Kudos & Events


Novofemina joined The Huffington Post as a weekly blogger in 2014.  Check out our 1st feature.  A selection of the posts are below:

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Next Avenue – Where Grown Ups Keep Growing

Novofemina contributed to Next Avenue’s 4 Secrets to Overcoming Unexpected Life Transitions.   Next Avenue is public media’s first and only national journalism service for America’s booming older population. Our daily content delivers vital ideas, context and perspectives on issues that matter most as we age.

Money Magazine: Career 2016

“Transitions aren’t failures, but times of opportunity.”  Read more at Money Magazine’s Career 2016: Dream Makeover.

Alma Mater Simmons College

On June Linda Rossetti hosted Simmons College‘s Business MashUP Event for the Reunion Classes.  In her remarks she shared “10 Observations to Living Your Best Professional Life.”  They are excerpted below:

10) Foundation: Know your personal financials or “economics”.  Responsibility & accountability lie with you on this one.  The answers are highly individual depending on your situation.

9) Risk: Try on RISK in ever-increasing amounts.  Avoid being reckless but continually experiment with greater and greater quantities.

8) Integrate: Be who you are in all aspects of your life.  Dignify your very broad roles by integrating them into your choices.  Be who you are everywhere – school, work, home, and community.

7) Network: Assemble fans and join fan clubs.  Many seek a “mentor”.  In my experience it is never “1” person but a host of folks who serve as fans and who are willing to really listen between the lines.  Also, leverage non-affiliated peers <i.e. those outside your group or division> with whom you can honestly discuss issues or float “trial” balloons.  Be available to return the favor.

6) Value Proposition: Create your value proposition and exercise your voice.  What do you stand for?  What unique perspective do you bring to the table? Develop it. Write it down.  Use it in your role and in your relationships: in networking, in seeking new employment.   Embrace learning as you continually expand your “value prop”.

5) Timing: Understand when its time to move on.  Know when your learning has hit a plateau and move as quickly as possible once that has occurred.

4)  Feedback: Find credible critics and embrace their message.  A leading executive coach shared his perspective with me on this.  In his opinion, #1 consistent attribute to leaders he sees is adaptability.

3) Live: Succeed Daily.  Your story is a journey not an event.  You get to decide how you show up every day.  Live everyday.

2) Roles: Create your own job.  Change in your organization is a Trojan Horse of opportunity.  Seek opportunity that allows you to continually integrate your interests and unique value proposition.

1) Success: Define your objective.  What is success for you?  Are you dreaming big enough?

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