I Hear You!

Complete Thought

As a native New Yorker, I developed the habit of finishing other people’s sentences. In New York City, that’s viewed as being in sync with someone, so much so, that the listener knows exactly what the speaker is about to say, prior to finishing a complete thought. My husband, a Chicagoan, shared with me that in the Midwest that style …

Do You Love Your Job? Does Your Job Love You?

I Love My Job, My Job Loves Me

Job satisfaction parallels successful personal relationships: Identify your standards, your needs, and your wants, Commit to them, and Clearly communicate them. When we take shortcuts or transform ourselves into what we believe someone else wants – well, we all know what a disaster that is. It’s simply not sustainable. So why do we do so when seeking employment? Why do …

Stop Being Busy and Start Achieving Your Goals

are you busy with motion vs. progress

Are you busy, so busy, you don’t have time to read this? Yeah, me too. We both need help. At the end of some days, I feel exhausted, my mind cycling over and over through the to-dos I shoved off to the next day, when the cycle begins anew. Sometimes, I’m moving at warp drive, never making it to the …

Are You in Indecision Prison?

Do something!

What kind of decision maker are you? By nature, I am slow to make a decision and quick to act. I am a data and info junkie, doing tons of research prior to making a commitment. However, once I make a decision, I act upon it. Does that mean I always make good decisions? Heck no! I’ve made some awful …

Haters Gonna Hate

Haters will give you feedback that you are wrong; stay the course

Have you ever been the target of people who seem to get their jollies from making others feel badly, to be left wondering “what did I do to evoke such venom?” Have you put yourself out there in a business meeting or volunteer opportunity or on a directors’ board, written a blog, been featured on a podcast, shared your vision, …

Motherhood: The Original IPO

Motherhood

After the birth of our second child, I chose to become a stay-at-home mom. Because I left the workforce during some of my prime earning years, I reflect on my decision. When I decided to return to full-time paid employment, I faced surprising difficulty finding a conventional corporate job despite the skills I had maintained and sharpened while on earning …

Meaningfulness vs Happiness

seek meaningfulness instead of happiness

I help professionals who feel stuck… …stuck in a career simply because that’s what they trained for, stuck in a job because of the pay, stuck in a project because they don’t know how to say “no,” stuck without a job because they can’t overcome what makes them feel stuck, stuck because they had no sense of meaningfulness. So it’s ironic …

Gratitude – The Quality of Being Thankful

Showing Gratitude and Return Kindness

“The happiness of life is made up of little things – a smile, a helping hand, a caring heart, a word of praise, a moment of shared laughter. We are most alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” -Thornton Wilder At Thanksgiving, I reflect with gratitude on the many blessings I have enjoyed over the …

Your Key to Success is ACTION!

Your Key to Success is Action

Action Tips for Success Re-entering the Workforce or Changing Careers Are you seeking success, re-entering the workforce after a career break or changing careers? Do you feel that you will no longer have enough time for your family, volunteer opportunities, or hobbies? Do you fear that since others have been working in that industry for years and are more experienced, you will not be …

Make That All-Important Connection

Connecting with others

How do you reach out? Do you reach out to friends and colleagues, incredibly excited about connecting or contributing to their cause, only to receive a lukewarm response? When someone reaches out to you unexpectedly, do you react in a less-than-welcoming manner? The reasons for these reactions are endless: you are in the middle of a meeting or conversation and …