Colette Carlson, M.A.

Tune up your tone

April 7, 2019
“Can I help you with that?” asks your colleague as you struggle to load an ink cartridge into the printer. If your co-worker says it in a sincere tone, you’re grateful for the offer. But that same question delivered in a sarcastic or exasperated manner leaves you feeling irritated. If you want clarity and connection, pay attention to the following four vocal components.

Showcase your talent at meetings

February 9, 2019
Some meetings provide a chance to interact and showcase your skills with higher-level staff. But it helps to be aware of the challenges you may face depending on whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert.

Tame your job interview terror

January 4, 2019
While it’s completely normal to feel some level of nervousness before and during a job interview, there are several ways to ease our anguished psyches.

5 strategies to reset your mindset

December 11, 2018
While you may feel like you have no control over the direction of your day, you can still create moments to pause and enjoy a mental and emotional respite from the hectic pace. Consider implementing these five tips to reset your mindset.

3 strategies to end a slump

November 9, 2018
It’s not uncommon for even the best admins to find themselves in one now and again. Here are three situations within your control that either promote or perish slumps.

Rejection: Friend or foe?

October 21, 2018
Like all pain­­­­­ful experiences, rejection can either devastate you or be an opportunity for growth. Learning the five strategies to make rejection your friend can determine the difference.

Overwhelmed and over it?

September 27, 2018
Do you feel like you’re never going to catch up? Guess what? You’re right.

Don’t be so quick to quit

August 20, 2018
Thinking about exiting your company? Conventional wisdom holds that employees leave managers, not companies. But recent LinkedIn surveys reveal deeper truths.

Stop and launch at 80%

July 25, 2018
Everyone is expected to do more with less and the only way we’re going to survive and thrive is to stop at 80% and then move to the next task.

The importance of the latte

June 28, 2018
If you’ve read any of David Bach’s books, (Start Late Finish Rich, Debt Free for Life, The Automatic Millionaire), one of his core concepts is The Latte Factor®. Use the L-A-T-T-E Method to con­­sistently redirect your energy toward your best future.