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

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

There’s No Such Thing As An Overnight Success

Mindy Kaling - Lodge Crew

The photo is a bit grainy, we barely had cameras in 2000, but Mindy Kaling (in the purple hair) is about to get eaten by some weird girl (definitely not me) wearing cowboy chaps and wielding a soup ladle. Totally normal. Another thing that’s normal, but isn’t, is when we see the results of someone else’s decades-long journey and compare … Read More

Women Helping Women: Building a Paceline of Inclusivity in the Workplace

Dartmouth Thermodynamics Team

As a woman in a STEM-focused career (science, technology, engineering and/or math), I’m acutely aware of the groundswell of efforts to welcome more females into these fields. I have so much hope for the future of women in STEM fields, because I can already see things changing in real-time. Generational pacelines are already growing pipelines where women can build each … Read More

Cowgirl Up!

My grandmother

Today, for Valentine’s Day, I’d like to honor Grandparents. We love Grandparents. “The Best Seller” is a business novel that takes you on a journey with mentors from different generations.  One of the generations in the book is my grandparents’ generation, sometimes called the Silent Generation, or the Greatest Generation. This week, I’d like to share a few stories of … Read More