Lost and frustrated? Working hard, but not getting where you want to be? Check out this short book I am reading for book club, The Cafe on the Edge of the World: A Story About the Meaning of Life by John Strelecky. Start by answering “Why am I here?” What is it that you really want […]
Trust the Process and Be Patient
#celebrate I received my invitation to sit for the ICF ACC exam today! This comes after 9 months of coach training, 3 months of mentor training and weeks of patiently waiting for approval of my coaching session and transcript. I wanted to be in a hurry, but I coached myself to be patient and keep coaching […]
First, let’s destigmatize layoffs. For individuals, being laid off can be isolating and demoralizing. For hiring teams, considering candidates who’ve been laid off might seem risky. If you have been laid off, many others are in the same boat. Check out this helpful list of layoffs in the tech sector, created by @Roger Lee, at Layoffs.FYI, https://layoffs.fyi/. […]
AI- Check it out!
Future proof your career by understanding AI engines, like ChatGPT, and leaning into it with discernment. Don’t worry about what you cannot control (your job probably will not be taken by a computer) and use the resources to your advantage. 🤔 AI is generated from things that exist already, have been done, said, discovered, written, […]
Support Outgoing Employees with Career Support
Supporting Outgoing Employees By Covering the Costs for Career Transition Coaching Services = “Outplacement” An employment lawyer recently told me that he estimates 20% of his corporate clients provide outplacement services when they let employees go. That’s a pretty small percentage in an professional climate where workers care so much, arguably more than ever before, […]
Too Busy To Look For A Job?
Wondering how to actually find time to job search when you’re already busy at work? 👍 Look closely at your upcoming schedule, personal and professional, and start your job search when it might be most reasonable or you foresee some downtime. 👍 Plan on 2-3 hours a week for job search activities and put boundaries […]
Worried You Followed the Wrong Path?
Do you sometimes wish you had chosen a different career? Does this nagging FOMO get in your way with the job you do have? Do you see so many possibilities for careers you could have chosen or could pursue now? What can help? 💡 Stop, breathe, acknowledge the thoughts and feelings. 💡 Consider why you […]
Remain Confident During a Job Search
It’s better to look for a job when you’re working. Even the most confident people start to feel cracks in their self esteem when the job search becomes a full time job and lags on. I love the tips in this article from Marlo Lyons, PCC, SPHR, GPHR, JD especially the emphasis on mindset: She […]
Cover Letters- A bit of help from AI
Cover letters- what’s the answer on how to do it right? Knowing that some hiring managers only scan the resume and letter, it’s ok to keep the cover letter short and sweet. Just make it good! Here are a few tips: > Take the time to review the job description and think through what would […]
Increase Retention with Mental Fitness
People are leaving jobs faster than ever. They often leave because they are bored, don’t see a future at the company, or there’s conflict with others at work. These are not new reasons. What’s different is the quick reaction when employees recognize dissatisfaction in these areas. They see other options out there and they jump. […]
Optimism is the Key to Everything
Most people who lose their job are first hit with sadness, anxiety, fear and other negative emotions. What happens next varies greatly. On one end, there are those who have had a hard time ever recovering. They ‘fall apart’. A bigger number demonstrate resilience and bounce back in a reasonable amount of […]
Never Too Late to Switch Careers
Are you enjoying career success on your own terms? What does that even mean? Did you know Pope Francis was a bouncer and lab tech before he shifted gears? You can probably think of others who have done a complete 180° career pivot and made it. People are leaving their jobs, or wanting to, and […]
Start With What’s Working
What’s right about the situation? What’s working? As a positive psychology career coach, I like to start most conversations by focusing on strengths, achievements, dreams, and and other sources that instill hope. People come to see me when something isn’t right about work and they realize that it might not be smart to jump impulsively […]
Choose Your Work Pals Wisely
Gosh, it feels so good to blow off steam and complain about work, right? Unless you are calling all of the shots, inevitably something happens that seem so wrong or so unfair. You just can’t believe what’s happening, so it’s great to be validated by others who agree with you. You know the conversation: You: […]
Make Networking Conversations Worthwhile
You’re looking for a new job and your career coach says you need to ‘network’. If you’re not sure exactly what you want to do or don’t know where your skills could fit, that can make networking scary. Here are a few suggestions: ✨ Boil down your top skills. “I’ve got a broad set of […]
Feeling unsure or unhappy about your current job?
Are you a little confused by everything you read about how happy you should be at work, what you deserve, and what benefits you should have? When something is not right, the negative feeling can cloud over everything. Often the reality is that it’s just one or two things that cause unease or disappointment. To […]
For Individuals Exploring Career Change – January Special Package
January 2023 Special – NEW 4 week Career Transition Planning ~ $995 Includes a formal 45 min coaching session each week, consulting calls, follow up on demand and all resource materials. Also comes with a Resume Update and LinkedIn advice. Week One: Focus: Consider where your skills and interests are most valued in the workplace. Identify […]
What is OUTPLACEMENT?
Outplacement is career coaching and job search services provided as part of the benefits offered to employees when they leave a company, typically as part of a layoff or termination. THE RESULT When we provide outplacement, Kay, Chris, and I focus on this result: Laid off workers land on their feet ASAP. For most, ‘landing […]
Quiet Quitting or Something Else??
Quiet quitting is real and so is the lack of culture and company belonging with remote work. Listen to my conversation with Erika Nardini, Token CEO of Barstool Sports. Email me or comment with your thoughts. Encouraging Employees In The Era Of Quiet Quitting | Work Like a Girl
You Are Never Too Old For A Career Change
So often clients tell me they’re worried it’s too late to change careers. As someone who earned a 2nd Masters at 50, I know the truth: 💡 It’s never too late to go for your dream career! Check out this great article about an entrepreneur who went from owning a car repair shop to being […]