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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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Mastering Your LinkedIn Profile

brand business career Aug 20, 2019

Are you familiar with that famous line "all the world's a stage" from Shakespeare's famous play "As You Like It?"

That line has held many interpretations over the years, but never has it had more significance then in the social media world we live in today. We are truly ALL on stage via our social media accounts, for all the world to see, and how you show up in those spaces can have a significant impact on your brand, business and career.

Companies have become rather sophisticated...

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8 Simple Tips to Boost Your Career

career Aug 13, 2019

It's important to have an active career management plan to ensure you remain visible and relevant in your career. Whether you're seeking a promotion, looking for a new job, launching an entrepreneurial venture, or leaving your industry, you want to be ready. 

While there are a lot of things you can do, here a few simple ones you can do over a weekend. On my segment this month on AM Northwest, I shared the following tips:

  1. Update Your Profile Pics: Photos are the first thing people...
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Career Reset: Take the Career Confidence Challenge

career mindset Jul 27, 2019

The average divorce rate in the US is between 40-50%. Why do I bring that up? Because the "divorce rate" among new hires and their employers is about the same!

Studies have shown that nearly half (46%) of new hires fail within the first 18 months due mostly to cultural incompatibility. Translation...people don't now what they want or what best suits them when it comes to their career. As a result of their lack of self-awareness they make poor career moves and often end up in unfulfilling,...

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Why I'm Not a Career Coach

career Jul 08, 2019

Ok, so a last week I talked about needing a NEW definition of "career." Well, if we redefine the idea of career we have to expand how we talk about a career coach

Google, and most of my own coaches, required me to choose a recognizable category so people can find me or have some idea of what I do, so the closest I can come to is career coach. Although you may find that I call myself a career strategist for midlife rebels (it just has a ring to it don't you think?). As...

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5 Ways Career Clarity Will Bring Career Confidence

career Jul 07, 2019

It's very common for my clients to come to me because they want out of their current job. Whether it's a bad boss, misfit with the organizational culture, or longstanding dissatisfaction, they've reached the stage in their career where they're ready to pull the eject button.

However, I believe it's ill-advised to leave a position while you're unhappy because you're not thinking clearly about what you want...you're only focused on getting out. This can often lead you out of the frying pan and...

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