Need a Break? Take It!

DISCLAIMER – THIS IS ADVICE ON SOMETHING REALLY SIMPLE This spring and summer was incredibly busy for me – knee surgery, daughter’s wedding, elderly parents’ health issues… You get the picture. By August I couldn’t move! I had nothing left in my gas tank to give. This...

Want Career Success? Toss out Old Stories

A career success consultant whose blogs I follow, Kathy Caprino, wrote “How Authenticity Can Prevent Professionals From Growing Into Leaders”. I hit upon a paragraph quoted by Herminia Ibarra, author of Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader that knocked me over:...

Change Ahead? What You can Learn From OD Experts

The biggest reactions I see in clients facing change are fear and eroded confidence. We could debate that the notion that lack of confidence fuels the fear, but really, what does it matter? The fact is that change brings out two emotions we’d all rather keep under...

Is this the year for my Promotion?

My question is why do you need to ask such a question? Glib perhaps and we could end the blog right there, but let’s talk about this. I heard this question from a friend in a large corporate company. Apparently it’s stuck with me. The way this question is posed makes...

Must Ask Questions Before Hiring a Coach

I remember the first time I hired a coach. I had no idea what to expect, nor did I know what coaching was really about. Our first meeting was like getting to know a friend. Sure there was trust building through our conversation, and he was super nice. But when I left...

Business Made Easy? The Differentiator is YOU!

Its no secret that social media has given birth to a new breed of entrepreneurs – the online, work anywhere, small team types. While I think this is a great thing (full disclosure: I’m one of them), I also have some serious hesitations about recommending it to my...

My Business My Way – Your Career Your Way

There are very few of us who can create and build a thriving business completely on our own. I admire those who can. I don’t know about you, but I have a small list of go-to women (okay, plus one man) whose expertise and encouragement enables me to grow and prosper in...

Why I Choose Lumina Spark as My Go-To Personality Test

Personality profiling and assessments are a common and useful tool for coaches. But, there are so, so many. When I first started my coaching practice, I was overwhelmed at the sheer volume of tools available to coaches to help them help their clients understand...

How Well Do You REALLY Know Yourself?

The truth can hurt sometimes and we often find out our hard truths indirectly. Maybe you’re left out of a gathering of friends. Or a job you thought you were perfect for, didn’t pan out. Of course, one-off situations like this are not cause for alarm but paying...

How I Ended the Race

For years I thought that competitiveness was non-negotiable - a survival skill, a tool of war, a race for first and the only path to success. Growing up in an all girl family with three very smart and accomplished sisters, being competitive was the only way to stand...

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