“Be yourself” was one of the most important pieces of advice that I gave to students when I spoke at Fordham University School of Law about how to build a strong professional brand. 

I told the students that I’ll never be someone who wears conservative black suits to work every day (or panty hose) and

It’s so important today to have a strong LinkedIn company page and consistent presence on the platform. Why? Because your clients and prospects are using the platform to conduct due diligence on you and your firm. Your LinkedIn profile is the first or second result that appears when someone searches your name on search engines.

Contrary to many reports and articles, the earlier you get up in the morning doesn’t necessarily equate to being more productive or successful.

When you start working doesn’t matter. When you stop working doesn’t matter.

What matters is what you accomplish during the hours you work – and that means making an intentional decision about

Earlier this week I conducted a training (at lunch – lawyers tend to come when you feed them) for one of my law firm clients on how to effectively use LinkedIn to bring in new business and strengthen the brands of the firm and its lawyers. I tailor each presentation to the particular firm and

Writing has always been a helpful outlet for me to process something, devise solutions to deal with it and then move on from it. I try to use my experiences to help others.

Recently publishing an article about mean girls was timely as I had yet another experience with one – this time in a social setting (I know many of you know this, but mean girls lurk not only in the workplace but in your personal life too, and when I say “mean girls” I am referring to mean women, who can continue to be catty, cruel and jealous way beyond their adolescent and teenage years). 
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A great way to cultivate relationships is by becoming active in bar associations and key groups in your practice area or industry. 

Join a committee or take on a volunteer role. This type of work can help you become more visible in the field and lead to introductions and connections who can become clients or

I love this Inc article and the idea that gratitude is what makes your body and mind stronger.

According to the article and the various studies it cites, gratitude has many benefits such as:

  1. Gratitude makes you more likely to exercise
  2. Gratitude reduces your stress levels
  3. Gratitude improves the quality of your sleep
  4. Gratitude increases

Hey lawyer friends – join me on March 22 for a New York City Bar Association evening program on “How to Use LinkedIn for Lead Generation and Client Retention” from 6pm to 8:30pm (which includes a reception to network with other solo practitioners and small law firm peers). You don’t have to be a member

It is not often apparent that someone is facing internal struggles. Many people can hold it together during the workday and then break down as soon as they get home. Others struggle all day long. The bottom line is to treat everyone with kindness because you just don’t know what someone is dealing with on