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Caroline Dowd Higgins

Bad Bosses Happen, But Suffering Is Optional

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 04.01.2015 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

You need to use your professional power and take control of your career trajectory. If you have a bad boss, suffering in silence (or out loud) is not a wise career strategy.

Career Lessons I Learned From Kai Kight

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Recently, I participated on a panel for the Council of Alumni Association Executives in Scottsdale, Arizona. A highlight during the event was a presentation by Kai Kight who identifies himself as an innovator, speaker, violinist, and entrepreneur.

How To Recharge, Reignite or Reinvent Your Career

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Now is a great time to ramp up your career reinvention efforts and reflect upon what would gratify you in a career. If this is not the career you ordered, it's time to jumpstart your professional reinvention so you can regain control and thrive.

Confidence, Courage and Failure -- A Formula for Career Success!

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 01.03.2015 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Striving for perfectionism is debilitating and unattainable. Most women set their bar so high that "good enough" is still amazing.

How Fitbit Helped My Career

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

My Fitbit has taught me to flex new muscles both literally and figuratively. I have changed my daily routine by walking at daybreak every morning and I have a renewed appreciation for accountability in my life and career.

7 Ways To Actually Relax On Your Next Vacation

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

It's vacation season and the time of year to step away from work to recharge and refresh. Sadly, many people don't take all the vacation days they earn. Others who take vacation end up working during their time off which defeats the purpose entirely.

8 Things I Learned As a Recovering Workaholic

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

I burn the midnight oil, never say no, and I have often prioritized my career over my life and my loved ones. Only recently did I take an honest look in the mirror to realize that life is too short to miss, and every moment is precious. I urge you not to miss the life you deserve to lead.

A Weekend With Marshall Goldsmith

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Goldsmith taught us to help more, judge less and encouraged us to always breathe and think before we open our mouths to speak. Is what you are saying really worth it?

Navigate a Conference Wisely to Get The Most Out of Your Professional Development Dollars

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Here are some tips to help you navigate a conference and enjoy the experience without getting overwhelmed.

Elevate Your Career

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 08.10.2013 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Career elevation is not a secret formula, but simply a way for women to leverage their relationships and their expertise to serve as equalizers in the career world.