3 Ways to Make Your Next Job Better

To make your next job better, I’m going to start with a reality check.

There is no perfect job  (full stop)


There are valid reasons to be dissatisfied with your professional life and to long for employment that offers more meaning and satisfaction. In order to fulfillful these longings and make your next job better, you’ll have to identify the key ingredients that need to be in place for you to be happily employed. And to do that, I’m going to give you 3 tools to help sort out your priorities and clarify what has and hasn’t worked in the past.   […]

How to Ditch the New Year’s Resolution and Achieve Your Career Goals

For almost a decade, my ongoing New Year’s resolution was to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. I made it a goal because of the common knowledge that consuming this amount of liquid would make me healthier (and my skin more moist) and because well-intentioned friends would say, “You really should drink more water.” So every January 1st, I would try and then fail miserably within the first week. It wasn’t until the 8×8 medical myth was debunked, that I finally felt released. Now that I’m a Career Coach, I understand why New Year’s resolutions rarely work. And that’s why I’m offering a better approach to achieve your career goals.   […]

How to Turn Career Transition Into an Opportunity

Career transition can be scary. If you’ve lost a job, you may be worried about how quickly you’ll find a new one, and whether it will pay enough. If you’re still employed, but unhappy at work, what new strategy will finally enable you to experience professional satisfaction? I’m not one to offer empty platitudes during scary times. But I’ll make an exception in this case. With the right tools and focus you can transform a career transition into an opportunity.   […]

How to Test Run a New Career Idea Without Risking it All

When clients come to me during a career transition, I often ask them a version of the “genie” question. In other words, if I could wave a magic wand and presto! you could do whatever you want professionally, what would that be? It may take a gentle nudge, but most people come up with an answer – whether it’s a buried dream that’s been gnawing at them since childhood or a more recent yearning. In today’s post, I’m going to provide you with 3 steps to take the seed of a new career idea and make it grow.   […]

Job Hunter’s Guide To Capitalizing On Your Talents

When clients reach out to me during a career transition, they’ve often lost sight of their talents. Maybe it’s been awhile since they got to use their talents at work, or received much praise for their efforts. Knowing your strengths and being able to concisely articulate them (in person and in writing) are essential to creating your next work opportunity. In my Job Hunter’s Guide to capitalizing on your talents, I’ll put you back in touch with what you’re good at, and show you how to position yourself for future employment. […]

How to Tackle Shame While Out of Work

In my version of a perfect world, a person’s value would have nothing to do with their job title. Whether gainfully employed or not, your inherent worth would shine through and be appreciated by everyone. But sometimes the world comes up short. If you find yourself deflated from feeling less valuable than the people around you, it’s time to tackle shame while out of work.   […]

10 Questions to Guide a Successful Career Change

To navigate a successful career change, you’ll need to become a good detective. This is particularly important when you’re unsure of what type of work you want to do next. As a detective, you’ll be tracking down leads, gathering facts and examining evidence. What follows is a series of questions to serve as a catalyst for the process. As you go through the list of questions, try not to overthink them. Your first gut response can be the most revealing. During a career change, I know the stakes are high. But allow yourself to have some fun with this.   […]