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After 35 years in the counseling field offering both career counseling and therapy to help clients through all sorts of life transitions, Anne closed her private practice and retired in May 2015. She considers herself the luckiest of people to have had such a variety of jobs in a field she loves. Anne has agreed to stay on with Career Transition: the Inside Job as an editor and writer inciter. The other contributors have agreed to leave her archives up for our readers. Retirement so far has included taking care of a garden and two chickens, Meryl (Streep) and Lily (Tomlin). She volunteers with Friends of Portland Community Gardens and reads with young children through SMART (Start Making a Reader Today). Anne and her spouse enjoy sailing, hiking, kayaking, and travel. She is continuing her long time practice of T’ai Chi and singing in a community chorus. Instead of creating blogs, she is exploring other forms of writing, and is drawn to combining personal essays with writing about nature and climate change.

Two More Success Stories and Two Life-Changing Questions

July 8, 2015

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In March I shared three real-life stories that reflected internal shifts, as well as outward changes, that enabled these clients to become unstuck in their careers and their lives. Even if you don’t share these same circumstances, perhaps the stories will help you take steps to invest your future with a little help from an […]

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Three Stories of Hope: It Could Happen to You

March 2, 2015

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Following up Dave Gallison’s excellent post You Gotta Have Hope, we are offering a two part series of actual success stories from our clients, with changes to guard confidentiality. If you are feeling discouraged about your career transition, may these true stories help you take heart. Margaret – a success story by Anne Bryant, MA, […]

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How to Pay for Your Education – Part 2 of Returning to School

November 24, 2014

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Part 1 explored how returning to school can help you advance in the work you already do or launch a new career. Part II will complete the planning cycle and address how to overcome external barriers, mainly financing the education expenses while supporting yourself/your family. Let’s say that you have already chosen an exciting new […]

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Returning to School Part One : 4 Myths

August 20, 2014

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Have you been thinking about going back to school as a path to advancement in the work you already do, or to launch a new career? If so, you will be joining the 8.7 million older students (ages 25 and over) who returned to college last fall. Your lifetime earning potential will increase by finishing […]

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Using Emotional Intelligence and Non-Violent Communication to Recover from a Toxic Workplace

April 7, 2014

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Do you feel trapped in a job where you are surrounded by people whose work ethic, management style, or poor communication is causing you stress? Have you been either laid off or fired under these circumstances? Over the past thirty years I have worked with hundreds of clients who have been burned by what is […]

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Four Steps toward Making 2014 Your Best Year Ever

December 30, 2013

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No doubt you’ve heard the old saying, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” I believe the road to failure is paved with unrealistic New Year’s resolutions.  Without a strategy, it is difficult to sustain the behavior it takes to achieve our goals. Have you ever promised yourself that this will be the […]

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Down-Shifting: 4 Lessons from a Career Counselor and Marketing Coach

October 8, 2013

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Vicki Lind is a co-founder of Career Transitions: The Inside Job, and due to a recent shift in her priorities, she is creating the next chapter in her own career which leads her away from our blog.  To glean some useful lessons from a career professional making her own transition, I decided to interview Vicki. […]

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3 Key Skills Which Give Introverts a Networking Advantage

June 20, 2013

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Anne Bryant, MA, LPC http://www.annebryantcounseling.com abccounseling@pobox.com 503-442-6392 Anne has thirty years of experience offering practical skills and support to people experiencing transitions in their careers and personal lives. Openings available for individual and group sessions. 3 Key Skills Which Give Introverts a Networking Advantage Last February I wrote 9 Networking Tips for Introverts, Part I. […]

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9 Networking Tips for Introverts, Part I

February 15, 2013

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Anne Bryant, MA, LPC http://www.annebryantcounseling.com abccounseling@pobox.com 503-442-6392 Anne has thirty years of experience offering practical skills and support to people experiencing transitions in their careers and personal lives. Openings available for individual and group sessions. 9 Networking Tips for Introverts, Part I How do you gain or lose energy? If you get it meeting new […]

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Career Transition: STILL PROCRASTINATING? JUST DO ONE THING.

November 15, 2012

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Anne Bryant, MA, LPC http://www.annebryantcounseling.com abccounseling@pobox.com 503-442-6392 Anne has thirty years of experience offering practical skills and support to people experiencing transitions in their careers and personal lives. Openings available for individual and group sessions. STILL PROCRASTINATING? JUST DO ONE THING. By Anne Bryant, MA, LPC Two years ago I posted my first blog entry, […]

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