To Take Advantage of AI’s Impact on Your Career – Skate to Where the Puck is Going

By: Leslie Ferry, Brize Founder & CEO   Disclaimer: Apologies to non-sports fans, specifically non-hockey fans, for the analogy. It's just particularly fitting. How has AI already impacted your job? Not at all? Those individuals…

Being Strategic - What It Means

Strategic thinking, or being strategic, is often tossed around as a needed approach in the workplace. But what does it actually mean? Being strategic involves achieving short-term goals while keeping an eye on the future for potential opportunities…
Effective Leadership Attributes

5 Effective Leadership Attributes

In this year-end podcast series,  Pamela Coleman-Davis, a Certified Career Coach and The Modern Leadership Design program developer, joins Leslie Ferry. And they explore 5 attributes of effective leadership. In this first episode, they start…
Career Transitions & Performance Measures

Career Transitions & Performance Measurements

These 3 Bright & Wise episodes are the first of several year-end series. We'll explore traditional career topics from a different viewpoint that broadens your thinking about work. We hope they provide insights that guide your planning for…

Today’s Career Profile = I3 (Subject + Emotional + Social Intelligence)

In this episode, we explore how the ever-evolving work landscape and our individual career journeys shape the essential skills needed at each stage of a thriving career. Leslie Ferry, the host, and Brize CEO, kicks things off by delving into…

To Increase Productivity 20% in 10 days --- Self-Reflect. (It is really priceless, so embrace it.)

Questioning that self-reflection is priceless? Let’s get into the “why” of self-reflection straightaway to understand this invaluable ability. It strengthens self-awareness, which leads to growth, makes us happier through greater…
Self-Awareness: The Meta-Skill of the 21st Century

Self-Awareness: The Meta-Skill of the 21st Century

This episode’s title is a declaration of why Leslie Ferry created the Bright & Wize podcast and the Brize app. Both aim to raise personal and other self-awareness to fuel career empowerment and success. Self-Awareness is the meta-skill…
Feedback Best Career Gift

Feedback is The Best Career Gift

To grow and achieve happiness in our careers, we need to embrace feedback for the gift it is. And here is why feedback is the best career gift. It often clarifies expectations of what our managers or others want us to do or accomplish.…
Influence & Persuade Others

Influencing & Persuading Others

Being influential at work is not about being in a specific position or having authority. Every employee is in a position to influence once we know how to do it. Influence is the process of taking advantage of an opportunity, establishing creditability,…

Strategic Presence – A State of Being at Work

Regardless of their position, individuals with strategic presence seem to know what needs to be done and how to do it. The essence of strategic presence is making a positive impression on our colleagues, customers or clients, and partners…