Tag Archives: Pat Ciarrocchi

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Creating Influence: Tell your story & tell it well

Women are usually pretty good at telling stories, just not usually about themselves – at least not in ways that put them in the best light. STOP IT!…
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Creating Influence: Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

Why do women embrace the “diva” label but shy away from leadership? Personally, I don’t get it. In The Urban Dictionary (www.urbandictionary.com), there are many definitions for the…
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Kay Presto needs your vote!

She’s the Queen of Empowered Seniors and a Victorious Woman Honoree Kay Presto (March 2009 – http://bit.ly/xrhQUe). Kay was the first woman reporter for NASCAR, back in the…
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Creating Influence: Next, Speak Up!

When I was the Education Manager for a corporate university, the company VP used to say “When people know you and like you, they find a way to…
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Happy 101st International Women’s Day!

Did you know…this day used to be called International Working Women’s Day? I guess somewhere along the line someone realized that, whether it’s in or out of the…
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Creating Influence: First, Be Good at What You Do

Too many people have way too high an opinion of their skillset. I hear this complaint from Human Resources, management, team leaders in and customers of corporations and…
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SmartWoman@Work: The Art of Influence

For the SmartWoman@Work, the Victorious Woman Project will be giving you ideas for creating more influence in your life. Read more about Influence (this month’s theme) at http://bit.ly/xpHEVp and…
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Victorious Honoree – February 2012

Janet Cantwell Papale Challenge. Risk. Persistence. Those words don’t warm the hearts of most women but they define the life and career of Janet Cantwell Papale. What she…
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Book Review: ABCs of Recovery

Carol Kivler’s newest book, the ABCs of Recovery from Mental Illness is one that you don’t want to miss. First of all, it’s small – only approximately 5×3…
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Stop Going Around in Circles!

When I was younger and trying to get my life in order, I spent a lot of time feeling like I was always going in circles and getting…
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Now Find Your Strengths Strategy

Somehow we always seem to remember what’s wrong with us and are often at a loss for remember what’s right. And the truth is that every one of…
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Fish Out of Water Strategy

I once heard the great Earl Nightingale talk about how we are all creatures of habit. There is something about a habit that gives us comfort. I find…
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Stepping into Change

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu

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Invest in Yourself

Women are often encouraged to forgo their own needs so that someone else can receive them. There is something to be said for being a little sacrificing, but…
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Is Change A Pain?

Change reveals you to yourself. It brings you the opportunity to embrace something different or retreat into your personal comfort zone. Yes, change is uncomfortable. So is a…
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Behind the Eight-Ball at Work?

One of the biggest mistakes women make, and one that you have total power to change, is buying into your socialization. Women are socialized differently than men. You…
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SWOT Yourself

In the last post I asked you to day dream about the changes. This time my challenge to you is to pick a daydream, “paint” a mental picture…
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January Victory Theme: CHANGE

CHANGE If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve already got. It’s an old adage, but like all adages, it’s the truth of…
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How do I prioritize for my self?

Priorities are set either by choice or by emergency. Unless you have never-ending dramas in your life, the first thing you need to do is create your own…
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The company called YOU INC: Where’s the Luck?

One of my mentors, Robbie Motter, says that success is all about SHOWING UP. I think she’s right. But what do you do when you show up? Here’s…
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December Victory Theme

Emotional Intelligence It usually starts at Thanksgiving and barrels its way toward Christmas. No, not excitement. STRESS…from not getting enough sleep and eating too many “goodies” to just…
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Thanksgiving is a uniquely American tradition. In Canada, it’s celebrated in early October. In the US, it’s the third Thursday in…
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Book Review: See Jane Lead

See Jane Lead: 99 Ways for Women to Take Charge at Work When Lois Frankel explained how she chose the women she wove into the content of See…
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Leadership Lesson from Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn wore slacks before they were considered acceptable or fashionable for women, didn’t wear makeup, spoke her mind, was even considered box office poison at one point…
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Optimal Living Success Workshop

If you are local to the King of Prussia area, and you are ready to get serious about changing your life, you need to come to the Optimal…
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July Victory Theme

Energy Summertime and the living is easy…that’s how most of us feel, isn’t it? You probably kick back a little, downshift into vacation mode and give yourself some…
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Communication-What Shaw said

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” George Bernard Shaw Annmarie’s take on this: Sometimes we forget that communication is a…
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International Women’s Day

Today is the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day (IWD). I’m honored to be the recipient of an IWD Service Award, for which I was nominated by mentor…
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Woman’s History Month

I was talking to a group of women recently who weren’t too excited about Woman’s History Month. Maybe you feel (as they did) that women haven’t made much…
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Still Too Few Women Executives

Catalyst just published a new survey about women in executive positions. It includes 497 of the Fortune 500 companies. Among the companies, 14.4% of the executive officers were…
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