Career Wisdom

Blessings In Disguise: Reframing Career Challenges

When it comes to our work lives, the one sure thing is change and challenge.  We may moan and groan when faced with hurdles large or small on the job – but these are the experiences we’re most likely to remember for the growth and wisdom they bring. Through my coaching practice and travels for [...]

By |2018-10-19T07:16:03-05:00October 19th, 2018|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Play At Work: Incorporating Fun On the Job

For many of us, work is often characterized as “serious,” “nose-to-the-grindstone,” “no-nonsense” and “down to business.”  There’s this idea that work is work and play is…well…for after work. In an INC column, Brendan Boyle, a partner at the design firm, IDEO, says play in the workplace has a “PR problem.” “Some think of play as [...]

By |2018-10-11T09:07:18-05:00October 11th, 2018|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Avoid Workaholism and Get More Sleep

This guest post was contributed by William Loper, a freelance writer who loves to spend time researching new and exciting topics. On the weekend he enjoys a glass of wine and a non-fiction book. In today’s day and age, both young and mature people feel the need to work harder in order to feel they contribute [...]

By |2018-10-05T16:29:32-05:00October 5th, 2018|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Job By Design: Forging Your Own Path

If you’re looking for more challenge in your job, and there doesn’t seem to be a promotion in the offing, you may be asking yourself, ‘What’s next?’ That’s how my coaching client (I’ll call her Dawn) was feeling when we first met. Dawn was a manager at a non-profit and felt like she’d gone as [...]

By |2018-09-28T15:28:27-05:00September 28th, 2018|Career Wisdom, Featured|

The Importance of Being Validating

Have you ever gotten a message that says, “please validate your email address”? Yes, of course you have.  You own a computer. Have you ever responded, out loud, “great job, email address!”?  I have. We live in a world that is all about fixing things.  We live in a world where people walk around wearing [...]

By |2018-09-21T19:10:54-05:00September 21st, 2018|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Work Sabbatical: Taking a Break From the Job

Have you ever wanted to hit the “pause” button at work – getting away for longer than your allotted vacation time allows? University professors have traditionally taken sabbaticals to recharge and refresh, and now more and more American workers are doing the same. Many employers, including MeetUp, McDonalds, Pantagonia and Morningstar, to name a few, [...]

By |2018-09-15T15:00:43-05:00September 15th, 2018|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Healthy Work Life: Take Care of Yours

The donuts are there to greet you in the break room…the Diet Coke is the “perfect fix” for getting through the afternoon…it’s so much easier to “push through” rather than get up from the desk to stretch… and so it goes, often day after day. We spend the majority of our lives at work, and, [...]

By |2018-09-01T10:26:50-05:00September 1st, 2018|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Stay Financially Secure When it’s Time to Further Your Education

Many people get a certain way along in their career and then discover that to achieve all of the key lifestyle and financial goals they have in mind for the future, they must obtain additional credentials and go back to school. Across most industries, to become financially secure it is necessary to have that essential [...]

By |2018-08-24T08:33:24-05:00August 24th, 2018|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Question Your Conclusions: Give “Yes!” A Chance

How often in life do we determine that the answer will be ‘No’ before we’ve even asked the question? You’ve got an idea for a project, but immediately say, “My boss will nevergo for it.” You see a job posting that interests you, but, right off the bat, say, “They always want someone with a masters [...]

By |2018-08-17T09:44:24-05:00August 17th, 2018|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Making the Most of Summer: Getting Organized Ahead of Schedule

In between the summertime gardening, outdoor concerts, and trips out of town – consider getting ducks in a row for when cooler winds blow. Fall and winter may be the last things on your mind right now, but I’ve learned from experience that preparing ahead for their arrival can make life a lot easier. Here [...]

By |2018-08-09T09:31:45-05:00August 9th, 2018|Career Wisdom, Featured|