New Job Search Strategy/LinkedIn Classes Series in Washington DC

I am thrilled to teach a series of job search strategy/LinkedIn classes at General Assembly in Washington DC, starting on March 2, 2016. PLEASE SHARE this announcement with your friends and family who are in the midst of a job hunt and might benefit from taking this class. Thank you and see you at General Assembly… Continue reading New Job Search Strategy/LinkedIn Classes Series in Washington DC


You’re So Vain: Vanity URL for Your LinkedIn Articles

What if I told you that there is a way to share all your LinkedIn articles in one link, memorable and brand-friendly? There is indeed a new feature that does for your articles what so called vanity URL (customized URL) does for your LinkedIn profile! ... Unless you live under a rock, you have heard that LinkedIn publisher is a… Continue reading You’re So Vain: Vanity URL for Your LinkedIn Articles

Meeting Without a Facilitator?

A meeting without a facilitator is as likely to succeed as a project without a project manager.


Facilitation - making the world a better place, one meeting at a time.

12 Baby Steps to Leadership

Once in a while, a question shows up in my inbox that makes me pause, smile, shake my head and ask myself: "Why didn’t it occur to me to write about this before?" "Dear Maria, I am struggling with the leadership step in my career. I have been a Software Developer for the last 10… Continue reading 12 Baby Steps to Leadership

It Takes Two to Tango: LinkedIn/Twitter Interface

Imagine that you have two employees working on the same project. They are both talented and diligent; however, they don't coordinate their efforts at all. Do you think there is any efficiency lost due to them not setting a common strategy and not working in sync? You bet there is! And yet, this is exactly… Continue reading It Takes Two to Tango: LinkedIn/Twitter Interface

Happy International Women’s Day!

Honored to co-lead and speak at International Women’s Day “Speed Convening” for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women initiative. "10,000 Women" is a U.S. Department of State Entrepreneurship Program for Women in the Middle East. The session is for 30 women entrepreneurs/business leaders who represent various industries in 14 countries across the Middle East & North Africa.… Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day!

I Love My Work

Had such an amazing time speaking about LinkedIn at General Assembly yesterday! We had a wonderful group of career changers and job hunters who were ready to dive in deep and learn everything about the platform: the core concepts, the tools, the techniques and (of course!) the hacks. Awesome energy, great questions... I love my… Continue reading I Love My Work

Wanted: Unmotivated, Dispassionate Employees

“I am a motivated, passionate and creative expert, driven, responsible, with an extensive experience in various organizational roles, track record of success, and a strategic mind set.” How does this description sound to you? Do you want to hire this person? … This was a trick question. I wrote this sentence using top 10 most overused… Continue reading Wanted: Unmotivated, Dispassionate Employees

Thrilled to Announce a LinkedIn Class in Washington DC

I am excited to announce that I will teach a LinkedIn class at General Assembly in DC on February 11, 2015. WHAT: Unleash the Power of LinkedIn to Land Your Dream Job WHEN: February 11, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM WHERE: General Assembly DC, 1133 15th Street NW, The Penthouse, Washington, DC 20005 SIGN UP AT:… Continue reading Thrilled to Announce a LinkedIn Class in Washington DC