For those who have known me for a while or have read Chapter 3 of my book, “Reinvent Yourself,” know that for the past 15 years, that the night after celebrating Christmas with my family I would be on plane heading to some tropical paradise near water, sand, a 5 star resort, and beautiful scenery.
At the core of my identity, I am a woman, a person of color, a mom, a Christian, an entrepreneur, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. Sometimes these identities particularly that of being a woman, a person of color, and a mom, worked to my advantage, and other times they were a disadvantage. Oftentimes,
This past week I attended a spiritual Leadership conference in Orlando, FL, not as a speaker, but as an attendee. I wasn’t dressed up, I didn’t have an entourage, I didn’t have any products with me, and I didn’t have on a name badge. I just wanted to be incognito amongst a crowd of thousands of
Two years ago I had the pleasure of being featured on the cover of Smart Meetings Magazine. In the interview, I shared several personal experiences of when I’ve had to reinvent myself–whether from a career setback, a relationship breakup, a financial challenge, or a family issue. After hearing the stories and learning how I bounced back
Whether it’s trying to get it at the C-Suite table, trying to get your foot in the door of your dream job, trying to make a sale with a client, or asking for a promotion or a raise, getting ‘The Seat’ is one of the biggest challenges we face in our career progression. It’s illusive, it’s coveted, it’s competitive,
Like most hard working professionals, every year around the mid December time frame, I start to wind down projects, clean up paperwork, organize my desk and office space, minimize my demanding travel schedule, and bring outstanding financial matters to a close. I do it so that I can breathe a bit, rest a lot, reflect
In an interview with CNN’s Poppy Harlow that aired last week, I couldn’t have been more proud to hear Rosalind Brewer, CEO of Sam’s Club talk candidly about giving employees pay increases, how they were responding to the changing workforce, and to declare Diversity as a priority. When Poppy Harlow asked her about her commitment
Dr. Shirley Davis, a recognized authority on the global workforce and Master of Reinvention talks to Chris Leary and Markette Sheppard about megatrends and business implications that will shape the workforce of the future.
10 Strategies for Getting a Seat at the Leadership Table By Dr. Shirley Davis, SPHR As the global workforce becomes more complex and competitive, the demand for HR professionals to be strategic and business-focused is no longer an option. It is a necessity. By doing so, HR professionals are not only providing leadership and strategic
For nearly a decade we’ve lived what Charles Dickens penned as “the best of times and the worst of times” in his 1859 novel: A Tale of Two Cities. Americans are recovering from one of the worst economic recessions since the Great Depression of the 1930s; major corporations have collapsed; people are being devastated by