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

After the birth of our second child, I chose to become a stay-at-home mom. Because I left the workforce during my prime earning years, I often reflect on my career vs. full-time motherhood 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

Make that all important connection

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 …

The Art of Acing the First Impression

The Art of Acing the First Impression

Your First Impression is Important You’re ready to make a midlife career change or return to work after a career break. You attend a back to work program providing individual career transition coaching. There is a workshop agenda devoted to career transformation. You will learn how to enhance your skills and write that perfect changing careers resume. You know that your first …

Jump Start Your Career Transformation with LinkedIn

Jump Start Your Career Transformation with LinkedIn

Career Transformation Can Be Easy with LinkedIn Are you an executive or business owner searching for a new career? Stuck in an uninspiring career and interested in a career change? You know an outstanding LinkedIn profile is a valuable way to accomplish your goals. Unlike a traditional changing careers resume, LinkedIn lets your personality shine through. Understandably, an outstanding LinkedIn profile …

Why Attend a Career Transformation Conference?

career transformation

Career Transformation Making a career change or deciding to return to work after a career gap can be overwhelming. There are ways to make your job change or career transformation a smooth one. Consider attending a Career Transformation Conference. These programs are very popular and practical. They provide you with ideas about what types of career choices might be right for you. The …