How the Pandemic has Stirred a Longing for More

July 22, 2020

Meet Josh Gentine
Founder of Bench Consulting

There’s no doubt that this global pandemic has disrupted many lives, but it’s also disrupted many of our beliefs about life, work, business, and family.  Every week, I speak to dozens of individuals who are thinking about and planning for a pivot in their career, inspired by the events of the last few months. And, I’m […]

What’s on the Mind of a Pilot During COVID-19

May 20, 2020

Meet Mike Schmidt
Budding Aviator

JF: In February of this year you left a decade-long career in higher-education to pursue your dream of becoming a pilot. I think many people would have a feeling of “oh s#%#” for you right now. How are you feeling?Michael Schmidt: This is a funny and excellent question! When I finally decided to take the leap […]

How to Develop Resilient Leaders

May 6, 2020

Meet Amy Wolfgang and Michelle Poole
Founders of Coaching 4 Good

Over the last several weeks, I’ve spoken with dozens of individuals about their career, leadership, and communication challenges as they navigate these uncertain times, and every single person has mentioned how their company is reacting to the global pandemic and treating its employees. Employees notice, and they care about how their company is operating in […]

Why You Shouldn’t Settle for 81% Pay

March 19, 2020

Meet Jordan Sale
Founder of 81cents

Two years ago, I had the privilege of meeting Jordan Sale, the Founder of 81cents, and today Fink Development Coaching is proud to partner with her amazing company! Jordan recently sat down with me for an Authentic Career Conversation, check out her story and amazing company below. If you’re inspired by Jordan’s story and want to […]

One Person Changing the Landscape of Healthcare

March 3, 2020

Meet Anne Steptoe
Executive Director of MedServe

A handful of years ago, I was working at the Fuqua School of Business and got to spend a lot of my time there with budding entrepreneurs. During this time, I watched students come into the program with wide eyes and wild dreams of pursuing their idea and hitting it big. As they moved through […]

How to Date in the Age of Dating Apps

February 7, 2020

Meet Lily Womble
Founder of Date Brazen

Three years ago I was in Chapel Hill, applying to PhD programs (none of which I got in to, btw), and contemplating a big move with my partner. At the time, it was uncertain where I would land and whether I’d be landing wherever that was alone. One of the most prominent thoughts on my mind, […]

How to Make the Most of Your MBA Experience

January 29, 2020

Meet Al Dea
Founder of MBASchooled and Author of MBA Insider

It’s been almost ten years since I first embarked on my MBA journey. I’m actually in disbelief as I type these words, as I can still remember the very first day of my MBA experience like it was yesterday. It’s embarrassing to admit that on my first day of Pre-MBA Bootcamp, I realized I didn’t […]

Good Design is More Than Looking Pretty

January 14, 2020

Meet Lisa Cox
Brand Designer and Founder of Lisa Cox Studio

Design is a field that I have a love-hate relationship with. When I was a kid, I used to rearrange the furniture in my parent’s home while they were at work, sometimes changing the entire layout of the house. As a teenager, I painted my bedroom walls with the changing season or my changing mood, […]

How to Quit Your Day Job and Do Something You Love

December 18, 2019

Meet Annie Heath
Floral Designer and Owner of Ida Blooms

Is 2020 your year? Are you dreaming of finally quitting that job you hate to pursue your passion of arranging beautiful flowers all day? That sounds pretty great!  When I imagine the role of a floral designer, I see my days spent in a light-filled studio, surrounded by a plethora of exotic flowers (that somehow magically got […]

How to Transition into a Product Management Role

December 2, 2019

Meet Diego Granados
Product Manager at Microsoft

“The only limit to becoming a product manager is yourself,” this is one of the beliefs Diego shared with me last week. I met Diego several years ago while he was an MBA student at Duke’s Fuqua Business School. Out of the thousands of students, I’ve met in my eleven-year higher-ed career, Diego was one of […]