Tag Archives: career coaching

“How do I write a good cover letter?” I get this question at least once a week. Here’s the thing with this question: There is no ONE way to write a cover letter, and here is why: Companies communicate differently: You will see some younger organizations put a lot of emphasis on the cover letter. […]

No matter what stage of your career you are in, job searching in the digital world can be the most demoralizing processes around. It makes online dating look semi-fun. What is more personal than getting NO answer from dozens of resumes and cover letters? Do you want the truth? NOTHING. While you are sitting tearing […]

My Generation X Confession When I made my most recent career change, I was also studying in an intense masters program. I managed to make a smooth transition and continue to get bigger and better consulting projects all while coaching and going to grad school. Being 37 and 38 in grad school surrounded by people […]

Changing jobs is no small act. Our jobs, though part of our lives, directly impact our happiness, health and financial stability. If you are not the type to go start your own business (or are not in the financial position to) finding ways you can control your job satisfaction and career growth can be a […]

I try to pay attention. As I begin to work with more and more people looking to make career changes or who are mired in the job search, I am learning a lot about how the process of career change impacts people’s emotions. Job searching or attempting to change a career can be exciting, it can […]

You’ve all met the walking promotional machine. You can hear the sound of infomercial speak in their voice. As they talk, they are scoping you out as a lead, not a person. You start to feel…kind of dirty in this strange way. This reality is why a lot of people cringe at the thought of […]

  It was a freezing cold weekday night and I found myself at dinner with about a dozen incredible people. As I looked around the table, I really couldn’t comprehend that they all worked in one place; and that I was about to start a journey working with them. Normally I might be in a […]

If you scroll through Facebook this past week, you can’t see enough complaints about having to be back in work mode after the holidays. It’s a phenomenon that the world seems to go to sleep for a few weeks as the year ends. It’s kind of a soft pause where we are given the opportunity […]

Today as I write this I celebrate 730 days of winning. 730 days ago the relationship I thought would be my “happy ending” ended. There was no warning or incident, it was just over. A few weeks after that it became apparent it was time to leave my 10 year career in education. 730 days […]

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