3 Ways to Overcome the Emotional Baggage of a Bad Boss career mindset May 13, 2016

We've all had a crappy boss- whether the situation was with a supervisor, manager or client.

As a career coach, I've had a handful of clients who struggled to move past the emotional baggage of having a bad boss. And who did it ultimately hurt? My client.

This article doesn't negate that...

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Living Your Purpose Takes Work! career mindset May 10, 2016

If you walk around my house, I have laminated affirmations taped to the light switches, mirrors and picture frames. They state anything from, "You can do it!' to "Trust."

I'm also known by my friends on Facebook to constantly post motivational quotes- probably to the point of cheesy...

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3 Reasons Why 'Play' is Essential When Changing Careers career direction tips career mindset Mar 17, 2016

"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."- Proverb, Unknown.

I hate to admit this, but I became dull recently. Several weeks ago I was working around the clock on a re-branding project for my business. Even though I was getting through the technical aspects of setting up my website, my...

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Before I die, I want to... (fill in the blank). career mindset Feb 08, 2016

What did you write? What is important to you? Here are a few of the things I wrote:

  1. Travel to New Zealand and Australia with my boyfriend and hold hands on the beach and smell the salt.
  2. Dance like I've never danced before.
  3. Travel with my immediate family to some place cool.
  4. Not worry...
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How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome While Networking career mindset networking tips Jan 04, 2016

Many times I hear from clients that they feel they are faking it when going to networking events. I get it!

When I first started my business, I felt like an impostor. I still was trying to get my processes and systems in place and I didn't have the confidence that everything was going to work...

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3 Ways to Start a Conversation at a Networking Event networking tips Dec 14, 2015

For most people, networking events can be extremely intimidating. As a career coach, the most common question I get about networking is, "How do I start a conversation?"

Here are 3 things you can say in order to start a conversation at a networking event:

    1. If there is someone you have...
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4 Beliefs that Sabotage Your Career and How to Stop Them career mindset Nov 03, 2015

Within everyone is an energy that is prolific and on the flip-side there is an energy that is destructive.

This concept is known to the Chinese as yin and yang or the interplay of opposites such as negative and positive energies. The idea is that when you are able to detect a negative energy, you...

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My First Job Was a Total Bust. 3 Lessons I Learned from It. interviewing practical advice Oct 25, 2015

When I graduated with my Master of Social Work, I left the University of Denver with few connections and job prospects. I had three things going against me: I didn’t know what I wanted in a job, I didn’t know my value and work potential, and I didn’t have an established...

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How to Use Your Intuition to Guide Career Decisions career direction tips career mindset Oct 20, 2015

Think about a time where you made a decision completely guided by your thoughts. Now... think about a time where you reacted using your gut. Perhaps these decisions served in your favor or not.

So what makes decision making so difficult and why is it we get so stuck in the process? Let's think...

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Everyone needs a cheerleader, especially when searching for a new job. career mindset Aug 15, 2015

As many of my readers know, I was bullied as a child. What you may not know is that as I transitioned into a teenager, I became a rebel at my public school, carrying an anti-popular attitude, pushing away anyone who could reject me before I could be rejected. I had several verbal and...

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Make a Change: Do What You Love in Your Job! Aug 07, 2015

What is your favorite part of your job? Do you like to manage others? Fix a specific problem again and again?  It's common for career changers to like one aspect of their job and feel like they are not doing enough of it.

The purpose of this article is to help you identify...

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I Don't Want to Go Back to College. So Don't! practical advice Jul 08, 2015

As career counselor, I often have clients who are looking to make a career transition but do not want to go back to college or graduate school. My response is, “so don’t!” So the next question is, “Well how do I get the job if I’m not qualified?”

Here’s...

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