16Oct

Your Career is No Joke

You may remember this classic Henny Youngman joke:     Patient: Doctor, it hurts when I do this.     Doctor: Then stop doing that.This is good advice in all areas of your life.It is especially good career advice.If...Read More

9Oct

Are You Living Your Soul's Mission?

September 25th was one of my favorite days because The Voice was back!  For me, The Voice is right up there with Super Soul Sunday as the show that moves me whenever I watch.  I just feel good. In the first show...Read More

2Oct

Are You Working IN Your Career or ON it?

One of the things that I do not think I have done very well as a business owner is to work ON my business versus IN it.I think there are a few reasons for that: I loved working in my business-being in the weeds I was good at being...Read More

25Sep

Can't Let Go of that Job You've Outgrown

“I don’t think that it is the right time to leave my job. I have a vacation planned in December and I am moving in the spring.” I can’t tell you the number of times I have heard a version of this in my 20+...Read More

18Sep

Build Your ASK Muscle

Recently I was reminded of an article from the Huffington Post on the wage gap. (Link to article) It speaks to several possible reasons why women still earn less than their male counterparts. One of the paragraphs talked about...Read More

11Sep

Do the Math -- Fulfill Your Dreams

All of us have dreams.Some of us are actively pursuing them and other of us are busy with our daily life having put the dream on the shelf... for now.Or at least that is what we have been telling ourselves.  Listen Up People with Shelf...Read More

4Sep
The Problem:  You're Focused on the Goal

The Problem: You're Focused on the Goal

Every year I go to Sarasota, Florida to a timeshare we own. I spend much of my time walking the beach shelling.Shelling is like a treasure hunt to me. I love the joy of finding that one great shell.One of my all-time favorite shells is...Read More

24Aug

Playing Poker and Your Side Hustle

This past weekend I celebrated 20 years of playing poker, once a month, with my closest girlfriends. (I’m in the center sitting on the lifeguard chair). I've written about my group before, check out: Stack the Cards in Your...Read More

21Aug

Even When It's Approaching Torture, I've Got My Routine

This is one of my favorite lines.From one of my favorite songs.From one of my favorite lyricists.From one of my favorite soundtracks.From one of my favorite movies of all time. The song is Momentum by Aimee Mann.The...Read More

14Aug

A Woodpecker's Guide to Career Change

I am reading this great book by Peter Wohlleben called The Hidden Life of Trees. What they Feel, How They Communicate. This book has become my go-to gift because I have found it to be extremely profound.  Peter worked...Read More

7Aug

Enlarge Your Pot, Enlarge Your Vision

I have several patio plants that add such wonderful color to my patio.I love them. They make me feel good or at least they did until I went to my parent’s house the other day.  Then…potted plant envy.   My...Read More

31Jul

Access to All the Money in the World

Money can be a big quandary when a person is on or considering a job search. How much should I ask for so that I leave nothing on the table? Am I asking too much? Too little? What is my monetary value in the market? How do I negotiate...Read More

24Jul

My Soul is my Gap Filler

Starting a business, very much like starting a job search, can be scary and daunting. Fear feels like it has moved in and taken residence at my work desk.  Sometimes, I feel like I don’t have what I need to get to the...Read More

17Jul

Poisons are not the Path to Your Soul's Mission

I was working with a client recently who is in the process of getting ready to leave behind her director-level job and go after a Vice-President role.As often happens when coaching, we do not just talk about her resume, her networking strategies or...Read More

10Jul

Finding the Gifts in Closed Doors: a.k.a. Soul's Mission Strategy, Part II

When I was in high school, the first interview I ever had was to be a lifeguard at a local pool.I had all the credentials.I was a very strong swimmer, I had been giving lessons for 2 years and I had passed my Red Cross Life Guard certification.After...Read More