Guiding Mid-career Professionals to Jobs They Love

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Client Story: Laura

When I began working with Laura, she was a tax account at a Big 4 firm. On paper, Laura was a success and “had it all;” she had risen quickly to a manager level role, she was involved in extra-curricular like recruiting students off campus to join […]

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What Are You Willing to Invest in Your Future?

Changing careers can involve an investment of more than time and money. There are other resources – like free time and your social life – that may also need to be invested, if you want to make a significant change.

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Tune in to Your Strengths and Weaknesses

Knowing your strengths and weaknesses will help you more clearly distinguish the “right” careers from the “wrong” during the career discovery process. If you can identify the moments where you feel strong (when you’re using your strengths) and actively seek these moments out, you will find greater success.

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Your Finances and the Danger of Doing Nothing

If your finances are what hold you back from stepping into the change you want, take a moment to be honest with yourself. Allow yourself to be realistic with what is truly holding you back, rather than hiding behind your perception of where your finances stand.

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Take One Small Action

Taking action in spite of fear takes practice. It takes courage. It can also help if you have a strategy that can help you move past the thing you fear just one step at a time.

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Am I throwing it all away?

Many times, my clients are concerned about “throwing away” their degree and years of experience when they change direction. This belief raises doubts, makes decisions difficult, and can cause paralysis to set in. How can you work through this limiting belief and move forward again?

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Quiz: Do You Need a Job Change or a Career Change?

Nearly all the conversation I have about careers start with the question, “Do I need a career change or a job change to make me happy?” It’s a big question that many of us struggle with at various times in our lives, and there are no simple, one-size-fits-all answers. Here are the top 10 questions I’ve found help my clients get started.

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Shedding Layers of the False Self

Although the focus was on facilitating my client’s transformation, my own experience during the exercise that day was eye-opening. Sharing that information with my client deepened the learning for both of us. When you hide behind your false self, you lose in ways that help you hide more. Step out just once and the change is instantaneous.

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Retreats – A Nourishing Investment

Retreat: A period of seclusion, retirement, or solitude. A period of group withdrawal for prayer, meditation, or study. What is it about taking time away from your day-to-day routine that can be so energizing?  The way I see it, the off-site meeting at work, the training session, […]

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Quiz: Do you have everything you need to conduct an effective job search?

A job search is daunting. It feels like a full-time job. And that 4-letter word FEAR always seems to rear its ugly head in the process. To ease our fears and reduce the chance of being overwhelmed by them, we need to get our ducks in a row and be prepared for executing an effective job search. Not sure where to start? Take this quiz and see if you’ve got the pieces in place.

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