Switching Careers and Following your Dreams with Kalyn Chandler

Switching Careers and Following your Dreams with Kalyn Chandler

From lawyer to business owner, Kalyn Chandler didn’t wait for the perfect time to make a career change — she took the leap and followed her dreams, no matter where they took her. 

Founder, owner, and creative director of Effie’s Paper: Stationary & Whatnot, Kalyn created a lifestyle brand that presents cool and on-trend accessories for fun at work, stylish travel, and a chic daily life. But her path to this point had a lot of pit stops, including a 10-year stint working at a law firm (where she never intended to even practice law in the first place).  But finally she transitioned out of law and took some time to figure out what she REALLY wanted to be when she grew up (a question that plagues us all, no matter our age). 

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Tips for Women in Business With Anne Deeter Gallaher

Tips for Women in Business With Anne Deeter Gallaher

Twenty years in business… without a business degree. 

That is the story of Anne Deeter Gallaher, owner and CEO of the Deeter Gallaher Group, a creative services firm in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. 

As Anne herself would say, she’s taken a nontraditional path to entrepreneurship. Before having her first son, Anne worked at a publishing house for five years which opened the door to the first of many challenges she’s overcome…

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Embracing the Unknown in 2020 (and BEYOND)

Embracing the Unknown in 2020 (and BEYOND)

MAYBE I’m going out on a limb here, but I think I speak for us ALL when I say…

2020 has been one hell of a year!

From combating COVID-19 to wading the political pool, addressing racial inequality in our country to redefining what it means to “work from home”, this year has forced us to face change. And as mentioned in my blog post Let’s NOT Return to “NORMAL” I’m not so sure all of this change is necessarily bad.

In fact, I’m not sure EMBRACING change is all that bad either…

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Launch & Adjust

Launch & Adjust

If you’ve followed along here for sometime, have attended a Ditch the Clique event, or follow me on Instagram, you likely know my LOVE for podcasts. I mean, heck…I even have my own! (Oh you know…just a shameless plug for The REAL Women of 20(20) Podcast, no big deal.)

Recently while listening to one of my favorite podcasts, The Skinny Confidential Him & Her, I noticed the phrase “launch & adjust” was on repeat. But not only there, the phrase has seemingly haunted me in conversations and other media content I consume, since!

My dad (the most wise person I know) always says “if words are on repeat, LISTEN! There’s a message there…”  So of course, I’ve put his advice to practice.  And (as usual) he’s right…

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