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Is Your Work Environment Toxic?

Is Your Work Environment Toxic? Part of being a career coach involves listening to people explain why they are dissatisfied or unhappy with their jobs. Most of the time, the reasons are valid and I can absolutely see why they need an exit strategy. Sometimes, however, I have to tell a client that they may just need the tools to better manage…

What You Can (and Should) Learn From Your Inertia

If you’re like many of our clients, there may be a time in your life when you had a nagging inner voice that you tried your best to ignore. Maybe it’s happening right now. When you clear your head of the daily clutter and then do an internal check-in, what’s left? Do you have a sense of peace and satisfaction, or a…

Put Yourself First (Even if You Think You Can’t)

Take a moment and think about all the people in your life that you feel some sense of responsibility for. If you were to map out a typical day, how much time would be spent doing things for yourself? Try to go beyond the nuts and bolts of adult responsibilities like bill paying and grocery shopping. I’m talking about experiencing moments where…

Mind the Gap! Bridging the Gap Between Grads and Employers

College students and recent grads, you do not have it easy. The job market is competitive and some potential employers can give off that “you’re lucky to be considered for a job right out of school” attitude. Chances are everyone is asking what makes you different or what sets you apart from your competitors. The reality is, you’ve only just begun to…

Don’t Let Your Distraction Lead to Inaction – Part I

Our lives today are chaotic and filled with distractions, whether you have an ADD/ADHD diagnosis or not. We are receiving more and more calls from clients with these diagnoses, but we have found that, in general, people in career transition have a very hard time maintaining their focus.  Navigating a job search can be challenging enough without ADHD adding its “special sauce”…

Where For Art Thou Confidence?

Today as I write this blog post, I’m smiling ear to ear about a  conversation I just had with a client.  She just landed a job that she is truly excited about.  As I listened to her enthusiasm and gratitude, I reminded her that her new employer is also “winning.”  She is qualified, hard-working, and she is going to bring a unique…