Sydney as told by Breanna:
She’s a sparkle. Inside and out. Upon meeting her, she’s engaged, curious, and wants to learn who you are. Energetic, enigmatic, and exploratory. Her curious mind is full of ideas yet to be born and her honesty is refreshing. Her spirit is like a fluttering butterfly — mysterious whimsy, yet charismatic and comforting.
Syd is the creator, the idealist, the connector. Of all the things detailed in her 16personalities.com assessment as an ENFP, this best describes her: “Can’t I fly helicopters AND be an oceanographer who writes songs and cooks.” She’s one to explore whatever excites her. Get ready to be enraptured by everything she says.
Professionally, she works in development and is committed to providing more opportunities for students in higher education. Additionally, she pursues board positions and volunteer opportunities with the community organizations she supports and launched a young alumni leaders program. Next on the agenda? A Masters of Science in Human Resource Development. Now that’s a Queen!
Celebrity Spirit Queen
Tracee Ellis Ross — why? Tracee is FUNNY! She is a biracial Queen, and someone who helped me find my identity. Also, she doesn’t take herself too seriously — how can you not look up to one of two women who actually dressed the Rei Kawakubo/Commes de Garcons theme at the Met Ball in 2017?? She is a strong, vocal advocate for women’s empowerment, AND has impeccable, fun, loud style! She gives me life, and I look forward to her posts/words/next steps Every. Single. Day.
January 18th, 2019 | 39 mins 21 secs
emotional intelligence, emotional intelligence in the workplace, how to
Emotional intelligence has a huge impact on how we work today because much of our work is human-focused. We’re going to talk through the value of EI/EQ and tactics to enhance these skills.
January 11th, 2019 | 42 mins 38 secs
budget, budget basics, budgeting 101, financial literacy
Recognizing that growth happens, we wanted to talk about how we’ve revisited our own budgets, how they’ve evolved, what the new priorities are, and how to readjust as your budget changes and grows with you.
January 4th, 2019 | 46 mins 56 secs
brené brown, how to, women inspiring #teamqs
This month we’re spotlighting Brené Brown and talking through her pillars of work on vulnerability, how to move past shame, fear, and imperfection to be more in tune, thoughtful leaders.
December 28th, 2018 | 42 mins 4 secs
goal setting, how to, self reflection, tracking goals
It’s the end of the year, which means it’s the perfect time to look back on your accomplishments, celebrate your achievements, and assess lessons learned. We’re sharing how to use this self reflection to set smart goals for the new year.
December 21st, 2018 | 52 mins 25 secs
capsule wardrobe, how to, packing for vacation, vacation
We’re talking through the best ways to pack smartly for vacation using capsule wardrobe tips as you prepare for your holiday getaway, whether you’re heading to visit family, off to the beach, going camping, or up in the mountains.
December 14th, 2018 | 49 mins 32 secs
how to, how to say no, self care, setting boundaries
We’re navigating how to set boundaries by learning to say no and how to combat feelings of guilt that might come up as you put this in practice.
December 7th, 2018 | 1 hr 5 mins
how to, how to be present, mindfulness, stress relief
We’re sharing tips to be more present and the advantages this has in work, relationships, and during stressful times to avoid the “busyness paradox.”
November 30th, 2018 | 44 mins
media, midterm elections, politics, understanding politics, women inspiring #teamqs, women's wave
Each month, we spotlight a new woman (in this case women) as we discuss the “Women’s Wave” in Congress. We’re sharing why it matters, who it impacts, and where to go next as we support women and equal representation in politics.
November 23rd, 2018 | 47 mins 56 secs
alternatives to black friday, giving tuesday, opt outside, support local
We’re sharing the ways to support local during the holiday season as we challenge you to shop small, give back to your community, and opt outside.
November 16th, 2018 | 55 mins 18 secs
baking for self care, fika, meal prep, mindfulness, self care
We’re diving into fika, the Swedish coffee break, and how to incorporate their baking traditions into our lives. With the holidays around the corner, let’s aim for more mindful moments for self care.
November 9th, 2018 | 53 mins 36 secs
career development, gallup cliftonstrengths, how to, strengths, strengthsfinder 2.0 assessment
Learn how to tap into your natural talents as you pursue your own career development. We share our experience taking the Gallup CliftonStrengths assessment, our top five strengths, and how they show up for us in the work we do.
November 2nd, 2018 | 58 mins 33 secs
adult friendships, finding your friend group online, friendships, how to, how to make friends, making friends, online communities
Online communities play a major role in bringing people together. How can you take advantage of your special interests and build friend groups online based around them? We talk through how to do that effectively and where to bring your online community to the real world.
October 26th, 2018 | 53 mins 39 secs
how to, presentation prep, public speaking tips
America’s biggest phobia is a fear of public speaking! It’s time to conquer it. We’re talking through the top three things to keep in mind before you stand up in front of your team or take the stage for your next presentation.
October 19th, 2018 | 55 mins 56 secs
anxiety, fear, letting go of fear, mental health, mental health awareness
What’s the difference between fear and anxiety? Following Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re sharing how to recognize fear in your life and how to let it go, whether it’s fear of failure, uncertainty, insecurity or lack of control.
October 12th, 2018 | 47 mins 26 secs
#metoo, christine blasey ford, media, politics, women inspiring #teamqs
Welcome to a new segment on Queen Speaking. Each month, we’ll spotlight a new woman, talk about her impact, and what we can learn from her. This week, we’re talking about Christine Blasey Ford, her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and what we can do next.
October 5th, 2018 | 1 hr 32 secs
body acceptance, self-acceptance, self-care, self-love, wellness
Why does practicing self-love matter? We talk through how the struggle to accept ourselves and our bodies took root and the actions we can take toward self-compassion.