Guest Blog

Congrats on the New Job, You Flake

Congrats on the New Job, You Flake

I’m a career coach who has the privilege of working with professionals who are bright, talented and ambitious. My female clients come from all sorts of career backgrounds, but they share a couple of common traits: they’re high in emotional intelligence and low on the self-promotion scale. Another thing my female clients have in common; they often find ways to surprise me or catch me off guard. Thr ...[Read More]

When Women Cry at Work

When Women Cry at Work

If you’ve ever found yourself crying at work, “this one’s for you”. I’m talking about crying (or coming to tears when you’re trying to solve a problem, negotiate for a raise, trying to compromise on workloads, etc.)  Often, these tears are met with harsh consequences: diminished perceptions of competency, reduced respect, poor performance reviews, and more. It’s important to know that most women’s ...[Read More]

Do Women Really Need to be Empowered?

Do Women Really Need to be Empowered?

Ask Ajna is pleased to welcome guest blogger Darcie Harris, entreprenuer, author, speaker, and award-winning consultant. Darcie is passionate about helping women own their power. Not long ago I had an interesting meeting with a husband and wife team who own a business together.  Since my appointment was with the woman, and since I work only with women entrepreneurs, I was a little mystified about ...[Read More]

Closing A Job Interview – You Have To Ask

Closing A Job Interview – You Have To Ask

When it comes to interviews, most people are pretty good at researching the company, preparing interview questions, engaging in the interview and sending thank you notes, but very few are good at closing a job interview.  Closing the interview is not just thanking the interviewer (then going home and waiting for the phone to ring).  Closing the interview is actually asking for the job, which pushe ...[Read More]