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Career Tip: Breathe the Same Air

February 24, 2020
No one can argue that the digital age has created many benefits. As a recruiter, the whole way I connect...
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You Got YouTube? You Can Fulfill Your Career Dreams.

February 17, 2020
You do not have to be a graduate from the University of Texas to fulfill your dreams but when I...
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What is Your Career Identity?

February 10, 2020
I’m reading the book Atomic Habits by James Clear. In the book, he gives an example of 2 people who...
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Make Self-Care Part of your Career Strategy

February 3, 2020
I was so excited when I bought myself a pair of workout leggings with flowers on them a few months...
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How to have 20/20 Career Vision in 2020

January 27, 2020
I just went and had my annual eye exam. I’ve had glasses since 5th grade (I didn’t wear them until...
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The Most Important 2.5 Minutes Of Your Career

January 20, 2020
Don’t judge me but I just binge watched Cheer, the new Netflix series, and LOVED it! Surprising because I tried...
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Career Tip: If You Can Install A Radiator You Can Learn New Technologies

January 13, 2020
I was prepping a candidate for a job interview. She has been in the field for over 25 years. She...
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New Year!!! New Career??? What Would Oprah Do?

January 6, 2020
I believe that we are continuously being offered advice and counsel to assist us in moving more powerfully into that...
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The Only 3 Questions You Need To Answer To Have A Great Career In 2020

December 30, 2019
2020 is not just a New Year. It’s a NEW DECADE! What better time to change things up. Grab 10...
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Micro-Acts Of Self-Discipline Will Build Your Career Confidence

December 23, 2019
It’s hard to argue with the fact that the more confident you feel going into an interview the higher your chance of success....
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Holiday Career Tip: Keep Your Foot On The Gas

December 9, 2019
I often have people on a job search lament the holidays because they believe that companies are not going to...
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Forget Carving The Turkey: Carve Out Some YOU Time!

December 3, 2019
The holidays can be filled with chaos in many ways. Projects wrapping up at work. Plans for projects kicking off...
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Trevor Noah, Narnia and Career Inclusion

November 25, 2019
This month my book club is reading Born A Crime by Trevor Noah. A must-read (or even better get the audio...
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Linda Ronstadt’s Career Wisdom Every Woman Needs To Hear

November 18, 2019
My husband has no interest in playing Cribbage with me. (I know right?). I have no interest in going to...
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A Surprising Tip On When To Start Your Salary Negotiation

November 11, 2019
As we get ready to launch Take Charge, our digital job search readiness program, I realized that one of the...
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The Verbal Blurt is NOT a great career tactic. Use Verbal Discipline instead.

November 4, 2019
It just came out of my mouth. I did not consider what I was saying. I was the final decision...
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She Lost The Job Because Of Who She Knew

October 29, 2019
I probably could write a month of blogs from all I learn at the InspiHER Tech Meetups. This Meetup was no...
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Forget About Learning From Your Career Mistakes. Try This Instead!

October 21, 2019
I’ve always had a weird resistance come up when someone says, “Mistakes are good. You can learn from them”. Not...
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A Quick Tip to Solve a Career Mistake

October 15, 2019
Have you ever wondered if perhaps you made a BIG career mistake that there is no coming back from? You...
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How to Create Career Freedom

September 24, 2019
Last week I wrote about the Super Soul Sunday episode with Dr. Edith Eva Eger, a 90-year-old holocaust survivor, and her idea that...
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Leadership Tip for Women in Tech: Be a First Responder

September 16, 2019
I was recently watching Oprah’s interview with Dr. Edith Eva Eger, 90-year old Holocaust survivor turned psychologist. She was telling a...
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Career Contentment is the goal, no matter where you’re at!

September 9, 2019
You’ve been in conflict. You’ve been feeling unsettled. You know you want a change but then second guess yourself. You have...
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Labor Day Was A Fight for Equity And Inclusion

September 2, 2019
We recently had our windows replaced. We had to take all kinds of memorabilia off of a shelf my son...
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13 Things Women Wish They Had Done Differently In Their Tech Careers

August 26, 2019
Today’s blog is interactive. I am looking for participation.  At the end, you get a chance to help other women...
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My “Armor Up” story as a Woman in Tech

August 19, 2019
Flashback Story: I received my degree in business with an emphasis on Information Technology from the University of Texas. My...
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Your Career as an Offering

August 12, 2019
Recently I have been re-reading a book called “It’s Not Your Money” by Tosha Silver. I first read “Outrageous Openness” by Tosha several years...
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Please! Help Me Talk With My Boss!

