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Job Spotlight: Career Counselor

April 17, 2018

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Do you have an absolute love of humanity and the sometimes messy work of career and personal development? Do you worry about people conducting fruitless job searches?  Does it keep you up at night? Would you rather teach people how to fish than give them a fish? These are a few of the requirements needed […]

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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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Is it worth the risk?

December 12, 2017

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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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Stuck Finding First Job or Next Job?

September 19, 2017

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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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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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Going to the Hardware Store for Milk

July 11, 2017

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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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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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“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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Criminal and Career Recidivism

September 9, 2016

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Are you a career recidivist? Do you sometimes feel like you’ve returned to searching for work too many times? More times than is necessary? You may be right and the solution doesn’t lie in better networking or reworking your resume for the 34th time. It has to do with your professional identity…..or lack of it. […]

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