Career Wisdom

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? No! I have come to believe [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Embrace “Good Enough to Go” for Career Momentum

As a career development and executive coach, I work with many individuals who are focused on making changes to their careers to better align with professional values and strengths. But for some, their best plans often get stalled in analysis paralysis, which results in stagnation and a hard stop to all forward momentum. Ambivalence Trap [...]

By | April 15th, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Ad-Just-ing Your Use of “Just”

I’d like you to try a little experiment.... For one day, try monitoring the way you use the word “just” – keeping a tally throughout the day of when and how you use it. There’s the version of “just” that’s an adjective – describing a person as “morally right and fair”... “The Vice-President of Marketing [...]

By | April 8th, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Nine Secrets to Great Teamwork

Robyn Odegaard founded her business, Champion Performance Development and is committed to teaching individuals how to better communicate and resolve conflict on teams. While her target audience is college aged women in sports, her message and strategies are applicable to us all. Check out Doc Robyn’s nine secrets to great teamwork for some priceless wisdom. Set [...]

By | April 1st, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

April 18th Is Just Around the Corner: Tax Tips For Entrepreneurs

In just a few short weeks it will be April 18th, and the U.S. mail will be working at full tilt -- making sure state and federal income tax returns are postmarked with that all-important “Apr 18” stamp. If you haven’t yet completed your taxes, you’re, no doubt, looking for a time to get the [...]

By | March 25th, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Working the Room: Making the Most of Professional Events

Jenny Holt is a freelance writer, mother of two and contributor to my blog. She loves nothing more than getting away from it and taking her pet Labrador Bruce for long walks, something she can do a lot more now she's left the corporate world behind. Have you ever declined an invitation to attend a work-related [...]

By | March 18th, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

How to Do What You Love

The number one resolution each year is change. Be it weight loss or leaving bad habits behind, the beginning of the year always represents a fresh start. For many women, it seems as though you spend each day trudging into work, doing what you must to get by. Then one day you wake up, aged [...]

By | March 11th, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Consider What To Keep, Stop, and Start to Reinvigorate Life and Career

A friend shared recently that every seven years she goes through a change that impacts her life and career in new ways. She looks forward to the new lens through which she sees life and embraces the process of transition. The human body is constantly changing at a cellular level so the process of transformation [...]

By | March 11th, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

United States of Burnout – Say No To Workaholism

My life is full, hectic, and often moving at break neck speed. Although I thrive in the fast paced environment I have created, I’ve recently tried to come to terms with work/life balance to determine if this is even possible or realistic for someone like me who is living life to the fullest and determined [...]

By | March 4th, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Selling to the Sellers: How to Make a Career Serving Amazon FBA Sellers

A story is told of Levi Strauss selling jeans to gold miners during the California gold rush, and Samuel Brannan selling wheelbarrows and mining tools during the boom. Those two made more money than the miners. The story has come to be known as ‘selling pickaxes during a gold rush.' The underlying technique is one [...]

By | February 25th, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|