Author Archives: Karyl Innis

how to resign
Career Maker

How to Resign? 8 Steps to Negotiate Your Best Exit

It’s not been easy...deciding to leave the company. Almost as difficult as the decision to leave will be the discussion with your leader about your decision to leave. You’ve thought about how to resign, made a list of the benefits and special “asks” like health insurance continuation, tuition reimbursement for… Read More
  • Karyl Innis |
  • July 11, 2018
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Leadership Growth

YOU Don’t Look Like a Good Leader

It’s confirmed. You don’t look like a good leader. Yes, it seems you, me and the entire female gender has a leadership problem. People don’t think we look like leaders. Both men and women seem to have the same troubling opinion. When conjuring up a mental picture of a leader,… Read More
  • Karyl Innis |
  • April 10, 2018
Golden Door Spa

Golden Door Spa: Life in the Slow Lane Isn’t So Slow After All

These days we could all use a break, and luxury spas are just what the doctor ordered. Spas provide the antidote to our high stress modern lives. They are resources for preventative health, wellness, anti-aging and more - and no "one size fits all" experience will do. Thankfully, many spas… Read More
  • Karyl Innis |
  • February 11, 2018
career success
Career Maker

Watch It! Is Your Anatomy Affecting Your Career Success?

There is a lot of speculation as to why some experience a high degree of career success and others don't. You'll hear everything from huge heaps of testosterone, enlarged brain lobes, and/or looking swank in a blue suit. Working at any job is a real body baring experience. You expose… Read More
  • Karyl Innis |
  • September 10, 2017
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Strengthen Your Willpower with These 5 Tips

Find Will Power When He’s Not in the House Yep, it’s true. I’m not proud of it but I did it. I ate 12 Sprinkles Red Velvet cupcakes over the holidays. They showed up in 2 separate six packs, spaced a week apart. I wanted each and every little red… Read More
  • Karyl Innis |
  • January 12, 2017
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Career Maker

Are You the Oldest in the Room…Even When You Aren’t?

Oh sure...you work out...sometimes. You have some hip, casual, yet cool, work clothes. A new squirt of Botox® in that forehead, but you still have that nagging, back of the brain feeling that you are being viewed as the “oldest in the room,” not relevant, past your prime. Yes, you… Read More
  • Karyl Innis |
  • January 5, 2017
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Career Maker

6 Things You Can Do to Polish Your Party Presence

The holiday season is chock full with opportunities to enjoy each other’s presence and show off our social skills. Be ready to connect and deliver the present of your presence. Presence Pointers  1. Adjust your gaze: It’s not cool to look over someone’s shoulder, searching for additional conversation partners while pretending… Read More
  • Karyl Innis |
  • December 17, 2016
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Career Maker

5 Things You Should Know Before Announcing Your Retirement

Congratulations! You are hot! Yes...you! As a woman in your prime, you just made history. You are the hottest demographic in the labor market today. Women...okay...men, too are working well past historical retirement ages. Many are working deep into their 70s and 80s. Men and women 65-74 years old  are… Read More
  • Karyl Innis |
  • June 16, 2016
Morning Ritual
Career Maker

Start Smart: 3 Steps Every Successful Executive Takes In the Morning

I admit it. I am not a morning person. I don't bounce from the bed ready to stare down monsters, nor spring forward at 5 a.m. extolling the virtues of sunrise as I prep for work. I am steeped in "early bird catches the worm" rhetoric that I know many… Read More
  • Karyl Innis |
  • May 10, 2016
Career Coach
Career Maker

5 Tips for Picking a Career Coach

You’ve been thinking about it for a while. You’ve heard others mention “their” coach. They say “they’ve grown from the experience”, “found clearer pathway”, “new answers” for all kinds of perplexing things. Sounds good, right? Having a coach is more than a new kind of personal status symbol and the… Read More
  • Karyl Innis |
  • February 4, 2016
Career Maker

Furthering Your Christmas Presence

Christmas cocktail chatter often sounds like the following. Q: “What’s new with you?” A: “Nothing much, same old, same old…” Both parties move on. Another great opportunity to tell your story missed. Over 70% of all career and job opportunities come from friends and family referrals. Referrals only happen if… Read More
  • Karyl Innis |
  • December 16, 2015
I quit
Career Maker

Finding The Exit

Leaving On Your Own Terms By Karyl Innis You’ve had it! You’re not going to take it one more day! Tomorrow you’re going to walk into the “Corner Office” and say “I quit!” True… you don’t have another job yet: but, that really won’t be much of a problem….the job… Read More
  • Karyl Innis |
  • September 4, 2015

About Karyl Innis

Karyl Innis

This article was written by Karyl Innis, who is leading the way for men and women to communicate more effectively about who they are, what they do and how well they do it. She is a career brand expert. Karyl wants all of her clients and followers to recognize their personal brands, create their own true messages and vigorously deploy those messages to accelerate their careers growth. Karyl is the CEO and Founder of The Innis Company, a career consulting firm focused on building stronger more distinguished careers for their clients around the world. She is known for her work with executives in identifying their personal brands, elevating their presence and accelerating their careers. Contact her at csa@inniscompany.com, through her website or LinkedIn.