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 …

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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 …

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Women’s Leadership Council: Get Involved!

Align Leadership’s Christy Uffelman is enormously proud to be on the Executive Team for the Women’s Leadership Council at the United Way, an organization that is committed to empowering and supporting women and giving back to the community! To learn how you can get involved, watch the video and read more about it below. Mobilizing the caring power of women to …

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My Grown-up Permission Slip

By Christy Uffelman I spent some time last Sunday afternoon at a funeral home. It certainly wasn’t what I planned to do that day. I had errands to do, things to get done. But I immediately canceled my “plans” (with zero guilt) because I wanted to be there to honor someone I care about and whom I admire. And you …

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New program aims to put more women into the C-suite

Patty Tascarella Senior Reporter Pittsburgh Business Times   The Pittsburgh Technology Council and Align Leadership have teamed to launch a program to give women an edge rising through the ranks. The program, Education and Development through Group Experiences, targets women who are midcareer leaders in companies and nonprofits. EDGE kicks off with a two-day retreat at Seven Springs, starting on …

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learning to let go

Endings First, Beginnings Second.

By Christy Uffelman   January 1, 2017 We talk a lot about new beginnings this time of year- how great they are, how exciting, how shiny. But what we often fail to remember is that in order to experience them, something else must first end. This past summer I went tree walking with my Girl Scout troop. I’m afraid of …

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new health club

A Different Kind of Health Club

By Christine Watkins Davies Several months ago, I sat patiently waiting for my restorative yoga class to begin.  I was new to this practice but had heard a lot of wonderful things about it and wanted to give it a try.  The lights were low and the room was silent.  I sat on my mat breathing deeply in an effort …

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best leadership blogs 2017

Align Leadership Named One of Best Leadership Blogs to Follow in 2017

Align Leadership is proud to be listed as one of the best leadership blogs to follow in 2017. Credit Donkey writes “leadership is all about improving and learning – and these blogs will help you do that. We have collected the best leadership blogs among a sea of blogs to give you the absolute first-rate ones, with thoughtful, useful advice …

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own your success

Learning to #OwnIt

By Christy Uffelman “No one likes a girl who brags.” So says the voice in my head. I don’t know about you, but I learned a long time ago that when we talk about how fabulous we are at something, well, that makes others feel ‘less than’. So we hold back, we censor, we deflect. And I wonder, at what …

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Christy Uffelman Receives Pittsburgh’s 40 Under 40 Award

Meet Christy Uffelman – a member of the 2016 class of 40 Pittsburghers Under 40 who are changing our region – and the world – for the better. Christy Uffelman  [39] Partner-in-charge, Pittsburgh Office, Align Leadership Christy Uffelman was the first woman executive at Mascaro Construction. Later, she launched Align Leadership’s East Coast office, where she builds mentoring programs to …

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