On Forbes: The Emotional Life Cycle of a Major Career Transition

Clients often ask for a roadmap for career transitions, whether they yearn for more meaning at work or have other motivations. While I can ask the right questions to uncover their passions and talents and how these intersect with the marketplace, paths taken vary widely and can be entirely unexpected.

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Achieving Gratitude in a Macho Work Environment

For professionals who work day-in and day-out in a macho work environment – where you  “eat what you kill,” and if you don’t produce, you don’t eat – gratitude is often a foreign notion. More common are words like merit, grit, earning and climbing. Gratitude can seem soft, vulnerable and passive. Yet the more mature […]

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5 Ways to Recover from Anxiety (Election or Otherwise)

Stress, panic, anxiety, sadness, fear…. We are sometimes so overwhelmed by our thoughts, feelings and emotions that we can’t even think straight. Sometimes these emotions creep up over time. At other times, they pop up in reaction to an event, with no warning whatsoever.  There is no quick fix, but there are some ways to cope: Identify […]

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Election Day 2016: Bring Your Excitement, Not Your Venom

On this Election Day 2016, most of us have clients, vendors, suppliers, employees, supervisors, colleagues, family and/or friends on both sides of the aisle, Democrat and Republican. And some independents, too. Professional development tip: If someone’s giving you a hard time about the election today or acting over the top, there’s a simple response: Bring your […]

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Where and How Do You Find Wonder and Inspiration? A Photo Essay

As I enjoyed a beautiful day outside in perfect weather yesterday, I started reflecting on the times I am most creative and what inspires me: when time slows down and I am able to think expansively. It’s a goal of mine to have more of those moments in the coming year.

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How to Make Inspiration (the Time Thief) Your Friend

Coaxing inspiration to fit into the ins and outs of modern life may be one of the hardest things that we need to do as human beings. It is akin to shaping glass – you need just the right amount of heat, skill and supple touch – and you need to risk that your project will be a bust. Yet the more you practice, the better your results will be.

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Working On (vs. In) Your Career

Working On Your Career vs. In Your Career – What is the Difference? If you have ever spent time in an entrepreneurial role, you have likely heard the phrase “working on your business” (versus “working in your business”). Working on your business means investing time in activities that will build the business over the long term,  such […]

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