The Shriver Report – career transformation

Special Edition

7 Tips To Starting A Business At Home, With Kids
While being a mother can be a full-time job, some moms have decided to add more to the mix to generate extra income for their families and fulfill their dreams of owning a business. The benefits are unmatched: flexible hours, unlimited income potential, unbridled creativity and of course, quality times with the little ones. If your hearts desire is to own your own company, here are 7 secrets to making your dream come true.  → Read More
How an Idea Between Two Friends Turned into a Fast-Growing, Must-Read Newsletter for Women
A few months ago, a Facebook friend shared a glowing recommendation for TheSkimm, a daily newsletter delivered to your inbox at 6 am designed to help you get up to speed on the day’s headlines (tag line: We read. You Skimm). I checked it out and was hooked immediately, not only because of the content in it, but because of how it was delivered. I felt like I was reading an email about the news from one of my best friends. It is fresh, and at times funny, and I can read it while waiting for the toaster oven to ding. And I’m not the only one. Very early on TheSkimm hit 100,000 subscribers and on Monday, the start-up announced they had raised $1.1 million in seed funding to build their business.  → Read More
How to Tap Into Your Fullest Passion, Power and Purpose
I spent 18 long years in corporate life, and throughout all of it, I never once experienced passion, power or purpose in my work. Yes, it was interesting and stimulating, and lucrative, but I never felt connected to it deeply, or energized and revitalized by it. I thought that my lack of passion for my work was a given – I looked around me and saw hundreds of others whose light had also been extinguished in the same way, so I didn’t understand what was missing.  → Read More
12 Hidden Work Crises and How They Can Push You to Your Best
I spent 18 years in corporate America, and on the outside, it looked like a successful career. I rose to the level of vice president, earned great money and recognition. But on the inside was a different story. I was unhappy for many years and unfulfilled and as I approached 40, the bumps I experienced in my work-life turned into full-blown crises. In the last years of my corporate journey, I experienced discrimination, sexual harassment, zero-work life balance, chronic illness, and most challenging of all, the agonizing worry that the work I would spend my entire life focused on would offer no contributive value to society or the world.  → Read More
How One Woman Started Changing the World, One Dinner at a Time
In all my life, I never imagined I would establish an international nonprofit, spend time traveling, speaking to groups, meeting multitudes of inspiring women, and fighting for the empowerment of women and girls around the world.  → Read More
Breaking the Mold
How I Opened a Woman-owned Motorcycle Dealership and Became “Mama ROAR”
Ten years ago, if you had told me I would be answering to “Mama Roar” at a motorcycle dealership that I owned – while dealing with techs, painters, air brush artists, custom seat designers and a variety of other vendors and staff – I would have thought you had lost your mind. But here I am, storming one of the last male bastions we have in America, the motorcycle industry. How did it happen? Here’s my story.  → Read More
Turning My Nightmare into a Fairytale
In 2008 I faced a real “holy (bleep)” moment when everything I had built in my life came crashing down around me. I had what others refer to as a mid-life crisis, but for me it became my mid-life rebirth. But before I get into that, let me back track a little further, all the way back to the beginning to be precise, so that you can see why my fairytale story is such an improbable one.  → Read More
Waiting Tables to NASA: How Education Changed My Life
“I’m a 35-year-old mother of three in another marriage, working as a waitress, and have let life around me ‘just happen.’ I exist in a reactionary state of mind.” That was thinking, 13 years ago, before I decided it was time to become proactive, make choices and take control of my life. Today, I have completed three two-year degrees with honors and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a GPA of 4.0 with my Bachelors of Science in Occupational Safety and Health – this coming from someone who swore she would never go to college. I also work for NASA as a Quality Assurance Specialist.  → Read More