Podcast: Spread Too Thin
In this podcast episode of Everything Happens hosted by Kate Bowler, she chats with author Shauna Niequist about the struggle of striving for achievement and productivity. Listen to hear more about Shauna’s story and how she has embraced a slower life.
Why Work Boundaries Are So Important
The lines between life and work have gotten blurred for many working professionals since the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’ve found yourself on the receiving end of work requests outside of your typical “office hours”, a demanding manager, or just general frustration with not having good […]
How to Set Boundaries and Protect Your Energy
In this NPR interview and transcript with boundaries expert, counselor, and bestselling author Nedra Glover Tawwab, she encourages the practice of setting boundaries in both your personal and professional life. She provides practical tips and examples for identifying places where you need boundaries, and […]
The Value of Short-term Mentorship
By Allison McWilliams (’95), Ph.D., Assistant VP, Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, Wake Forest University At this point you likely have heard that you need to find mentors, sponsors, and other support systems to build a successful career. In this age of
Figuring Out Feedback: How to Give It and How to Ask For It
In this LEARN with @LifeAfterWake webinar, Allison McWilliams (’95) shares tactical strategies for giving immediate, impactful, and effective feedback as both a manager and a colleague. She also provides tips for how to ask for feedback from others. Watch the webinar recording below!
Why We All Need to Quit
The Great Resignation has lots of folks thinking about quitting their jobs, or actually doing so. But even if you’re not ready to take that step, it doesn’t mean it’s not time to quit some things. It’s time for all of us to quit: quit […]
The Future of Work is Employee Well-Being
In this article from Forbes, Jeanne Meister discusses the important emphasis on employees’ well-being and mental health in light of the pandemic and working from home. Meister focuses on seven key aspects of well-being that should be prioritized in the workplace.
Mindfulness… and Money
By Stephen Edwards (’10), Baird Private Wealth Management in Winston-Salem, NC “Doing well with money has a little to do with how smart you are and a lot to do with how you behave.” – Morgan Housel, author of The Psychology of Money […]
4 Things I Wish I’d Known As a New Grad
In this piece by Financial Gym, certified financial trainer Terri Bennett shares 4 key pieces of advice for new graduates. As you seek to build a life after college, creating healthy financial habits is a great place to start!
3 Tips for Bringing “Pro Humanitate” to Your Life After Wake
By Tycely Williams (’97), Chief Development Officer at America’s Promise Alliance in Washington, DC Tycely Williams has worked in multiple development positions at nonprofits, including YWCA, the American Red Cross National Capital Region, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington (D.C.) and others. She was artistic director […]