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Myth Debunked: You Can’t Be Anything You Want When You Grow Up

Myth Debunked

“You can be whatever you want when you grow up.” I can still hear my parents‘ voices echoing in my head from as far back as I can remember. Honestly, it’s this promise that drew me over 20 years ago to my career, first as a recruiter […]

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Small Steps and Intentions

Small Steps and Intentions

There is a time and a place for long-term, big-picture career planning. Sometimes we need to pick our heads up and spend some serious time thinking and analyzing to ensure we’re heading in the right direction. I do this work with my clients all of the time. […]

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Job search advice

“What am I doing wrong? Why won’t things work out?” My client’s job – a position she had been in for years and truly enjoyed – was being phased out. Suddenly and unexpectedly, she was looking for a new one. The moment she heard the news, she […]

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My Go-To Books for Managing Work & Life

It’s back-to-school time across the U.S. and that means the reality of the daily juggle of being a working parent is back in the forefront of many of our minds. As I looked at my desk the other day, I realized I have been reading (or re-reading) […]

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How to Make a Bold Move in your Career and Life

Start new career

There’s something in the air. All around me clients and friends are making bold career and life changes. Person after person is telling how good it feels to shed the weight of a job that wasn’t meaningful or aligned with their strengths or values. They are saying […]

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If You Can’t Leave Your Job, Start Loving It

progress

Many times throughout the course of our careers, we hit points where we no longer love the work we’re doing. Things feel stale and routine or we feel exhausted from doing work that drains us. If the timing isn’t right for a career change, we may feel […]

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3 Ways to Get Past, “I don’t know” and Find a New Career

Something new

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a hundred times. When I ask a new client, “What kind of work do you want to do next?” they almost always say, “I don’t know.” In my 12+ years of coaching, I’ve learned that “I don’t know” is […]

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My Go-To Books for Navigating the Mid-Career Crisis

Book recommendations

I often get asked for recommendations of my go-to books and resources that help someone get through the mid-career crisis. Here are a few of my favorites (click book images for more information): Career Change/Life Purpose Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction by Laura […]

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Hitting the Reset Button – Getting Back on Track After a Setback

Reset

To say there was a collective skipping of a beat here in the Northeast this winter is an understatement. Record-breaking snow pummeled us for 5 weeks straight. We are at 108.6 inches and counting in Boston – the snowiest winter on record EVER. School and work were cancelled, […]

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Fitting Work and Life Together: Strategies to See the Big Picture

The Big Picture

When work bleeds so heavily into your personal time, help calm that chaotic feeling by combining the two!

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