Is Work-Life Balance Attainable for Women Leaders?

Work-life balance for women leaders

At HNS, we often hear frustration with too-heavy workloads, overwhelming home obligations and no time for self-care. We regularly speak to women who are on the verge of burnout, pushing themselves relentlessly in all areas and not feeling successful at anything…

How to Manage Your Manager

Managers are often managing multiple people and overseeing various initiatives, so your relationship may not be one of your manager’s top priorities. However, it should be one of yours…

Are You On the Right Career Path? Here’s How to Tell.

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If you could travel back to when you were fresh out of college, knowing everything that you know now, would you re-choose your current career? Maybe you started down your career path due to family pressure or a salary that seemed too good to pass up and have never even considered what your dream career […]

How to Project Confidence In Interviews – Even When You’re Not Feeling It

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By Ann Kaiser, Career Coach, I’m a career coach and PR Director in New York City who’s recently found myself interviewing again after becoming one of the millions laid off during the coronavirus pandemic. Although these layoffs are the result of a pandemic and not performance, it can understandably leave one’s confidence a little […]

Are Your Beliefs Serving You?

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Today we want to let you in on a life-changing secret: Your beliefs shape your results. How does this happen? It starts with our beliefs.  For example, one of our clients (who we’ll call Sharon) was a woman leader with a very strong belief in the value of working hard and always doing your best. […]

How to Bounce Back from Burnout

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Burnout is a state of mental, emotional, and physical exhaustion resulting from chronic workplace stress that hasn’t been successfully managed. Symptoms of burnout include: Feelings of cynicism, apathy or detachment from work. Impaired concentration; lack of creativity + productivity. Increased levels of emotional reactivity. Persistently feeling physically and/or emotionally drained. Physical symptoms like stomach aches, […]

How to Say No (Without Guilt) for Women Leaders

Raise your hand if you’ve ever said yes to something you really didn’t want to do out of obligation or guilt. Yeah, us too. It can be difficult to say no to opportunities or invitations when you’re afraid of disappointing someone or feel that your reasons for saying no aren’t valid. On the other hand, […]

9 Common Pitfalls of Goal Setting (And What to Do Instead)

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Most high-achieving women have no shortage of ambitious goals, but often, despite our best intentions and a true desire to succeed, our goals take a backseat as our jobs, families, friends, and other personal obligations compete for our time and attention. Today we’re sharing 9 common pitfalls of goal setting (and how to remedy them) […]