Tag Archives | transition

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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A Life of Intention: An Opportunity to Experiment

I just returned from my annual sojourn to Portland, where I spent a long weekend in deep connection with 1,000 other seekers, people who feel called to “live a remarkable life in a conventional world.” World Domination Summit, the brainchild of author and world traveler Chris Guillebeau, whom I had the good fortune to interview earlier this year, is a pilgrimage for those who want to bask in the company of others who are seeking adventure, community, and service in their lives and careers. Since discovering the conference four years ago, I have designed my year around…

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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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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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Chat with Mer: 5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Interviewing For a Job

Do you want to navigate job interviews with confidence and ease? Are you ready to learn the 5 pitfalls to avoid when interviewing for a job? If yes, consider joining me for my interview with Recruiter Celia Stern on Wednesday, 5/13 @ 12:00pm PT / 3:00pm ET Learn more and RSVP to listen in here. Having screened scores of candidates, Celia knows what a top-notch interview looks and sounds like, and how to impress the decision-makers at a company. This presentation is an insider’s look at how to avoid the typical blunders job candidates make during the interview process. You’ll learn: How to share the right…

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What You Are Meant For

You are meant to live a life that is meaningful. You are meant for a life that allows you to make a living using your true gifts and talents, a life that shines your light in the world. In fact, it is not only an opportunity, it’s your duty. Because we need your best work to make the impact you were born to make. No one can make the same contribution that you can, just as no one has your unique perspective or combination of talents, skills, interests, and passions. You are meant to quench the craving…

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When a Door Closes, a Window Opens

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about endings. Endings of jobs, personal relationships, life stages, business relationships, and other transitions. My clients deal with all types of endings in their lives and they come to me for support. I find in my clients – and observe in my own life – that endings can feel scary and produce a great deal of grief and suffering. I see why this happens. Whether we’ve decided to let something go, or it has been taken from us against our wishes, the familiar pressures, patterns, and ups and downs of routine…

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