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How to Make a Bold Move in your Career and Life

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

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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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When Fear Holds You Back

Have you heard the line, “Feel the fear and do it anyway”? Here’s some great advice from Leo Babauta who says to start looking at your fears like passing clouds.

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Evidence of your Vision: Support vs. Squash

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Are you worried about a change you’re trying to make and have found yourself collecting evidence of why you shouldn’t or can’t do it? Seek evidence that supports your vision, rather than squashing it.

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Successful in Everyone’s Eyes But Your Own

Have you ever felt the tug to move in a new direction in your career, to follow a passion or a dream that you’ve long held dear? Here are some steps you can take to start moving deliberately and courageously in the direction of your new perspective.

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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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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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Out Beyond Your Headlights

Do you get frustrated with projects – like your career change or a job search – moving forward in fits and starts when you wish you could jump right in? This post is for you!

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