The following articles are written by Vicki Wright Hamilton.

Battle of the Fears: Interviewing vs. Public Speaking

Interviewing can be a brutal combination of fears for many people. First, there is the scrutiny associated with interviewing that tends to put even the most confident people on edge.  Secondly, the unknown factor of it all, can easily take a person into full blown panic mode. According to a recent study by Harris Interactive and Everest College, 92% of U.S. adults are anxious about job interviews, with general anxiety being the most common fear at 17% (Anxiety.Org). While public speaking is listed as the number one phobia, 3 out of 4 people have a deep-seated fear of speaking in...

Defining Career Paths

Embarking on a career path can be an incredibly daunting decision, but it doesn’t have to be. Many people choose their career based on what they financial gains. I agree that we all need to make money to survive, however we must also consider whether our chosen career is something that we are skilled at doing and have a real passion for. I encourage you to take a moment to learn more about your skills and desires for a happy life. See, we spend more time at work, then we do enjoying family, friends and time for ourselves. Therefore, it...

Consulting in Corporate America Part II: From Internal Consultant to Employee

For those of us who have found ourselves transitioning from in-house consultants to full-time employees; the transition process is often bittersweet. On one-hand there maybe excitement about the new opportunity and security that a full-time position can bring. However, there is also the process of becoming accustomed to colleagues and work environment. I have compiled a short list of items that are important to remember during your transition. Tips for Your Transition: Corporate Culture: It is important that you assess the culture of the organization that you will serve prior to coming on-board as an employee. Serving as a consultant...

Mentoring Success: Melissa Koehler

For over 20 years I have had the honor of mentoring dozens of incredible men and women. Check out this awesome article featuring my amazing mentee Melissa Koehler, Senior Director of Technology Portfolio Management & Implementation for Turner/CNN Digital. How a Working Mom Learned to Stop Acting Like the Men Around Her in the Tech Industry  

Consulting in Corporate America: Part I From Freelancer to Internal Consultant

 Serving as a consultant in corporate America, provides some incredible opportunities as well as its own unique share of challenges. I have had the pleasure of working both, as a technology/business consultant for various industries and organizations for almost a decade. I have also been employed by large firms and had the responsibility of hiring consultants. As a result of these experiences, I have compiled a pretty comprehensive list of best practices. Please allow me to share a few of the tips that I have learned along the way, to help those of you who are transitioning from freelance consulting...

Divorce and Job Dilemma’s

During this time of year when most of us are filled with festive thoughts of sharing the holidays with those that we love. However, there are a lot of people that are still experiencing the everyday challenges of life while trying to balance careers, families, financial obligations and a host of other issues. Even though mentoring relationships are typically of the professional nature, there are times when personal challenges arise and need to be addressed. I was reminded of these challenges during a recent meeting with my mentee Sandra.  She is newly divorced and raising her two sons alone without...

Agile vs. Waterfall in Business

The concept of business agility is coming up more and more in my daily conversations with colleagues and mentees. For those of us that come from the technology world. We are accustomed to hearing the terms agile and waterfall as it relates to coding. However, this concept is also relevant in the ever changing world of business. Like projects in technology, businesses have to adapt to project like methodologies.   Have you ever found yourself in a situation in your workplace where you have been tasked with several different activities in a limited time frame?  We’ve all been there right....

Technology Thought Leader

Presented by WIT Vicki Hamilton is a Senior IT / Operations Executive who comes up with new IT strategies to take care of old workplace problems. An award winning technology executive with over 20 years of senior level experience, Vicki’s strategic, multidisciplinary competencies include conceptualizing, designing and executing innovative technology strategies for high value results ($20M+.) Since 2012, Vicki has consulted with a variety of companies, serving as Interim Chief Information Officer, Marketing Consultant, and Adjunct Professor. In 2013, Hamilton launched The Wright Answer, a global online match-making mentoring program for women from college through retirement. The Wright Answer helps...

Organizational Optimization

Understanding Why Lay-Offs Happen eBook by Vicki Wright Hamilton How many people do you know that have been affected by a company reorganization and found themselves out of a job? Perhaps this has happened to you. You find yourself asking many questions: What did I do wrong? Why me? I always got great performance ratings. How am I going to make it? I haven’t interviewed or looked for a job in ages, as I was loyal to this company. Yes, these are the thoughts that often arise when we are faced with the thought of losing our jobs and being...

How to Respond to Changes in Leadership

There are two things in life that can truly be counted on: the passing of time and the inevitability of change. Time will continue to march on and it’s something we can never get back. And as time passes, it’s extremely rare that everything will remain the same. It behooves us, then, to be purposeful about how we spend our time and how we manage the changes that life presents us.

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