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Leah Arnold-Smeets

Leah Arnold-Smeets, owner of Emiko Consulting, is passionate about helping entrepreneurs capitalize on their strengths, improve on their weaknesses, and reach their full potential. Leah obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Entrepreneurial Studies from the University of Southern California (USC).

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Most Recent Posts by Leah Arnold-Smeets
  • 3 Career Tips From the Founder of GoldieBlox, Debbie Sterling

    GoldieBlox caused quite a stir with its ad for its line of engineering toys for girls that was tuned to Beastie Boys’ song, “Girls.” However, the genius behind the ad and the company, founder Debbie Sterling, has some novel advice for girls and women looking to join the ranks of Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer.
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  • The State of Social Recruiting and Why You Should Care

    Employers are ditching their conventional hiring practices for a more convenient and practical way to locate, screen, and hire candidates – through social media. Take a look at which social networks recruiters are utilizing and why social recruiting is important to your career.
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  • Introvert or Extrovert: Which Is Better for Business?

    Opposites attract – especially in the corporate world. Career success is often associated with extroverted, assertive professionals, but we’ll show you why even the quiet, introverted ones of the bunch are just as valuable as the rest when it comes to business.
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  • How Personal Decisions Can Cost You Big Time Professionally

    We all know that personal and professional don’t mix, but what happens when it accidentally does and it costs you your job? Find out how to keep your personal life from negatively affecting your career.
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  • Working Moms: The Grass Will Always Be Greener, If You Let It Be

    One of the hardest decisions in a mother’s life is whether or not to return back to work after having a baby. Many women resent the decision they end up making. We’ll discuss how harboring regret only hinders your life and career, regardless of which path you end up choosing.
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  • Tweet for the Stars: Social Media Managers of the Rich and Famous

    If you’re borderline obsessed with a celebrity and constantly tweeting about his or her fabulousness, then you’re definitely on the right track to make it as a social media manager for the stars. Find out how these superfans landed dream careers with their favorite celebs through the magic of social media.
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  • Protect Your Online Identity With Persona

    If you’re a job seeker, then you’re going to want to give this your undivided attention. Learn how a social tool called Persona promises to help you monitor your social media content so that you don’t inadvertently cost yourself a future dream job because of a careless post.
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  • 3 Tips for Dealing With a Sneaky, Manipulative Co-Worker

    Proving yourself to your boss is hard enough. Add those manipulative co-workers to the mix and you have yourself an impossible situation – or do you? We’ll examine how to identify who those wheeler-dealer colleagues are and how to effectively deal with them so that you can shine bright in your career.
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  • 4 Reasons Why Being a Female Entrepreneur Is Tough

    The entrepreneurial world has seen a definite rise in the number of women business owners in the past few years, but these women still face many challenges that make it difficult to excel.
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  • It’s My Career and I’ll 'Wine' if I Want To

    For all the ladies out there who like to enjoy a glass of wine every now and then, why not make a career out of it? The wine industry is calling your name and so are the new organizations catering to women vintners popping up around the country. Let’s all raise a glass to the women breaking through the “glass” (ceiling) in the wine-making industry.
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