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Career Pursuit through the Lens of Travel: A Dispatch from India

March 26, 2019

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Comparing and contrasting with another culture can be a useful exercise as you look at where you are and where you would like to be in your career. My recent travel to India yielded numerous insights as I witnessed, conversed about and even attempted to practice some local approaches to both everyday life and careers. […]

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We Don’t Arrive, We Grow

November 27, 2018

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It’s common for any of us to become dissatisfied with work.   Whether we’re simply no longer happy or there is a longing for more meaning, it behooves us to address unhappiness at work and prevent it from spilling over to the rest of our lives. While work will never meet all our needs for personal […]

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How Ego Can Get in The Way of Your Career (and Life)

July 24, 2018

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You’re Fired!  Career change often happens to people in an abrupt way—there is an event such as a termination or layoff.  The change event itself is momentary, usually lasting an hour to a day.  But it is the internal process of adjusting to change, dealing with shocked emotions, and managing our way forward—transition—that determines how […]

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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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Let Go to Move Forward

May 29, 2018

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Most of us have been there – in a job we hate but can’t quit. All too often it is the catch 22 of not being able to leave a job until you have another one, yet not being able to muster the energy or confidence to take on a search. It can feel like […]

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Work, Life, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves

May 15, 2018

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Telling ourselves stories is how we make sense of the world — we all do it, all the time. It’s as if our minds are on automatic story-making-up and re-telling mode. Whether it is some variation of your own history that ends in “things generally work out for me,” or “I don’t have enough time,” […]

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The Job Search Void

April 3, 2018

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It’s the time in your career transition between “getting clear about your direction” and “landing a job.” The void is when you’re typically sending out resumes, applying for jobs, trying to land interviews by connecting with your network, or interviewing—all without landing a job offer. It’s when you’re trying to get noticed but no one’s […]

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Making Space in Difficult Times

March 6, 2018

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  When there have been troubling situations at work (a Performance Improvement Plan, harassment, layoffs), it can be hard to find a neutral place from which to make decisions. Should you quit? Should you stick it out? Often there is a pull to take action to get the pain of the situation to stop.   While […]

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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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Taking a Retreat from Job Search

October 3, 2017

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Job search can be stressful, no matter what your personal or professional situation. There can be time pressure, financial pressure, identity pressure, family pressure—it’s up there with other events like moving,  planning a wedding or having a new child. If you are on unemployment, there are requirements for search in order to continue to receive […]

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