Shoulds, Societal Norms, and Pressures career direction tips Sep 23, 2022

I've been reflecting on external pressures I experienced earlier in my career:

"Danielle, you should go to grad school because you only have a bachelor's in social work."

"Danielle, now that you've graduated with your master's, you should get a job in your field."

In all honesty, a lot of these...

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What do I want to be when I grow up? career direction tips Sep 02, 2022

Have you seen the latest Truist commercials? They’re brilliant! Of all the videos that I’ve seen that accurately portray the idea, "What do I want to be when I grow up?", these are the closest ones to match reality.

I have to admit, I believe the way careers are introduced to us as...

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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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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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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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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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6 Tips to Making an Effective Career Change career direction tips networking tips practical advice Nov 30, 2021
A lot of times when people want to make a career change, they want to snap their fingers and be in their new career. Often, the transition takes a lot more time. After all, there's the need for introspection and to do research to clarify the best next steps, and that takes time. There might be a...
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Find Your True North: Follow Your Path to Purpose career direction tips Oct 04, 2021

Find Your True North: Follow Your Path to Purpose

Hello everyone,

I've been thinking a lot about purpose recently. I had attended a funeral for my late mentor, Kathleen Ammalee Rogers (Amma). Amma was a living example of someone living out her purpose. She passed away on August 12th very...

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How do you know when it's time to transition? career direction tips Aug 27, 2021

The decision to make a career change is easy when things are bad, but how do you know it's time to transition when things are okay?

Recently, Hunter and I have had several clients where they don't dislike anything about their jobs and work is just "okay".

The...

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How to Make a Career Change Without Losing Your Income career direction tips Jun 12, 2021

I spoke with former client and management consultant Dan Finkel about his experience making a career change without losing his income. Dan pursued career coaching several years ago using the Inner Compass Process and transitioned from educational leadership to management consulting.

Dan used...

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