By Ashley Stahl, Originally Published in Forbes

Sometimes those long commutes to and from work can seem endless. As a working woman, why not spend that time listening to some amazing female-run podcasts that will help further you in your career?

Here are the top 10 podcasts for women, by women!

Are you an entrepreneur looking for a podcast that directly addresses issues you face in your career? Tune in to Being Boss, where Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon dive deep into mindset, lifestyle tips, and career tactics for the busy working woman.

By Ashley Stahl, Originally Published in Forbes

Personal branding is crucial to cultivating a successful career. Marketing yourself and your career as a brand is more than just creative business cards, though — it’s about how you present yourself to potential clients, customers, and anyone else imperative to your career.

Do you wonder how you can create a personal brand that’s both effective and authentic? Here are my four ways to kick-start your personal branding adventure!

It may seem obvious… When you’re crafting a personal brand, it’s all about you. Your image, voice, and presence are all that…

By Ashley Stahl, Originally Published in Forbes

A few months ago I had a career coaching client — we’ll call her Jane — contact me for career advice. She was upfront and upset that her main motivation for leaving her current job was that she didn’t get along with her co-workers. It was unfortunate, since she actually really enjoyed her work and the company she was working for.

I get it — going to work every day and being surrounded by people who just aren’t your speed can take a toll. Additionally, jobs I’ve had that I enjoyed the most…

By Ashley Stahl, Originally Published in Forbes

Sometimes, being at work can feel like it drags on forever. When you’re bored and that 3 PM slump hits, you’d rather be anywhere but sitting at your desk with more work on your plate. We all want to enjoy work more… and having more fun at work isn’t just beneficial to your happiness, but also your creativity.

If you’re like me, you strive to find that balance between productivity and enjoyment in the workplace. …

By Ashley Stahl, Originally Published in Forbes

Do you ever finish your workday feeling like you weren’t able to accomplish everything on your list? You start with a plan, a list, a goal… but by the end of the day, you find your to-do list is even longer.

I get it. Being productive at work can be difficult. Managing your time in ways that are conducive to your productivity is key… but it can sometimes be hard to know where to start.

As a career coach, I’ve helped both young executives working 12–15 hour days, and millennial entrepreneurs with the…

By Ashley Stahl, Originally Published in Forbes

Our careers are constantly in flux.

You might be searching for a job, starting one, leaving one, loving one, hating one — and perhaps many of those at the same time. After all, we spend most of our lives at work.

But how much energy do we spend actively trying to improve our time at work?

Whether it’s working with a coach or reading a career book, the investment of just a few hours a week could lead to radical rewards for you, both financially and personally.

What’s holding you back from making…

By Ashley Stahl, Originally Published in Forbes

It’s probable that over the course of your time on social media, whether on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or even Snapchat, you have posted something with the security of knowing only your friends and followers can see. Unfortunately, in a world overrun by technology and social media, you don’t have as much privacy on the internet as you may think, and your online presence can even have an effect on your work prospects.

Nearly all employers (93%) said they would absolutely search your social media accounts during the interview process. So if you’re suddenly…

By Ashley Stahl, Originally Published in Forbes

You’re operating on all cylinders, moving at high speed. You’re saying “yes” to everything, taking on all the projects, and doing all the things. There’s no end in sight to your greatness (or your stress levels for that matter). Nothing can stop you!

Until one day, it hits you like a ton of bricks. Exhaustion prevails, and you can’t get out of bed. Nothing feels like it’s worth it anymore. You are officially burned out.

One in five highly engaged employees is at risk for burnout.

Clients come to me, completely fried, wondering…

By Ashley Stahl, Originally Published in Forbes

Sleep and performance go hand in hand. Just ask any professional athlete how important rest is to having a good game. Not getting enough sleep can impair your cognitive abilities, and this will show up in your work sooner or later.

When my clients come to me feeling frazzled and burnt out, the first thing I ask them is how much sleep they’re getting each night. Science has proven that seven to nine hours is the optimal amount of sleep needed for the average adult. …

By Ashley Stahl, Originally Published in Forbes

Do you wake up feeling pumped about work, or wanting to stay in bed? So much of our lives is spent working. Don’t waste those precious hours doing something you don’t care about. At the very least, you should be interested in what you do.

Only 13% of employees worldwide say they are engaged in their jobs. What about the other 87%? Many of my coaching clients come to me looking to find more meaning in their career, and I am here to tell you that it is possible. …

Ashley Stahl

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