February 20, 2018

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Navigating Performance Improvement Plans with Confidence

Amy didn’t see it coming – first a warning in the fall from her boss about communication issues, then this winter, a full-fledged Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) was pushed across the table to her. While the plan offered specifics for improvement, it also carried the threat that, “Failure to meet or exceed these expectations may […]

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February 6, 2018

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Three Things to Consider Before Starting Your Own Business

As you dive deeper into your job search, you may consider going out on your own. You are not alone. It is expected that within the next decade more than 50% of U.S. workers will be freelancers or self-employed. You may be ready to join this army of freelancers, but before taking the leap, there […]

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January 9, 2018

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Why College?

This blog is primarily addressed to anyone unsure of the value of a college degree or who knows someone struggling with the decision to go to college. The following points may also apply to those weighing the time and investment in graduate or continuing education. A college education can be expensive, though there are ways […]

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December 26, 2017

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Perfectionism: Mapping the Vast Interior Part IV/ Looking North

This is a continuation of a blog about perfectionism that began with a posting on March 21, 2017:  “Perfectionism: Mapping the Vast Interior Part I/Facing East.”  Read it along with Parts II and III if you can. So happy to welcome you as we resume our journey around the Sacred Medicine Wheel, visiting the Four […]

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December 12, 2017

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Is it worth the risk?

I’ve had a few conversations with clients this week about taking risks. They were about interpersonal risks (making a cold call) and logistical risks (moving states for a new job). For some, networking felt like a risk.  For others, it was risky to stay in one job for many years.  While everyone views risk differently, […]

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November 28, 2017

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Three Proven Ways to Stick to Your Goals

If you are anything like me, you’re already thinking about the year ahead. How will it be different than the one we just finished? What might be possible? What do I want to accomplish? Now is a great time to start goal setting for 2018!  Goals can be relatively easy to set and difficult to […]

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October 31, 2017

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Career Decisions Are Complex: How to Organize Your Thoughts

Career decisions are often difficult because they require us to juggle so much information all at the same time. There’s no limit to the number of career paths out there, and each of them has so many different consequences: costs, potential rewards, uncertainties, etc. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all that information whirling around […]

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October 3, 2017

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Taking a Retreat from Job Search

Job search can be stressful, no matter what your personal or professional situation. There can be time pressure, financial pressure, identity pressure, family pressure—it’s up there with other events like moving,  planning a wedding or having a new child. If you are on unemployment, there are requirements for search in order to continue to receive […]

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September 19, 2017

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Stuck Finding First Job or Next Job?

As job security becomes more and more elusive, many jobholders have learned to constantly be on the lookout for training programs to help keep abreast of tech changes. Two groups of millennial jobseekers that I often see languishing in the current job market could benefit similarly from such skills upgrading. One group are early to […]

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September 5, 2017

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Perfectionism: Mapping the Vast Interior Part III/Going West

This is a continuation of a blog about perfectionism that began with a posting March 21 2017:  “Perfectionism: Mapping the Vast Interior Part I/Facing East.” Read it and Part II/Heading South before starting Part III/Going West if you can.  So happy to welcome you all as we resume our journey around the Sacred Medicine Wheel, […]

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