Career Wisdom

Do Your Best: Have No Regrets

The greatest satisfaction in my work comes from seeing others thrive in theirs. Whether it’s helping my clients, or you, dear reader, land the job, navigate the work culture, communicate professional skills, or begin the search for something new, I’m thrilled to be of service – helping you do your very best.

Doing your best is […]

By |May 21st, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Are You a Multiplier or a Diminisher?

From academia to the non-profit arena, as well as the corporate world-of-work, I have had many clients who complained about bosses who were ineffective leaders. Were their leaders intelligent and talented people? Yes. But, were they able to lead a team, motivate others, and empower success in their colleagues? Not always!

I have come to believe […]

By |May 14th, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Hop Off the Fence! The Power of Decision

When it comes to making important choices or taking risks, for many of us, it’s easier to make the decision not to make a decision.

I’ve certainly been there, done that…

I was ten years into my opera career…my dream profession…the career I’d spent half my life training for…when I started feeling that the life of an opera […]

By |May 7th, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|

The Changing Landscape of Work

By Goodwill Industries International Vice President of Mission Advancement Jennifer Davis

It is on the news, in magazines and books and in workshop sessions at conferences. Everyone from the Federal Reserve to you and your colleagues are paying more attention to the changing landscape of work. Many of these thinkers and doers are responding to fears that […]

By |May 2nd, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Goodwill® Can Help You Jumpstart Your Career

Most people know Goodwill as the community place to bring used clothing and wares to be sold in stores and online. What you may not know is that Goodwill can also help boost your career.

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that unemployment is the lowest since March 1973, but many are still looking for work […]

By |April 29th, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Navigating Between Work and Family: 5 Tips That Can Help

We hear a lot about “work-life balance” these days, but, if you’re raising kids or caring for an older parent while bringing in a salary, is balance even possible?

Dana Brownlee, mother of two young children, and founder of the Atlanta-based corporate training firm, Professionalism Matters, says trying to achieve work-life balance is akin to a […]

By |April 23rd, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Video Conferencing Etiquette Tips You Cannot Overlook

Technology is outsmarting itself with every passing second. It makes work easier as well as faster, and one such tool we all are familiar with is video conferencing. It provides an instant connection with the audience. It makes idea exchange an easier process where physical distance would have previously been a barrier. Below are a […]

By |April 23rd, 2016|Career Wisdom|

Emotional Intelligence Part II: 7 Signs of Strong EQ

In the tenth anniversary edition of his bestseller Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ (2005), author Daniel Goleman quotes a search firm executive who says, “CEO’s are hired for their intellect and business expertise – and fired for a lack of emotional intelligence.”

Many of us grew up believing that high IQ was […]

By |April 16th, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Emotional Intelligence Part I: The 5 Competencies

How’s your ‘EQ’? It’s not a question you’re probably asked very often, if at all, but it’s definitely one to consider – especially when it comes to your career.

For years, a person’s “Intelligence Quotient” or IQ was thought to determine how successful they’d be on the job and in life, however, over time, researchers began […]

By |April 9th, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Time Off Helps You Thrive in Life and Career

It’s no surprise that most adults are overworked and overwhelmed but the counterintuitive reality is that many are not taking all the paid time off they’ve earned.

According to Project: Time Off
“After years of being asked to ‘do more with less’ workers are overstretched, stressed out, and exhausted. The always-on, 24/7 American work culture is taking […]

By |April 2nd, 2016|Career Wisdom, Featured|