Something has to give... career mindset Aug 12, 2022

I read Serena Williams's incredible letter to Vogue about her announcement that she's moving on from her tennis career. I'm in tears.

Ms. Williams writes, "Believe me, I never wanted to have to choose between tennis and a family...

...But I’m turning 41 this month, and...

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Conscious Cell Phone Use career mindset Jul 28, 2022

Because of my coaching with one of my clients who is trying to create more work-life balance for themselves, I've been aware of my choices, especially around my cell phone use.

My beloved mentor Amma, who died a year ago from cancer, was an incredible role model to me for conscious cell phone...

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5 Steps you can take if you have an entrepreneurial spirit, but you don't want to start a business career direction tips networking tips Jul 22, 2022

Are you one of those people who has an entrepreneurial spirit, but doesn't want to start a business? Perhaps you don't want to take on the liability or risk, work alone, or you don't have the interest.

Just because you don't want to start a business doesn't mean there isn't a place for...

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Lessons from My Dog Louie practical advice Jul 15, 2022

This is Louie, my 13 1/2-year-old poodle-mix. Many of you may already know him because he's been my loyal coworker for years.

When Louie was younger, he could easily hike for four to six miles. He was on a mission to smell and mark everything he could.

Now that he’s getting older, he...

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True Career Freedom career mindset Jul 08, 2022

Ever since July 4th, I’ve been thinking a lot about freedom regarding our career.

We’re blessed in the United States to have so many options — we can change our job, career employer, industry or start a business. When I speak with clients in career or business transition,...

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Are you becoming your parents career wise? career direction tips career mindset Jun 09, 2022

There are a lot of funny memes and jokes about becoming your parents. I met up with my mom yesterday to find that we wore similar outfits. This is just one example in which I’m like her — I also followed in her footsteps of starting a business when I turned 28.

 

I’ve been...

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Worried about Making a Career Change? career direction tips career mindset practical advice Jun 03, 2022

In my 10+ years as a career coach, I’ve found that when my clients want a career or business change, it is likely because their work has become stagnant and they desire growth (financial, skills, or leadership). On the flip side, they’ll postpone a career or business change...

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Debating on Taking a Mental Health Day? career mindset May 27, 2022

I took a mental health day on Monday because I had a draining weekend and couldn't focus. I don't like admitting it, but I debated if I could take the day off and if I had too much on my plate. 

The debate about taking a mental health day is not...

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How to Avoid Making the Mistakes of Your Last Job career direction tips career mindset May 20, 2022

There are many reasons a person will leave their job from a poor work culture to a micromanaging boss. When someone decides to leave their job and start over again, there's a huge fear that the same cycle of what went wrong at the last position will repeat itself.

I have learned that often...

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How to Challenge the Thoughts that Hold Your Career Back career mindset Mar 16, 2022

Last Tuesday was International Women's Day, a movement to help create a gender equal world and raise awareness against gender bias. As I was reading posts about the topic on LinkedIn, I started thinking deeply about the biases people internalize about themselves, and how those...

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Are you feeling guilty about leaving your job? career direction tips career mindset practical advice Jan 14, 2022

I was having a phone session with a client recently, who is a head of a private school. He was sharing with me he was feeling guilty about leaving his role that he had prepared for so many years. He couldn’t believe how burned out he was of the politics and COVID. I asked him, “Are...

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4 Steps to Get Crystal Clear on How You Want to Spend Your Time career direction tips practical advice Dec 07, 2021

An enormous piece of helping someone clarify their career next steps is helping them get crystal clear on how they want to spend their time at work.

Think about it. There are 24 hours in a day, we are awake for 16-18 hours, and we spend almost 9 of our waking hours working. 
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