Ever since I published Views From the 13th Floor: Conversations with My Mentor and started penning this blog, people have been interested in learning a little more about me. To answer the questions, I thought I'd publish this post with a little more information. Today I live in Dallas, Texas. I've been in Dallas ever since I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelors of Humanities and ...Read More
On Saturday, February 12, 2011, my mentor, Rhonda Shasteen, and I hosted a break out session at the Kellogg School of Management Annual Career Symposium. The event had about 150 attendees from a broad spectrum of specialties. There was a panel of recruiters who gave us all a few really good tips to help us be more self-aware of our professional presence. Some key tips are as follows: ...Read More
Rhonda Shasteen, my mentor, and I are speaking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX for the Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management Alumni Annual Career Symposium. Though it is a Northwester event, it is open to the public. We will be presenting the following topic in a break out session. Views from the 13th Floor: Lessons from the Executive Suite Rhonda Shasteen and Alexía Isaak will present ...Read More
At the start of the New Year, I think most of us look to it as an opportunity to start anew. Anne of Green Gables said, "Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it." That is true of the New Year is as well. It's fresh full of opportunity and possibility. I guess that's why New Year's resolutions are so popular. As we enter 2011, we can look to ...Read More
As 2010 comes to a close, all the news stations are covering the year in review. They are celebrating victories, mourning losses, and looking ahead with hope to a better 2011. Watching the world being reviewed made me think to take minute to reflect on my life and review it over the course of the last year. It often leaves me dumbfounded to stop and think about where ...Read More
Happy Thanksgiving to all! This holiday weekend Rhonda and I will be doing a short signing tour in Mississippi to promote Views from the 13th floor: conversations with my mentor. The first signing will be at TurnRow Book Company on Friday, November 26th from 3-5 PM in Greenwood, Mississippi, my beloved home town, full of character and Southern charm. More details about the signing are on TurnRow's home ...Read More
Read about Views from the 13th Floor: conversations with my mentor this week on Lip-sticking, the blog about marketing to women penned by my friend and editor, Yvonne DiVita from WME Books. To get a copy of this book full of timeless tips on professional development and navigating corporate America, visit the Bookstore at WME Books.