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

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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 …

Why Attend a Career Transformation Conference?

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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 …

Leverage Your Opportunities!

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Don’t Miss Vital Opportunities Grow your business or find a new and exciting job at little or no cost. Don’t miss opportunities to leverage these free or low-cost resources. Have you read Adam Grant’s book Give and Take? According to Grant, the world is made up of Givers, Takers, and Matchers. Givers (like me) garner joy by sharing their gifts with others, Takers get joy receiving as much …

7 Ways to Successfully Change Careers

Career Change

Career Change Managing your career change is difficult. Here are seven ideas and strategies to start your career transition process: You need to acknowledge job change won’t be quick and there will be peaks and valleys Practice risk taking on small things to build up your comfort zone for a big career change Share your goals with people in your life …

Super Bow ‘L’ — Who’s Got Your Number?


When in Rome Super Bowl 50 demonstrated an aversion to the letter L. For the first time in Super Bowl history, the National Football League shunned the traditional use of Roman numerals to record this mighty progression of annual pigskin fests. This year’s league made a choice to name the game using Arabic numerals. What’s this all about? Why should …

“But Today is My Day – Sorry Guys”

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A Career Development Tip From A Recent Sports Lesson Tennis Pro, Roberta Vinci beat Serena Williams at the 2015 US Open Semifinal in a stunning defeat. At the time, Everyone underestimated the unseeded Vinci. When Vinci won, she declared: “But today is my day – sorry guys.” Why offer an apology? What a monumental feat! Termed “aging” by the press, …

A Painful Truth About Career Gaps

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A Paradigm Shift I underwent a paradigm shift while organizing a conference to help job seekers with career gaps find employment. I reached out to a prominent career consultant, inviting him to speak at our Connect•Work•Thrive Return to Work Career Transformation Conference. He replied that he would be willing to discuss generically how to prepare for the job market but did …

Reinvention Creates Career Opportunities

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Career Opportunities are Everywhere Career opportunities are all around us. Businesses that survive reinvent themselves all the time. The same is true for businesspeople.