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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August 28, 2017

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Gig Economy Rising

The convergence of two global work trends suggests a real challenge to the traditional mind-set of professionals. The 2016 global survey report, by Deloitte Consulting, entitled The Gig Economy: Distraction or Disruption says it in one compelling quote on page 1; “Almost half of the executives surveyed (42 percent) expect to increase or significantly increase […]

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August 8, 2017

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Seven Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

For those of you who are considering the entrepreneurial route, it is important to consider various factors before making a decision. There are a number of traits that successful entrepreneurs share in common. Do a thorough self-assessment either on your own or with the assistance of a career practitioner to determine if you have what […]

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August 1, 2017

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5 Easy Ways to Build your Professional Brand!

Make sure you have a great profile on LinkedIn You can use the contents of your resume, performance reviews, work samples and kudos from others to create a great LinkedIn profile. Include a professional headshot. Make sure you have a paragraph summary that speaks to what you offer and what you are passionate about professionally.  […]

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July 11, 2017

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Going to the Hardware Store for Milk

One day many years ago, I was complaining about my work to a wise friend of mine.   I wanted the corporation I worked for to care more about people than profits.  “Why won’t they step up?”, I pondered in self-righteous irritation.   She replied with a very wise and simple comment – “It sounds like you are […]

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June 27, 2017

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Multiple Identities a Sane Approach to Career Choice

Are you troubled by the timeworn question – What do you want to be when you grow up? A surprising number of my clients have a history of wrestling with this question. While asked innocently of children with the openness that you could be or do anything, our culture ups the ante for a single […]

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