I spent a lot of years working in large corporations before I learned these communications and relationship skills. I worked in sales, management, product development, channel strategies, and technology management — by now you’ve probably figured out that I was in the computer industry. I was a woman trying to build my career in a man’s world, so I encountered many challenges. I wish I knew then what I know now about communicating clearly and managing relationships. Once I got a handle on these skills, my life and my business became a lot easier, and more successful, and less stressful.