Finding My Passion in my Profession Again

Deidra is a Bossed Up Bootcamp alum who recently launched a new company that delivers a bundle of diverse children’s books each month to parents and educators looking to bring characters of color to the pages they turn in the classroom. A lifelong educational professional, at one point Deidra foun

How I Boosted My Confidence at Work

Allison came to Bossed Up Bootcamp this summer looking to boost her professional confidence so she could step up and bring her A-game to her organization. Serving as an associate at Devex, the media platform for the global development community, she was ready to take that next step beyond the “ent

One Trick for Speaking Like a Boss

Emma Bloksberg-Fireovid’s a hard-working Partnerships Manager here in Washington, DC and was just a few months into her new job at an education nonprofit when she joined us at Bossed Up Bootcamp this summer. Her goal? To gain clarity on her long-term direction and strengthen her leadership ski

How Kerriann Bounced Back from a Dead-End Job

When Kerriann came to Bossed Up Bootcamp, she was facing a fairly depressing future: her organization was in the process of being dissolved, and her position (and all the programs she’d been working on) would soon disappear. Until that fateful day, however, Kerriann had to keep plugging away, demo

From Overwhelmed to Owning It

When Lauren came to Bossed Up Bootcamp, she was recovering from a bout of burnout very similar to my own. An over-achieving student and task-master extraordinaire, Lauren had been in school full-time at a small private college in Minnesota double-majoring (of course), while also serving in leadershi

How a Community of Courage Helped Charlotte Make The Leap

Charlotte was living a comfortable enough life at a steady job of two years in fundraising. She had a great group of coworkers and managers and believed in the mission or her organization, but she just wasn’t engaged in her role. With a growing desire for something new, she decided to take a risk

How Nikki Powered Through Her Performance Review #LikeABoss

Annual review time at work can be scary. The days leading up to it has your stomach in knots. Did I meet their expectations? How do I compare to my peers? Did I earn a raise? Bottom line: these meetings can drive you downright crazy. Nikki felt that anxiety, too.  She wanted to make the […]

How Stephanie Found Career Bliss

Stephanie came to Bootcamp hungry for a change. She loved the mission she was working towards, but her position left little room for advancement and she wasn’t sure where her career was heading anymore. A Texas native, Stephanie had been in D.C. for nearly a decade, and the constant hustle left he

From Paralegal to Programmer: How Nina Made the Leap

Sometimes we all can get too comfortable. Know what I mean? Last year, Nina was living a comfortable life. She couldn’t complain. She had a decent job and a great apartment in a hip neighborhood. But something was missing. Nina craved growth. She missed the challenge of new and interesting experie