Author Archives: Kristin Robertson, MA, PCC

color associations

The Psychology of Color: Color Associations and Their Significance

History of Color Humankind has been trying to understand color and its best use for millennia. Circa 1665, Sir Isaac Newton experimented with light by passing it through a prism. Newton observed the various colors that fanned out into a rainbow of color and decided there were seven main colors:… Read More
  • Kristin Robertson, MA, PCC |
  • October 7, 2019
Career Transition

5 Best Books for a Second Act Career

Do you have a yearning to star in the second act or third act of your professional life? Many women in their prime years decide to make a right turn in their work life and change how they contribute their talents to the world. These women often have the financial… Read More
  • Kristin Robertson, MA, PCC |
  • August 28, 2018
Career Transition

Career Transition in the Prime Years: Stories from Women Who Leaped

Do you feel too old to change careers? If you ever flirt with this idea, remind yourself that Anna Mary Robertson Moses (known as Grandma Moses, the famous folk artist) didn’t start painting until she was 78 years old! Today, her paintings hang on the walls of museums and one… Read More
  • Kristin Robertson, MA, PCC |
  • October 30, 2017
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Finding Balance

Use the 80/20 Rule to Maximize Fulfillment and Joy

In the 19th century, economist Alfredo Pareto first discovered the 80/20 rule after noticing that only a vital few pea pods in his garden produced a disproportionately large percentage of peas. He applied this ratio to economics by observing that 80 percent of Italy’s wealth was produced by 20 percent… Read More
  • Kristin Robertson, MA, PCC |
  • May 8, 2017
Career Maker

The Secret to Having a Productive Day

Women in their prime have a zest for life and for making a difference in the world. That zest is tempered by the wisdom gained from years of experience and learning.  Always striving to better themselves, women in their prime years are open to better ways to do even more… Read More
  • Kristin Robertson, MA, PCC |
  • March 20, 2017
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Personal Growth

Achieving Audacious Goals in Our Prime Years

Women in their Prime often have important projects to complete. In the latter 1/3 of life, we are concerned about leaving a legacy, contributing to our profession and to society, and caring for our families, which often span several generations. We have dreams that might have been postponed during our… Read More
  • Kristin Robertson, MA, PCC |
  • February 3, 2017
Is Buying a Franchise a Good Option
Career Transition

Second Acts: Is Buying a Franchise a Good Option?

What will be your second act in your prime years? For many women, it makes sense to consider buying a franchise to run. If you have the ability to invest in a new business and are looking for a turn-key, proven business model, franchising is definitely an option. In buying… Read More
  • Kristin Robertson, MA, PCC |
  • September 22, 2016
Habits for Success
Personal Growth

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Women

Highly effective women in their prime years generally have more discretionary time than younger women who may be juggling young children while maintaining a home and a job to develop habits for success. Whether you are retired or still working, now is the time of life to reflect on what… Read More
  • Kristin Robertson, MA, PCC |
  • August 1, 2016
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Leadership Growth

6 Things All Outstanding Women Mentors Do

All women mentors want to take their responsibility seriously. But what does that mean? Being a woman mentor is not like being a manager. There is no judgment or assessment of the young professional’s performance in a mentor-mentee relationship, freeing you to deploy skills that differ from your usual management… Read More
  • Kristin Robertson, MA, PCC |
  • May 29, 2016
Types of Leadership Styles
Leadership Growth

Why Leadership Style Matters – McKinsey’s 9 Leadership Behaviors

Women as a whole lead differently than do men, and this is good news for the future of business. Business cultures since the start of capitalism has been designed according to male norms – understandably, because until the 1960’s, women were not seen in positions other than secretary, teacher and… Read More
  • Kristin Robertson, MA, PCC |
  • May 4, 2016
thought leader
Leadership Growth

Women Leadership Behaviors that Contribute to Motivated Cultures

In another look at leadership behaviors that build high performance cultures, women’s typical styles outperform men’s styles. Multiple studies have shown that women display transformational leadership styles more often than do men, and those traits create positive, productive workplaces. Recently published research again confirms what we already know. In their… Read More
  • Kristin Robertson, MA, PCC |
  • January 24, 2016
Career Maker

Time & Energy Management in Our Prime Years

As women age, we find that we no longer want to - or are able to - work until we drop like we used to. Energy levels and stamina gradually decrease as a woman ages, forcing her to take a more mature approach to accomplishing goals and completing projects. In… Read More
  • Kristin Robertson, MA, PCC |
  • October 14, 2015

About Kristin Robertson, MA, PCC

Kristin Robertson is CEO of Brio Leadership, a consulting and coaching firm that ensures your employees love to go to work on Monday morning. She offers executive coaching, conducts company culture audits and provides consulting to small businesses. Her latest book is Your Company Culture Ecosystem, available on Amazon. She can be reached at [email protected] or visit her website at www.brioleadership.com