Growing Your Career Through Board Involvement: An interview with Martha Goldberg Aronson


By: Erica Dvorak As a young professional, the thought of advancing my career (and how to go about that) is always on my mind. I have found that board and committee involvement for both nonprofits and for-profits has been a great way for me to grow my network, expand my knowledge and advance my career. […]

The Secret Power of Expressing Gratitude

By: Caryn Sullivan  Everyone is talking about gratitude these days. It’s good for your soul to feel grateful. Gratitude fosters resilience. What’s even better than experiencing gratitude?  Expressingyour gratitude – to your boss for the great year-end bonus, to your spouse for giving you a day at the spa, to your neighbor for shoveling your […]

Gustavus Women in Leadership Boot Camp Prepares Students for Professional Life

During the weeklong academic break before Spring Semester, 38 Gustavus Adolphus College students took part in an intensive, three-day workshop focusing on professional development and career readiness. Held at locations across the Twin Cities, the inaugural Gustavus Women in Leadership (GWIL) Scholars Business Boot Camp was sponsored by the Gustavus Office of Career Development, the […]

Leadership By Design…NOT Default by Heather Rachel

Successful leaders and business owners have set their course with establishing their goals and maintaining moment for growth.  They are accountable to themselves as well as their customers and employees. There’s nothing magic about it…Period! They know that once you’ve started to gain momentum, you have to keep pushing on, making the challenges easier to […]


By Joan Wipperfurth, Fit and Free Health Consulting What could you do starting today to show yourself more self- compassion and self-nurture? You can choose to set an intention to add more joy to your daily experience.  Grab a pen and paper and start making a list of things that you’d like to see become […]

The Power of Connections

Do You Know the Right People? And Do the Right People Know You? By: Marci Malzahn Connections are powerful. I love to hear the stories of business partners who start by saying, “we were buddies in high school” or “we’ve known each other since we were in elementary school” or “we were roommates in college.” From […]

Profile of an American Medical Traveler

Have you ever wondered what the typical medical traveler is like? Or wondered what motivates them to travel for medical care? The answers can be quite varied – and often depend on the circumstances the individual is coming from – but there are some trends that we can observe overall. Here’s a look at the […]

24 Hour Rule 

One lesson I’ve tried to passed along to others, was one that I had to learn myself, and sometimes the hard way – the 24 Hour Rule. Throughout my leadership journey, I realized I was a bit reactionary. If I was a poker player, people could easily read my cards with just my body language. […]

Starting 2016 Well

After the feast comes the reckoning, the saying goes. Every New Year many of us analyze what we must change to improve our life quality.  The two categories that almost always top the list for health reasons are increasing physical activity and eating healthier. Focusing on lifestyle rather than on exercising and dieting, is often times […]

5 Tips for Facing Your Networking Fears

  It’s odd to think that all the skills you used when you were in middle school and high school and maybe college to navigate the lunchroom and parties hold true in business. Yet, they do. Imagine you are a new student, walking alone into a middle school lunchroom. You might wonder where to sit, […]