At 64, Nick Landed His Dream Job

Nick’s Career Journey—An Unexpected Downsizing I had worked at Fujitsu America for 37 years—even before they were called Fujitsu America!—so being downsized took me by surprise. As the only HR person on the 250-person Sunnyvale campus, I thought I was safe, but when the new VP of HR said we needed headcount in Texas, they let me go in early …

Go For the Gold Goal Setting

Be the High Performer You Know You Can Be! Gary and Victoria, as a couple, have been through so much and they have much to offer. I’m sure you’ll be inspired when you learn how Gary used goals to return from a potentially life-threatening injury and how Victoria earned $250,000 a year in a $50,000 a year job. They draw …

Stand out on LinkedIn – so recruiters actually reach out to you!

Jump Start Your Career Transformation with LinkedIn

Recruiters are looking for professionals with your skills on LinkedIn – will they find you? An outstanding LinkedIn profile is a great way to get found by recruiters and if you get your profile right, they will actually reach out to you… but, there is an art and a science to creating your LinkedIn profile to get noticed, and it’s not that …

Understand Your S.O.S.: An Interview with Dr. Ellen Snee

Recently, I sat down with Dr. Ellen Snee, one of our amazing speakers at last year’s Return To Work You Love Conference, for an interview about her own transitions in life. Ellen speaks about how you, the people around you, and the systems you use impact your transitions in not just your professional life but also in your personal life. She …

Rediscover Your Mojo: Dive Back into the Deep End of the Executive Talent Pool

If you once had a reputation as a mover and shaker and a deal maker, but lately you’ve been spinning your wheels for months or even years, and you’re wondering why no-one seems to be hiring high caliber, seasoned executives who’ve been there, done it, and “got the t-shirt” anymore… Because, after all… this is the age of the millennial… …

The Art of Acing the First Impression

The Art of Acing the First Impression

Your First Impression is Important You know instinctively that your first impression is important. And the supporting evidence is clear. Research shows that first impressions solidify within the first 7 to 17 seconds of meeting. There is more… in a study of 2,000 managers, 33% knew within 30 seconds whether or not they were going to hire someone. Studies also indicate that …

Your Language of Success

I’m really excited that Dr. Andrea Goeglein, Ph.D led a workshop at our recent Return To Work You Love Conference. Here’s a short video from the workshop she led: Andrea is part applied positive psychologist, part entrepreneur, and all about success—your success. She understands both the pressures you face and the dreams that inspire you. Andrea merges her experience as a …

What is Connect•Work•Thrive?

I was recently interviewed by Gabriel Moncayo, CEO of Always Hired and featured speaker at this year’s Return To Work You Love™ Conference. We discussed what we do at Connect•Work•Thrive, the reasons behind why I founded the company, and whom we help. I also spoke about our upcoming 12th Return To Work You Love Conference which will be held on …

Interview with Gabe Moncayo, CEO of Always Hired

I recently sat down with Gabe Moncayo, CEO of Always Hired and Featured Speaker at this year’s Return To Work You Love Conference. We discussed how Always Hired came to be, its focus areas, and one of its many success stories… At this year’s conference, Gabe will be leading a workshop on The Science Behind The Perfect Interview… You’ll learn …

Embracing Change – Positive Redirection

Positive Redirection

Embracing Change When I make a change in my life, I have been much more successful heading TOWARDS a target than running away from something. It is easier to move in a positive direction than away from a negative situation.