YOU Are Your Greatest Career Asset!

  Roster 6.15.21 We are in the Great Resignation! Employees have determined what they will and will not accept and they are taking bold, strategic action. Are you ready to join the movement? This is a great time to begin your job search – employers are begging for top talent. It’s been said that the…

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Why Set Healthy Boundaries in the Workplace?

Does any of this sound familiar? Women are great at multitasking. If you want something done ask a busy person to do it. If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. Women are consistently described as strong, resilient, talented, and a host of other labels or characteristics…

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New Edition: You Won’t Always Get Along with Your Coworkers

Thank you for showing up again for this third article in my ‘New Edition Week with Nicki Sanders’ series. My theme for this week is ‘New Edition: Longevity, Loyalty, and Legacy’. I cannot acknowledge the longevity, loyalty, and legacy that is New Edition without acknowledging the tragedies, transitions, and turmoil the group has experienced over…

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Bobby Brown: From New Edition to Verzuz TV

Timbaland and Swizz Beat struck music gold with Verzuz TV. I haven’t watched many, but I was front and center for Keith Sweat Verzuz Bobby Brown. I spent my high school years with Keith Sweat – I am a Keith Sweat fan. I didn’t know how the evening was going to turn out. I knew…

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New Edition will Reunite in 2022!

If you know me then you know that I LOVE, LOVE New Edition. New Edition has provided the musical soundtrack of my life since Candy Girl was released by Streetwise Records on March 1, 1983. Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike, and Ralph. Ronnie, Johnny, Ricky, Mike, and Ralph. Ralph Tresvant, Bobby Brown, and Johnny Gill as…

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Stay Focused On Your Super Big Dream

When is the last time you dedicated guilt-free time to your short-term or long-term goals? Time that others may not feel is productive, but you know is exactly what you need to be doing in that moment? There are so many issues that I care about that I often struggle to connect them consistently in…

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Is Your Career Independence Day Coming Soon?

7/4/18 – The day I wrote my resignation letter from the longest job I’ve ever held – exactly 11 years. It was also the absolute best job I’ve ever had while simultaneously being the worst job I’ve ever held. The BEST job I ever had because I absolutely loved my amazing team, the amazing teen…

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Free-ish: It’s America’s Birthday

  It’s 2021 and we are still experiencing “the first Black” in way too many aspects of society from business to sports. It’s certainly not because Black people are an inferior race. (As a Sociology professor, let me remind you that this is not the time to tell me that race is a social construct.)…

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Ready For More Sister Connection and Community!

I’ve been blessed with amazing sister family and friends! I am an ardent supporter of women’s groups and women-owned businesses. I believe wholeheartedly that ‘sisterhood is self-care’ – no one understands us like us. The vast majority of my career has been dedicated specifically to the empowerment of women and girls. As a liaison and…

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