered that you suggested the same only 5 minutes ago…

Sounds familiar?

Read more on Here is a quick way To Be Heard in my original post.

be heard

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My personal brand – how do I find it?

I have seen a lot of discussions and workshops recently on building your personal brand. None of them have been clear to me on what building your personal brand really means. And none of them have given me any tools on how to build my brand.

In an attempt to figure out what we need to do to understand our brand, I am going to explore three questions that should help us understand what we stand for and therefore what we value. This will become our personal brand.

  1. What are your core values?
  2. How do you want to be known?
  3. How do you want to live every day?

Read how I explore these questions in my original post: Three steps in understanding and building your personal brand


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Listening to Hillary Clinton

Recently I was in the audience of a conference that featured Hillary Clinton as a keynote speaker.

In her 30-minute keynote Hillary Clinton addressed the gender gap in the tech industry specifically. Quoting a number of statistics showing that women are still not making it to the board room and lamenting the pay gap, she also addressed the cultural challenges for women in the tech industry, comparing companies in Silicon Valley with the Wild West and a locker room mentality.

Read more: An inspiring talk by Hillary Clinton