Career Coaching & Career Advice Blog


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Time to Step on the Gas?

My daughter is learning to drive and I found myself in the passenger seat this morning gripping the armrest as we approached in traffic a tricky, double-lane, 100-degree curve.

My daughter is working through the very natural tendency to have too much confidence in situations with hidden danger and not enough confidence and decisiveness in the situations that require her to go for it. It’s easy to get it mixed up. Instead of caution, you drive too fast when more thought, preparation or awareness o…

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Invest in Yourself & Your Career

Professional Investing

When it comes to your personal development and professional development, long experience tells me that results come from when you consistently invest in yourself and your career. To not invest in yourself is like floating down a fast river without a paddle, map or knowledge of what’s around the next bend. Things may go fine for a while, but at some point, you’re going to realize you made a giant mistake. To avoid such unforeseen disaster in your career, you need to invest i…

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How to Ride a Career Wave - with 1 page PDF worksheet

Many professionals and executives have made a significant step in their career or even changed the trajectory of their career thanks to riding a wave. While it can happen accidentally, paying attention to your environment can significantly increase the likelihood of catching your next industry wave. Learn how to ride a career wave.

What is an Industry Wave?

Nothing more than a ripple far from shore, a wave slowly begins to pick up energy and size. The art of surfing is to spot the right wave, catc…

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4 Factors in Getting Promoted to Executive

Taking The Steps To Promotion

If getting promoted to executive is your goal, take time to examine four factors that will influence your success in breaking through into the executive ranks. Your readiness to take on an executive role depends to a large extent on the facts of your career history, your messaging, your in-person presentation, and perhaps most importantly, the fit with the specific breakthrough opportunity.

Promotion | The Facts

Your professional history might be characterized by…

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Battle these 5 Forces to Achieve your Professional Development Goals

How To Conquer Your Career Challenges

I am so glad to be writing about this topic this week. You see, more than 80% of resolutions are dropped by January 17th. Great intentions at the beginning of the month slide away in the face of day-to-day pressures.

If you are intent on doing something with your career this year (and I hope you are…we should all be developing professionally), then you need more than will power.

You need to establish what you want. And then, you need to set firmly in your min…

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Holiday Balance

How To Advance Your Career During The Holidays

Christmas is an important time in my family, and the holidays are a time when there is an opportunity to connect with the kids. But, there are a lot of things competing for that peaceful attention.

Here are some strategies that might help:

Prioritize the Season

The first thing to do is decide how important the Holiday season is for you. There are a lot of expectations swirling around the holidays. If it is important, then treat it so. If not, then let g…

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