A career in writing can be broad at best, which is why I'm a big proponent of writers establishing a niche where they can develop some subject matter expertise. What's mine? I'm so glad you asked. Finding and succeeding in a career you love is really my bread and butter.
Like any good writer, I can tackle nearly any topic—which means I didn’t necessarily set out to become a master of this subject. But after a few career-related writing opportunities fell into my lap, it didn’t take me long to realize it was something I loved talking about. So, today, that’s what I primarily focus on (with a few exceptions, of course). From communication or productivity to building relationships or finding your path, I cover nearly anything related that falls under the "world of work" umbrella.
For over three and a half years, I was a staff writer for the popular career platform, The Muse, where I had the opportunity to write about everything from dealing with obnoxious co-workers to finding your passion to the details you should understand about short-term disability insurance.
I've collaborated with numerous different tech and software companies like Atlassian, Loom, QuickBooks, Lendio, Hubstaff, Trello, Wrike, Toggl, and more to craft research-backed content about productivity, teamwork, project management, and business ownership.
My work has also been published and syndicated by numerous outlets that I previously thought were mere pipe dreams, including The New York Times, Forbes, Fast Company, TIME, Business Insider, Inc., Mashable, and more. Hey, not so bad for a girl who got started by writing 500-word posts for a storage unit company, right?
I'll admit that it's always hard to choose your favorites. But, below is a peek at some of the work I'm most proud of.
"the coffee shop effect"
If I have a mile-long to-do list or a deadline breathing down my neck, you can find me in a coffee shop. That change of scenery instantly makes me more productive, but why? There has to be more to that productivity boost than the kick of caffeine, right?