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Employment Challenges and a Closer Walk with Christ

I have had the good fortune during my career to meet countless men and women in the business world.  They come from all parts of the country and cover most professions.  Prominent among these good people are those who are unemployed, underemployed or unhappy with their jobs.  Each of these represents a type of crisis which can have a devastating […]

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Great Prayer Tool for Catholic Professionals: The Jesuit Daily Examen

Over the years I have had numerous discussions with Catholic professionals around the country about making time for prayer and reflection during the busy work day.  People have been interested in how I keep the Jesuit Daily Examen on my calendar, so I am sharing it here along with suggested times.  The Examen is one of the most effective (and […]

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David DeWolf and the Integrated Life

You know that guy who manages to do it all and look good doing it? His name is David DeWolf, and I’ve come to find out that he does not, in fact, have a superpower that none of the rest of us can access. David is CEO of 3Pillar Global, a company he founded and now travels internationally to run. […]

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The girls told me they were proud of me. The only thing I really remember about the ceremony is when I was called across stage to get the degree…
I heard the girls yell, “We love you Momma!” Well, I love you to the moon and back!The whole Wallace family at “Dr. Mom’s” graduation from LSU with PhD. The girls told me they were proud of me. The only thing I really remember about the ceremony is when I was called across stage to get the degree… I heard the girls yell, “We love you Momma!” Well, I love you to the moon and back!

What to tell the girls about motherhood and career…

Recently, I was invited to speak at the Atlanta Catholic Business Conference sponsored by The Integrated Catholic Life, EWTN, Belmont Abbey College and the Aquinas Center of Theology. It was a blessing to be among such faith-filled working Catholic laity, living in the truth by integrating their faith and all areas of their lives, including their work. I spoke about […]

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The Difference an Hour Can Make

On Monday of this week I had to work for part of the day to meet a few clients, tie up loose ends for the year and do some preparation for 2014.  It was challenging to be pulled away from my family over the holidays, especially with my easily bored sons out of school during the break.  I felt guilty, […]

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LANDED! Hits the Mark

Navigating the job market successfully today takes finesse and a little luck, but with the right planning it doesn’t have to be left to chance. If finding the right job is the target, Randy Hain’s fourth book, LANDED!  Proven Job Search Strategies for Today’s Professional, hits the mark, offering job seekers a tangible plan and the right formula to make […]

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You Say it Best…By Saying Nothing

This month, though it is a month of gratitude, I have struggled with the vice of envy.  This is something I struggle with daily, actually.  But I was really trying to focus on gratitude this month, especially reading all of the “30 Days of Gratitude” posts on Facebook.  Uh…yea, I didn’t do it that way. Sometimes, when you practice virtue, […]

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Entrepreneurship and Serving the Church: 3 Tips for Embracing Failure and Persevering through Discouragement

Over 180 members of the Young Catholic Professionals group came out on the second Tuesday in October, to the Cathedral Guadalupe in Dallas, for a great event with CEO John Williams. Mr. Williams, who has been an entrepreneur in various businesses since he graduated with his MBA from Stanford University, spoke to the group about the lessons he has learned for […]

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Think like an entrepreneur… not like an employee

What does it really mean to be a Catholic professional? On a recent Tuesday, Richard Kelly, Principal at LumaCorp, Inc., addressed a group of 240 young professionals gathered at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin Guadalupe in Dallas. His topic: “What it really means to be a Catholic professional.” Rich briefly shared his own reversion to Catholicism, which occurred at the […]

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5 Steps to Finding Faith and Balance in Business

Editor’s Note: This is the first post from the group, Young Catholic Professionals (www.youngcatholicprofessionals.org), in Dallas, Texas. Randy Hain and I applaud their efforts to call today’s young adults to “Work in Witness for Christ” and are grateful for their contributions here to the mission of the Integrated Catholic Life™. – Deacon Mike Bickerstaff What’s Important Now: 5 Steps to Finding Faith and […]