Welcome to Work To The Wise! I’m Ronnie Ann, and I created this site to help you make sense of the world of work. And hopefully to help you enjoy more of the time you spend at work. I’ve had two other career sites over the last 11+ years, and will do my best to give you the benefit of all that I’ve learned from those sites and from my own career.
My personal background
I have an MBA in Finance, but also a B.A. in Theater (along with a minor in Psychology). I think the last two of those has helped me in my career more than anything that I learned as an MBA. After all, the world of work is essentially a living theater of human behavior, at every level.
For 10+ years, I worked as an independent organizational consultant at NYU where I specialized in business process improvement, project management, and workplace coaching. And, prior to that, I worked in a variety of roles and levels within the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Over the many years and many jobs (over 60!), I gathered lots of first-hand experience. With ample “educational” missteps along the way, of course.
As part of my consulting work, I was often asked to help with individual and organizational problems. That was the work I loved most. In fact, this led me to get a career counseling certificate from NYU in 2010. And I’ve done private coaching since then, in addition to helping people online.
When it comes to offering advice, I especially enjoy including solutions that might not be the most obvious. But hopefully they leave room for growth, both for the company and for the individuals.
About Work To The Wise
This blog is dedicated to you and your career. And to all the things you ideally want work to be. Now, I am painfully aware that no job is perfect. And some of the things I’ve learned over the years are not anything I would have listened to at the time. I know you may feel the same way when you read them.
But, I will tell it like it is anyway, sharing real stories and real solutions. And I’ll be including things I’ve actually seen or personally experienced in practice that can help improve your work life. Especially with a little help from your best (and always available) ally — yourself!
So I hope you will read what I share on this blog with an open mind and heart. Not everything will ring true to you. I know you bring your own life and experiences. But hopefully some of it will be helpful. Or, at the very least, raise some useful questions that ideally help spark your own solutions!
Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to taking this journey together.
~ Ronnie Ann