Cheryl Grace

Cheryl Grace

Cheryl Grace

Cheryl Grace is the sassy aunt, best friend and mentor you’ve always needed in your life. The successful jet-setting, global corporate executive founded the aspirational lifestyle brand Powerful Penny LLC. Her products, workshops and speeches probe, inspire and empower to ensure those who really want to can get to their next level of best. Her blogs on careers, prosperity, relationships, family, looking and living fabulously, and living a five-star life can be found at www.powerfulpenny.com.

Articles by Cheryl Grace

Communication

Rock the body. Body language, that is!

There may be one tool in your career-building kit that you’re not using to its full potential, and that’s body language.

Work Fashion

Does your work wardrobe accentuate your positive?

Yep, I’m still stuck on talking about how to dress for success. Why? Because I’ve seen so many people get this OH SO WRONG!

Work Fashion

Your plan to be the on-the-job fab starts with planning your look

Here’s the deal. If you want to stand out in what you do, I firmly believe you have to put a bit of self-care into your look as well.

Office Life

Work on your bad habits not coworkers’ nerves

My job today is to prevent you young ‘uns from developing the type of bad habits that drive people nuts and make you a “work personality.”

Work fashion

Can you truly bring your authentic fashion self to work?

At some point — about five years ago maybe — the phrase “bring your authentic self to work” became the working world’s hottest new fashion catchphrase.

Communication

Pat yourself on the back. With words. Document your amazingness.

Early on, in spite of my shyness, I learned the importance of talking about myself, about what I do, and just how generally amazing I can be.

Communication

Negotiating necessities: Powerful tactics to get what you want

These small steps can grow your courage in speaking up for things that are important to you. And isn’t that really what negotiating is all about?

Office Life

Is ‘no’ really the worst answer you can get?

A part of being self-aware on the job is not being afraid to ask for what you want, setting boundaries, and teaching people how to treat you.

Office Life

Is ‘no’ really the worst answer you can get?

A part of being self-aware on the job is not being afraid to ask for what you want, setting boundaries, and teaching people how to treat you. This includes your boss.

Office Life

Subtle ‘sucking up’ can be a career strategy

Sucking up to your boss and other higher-ups can … well … suck. And let’s face it – no one likes a brown-nosing, overt suck-up. It’s disingenuous, insincere, and annoying as all get out. But that’s not to say there isn’t room in your work life for kinder, gentler sucking up.

Office Life

3 sneaky benefits of haters at work (and in life)

You gotta do SOMETHING to change your situation. Now stop sneaking around corners, walking on eggshells and pulling knives out of your back and go beat these haters at their own game.