For the millions of students who have walked across a stage during the last month, the transition into "real world" is afoot, complete with the inevitable first day jitters that come with starting a brand new job.
Brynn leads the People Growth team at Facebook, which focuses on talent development, employment branding, employee engagement, communications, and culture. She also blogs regularly about wellness and life design at www.wellfesto.com. <br> <br> Prior to joining Facebook, she consulted with a range of organizations on strategy, communications, and talent; managed programs at the Taproot Foundation; worked as a tour guide at Trek Travel; and ran around the world as a member of the Blue Planet Run team. She loves building environments and experiences that help people perform at their best while finding meaning in what they do. <br> <br> Brynn received her B.A. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and my M.S. in Learning & Organizational Change at Northwestern University. She spends her free time running, cycling, doing yoga, traveling, and enjoying her husband and two small children.
If we can reinforce it in schools and at home, our kids may be lucky enough to grow up wanting to be no one other than their beautiful selves. We can help them by encouraging them to fail, and hugging and kissing them after they do. We can teach them curiosity about the world and show them that difference is the one thing that makes us all the same.
11/08/2014 07:31 EST
Somewhere, somehow, during his short time in the planet, my son has absorbed the idea that people work to make money, and if money were no object, people might make different decisions. In part, he's right. For most of us, money is one reason we work. But I want him (and his sister) to grow up believing that it's not the only reason.
04/15/2014 12:36 EDT
We're have a dual working parent life. Making it work is about the big things, like prioritization, and the small things, like how to get dinner on the table. Here are a few of the small things that help our family make working parenthood work.
01/24/2014 12:25 EST
My daughter's little brain is making sense of the world every single second, taking in verbal and non-verbal cues about how things work and what things mean. And when it comes to exercise, I want her to grow up seeing it as a joy, and not a utility. I want her to do it for the love of it, not to fit into a dress. I want her to grow up knowing that.
11/26/2013 05:35 EST
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