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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. Aging 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  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 the guided meditations by Sarah Blondin…

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The Question of Age: Part One

The question of age—I get asked about it all the time. It comes in several forms from people in their 40s, 50s and 60s: How do I deal with my age when looking for a job? What is your take on ageism in the career search process? And other related questions. It is a touchy subject, for sure. Yes, age is an issue in the job search/career transition process, though not as much as people think. Here are some thoughts on how to deal with it: Drop all but the last 10 years of experience off your…

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On Surrender and Self-Imposed Limitations

I’m working on reaching one of the most challenging milestones in my life right now. For the past 12 years, ever since I entered the coaching field, I dreamed of the day when I would achieve the pinnacle designation of the field, the coveted Master Certified Coach Credential (MCC). Granted by the International Coach Federation, the governing body of the field of coaching, the MCC is sought by many and achieved by few. I like to think of it as “the MBA of coaching.” I have played out the fantasy of achieving this many times, opening the email…

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Is It Possible?

Is it Possible? That’s the question my clients keep asking me. It comes in various forms, such as, is it possible: To have flexibility and still be paid well for work I love? To land a good job after a certain age? To find a job that supports my dreams and goals? I get these questions all the time. The answer that immediately comes to me is—Yes! It is ABSOLUTELY possible, if you believe it is. But, it all depends on you. It is so easy to focus on all that’s wrong in our lives and in the…

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My Team Mate, My Husband

Several days this past week I’ve woken in the middle of the night mid-dream. The dream takes various forms: I’m lost in a building and can’t find my way out, or I’m trying to check out of a hotel but can’t pack my things fast enough to check out in time, are a couple of examples. I wake up in a sweat, and have trouble going back to sleep. My sleep has not been restful these past few weeks. When I think about these anxiety dreams, logically, I know where they come from. They are about all…

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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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Tess Vigeland: Rollercoaster or Merry-go-Round?

Rollercoaster or Merry-go-Round? My Chat With Tess Vigeland

I’d rather be on a rollercoaster than a merry-go-round. ~ Tess Vigeland My recent interview with Tess Vigeland is full of stories about the last three years of her life since leaving her dream job, voluntarily, without a plan for what was next. The quote about the rollercoaster followed a discussion about the inevitable ups and downs of any huge transition like a career change. She talked about being ecstatic some days and others when she could barely get out of bed thinking she had made the biggest mistake of her life. But, even with all the highs and…

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Leap: Leaving a Job with No Plan B

Join me for the next installment in my Chat with Mer series with Tess Vigeland, Author, veteran journalist & former host of public radio’s Marketplace: Thurs. 10/29, 12pm PT/3pmET What if not having a plan is key to having what you truly want? Tess has been on an incredible journey. A few years ago, she had achieved significant fame and success anchoring national public radio’s Marketplace Money. At the pinnacle of her career, she left her dream job to leap into the great unknown. For the first time in her life, she did not have a plan for…

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You Can Do It

“If you had a chance to share a message with the world, and could guarantee everyone would hear and understand you, what would you say?” That was the question posed to me. What would my answer be? As I sat in the audience at the Conversation Among Masters coaching conference, I heard an immediate answer come to me: You can do it. Natalie Alexia was the woman who posed the question Natalie is a young English woman who had unwittingly started a global movement through her beautiful photography of all sorts of folks displaying their message written…

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Fear: The #1 Barrier To Career Change

Do you have unfulfilled dreams? If yes, please join me for my interview with career consultant Louise Goeckel on: Fear: The #1 Barrier To Career Change Wednesday, 9/16 @ 11:30 am PT / 2:30 pm ET Reserve your spot for this no-cost event here. To fulfill unrealized dreams you need to make some changes. The biggest challenge we face when making changes is fear, and it’s cousin, resistance. This interview is an insider’s look at how to bust through fears so that you can achieve your ideal life and career. Louise will share some of her most successful approaches for helping professionals get…

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