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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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Ask Yourself the Big Questions

July 19, 2016

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“What’s my purpose in life?”  “What do I want to be when I grow up?” I used to think these were THE big questions.  The big questions, the ones to be pursuing about career and work. Knowing my life purpose or even what I want to do 10 years from now can help set a […]

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The “Work” of Changing Work

July 5, 2016

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For over 20 years, I kept an anonymous quote clipped from a magazine on my computer monitor as a reminder to myself: It’s one thing to have vision. It’s another thing to make it happen.   Like most Americans I have had my challenges figuring out what I’m called to do in the world of […]

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Small Steps Toward a Career Change

June 7, 2016

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Ever wonder what it would be like to spend your work week doing things you truly enjoy? If so, you’re in good company. In the U.S., 53% of people aren’t happy with their current job.  We’ve heard success stories of people who quit their day job and found something more rewarding. Maybe they went back […]

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The Promise (and Peril) of Career Tests

March 30, 2016

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Risk Analyst

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to take a test or two and find your best job fit? Frequently I hear from clients the fervent hope that one or more career tests will point the way to a dream job, or at least one for which they are best-suited. Thinking like this leads to over-rating test results, […]

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Jack of All Trades: How to Find Greater Career Satisfaction

March 16, 2016

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Is finding satisfying work challenging because you want to pursue many different careers? Are you concerned about having too many professional and personal interests and stressed about potentially not acting on all of them? Do you dread not using your full potential within your lifetime? If these statements describe you well, you may be a […]

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Practicality and Possibility

February 2, 2016

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“I’m saving up for when I have a low-paying job that I love.” Just one of the many things people say when contemplating having work they are passionate about.  I have mixed feelings about this frame of mind. On one hand, saving up to do what you love is a great thing – it’s a […]

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Explore Meaningful Work

December 8, 2015

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Explore meaningful work to realize more of your potential and build a new way of living and working in community. My clients still struggle to support their search for meaningful work, which is becoming more and more openly desired in this country. Media references call us out to work with passion. Yet, we live in […]

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Integrating Career Dreams to Lead the Life You Want

November 24, 2015

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Do you find yourself saying, “I’ve never known what I really wanted to do” or “Is there some test that will tell me what I am best suited for?”  I hear these comments all too often from clients whose current work seems mediocre or worse, meaningless, and they desperately hope I can help them find […]

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