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5 Ways to Enhance Your Soft Skills

I got my first after-college job because I literally stepped up to the plate. It was my senior year at Georgetown University and I was leading a national Cuban-American youth conference on campus to promote democracy in Cuba. Several speakers and experts in the matter were in attendance, and the day was going smoothly… until […]

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The 4 Skills You Need to Survive Automation

It is undeniable that the rise of technology is transforming the economy. An increasing number of jobs are being automated or set up to be worked from remotely, which means potential employees are competing with candidates from a worldwide pool. Is your job safe? Well, it depends on what you do and what skills you […]

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Design Your Days: How to Write Your To-Do List

A to-do list is a running tab of tasks. If designed correctly, it can be tremendously beneficial to keep you focused and productive. It can also be detrimental, however. If you don’t think about your goals or plan out your responsibilities, your schedule will end up being a pile of tasks that leave you exhausted […]

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iCatalyze Podcast Playlist for Leadership and Personal Development

Podcasts are one of my favorite ways to learn lately because I can tap into the wisdom of people from all over the world at the touch of a button. I love how I can listen to business experts, accomplished entrepreneurs and even former CIA agents and expand my horizons while I’m driving or doing […]

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Work-Life Clarity

Here is a confession: I have never had work-life balance in my life. I love my family, my work, and myself, but I cannot think of a single stretch of time where it was all “balanced.” To be honest, I think that trying to achieve so-called balance causes undue stress and is ultimately unattainable. It […]

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iCatalyze’s 2019 Year in Review

  I believe in the power of change! And this year I am proud to conclude that iCatalyze’s growth has been positive, significant, and impactful. iCatalyze met its primary objective of helping more individuals and organizations maximize their personal and professional potential and its secondary objective of reaching out to a wider community through social […]

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Excel at Work: Foster Your Emotional Intelligence

What qualities come to mind when you think of a good leader or a good boss? I am sure that no matter who you ask, the answer will include traits such as charisma, empathy, resilience, integrity, confidence, or decision-making skills. These are all characteristics of emotional intelligence. Every good professional or entrepreneur must have a […]

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How to Practice Mindfulness at Work

Mindfulness increases productivity, creativity, and engagement in the workplace. But why should you go out of your way to incorporate it into the corporate culture?    Mindfulness and Work  Anxiety and depression have reached epidemic proportions. Humans seem to be busier than ever. And we worry a lot! Uncertainty about our future, health, and finances […]

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The iCatalyze Gift Guide: For That Person Who Wants to Grow Their Career or Business

As someone who is always looking to grow professionally, I’m constantly in the market for that extra element that sparks not only joy, but also creativity, productivity, and wellness. And because I love Holiday Gift Guides, I have decided to curate one myself. I hope that it helps you organize and plan your shopping list […]

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Holiday Season

Keep it Merry! 3 Tips to Avoid Holiday Burnout

I love the holidays, but it certainly comes with a lot of expectations.  There is so much to do, so many people to celebrate with, and a lot of extras added to your daily routine. Fitting all the family visits, baking, decorating, and shopping into your schedule is overwhelming. But don’t let the memories pass […]

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What are my strengths?

Do You Want to Know Yourself Better? Check Your 6 VITAL Signs

You may be tired of hearing that all good things start with knowing yourself. On a previous post, I noted that confidence can only be achieved if you truly understand who you are. And I am not alone in declaring that self-awareness is the key to wisdom, happiness, courage, tolerance, vitality, and good decision making, […]

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The Power of Testimonials: Why and How You Should Ask Others to Tell Your Story

A decade or so ago, I thought I would not buy much online because I wanted to feel the smoothness of the fabrics with my own hands, or smell the aroma of the coffee-scented candles for myself.  Now, I buy everything online as long as I can read through a lot of reviews and scroll […]

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