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The Question of Age: Part Two

(Last week we tackled part one of the sticky subject of age and the bias that may hold you back as an older job-seeker. Read part one, first.) Take care of yourself. Getting older requires you to pay more attention to your body than when you were younger. It is important to listen to your body’s messages! Move your body, eat well, get enough sleep, drink enough water, and take care to keep your mindset in a positive place. Podcasts and guided meditations are my go-to resources. My current favorite meditation app is Insight Timer. Try any…

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Help! How do I Reinvent my Career Now?

Are you struggling to re-invent your career…or do you know someone who is? I’m happy to announce that on Monday, April 24, 2017, I’ll be conducting a half-day workshop for a wonderful organization, ReBoot Career Accelerator for Women. ReBoot offers a unique set of programs designed by women for women to help them re-enter the workforce after a break in employment to raise children. Their programs help you prepare to compete in today’s connected world, landing a job that makes you feel fulfilled and impactful professionally. I recently conducted this workshop for them and it was so well-received that they have asked…

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How to Thrive in the Membership Economy with Robbie Kellman Baxter

Membership is the future of all business models…organizations that don’t evolve will fail. ~ Robbie Kellman Baxter Please join me for: How to Thrive in the Membership Economy with Robbie Kellman Baxter Wednesday, 3/23 at 12 pm PT/3 pm ET RSVP for this no-cost presentation here. A childhood friend of mine, Robbie took a “big sexy idea” and transformed it into a powerful business book that was named a Top 5 Marketing Book of the Year on Inc.com. An expert consultant with degrees from Harvard, Stanford, and on-the-ground experience with Booz Allen & Hamilton plus 15 years at the helm…

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Response-ability: The Essence of Personal Effectiveness

Join me and my special guest, Fred Kofman, philosopher, Vice President at LinkedIn, and author of Conscious Business, for this video chat–today! February 24th, 2016, 12:30pm-1:30pm PT/3:30pm-4:30pm ET “Unconditional response-ability is self-empowering. It lets you focus on those aspects of the situation that you can influence.” – Fred Kofman, Conscious Business Fred Kofman is changing the world by helping people live and work consciously. He spends his time traveling the globe facilitating seminars about conscious business practices, and “how to build value through values.” He is not only a Vice President at LinkedIn, but also a global…

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The All-New Blah to Bliss Program is Here!

Registration is Now Open! Ever feel like your career is just happening to you? Would you love to have a fulfilling career that allows you to share your unique talents and puts YOU in charge of your destiny? Take your Career from Blah to Bliss is for you, if… You know that you’re meant for something more, but have no idea what it is or how to get there. You ever feel like your career is running you, instead of you being in charge of it You’re motivated because your fear of change is less than your fear of staying the same. Most of…

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Full-Spectrum Leadership with Dave Logan

Chat With Mer: Full-Spectrum Leadership with Dave Logan

As leaders, how do we operate at full bandwidth, accessing both our light and dark sides? If that question intrigues you, please join me for: Full-Spectrum Leadership with Dave Logan  Wednesday, 11/18 @ 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET RSVP for this no-cost presentation here. Dave spends his time transforming the cultures of organizations. Best known as the premier authority on “tribal leadership,” Dave will help us understand how to use the tension of light and dark forces inside ourselves – and our organizations – to truly make a difference and live a life of purposeful action. About Dave: As Founding Partner and President,…

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Manage Your Corporate Career Like an Entrepreneur

These days, your position at your present company is not assured. Stability, longevity, your loyalty to one company, and that company’s loyalty to you, are all things of the past. As a corporate employee you can build your career resilience by adopting the mindset – and practices – of an entrepreneur, even if you never intend to strike out on your own or join a fledgling startup. Here are some actions and strategies you can borrow from how entrepreneurs think to help you smooth the choppy waters of corporate careerdom: Be vigilant about your digital brand Keep…

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Chat with Mer: Crafting the Story of Your Personal Brand with Pam Slim

When people Google your name, what do they find? What message do you want to convey about yourself to employers, clients, and partners? To thrive in today’s world of work, you need a strong personal brand. It’s not a carefully crafted script: your personal brand is a living, breathing, dynamic interaction between you and the people you care about influencing. Pam Slim, author of acclaimed books Body of Work and Escape from Cubicle Nation, is both a mentor and one of my favorite people. Her prior interview with me was a huge hit and I’m fortunate to…

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Chat with Mer: The Future of Work with Erica Orange

How will the outrageous pace of technology and information sharing and access change the world, and the world of work? The next installment of Chat with Mer is an insider’s look at how the world of work is changing. The aim is to help you get ahead of the curve and anticipate what is coming so you can plan and act with that context in mind. Interested? Join me for my interview with Futurist Erica Orange on Wednesday, 6/24 @ 12pm PT / 3pm ET RSVP to listen in here As the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of The Future…

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Chat With Mer, Aug. 20: Authentic Lively-hood

 I don’t know about you, but August is the time of year I do a mental reset. It’s a time to slow down and reboot myself to ready for the coming season. This week, it’s aloha time. As you read this, I’m in Kauai, taking some time off to enjoy island life with my family. As you linger over the waning days of summer, I invite you to join me on August 20th for this month’s installment of my popular Chat with Mer series. My topic this month is close to my heart: Authentic Lively-hood Wednesday 8/20…

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