Bringing Financial Wellness to Your Workplace

Last week, I hosted ABD’s very first Financial Wellness webinar. As a member of ABD’s Financial Wellness Team, I spend my time working with companies to create and deliver meaningful financial wellness programs. It was a valuable experience sharing my insights regarding successful financial wellness initiatives with a wide array of employers. We covered a […]

Placing a Reps & Warranties Policy on a Short Time Frame

As a former Reps & Warranties underwriter and M&A lawyer, I vividly recall (and still take part in) the rush of last-minute deal flow. Early mornings, late nights, weekends, holidays – the M&A market does not stop. From a Reps and Warranties underwriting perspective, last-minute deal success is paramount. Because Reps and Warranties underwriters are […]

The Simple Secret to Achieving Goals

“Talent is overrated; mental strength is critical.”  This is the opening quote to an interesting article by James Clear, a noted Author of the New York Times best seller Atomic Habits.  Many view top performers in the workplace, in athletics, and in life, as gifted or talented.  While talent may have something to do with success, […]

How to Cultivate an Environment for Innovation

Innovation is important to every field but can be a vague and aspirational goal. Yet, it is crucial to foster this behavior for success in the fast-paced world of digital change. For example, consider a bulk marine terminal that must move product across a fixed footprint to remain a viable transportation solution.  Virtually, every industry must […]

Can AI Be Used to Enhance Worker Happiness and Satisfaction?

A tech start-up, Humu, founded by three former Google executives is using artificial intelligence (AI) to change worker behavior towards a happier workplace.  Most people think AI is used to discuss some of the most complex problems. However, Humu was founded on the basis that using analytics and some proprietary communication tools, worker satisfaction and happiness could […]

Playing to My Team’s Strengths with WISTA

Earlier this month, the ladies of ABD’s Seattle Maritime Team were honored to host lunch for a Lunch and Learn organized by the Seattle Chapter of WISTA (Women in Shipping and Trading Association). The event space was hosted by the Holland America Group. Pictured: Jenn Rabena, Tosca Pinder, Denise Couples, Mary Mark While WISTA Lunch […]