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Have You Picked Your Theme For The Year Yet?

Each year for the past few I have chosen a theme word to represent what I want more of (or less of) in the new year. This year, I have selected two words: flow and community. Flow because it is a continuation of a project we started last year when my husband joined me in the business. It was a decision to consolidate our work and personal lives into one flowing whole. A way to invest in our family in a new way, essentially switching roles so that we can support our children more fully while also…

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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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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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Winning The Career Lottery: My Chat With Chris Guillebeau

“Live an unconventional life in a conventional world” – Chris Guillebeau Last week I sat down for a free-ranging conversation with Chris about what it means to find and enjoy work that you are were made for­ and to introduce his forthcoming book, Born for This, How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do. This inspiring man is carving a unique path through life and making a huge difference for others, on his own terms. Chris travels the world and has interviewed hundreds of people across the globe about their careers. He is fascinated by how…

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A Wish For The New Year: Honoring Myself

I am going to get a bit personal today, to take a chance to express my internal longings for the double-purpose of saying out loud what I long for and also helping you connect with what you personally crave for your life, too. Here goes. I feel like a brilliant diamond that is covered up, not quite visible or glowing the way it has the potential to be. Mired down in the muck of feeling scared and limited in my skin, I find I’m not sure how to be who I really am. How to be myself…

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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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Chat with Mer: Finding Your Inner Calm, 4/22

Do you feel stressed out by your life and the people around you? If you answer yes (and really, who doesn’t feel stressed these days), consider joining me for my interview with stress management expert and Fast Company blogger Simma Lieberman on: Finding Your Inner Calm Wednesday, 4/22 @ 12pm PT / 3pm PT Learn more and RSVP to listen in here. These no-cost monthly Chat with Mer talks are focused on helping you build your sense of inner resourcefulness, and this month’s topic is right on point. Stressful situations are part of daily life and I’m pleased to welcome stress management expert Simma Lieberman…

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Listen for the Bat Phone

If you’ve ever seen an old Batman TV episode, you’ll remember the special red phone, and when it rang Batman always answered. It was always Commissioner Gordon calling, and it meant that the superhero, and his trusty sidekick Robin, were needed to avert certain disaster for the citizens of Gotham. I find myself using this metaphor with coaching clients, asking: I wonder, what is your personal Bat Phone? What do I mean by that? What I mean is: what is the thing that, when it happens, means that you need to wake up and pay attention to…

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Vision is an Action Word

A vision for your career is more than a mental image; it is the catalyst for every action you take. Once you are clear about what you want to achieve, you can begin planning and executing specific activities to turn your imagined goals into reality.You must know what the outcome of your goals looks like to make it come to fruition. To define your vision, jot down your answers to the following questions. 1. What do you want? Imagine what success looks like for you. What do you want to achieve? Be as specific and descriptive as…

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