Still considered taboo to many Americans, talking about pay is up there with politics and religion when it comes to what to not talk about with strangers or loved ones at the dinner table. Culturally, it’s one of those topics that many would prefer to keep private. Yet, privacy breeds secrets and lends itself to creating additional falsehoods and distortions.…
Read More

Short blog post to start this week. I’m working on getting back into the groove of writing daily and publishing. Below is what I’m currently working on.Probono Projects Pro Bono Projects PR Gives Back Ignite Gala PRSA Puget Sound Mentor Attending The Future List Party Trip.com January meetup Lunar New Year Reading If I Live To Be 100 Grit: The…
Read More

It caught me off guard during a recent conversation with a friend, So you’ve always worked for yourself? Having reformatted my professional story following the advice of Cindy Pain, a remarkable career coach, I didn’t realize how much my professional story now very much resembled an iceberg. Seemingly giant on the top but more than half of its true size…
Read More

Another year for the history books. October marks the end of my twenty-eighth year. Each year I enjoy the opportunity to pause and look back at the year that was and think about what has happened. Twenty-eighth was an eventful and challenging year that required me to practice the art of resilience and take on new responsibilities. Like any good…
Read More

Link Locker is a collection of links from the web curated by Joshua Holland. Writing Tips Learn to write better by rewriting bad writing. Want a better headline? Check out these tips from Copyblogger. The best writing is transparent; it shouldn’t obscure the message. Write simply and be direct to be understood clearly, even in business. Tech Promising initial review of Batman:…
Read More

What scares you? No, I’m not talking about “Fear Factor” level stuff. I’m thinking more along the lines of smaller everyday things that can’t potentially result in death or make you sick. Things such as public speaking, meeting new people, asking for a raise, or searching for a new job. These things, we all have them, opportunities or ideas that…
Read More

TLDR Version: The “entrepreneur-in-residence” program I participated in at Impact Hub Seattle ended this month. I received first-hand experience learning what makes a coworking space an ideal work environment and learned more about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. This entry is also part of my “daily writing exercise” and “publish something” initiative.” Feedback welcome! Work is changing;…
Read More

Link Locker is a collection of links from the web curated by Joshua Holland Design Pavilion constructed using stacked shipping containers in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi. Traditional Korean hanok gets a modern upgrade. Media Orange is the New Black continues its exploration of America’s prison system. Season 4 presents powerful conversations about race, privilege, & power. Photographer David Burdeny takes beautiful shots of…
Read More

It’s been a while but I’m back! What started as a brief hiatus to collect my thoughts  and reprioritize at the start of 2016 turned into a prolonged roller coaster of developments, personal and professional. On the personal front I lost a loved over the first half of the year. While it was expected, it’s always a challenge to say…
Read More

After two years of helping empower some of the world’s leading nongovernmental organizations (NGO) with technology to change the world, I’m shifting gears in 2016 to search for new opportunities. The choice not to renew my contract was a tough one but after doing a bit of soul searching and asking myself a few tough questions about my client’s business,…
Read More