Kat Boogaard

Kat is a Wisconsin-based freelance writer and blogger. Before running away from her cubicle and pursuing the freelance life, she worked as the office ninja for several organizations and loved being the one that kept everything on track! Now, she spends her days cranking out content for a variety of publications and businesses. When she's not cross-eyed behind her computer, she's probably reading, hiking with her husband, or baby-talking her rescued terrier mutt.

Anatomy of a T-Shaped Employee & How to Be One

Anatomy of a T-Shaped Employee & How to Be One

Have you ever heard the old saying, “Jack of all trades, master of none”? It has a catchy ring—but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true in all cases. And the ‘T-shaped’ employee is an example that defies the stereotype completely. What is a T-Shaped Employee, you ask? It’s definitely not someone who stands with their…Read more

5 Research-Backed Communication Mistakes to Stop Making Now

5 Research-Backed Communication Mistakes to Stop Making Now

Communication. It’s crucial—but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. We communicate all day, every day—email, text, talk. But are we doing so effectively? Possibly not. Effective and successful communication takes a fair amount of thought, consideration, and elbow grease. And there are a few common mistakes that are all too easy to make. In fact, they’re…Read more

4 Tips to Transform Office Birthdays From Hassle to Happy

4 Tips to Transform Office Birthdays From Hassle to Happy

“Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to whichever co-worker’s birthday it is today because there are so many I can’t manage to keep them straight, happy birthday to you!”

No, it’s not exactly the catchy birthday tune you know and love, but if you work in an office, this situation is probably all too familiar.