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Christy Uffelman to Receive Honor from Alma Mater

Congratulations to one of Align Leadership’s wonderful and fearless leaders, Christy Uffelman, for the incredible honor of receiving the Our Lady of Sacred Heart (OLSH) Professional Excellence Award! This award honors an OLSH alumnus who has distinguished themselves in their profession. At Align, we all know how amazing Christy is – but it’s great to see others noticing as well! …

Brad HemmingsChristy Uffelman to Receive Honor from Alma Mater
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7 Inspiring People Talk About the Last Time They Failed and How They Bounced Back

I don’t know about you, but I find nothing more inspiring than personal stories of courage and overcoming adversity.  If you think celebrities don’t face difficulties themselves, have a look at 7 celebrities who have failed and bounced back.  Please tell me your personal stories of triumph in the face of long odds!   https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/12687-7-inspiring-people-talk-about-the-last-time-they-failed-and-how-they-bounced-back?   #AdversityIsOpportunityInDisguise

Brad Hemmings7 Inspiring People Talk About the Last Time They Failed and How They Bounced Back
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What Do We Mean When We Say “Toxic Masculinity?”

What Do We Mean When We Say “Toxic Masculinity?” Women aren’t the only ones who can and should have a support system. Can anyone else relate to this: What Do We Mean When We Say “Toxic Masculinity?”  Do you have any men in your life who might benefit from being encouraged to express their emotions a little more? I’m sure many women …

Brad HemmingsWhat Do We Mean When We Say “Toxic Masculinity?”
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Congratulations to 2017 PTC EDGE Cohort!

With every ending, there is a new beginning. Clearly I am not the first to express these ever-so-true words of wisdom, but they hold new meaning to me this week, as we have reached the culmination of our 2017 Pittsburgh Technology Council EDGE cohort. It is with equal parts sadness and joy that we gathered for a final time to …

Brad HemmingsCongratulations to 2017 PTC EDGE Cohort!
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Advocacy group launches coaching-focused awards for midcareer female professionals

Lydia Nuzum, Reporter. Pittsburgh Business Times   When Kimberly Zahler, a user experience designer in Bethel Park, was in graduate school studying digital design, she remembers feeling empowered by her professors and fellow students. But once she was out of school, something shifted — in the working world, Zahler ran headlong into the sexism that has long been a component of the technology …

Courtney DeruyAdvocacy group launches coaching-focused awards for midcareer female professionals
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No one is keeping a tally. So why am I?

By Christy Uffelman   I’ve been battling my inner Martyr lately and losing. She shows up whenever I get stuck in the tiresome cycle of Overdo. Resent. Repeat. Whenever I say yes instead of no. Myrtle is a capital-P People-Pleaser, and no thanks to her, I’ve spent many a day taking on more. More work. More chores. More obligations. And …

Courtney DeruyNo one is keeping a tally. So why am I?
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Wake Up Calls: Moments that Change our Lives

By Mary Shippy and Christine Watkins Davies This article is the first in our Field Notes on Leadership Series. We hope this series provides you insights to facilitate your leadership journey.   Over the course of my career as a leadership coach, I have witnessed some huge transformational shifts and changes in the leaders I have worked alongside.  I would …

Courtney DeruyWake Up Calls: Moments that Change our Lives
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Fewer Pittsburgh company boards are a mens-only club

JOYCE GANNON Pittsburgh Post-Gazette jgannon@post-gazette.com About a dozen public companies in the Pittsburgh area had no women directors eight years ago when Sarah Stewart moved to the region to open an office for an executive recruiting firm. She recalls being surprised. This year, just three companies have boardrooms filled only with men. After trailing national statistics for years, women have …

Courtney DeruyFewer Pittsburgh company boards are a mens-only club
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Just Say No

By Christy Uffelman I was just saying to a friend the other day that I want to start a “Just Say NO Club” where we get together once/month and talk about all the things we said NO to. There are so many things that “could be fun” or “would likely be good to do” or I feel like I “should …

Courtney DeruyJust Say No
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Field Notes on Leadership: A New Blog Series

Over the next several months we’re going to be completing some interviews and writing a blog series entitled Field Notes On Leadership.  We’re going to delve into topics such as:  Human Capability, Empowerment, Resiliency & Grit, Importance of Communication and Conversation, Peer Learning, Authenticity, Leadership Vulnerability, and Characteristics of a Leader.  If you have any ideas or thoughts on these …

Courtney DeruyField Notes on Leadership: A New Blog Series