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Gail Nicholson, MA, LPC www.gailnicholson.com gailcareer@aol.com 503-227-4250 Gail is passionate about working with individuals who want to explore and connect with a more authentic sense of self as a basis for defining their lives, work lives and roles in the larger community. Her typical client is interested in finding direction and fulfillment, but is overwhelmed or discouraged. Gail offers a blend of personal and career counseling, as she has found that attending to personal issues or mental health concerns can reduce barriers to moving forward. She works with clients on defining purpose and direction, handling stress and tackling career exploration, job search and small business start-up. Gail’s combination of personal and career counseling is designed to connect you with your core values, interests and traits. You’ll build self-confidence as your strengths are identified and potential paths are highlighted. Gail will coach you to explore new possibilities in a way that works for you. Gail responds to individual needs for short-term or ongoing counseling. After deciding what you’d like to work on, you’ll make a plan that incorporates your priorities and concerns, moving step-by-step as you gain confidence in your self and your direction in life. For more information, visit gailnicholson.com. Ms. Nicholson received a MS in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University and a BS in Business Administration from Lewis & Clark College.

Why I Love My Laundry Routine: The Marvels of Creating Structure, Part 2

October 30, 2018

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Welcome back to Part 2 of my blog on helping yourself succeed by creating a little structure. (see Part 1)  Whether you are conducting a job search, navigating a major life and career transition or striving for more life work balance, organizing around priorities makes all the difference. Find your own rhythm and style as […]

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Why I Love My Laundry Routine: The Marvels of Creating Structure, Part 1

September 4, 2018

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My clients often acknowledge a need for more structure but struggle to set it up.  They’re overwhelmed with the decisions that need to be made to keep a career exploration or job search process alive and feel they’re not making progress.  Priorities are hard to see. There’s a sense that time is slipping away and […]

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Needed: A Woman’s Voice in Workplace Relations

June 12, 2018

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Menacing and toxic workplaces. We’re hearing a lot these days about some pretty harsh workplaces and the individuals, bosses and employees who build and maintain them. Most employment contracts guarantee basic civil rights and legal protections and imply our safety. Yet we’re reading about some of the worst violations ever; rape, sexual assault, and emotional […]

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Thinking in Opposites for Social Innovation

March 20, 2018

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Photo used with permission Thinking in opposites for social innovation was the theme of this years’ Elevating Impact Summit 2018 presented by Impact Entrepreneurs, an initiative of Portland State University’s School of Business.  Now an annual event, the conference highlights new approaches to solving social, environmental and economic issues  across sectors.  The 2018 Summit challenged […]

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Perfectionism: Mapping the Vast Interior Part IV/ Looking North

December 26, 2017

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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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Perfectionism: Mapping the Vast Interior Part III/Going West

September 5, 2017

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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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Perfectionism: Mapping the Vast Interior Part II/Heading South

June 20, 2017

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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 before starting Part II/Heading South if you can. Glad to welcome you all as we resume our journey around the Sacred Medicine Wheel, visiting the Four Directions and […]

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Perfectionism: Mapping the Vast Interior, Part 1

March 20, 2017

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Clients talk some about their perfectionistic tendencies. They share dilemmas from concrete to spiritual matters as they work hard to set their lives and careers on the right track.  But many are confused and paralyzed by their ideals, those goals that if achieved will make everything all right. It seems to be in our nature […]

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Moms and Dads don’t give up on your other career dreams!

December 12, 2016

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As a divorce coach and vocational expert in collaborative and mediated cases that are settled out of court, I have the privilege of supporting moms and dads needing to go back to work, as a result of their divorce. Typically the stay at home spouse has spent several years, often more than fifteen, out of […]

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“How may I help?” Focus your call to service by creating work from inner meaning

September 20, 2016

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Many people I talk with want careers helping others, but don’t know what to do exactly. It’s a frustrating puzzle; the desire is there without a clear focus. There may even be deep angst over a lost sense of meaning in life that will only be restored if one’s cause is revealed. Whether you have […]

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