Quiet Quitting practical advice Aug 26, 2022

I was a runner in high school. While I mostly ran long-distance, I also sprinted the 400m, during track season. The interesting thing about sprints, opposed to long-distance running, is that it requires more downtime during the workout.

In business (Agile or SCRUM methods), there's the concept of...

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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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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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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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Hope in a Turbulent Job Market career direction tips career mindset practical advice Mar 25, 2020

Hope in a Turbulent Job Market

By Donna Shannon

Without a doubt, COVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on the workforce as businesses close to accommodate public health measures. However, times of strife often kick off innovation in unexpected ways. Today’s guest Danielle Menditch...

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I’m hopeful despite these tough economic times. career direction tips practical advice Mar 17, 2020

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I’m hopeful despite these tough economic times.

I started my career in career services in 2009, during the financial crisis, and my business in 2013 during the start of the upturn. 

With the volatility of the stock markets, the looming...

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How to Get a Side Gig During the Furlough career direction tips networking tips practical advice Jan 25, 2019

Take Care of Yourself-

For many government employees, one of the reasons to work for the government is job security. This recent furlough has shattered that sense of security which takes both a financial and emotional toll.

First things first, if you have been furloughed, take care of yourself....

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Why Your Cell Phone Might Be Hindering Work-Life Balance career mindset practical advice Nov 26, 2018

I updated my iPhone several weeks ago and received an alert. Without much thought I clicked on the link and received a shocking dose of reality: I had used four glorious, precious hours of my life on my cell phone alone last week. What?! Four hours?! I couldn’t believe it. Four hours is...

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How to Use Your Job-Hopping Experiences to Identify Your Career Direction career direction tips practical advice Feb 23, 2017

When I talk to potential clients, I often hear fears that their job-hopping experiences mean that they may never settle down into a career. This fear is unfounded: Job-hopping experiences can be one of the best resources to help someone identify a career direction. Job hopping, of course, is...

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3 Benefits of Peer Accountability to Achieve Your Career Goals practical advice Dec 21, 2016

As we move into the New Year, we start making resolutions and goals for 2017. We often set goals for our career and do not stick with them.

There are many reasons why we don't stick with our goals. Perhaps they are not goals we want to accomplish in the first place. Or our goals are too lofty to...

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