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5 Reasons 'Tis the Season to Land Your Ideal Job

career Nov 13, 2019

During the holidays, most people believe it's time to wind down or take a break from their career search. But contrary to popular belief, hiring doesn't stop during the holiday season. In fact, it's the perfect time to focus more intently on your search.  Today on the blog I’m sharing five ways to best utilize the holiday season to land the perfect job for you. I shared these tips on a recent segment on AM Northwest and a link to the full segment is below.

If you’ve...

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6 Signs It's Time to Hire a Career Coach

career Nov 04, 2019

It's not uncommon to work through career issues or challenges on your own or with the support of a colleague or friend. In fact, some issues can be easily worked out with a great resource or sage advice.

However, more challenging career issues need a bit more than a DIY approach. Women, and particularly women of color, struggle with asking for help and overall don't ask for or get the support they need. They tend to rely on outdated techniques and information that may have served them in...

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How to Secure Professional Development Funds for Coaching

career Oct 21, 2019

In order to continue to grow, learn and develop in your field of choice, it's important that you avail yourself of continuous learning opportunities. There are several ways to advance your skills through classes, conferences, sabbaticals, apprenticeships, and of course coaching. After all, the more you're exposed to professional development opportunities the more engaged with your work.

What women want most from any workplace is to flourish and find purpose and meaning in their work. What...

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The Art of Getting Things Done (Part 3)

business career mindset Sep 29, 2019

Today is Part 3 of my series on The Art of Getting Things Done. If you missed Parts 1 and 2, go back and get read those posts to gain even more tools that will support you into preparing yourself for a productive 2020.

While I'm all about setting goals and creating your vision for the new year, when it comes to being productive and taking action to achieve those goals, you need something more......you need a process or a systems! 

The Problem with Stopping at Goal Setting

The problem...

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Adult Internships: A Great Way to Try Before You Buy

career Sep 25, 2019

Are you interested in making a career switch into a new job or industry? Have you been out of the workforce for an extended amount of time and are ready to go back? Retired, but still have so much to offer the next generation career hopefuls?

Whether you're actively searching or just daydreaming, I know the thought of starting something new or changing your career can be scary and feel a bit overwhelming. In fact, according to American Institute of Stress, of the 43 most stressful life...

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The Art of Getting Things Done (Part 2)

business career Sep 16, 2019

Welcome back to my series on being more productive and getting things done. Last week in Part 1, I shared how to kill those distractions that keep you from getting things done throughout the day.

In this post, I want to talk about why slaying your dragons will give you the momentum you need for a productive day. 

While it’s easy to start the day with low hanging fruit, like those easy simple task such as checking your email, the most productive people focus on getting their...

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Identifying the Right Career For You

career purpose Sep 13, 2019

I was a practicing attorney for 10 years, spent another 12 years in academia as a professor and dean, and worked as an HR exec and corporate consultant in between. I was close to 50-years old before I started to consider the question of my career path. While I was good at what I did, evidenced by my frequent promotions and positions, I never truly loved what I did.

While I was grateful for all the training, learning and growth I experienced through those years, I always...

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The Art of Getting Things Done (Part 1)

business career mindset Sep 09, 2019

I'm often asked how I'm able to get so much done. The assumption is I don't sleep or have a staff of people supporting my every move. While I do have support in my business, and get plenty of sleep, the truth is I've just figured out how to be as efficiently productive as I can possible be. 

Part of being productive is knowing the difference between busy work (like searching social media or going through emails) and profit generating or career building work (like reaching out to...

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How the Clothing You Wear Can Put You On the Path to Success

When I work with speakers, coaches, entrepreneurs, and executives on creating a powerful professional image, it’s because they’ve either been told or they’ve come to understand that an effective brand is essential to showcase their knowledge and skills. They know that cultivating an overall image includes (but extends beyond) what you wear, your attitude, how you show up, the strength of your communication skills (verbal and non-verbal), and your digital footprint. They or...

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6 Missteps That Can Derail Your Career

career Sep 01, 2019

I know it feels like you've done everything right. You worked hard, earned the degree, even went for that advanced certification, you show up on time and do everything that's asked of you. So why are in the same place, while those around you are being invited to special meetings, being mentored and getting that promotion you thought should be yours by now?

As much as you think you may be doing it may not be enough. After all, your career won’t manage itself. Take back control of...

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