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Multiple Identities a Sane Approach to Career Choice

June 27, 2017

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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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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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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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Ponder. Ruminate. Reflect. Process. Contemplate. Muse.

November 10, 2015

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These are all words that mean a similar thing –  to think about carefully, to reflect. I find that fall is an excellent time to reflect, especially about career and livelihood. Driving to the coast today, the turning and falling leaves reminded me about letting go and change. At some point I will want to […]

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On Not Letting Work Pre-Occupy Our Lives

September 1, 2015

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How many of you who read the newspaper — be ready to symbolically raise your hand — read the obituaries? Hand-raisers don’t worry, you’re actually in good company, as over half of newspaper readers do. I do, and for me, these abbreviated biographies, the time and place of a person’s beginnings, their educational and career […]

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Retirement Stories

February 2, 2015

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“What are you going to do all day?” was a common question asked of retired friends and colleagues that I interviewed recently about their personal, emotional or psychological approach to retirement. Their answers to the question fit rather neatly into career theorist and author William Bridges’ model of transition. According to Bridges in his book, […]

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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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Five Guidelines for Finding Your Life’s Work

December 2, 2013

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Did you know that 55% of us desire a new career (Harris poll)?  If you, too, have thought of jumping ship, then chances are you are already wondering about the phrase, “life’s work.”  Taking a little liberty, life’s work could represent the contraction “life is work.” Or, it could mean the testament to one’s whole […]

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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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