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Jamie Woolf
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Jamie Woolf has over twenty years of experience consulting to business leaders. Based on her work inside dozens of organizations, Jamie lays out her “best practices” to enjoy more success at home and at work. She founded The Parent Leader to help mothers and fathers gain the self-awareness and leadership skills to transform their daily parenting challenges into desired results and co-founded Pinehurst Consulting, an organization development and training consulting firm.

Jamie Woolf lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and two daughters.

Blog Entries by Jamie Woolf

The Emotional Labor of Parenting

Posted September 23, 2010 | 17:14:06 (EST)

I often feel that managing my work life -- the meetings, the emails, the writing -- is trivial compared with the emotional labor it takes to be a parent.

UC Berkeley sociology professor Arlie Hochschield coined the term emotional labor to describe the effort required to...

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Do You Know Your Leadership and Parenting Derailers?

Posted May 20, 2010 | 14:15:25 (EST)

As some of my friends and colleagues know, I'm a bit obsessed with an assessment tool I use in my consulting practice called the Hogan assessment. Shining light on our "shadow side," the Hogan instruments help people become aware of their derailers-- a strength gone awry. For example,...

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How Leadership Can Revive Exhausted Moms

Posted June 1, 2009 | 12:38:18 (EST)

I had the special honor of being a guest with Lian Dolan for a Chaos Chronicles Special Edition Podcast Mom-In-Chief: The Closet Interview. If you haven't already listened to the Satellite Sisters radio show or the Chaos Chronicles podcasts, you're in for a treat.

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Female Bullying or Just Another Attack Against Successful Women

Posted May 14, 2009 | 19:30:19 (EST)

The media loves a fresh angle that undermines women's hard earned success. The New York Times Business section (1/11/09) ran an article, "A Sisterhood Of Workplace Infighting" by Peggy Klaus. Ms. Klaus, a leadership consultant, writes about how women mistreat women in the workplace:

"...limiting access to important meetings,...

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Working Hard to Relax

Posted April 3, 2009 | 14:25:34 (EST)

I looked at my calendar this morning and all I saw was blank space. At long last -- a meeting-free day. Not even a conference call. I sank into my couch and began to construct my "to-do" list. Before 5 seconds passed, I had accelerated from 1 to 40 "must...

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How to Share Bad Economic News with Kids

Posted March 29, 2009 | 20:53:41 (EST)

The trick is to be honest without creating needless worry.

First of all -- your kids are already aware, at least to some degree, of what's going on in the world. They talk about it in class at school. They discuss with their friends things they heard...

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An Emotional Stimulus Plan: Invest in Your Family and It Will Pay Big Dividends

Posted March 13, 2009 | 17:56:00 (EST)

Just as Congress passed an economic stimulus plan to help our faltering economy, you can give your stressed-out family an emotional stimulus plan during these hard times. Leadership expert Jamie Woolf, author of Mom-in-Chief: How Wisdom from the Workplace Can Save Your Family from Chaos offers practical strategies to get...

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