Entries by Monique Tallon

Vulnerability: How to be Vulnerable in the Workplace

You’ve probably had one of those days that you want to crawl into a hole and disappear.  Maybe you were dealing with an emotional issue, or maybe you were facing a financial crisis. Or maybe a small embarrassment like getting stuck in a traffic jam on the way to an important meeting or having an …. Read more >>

6 Ways to Build Boundaries & Get More Recognition at Work

One of the more challenging aspects I’ve encountered both personally and professionally with the women I coach, is the ability to hold steadfast to our boundaries. Whether it’s saying no to a request by a co-worker or manager, or turning down a project that’s just not challenging enough,  a lot of us find it challenging …. Read more >>

5 Ways to Stop Being a Perfectionist: How to Let Go of the Need to Be Perfect

“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life.” – Anne Lamott Have you ever asked yourself “am I a perfectionist”? If you’re wondering whether or not you’re a perfectionist, there’s a pretty good chance that you are. And if we’re being …. Read more >>

Assertive vs Aggressive: 5 Tips for Women Walking the Tightrope

The one question that I get asked the most as a women’s leadership coach is how to walk the tightrope and find balance between being aggressive and assertive in the workplace. This also happens to be one of the main themes in my book, Leading Gracefully, which presents a whole new roadmap on how women …. Read more >>

5 Tips for DEI Practitioners to Effectively Manage Cultural Diversity

As we grapple with race and equity in America as DEI practitioners, we are all thinking about how to translate this work into the organizations we work with. Cultural diversity has become a buzz word that many of us strive to address but often times miss the mark because it can be too vague or …. Read more >>

Working from Home is Here to Stay. 7 Tips to Ensure Women in the Workplace Thrive

It’s becoming clear that the global pandemic is quickly turning into an economic crisis for women with unemployment rates rising to numbers not seen since the Great Depression. The unemployment rate for women stands at an unprecedented 15.5%, the first time ever that U.S. women… Read more >>