Next Monday Blog

Why It's Perfectly OK to Have a Life Coach

Posted by: Michelle Pape on May 8, 2017

The term “life coach” has been given a bad rap. Most people don’t have a clue on what a life coach is or does. Maybe you’re embarking on a career change. Maybe you’re facing a life/career transition. Maybe you’re at a crossroads in a relationship.

Being Content: A Leadership Lesson on Failure

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Apr 25, 2017

You can't always succeed. Many of the women I work with are alarmed and frightened when they encounter setbacks in their professional life — even small ones.

How Being Apologetic is Paralyzing Your Leadership Development

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Apr 13, 2017

The things you say have a greater meaning beyond the words you speak. They can also affect your emotional well-being and impact your professional life. Words change how other people see you and how you see yourself. Understanding the connection between your words and these consequences can change your life for the better.

Seeking Accountability & Connection? Join a Peer Group

Are Peer Groups an Option for You?

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Mar 21, 2017

I’d like you to think about the last time something was “new” for you. Whether it was a minute, week, month, or year ago, I’d place bets you had some apprehension and self-doubt about trying that new thing. It likely scared you and pushed you outside of your comfort zone. The hype, adrenaline, and emotion you feel before, during, and after is real. And all while you’re doing said new thing, you’re experiencing personal growth and development.

What is a Peer Group?

Posted by: Next Monday on Mar 15, 2017

There's rarely a hard line between our professional and personal worlds; they intertwine. One can sway the success of the other. Participation in a peer group faces these realities head on. We roll up our sleeves and tackle the challenges. Together. And in doing so, we unfold the beautiful, messiness of who you already are. There you are in all your glory.

Leadership What? How to Develop the Skills You Already Have

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Feb 21, 2017

You didn’t get where you are today by not possessing some pretty great skills. All too often I meet with women who don’t know where to start when it comes to leadership training or coaching – and I tell them simply, start with what you have. Being a better leader means capitalizing on the skills and attributes you have, and defining the areas that need support or encouragement. Here’s how to choose your focus, appreciate who you already are, and how to lean in for support.

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Do’s & Don’ts of Personal & Professional Development Training

Posted by: Next Monday on Feb 9, 2017

There’s good news and bad news when it comes to personal and professional development. The good news is, more than ever, there are plenty of opportunities for women seeking growth. The bad news is, many women are either inundated by the number of options or choose the wrong ones. How do you know where to go for inspiration, encouragement, challenge, and growth? Here’s some insight. 

Emily Bertram Shares Her 2016 Women of Influence Summit Experience

Posted by: Next Monday on Oct 20, 2016

Our friend Emily Bertram is back this month to give a recap of her attendance of the Women of Influence Summit. She elaborates on her six key takeaways, what resonated, and ways she's applying what she learned. I hope you enjoy her insight as much as I did. - Next Monday

Boss or Leader - Which One Are You?

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Aug 24, 2016

Sure, you might be quick to answer that question. But, I'd like to challenge you to really look within yourself to find the true answer. Sometimes, what we think we are is actually what we are not. There are distinct qualities and characteristics that separate a boss from a leader. Do you know what they are?

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A Resource for Working Moms

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Aug 19, 2016

You, yes YOU. The woman who gracefully wears many hats. One minute you're on a conference call at the office, the next you're kissing a boo-boo, or managing the many facets of your family activity calendar. As a working mom, your "work" starts from the moment your feet hit the floor until they are lifted back up into your resting place to catch some much needed rest and recharging at the end of your ... never ending day!