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Overpreparing Can Help You at Work

Scott Sinclair on February 23, 2024

Public speaking is a very common fear, but can be critical for some jobs. Adding in the stresses of working after a cancer diagnosis, the thought of getting up to speak in front of people can be crimpling. But according to a recent article in Fast Company, the best way you can prepare is to overprepare. And here are some tips on how to do that:

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Communicate Effectively to Communicate Less

Sissy Silva on November 17, 2023

At work, effective communication is key for success. When facing a life-altering diagnosis like cancer, communication becomes a lifeline for those balancing work and health challenges. However, how to manage these communicating is not always intuitive. Fortunately there are some steps you can take to make this process easier.

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The Power of Professional Disagreements

Sissy Silva on July 6, 2023

Disagreements are a natural part of professional environments and can be essential to express ourselves and contribute effectively to the workplace. Constructive disagreement fosters innovation, enhances decision-making, and promotes inclusivity in the workplace.

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Balancing Remote Work & Cancer: Webinar Recap

Scott Sinclair on April 21, 2023

We held our latest webinar on Wednesday, April 19th on Balancing Remote Work & Cancer. What once was dismissed by many as a less efficient way of working, has now been widely adopted by employers of all sizes and industries across the globe. This shift has especially been beneficial to people navigating work after a cancer diagnosis

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How to Advocate for Yourself Without Sacrificing Your Energy

Scott Sinclair on February 24, 2023

Ariane Hunter, a speaker, author and career equity expert, wrote a piece last month on LinkedIn that we think offers valuable insight on communicating your own needs in the workplace.. She asks the question: What is self-advocacy and why do so many of us as Black women struggle to effectively communicate our needs at work?

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Managing Long Term Stress Webinar Recap

Scott Sinclair on January 31, 2023

We kicked off our 2023 Balancing Work and Cancer webinar series last week with a session on Managing Long Term Stress. Julie Larson, LCSW walked us through a detailed presentation including the causes of stress and techniques to alleviate and avoid stress from getting in the way of critical responsibilities in both personal and professional lives.

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An Introduction to One-Way Video Interviews

Brian Morvant on August 4, 2022

A one-way interview typically takes place online, without an employer present, through an automated web-platform that will prompt you with a series of questions and then give you a limited amount of time to record a response over video. Here are a few tips for how to prepare and make the most of your time.

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Holding Space for Your Emotions at Work

Rachel Becker, LMSW on January 31, 2022

To be human is to have emotions — no matter who you are. That said, for better or for worse, not all emotions are experienced equally in work settings. Fortunately, as discussed in a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, there are steps that can be taken to reframe how we think about crying at work and to move forward if/when it happens.

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