Adventure in SD

Sometimes adventures go better than we think they will and sometimes they just don’t (and we might need to take a moment to collect our thoughts). The better-side of this story is that we were able to snag an amazing campsite at Sylvan Lake Campground in Custer State Park, SD. We highly recommend this campground; it is a gem nestled … Read More

Dear 2020 Graduate

Katie Graduation

Dear 2020 Graduate, It’s a tough time to find a job, says Captain Obvious. But, you are not alone. Many have traveled this road before you in the last two decades. I graduated college in 2001, after the dot-com bust of 2000 when the market tanked. I did land a job in Boston after months of searching, for which I … Read More

Adapting to Distance Learning

by Jim Bishop After a few weeks in my new position as “Head of Distance Learning” here at the Bishop household, I’ve learned a few things and thought I’d share. First, a disclaimer. I’m not a teacher. Nor am I an expert in child psychology (in fact I “earned” a ‘D’ in that class in college). I’m just an entrepreneurial, … Read More

How to Apply The Steps of Building a Paceline to your Life in Times of Uncertainty

Paceline at Home

Many of us find ourselves learning to balance working from home, keeping ourselves informed and safe, looking after children (or others) and all the while maintaining sanity. Still others are working to keep the lights on, keep their jobs, keep clients and customers and find ways to survive the uncertainty.  There’s no doubt the situation we’re all experiencing requires courage, … Read More

How to Nail a Sales or Pitch Meeting, Build a New Relationship and Foster Trust in the Process

Pitch Meeting

Anyone who works in the professional world is a sales person, even if your title doesn’t say “sales.” Real estate agents, independent consultants, bankers, customer service representatives, even doctors and dentists. All of these professions require guiding others through a process and selling the clients on your expertise so that they become repeat business. Each client becomes a referral source … Read More

Women I Admire: Katherine Johnson


Learning is a lifelong journey. It takes effort and enthusiasm. You must seek out knowledge, not expect it to land at your doorstep. Once you begin to appreciate the process of learning, you will start unlocking life and career changing ideas.  Being open to learning unlocks opportunity for the main character in The Best Seller (out THIS month). Learn more … Read More

Opposition and Resilience

Katie Bishop - Youth Soccer Team

Post 3 of the Women-I-Admire-and-Why theme from this week. Today is about a woman who is famous to me and my family…my mom, Debbie Reichardt. In today’s post we tell a story about opposition and resilience. I mention working with my dad, co-author of The Best Seller, in a previous post.  My mom and I worked together in a different … Read More

When Believing in Yourself Isn’t Enough

Katie Bishop / Beth Moore

The mantra “Believe in Yourself” works fine when ‘Yourself’ is confident and healthy.  But what do we believe in when we aren’t enough? We’re continuing the ‘Women-I-Admire-and-Why‘ theme from this week because in our upcoming book, “The Best Seller,” the main character is a young woman who gets mentored by both men and women. March is also Women’s History month … Read More

Optimism Is Not a State of Being, It’s a Work in Progress


“The dark does not destroy the light; it defines it. It’s our fear of the dark that casts our joy into the shadows.”― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection As we move into National Optimism Month, I want to acknowledge that maintaining a positive perspective isn’t easy. As Brené so eloquently points out, without the darkness, we have nothing by … Read More

The Key To Your Job Search May Not Be Online


Accelerating your career search through favorable access. 3 Steps to change your job hunt trajectory. Life transitions can be tough. Whether it’s a move, a career jump or a dive back into the workforce after taking some time off, there’s no doubt it is intimidating. Where do you start? What do you want to do with this next chapter? How … Read More