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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…

Gainfully Unemployed: Making Progress on Priorities with Personal Kanban

Every day people struggle with prioritizing and completing tasks. Everything is urgent. Everyone has demands. People feel like they’re spinning their wheels, or delivering lower quality work than they’d like to deliver. There simply isn’t enough time. For unemployed people looking for work, the challenge is often one of “too much time.” And while many of us have expressed a desire to…

Be a Job Search Rebel

Be a Job Search Rebel So, you’re in the market for a new job, eh? Chances are you have a list going through your mind about the do’s and don’ts of how to land that new opportunity. Perhaps it’s not a list you’re even conscious of but you may be acting in a bubble of what used to work and no longer…

Making Your Job Work for You – Avoid the 3 B’s: Boredom, Blahs and Burnout

Making Your Job Work for You – Avoid the 3 B’s: Boredom, Blahs and Burnout  Sometimes, it’s just not in the cards to change jobs right away. People have very real reasons for needing to stay put and I’ve heard them all. One client has a son with asthma and working close to his school is essential for her peace of mind….

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…

Dream Big – What’s Stopping You?

Just for a moment, I invite you to put a blindfold over your practical side.  What happens when you allow yourself to dream big with regard to your career goals?  Some of the most successful companies began as somebody’s day dream or “ah ha moment.” Why is this important?  Well, because it taps in to your passion and passion equals momentum.  Passion…