Mistake Mastery (Because Your Professional Life Does Not Come with a Magic Eraser)

An executive who I do leadership coaching with recently shared that a member of her team made a colossal, astronomical-amount-of-money, public relations nightmare mistake. She values the employee, and understands that mistakes happen, but the employee did not own up to the mistake, which only made it worse.   We have all been there. Making […]

An Über Mess

In German, über means being the best or superlative in its class. It also means to an extreme or excessive degree. Car service app Uber literally has an über mess on their hands as a result of a blog post by one of their former Engineers, Susan J. Fowler. On February 19, she posted a […]

Beware the Bully Boss

When we were very small, identifying the bully on the playground was easy. They were the ones the other kids were running away from. As we entered junior high and into high school, it was a bit more challenging but no less impossible. They were the Mean Girls (or boys) who left the crumbled self-esteem […]

What Career Changes Would You Make if You Won the Lottery?

There is an old saying, “Do what you love and the money will follow.” Too often, however, people are trapped in a certain lifestyle by the belief that if you make the money, loving your career will follow. Recently, I was working with an executive client who admitted that while his job was extremely rewarding […]

Another Successful Search for Year Up from Pillar Search!

Pillar Search is proud to have successfully partnered with Year Up on the search for their new Associate Director of Partner Relations and to announce the placement of Deborah Matteson. Year Up is an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults ages 18-24 with the skills, experience, […]

They’re Just Not That Into You

  Breaking up is hard to do. The old song is as true for romantic relationships as it is for candidates interviewing for a plum role with a great company. Even if it is a brief courting period/interview process, you have invested time, energy and significant effort. You’ve started getting excited for the future. And […]

Two Exciting Recruiting Roles in Boston With Year Up!

Year Up, a valued client of Pillar Search, is seeking talented recruiting professionals to join their Boston team. The positions currently available are: Director of Talent Acquisition Recruiter – East ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: Year Up is an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults ages 18-24 with the […]

How to Deal With the Karen Walker Employee

Remember the fabulous show Will & Grace? For those who were not privy to it, the show ran from the late 1990’s through 2005. Based in New York, it followed the lives of best friends. Grace Adler, a woman who ran her own interior design firm had an assistant, Karen Walker, a very rich, oft-drunk […]

Another Successful Search from Pillar for WildAid!

Pillar Search is proud to have successfully partnered with WildAid on the search for their Managing Director of U.S. Operations and the placement of Rebekah Owen.   Founded in 1999, WildAid is an environmental organization based in San Fransisco, CA focused on reducing the demand for wildlife products. WildAid works with media, governments, celebrities and local […]

What Nobody Ever Tells You about Working from Home

When I started Pillar Search & HR Consulting, I went from working in the office 5 days a week to 4 days a week. I have an in-office day on Wednesdays with a consulting client, or as I like to call it, dress like a grown-up day! I have loved every minute of working from […]