August 5, 2019
At our recent Meetup for Career Women in Tech, we went around and talked about recent challenges we were facing that...
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The Concert Set List That Became a Team Building Tip

July 29, 2019
I was at a recent concert of my current favorite new band, The Beths. The concert was at an outdoor...
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As a Leader You Get 3 Opinions MAX

July 22, 2019
I was at an event recently at my clients’ office. My client is doing a lot right when it comes...
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How to Use Your NO-How (vs. KNOW-How) to Achieve Your Dreams

July 15, 2019
Our house is over 50 years old. We still have the original windows in much of the house, the original...
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Forget the Cougar. Be a Cheetah in Your Career!

July 8, 2019
At the recent InspiHER Tech meetup for Career Women in Tech we talked about the Imposter Syndrome. Imposter Syndrome, also...
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Career Excuses AND Career Dreams

July 1, 2019
Take 5 minutes right now and write down all your top excuses for not changing your circumstances. I am too...
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Are You Considering a Career Boomerang?

June 24, 2019
I was coaching a women in tech who is what we call a boomerang in recruiting. She worked for a company, left...
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Are You a Value-Add at Your Work?

June 17, 2019
In business there is always talk about adding value. The term value-add has been used in several industries from finance...
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Embrace the Oft-Feared “D” Word and Watch Your Job Search Results Take Off

June 10, 2019
A job search can be tedious. Daunting. Boring. Scary. And necessary! You have made the decision (or maybe someone else...
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Hey Sheryl Sandberg! My Whole Self Wants to Wear PJ’s to Work!

May 31, 2019
I recently complimented my assistant on her totally cute skirt and top and she remarked that’s it’s the most comfortable...
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Do You Have Career Faith?

May 27, 2019
I’m not a church-going gal but I am a faith gal. Being an entrepreneur pretty much requires that you need to...
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Leadership Tip: a Baby, a Birthday and an Anniversary

May 20, 2019
I am not great at celebrating work milestones. I get very focused on what I am doing and forget about...
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Are you ready to Free Solo Your Career?

May 13, 2019
Hell no! I would never climb up the side of mountain without ropes, a parachute, spikes, perfect weather and a...
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Making Career Decisions Based on Your Heart-Not Your Pocketbook

May 6, 2019
I recently went to moms’ weekend at my daughter’s college. No surprise, that got me thinking about my college days...
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Is Your Work Culture for Orchids or Dandelions?

April 22, 2019
I recently was listening to Fresh Air on NPR and they had Dr. Thomas Boyce as their guest. He is...
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The Best Female Leaders Take A Lunch

April 22, 2019
I was having a conversation with a friend recently who is completely overloaded at work. She told me she had...
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So You Think You Have No Career Game?

April 15, 2019
Think again! I was listening to an interview about an athlete who was being honored for his basketball achievements. After...
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Surrender Your Career to What Wants to Happen

April 8, 2019
I am in a lull at work. I wrapped a project with a client and have some time on my...
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Play an April Fool’s Joke on your Work To-Do List

April 1, 2019
I was just reading that I could apply for a newsletter that would tell me one small thing I could...
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A Fun Game: The Chronology of Women in Tech

March 25, 2019
I love trivia. I remember being obsessed with the game of Facts in Five when I was very young. Then...
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3 Tips from Tony Hawk on How to Stay Relevant in Your Career

March 18, 2019
As a recruiter for 25 years many people who I worked with at the beginning of my career are now...
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How is Your Culture Culturized?

March 11, 2019
I heard a story about a school near where I live that had something called the Head of Household Stipend...
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6 Simple Ways to Remove Unconscious Office Bias

March 4, 2019
While getting my certification from Cornell in Diversity, Inclusion and Unconscious Bias I learned about a really cool study done...
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Have you heard the one about Tony Hsieh, Zappos & your career?

February 25, 2019
I am a fan of Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos. The company I started buying my shoes from because I...
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How the Rabbi Brought Career Enlightenment

February 18, 2019
Work is very busy. Yes, that is a good thing. Though I am working a tremendous amount this is better...
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Use The SNAP Method to Respond to The #1 Asked Interview Question

February 11, 2019
I recently watched a Lisa Nichols YouTube video. She was talking about something she learned as a young coach on...
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7 Steps to Recovering from a Work Mistake

February 4, 2019
I recently gave a workshop to a tech company on interviewing that covered the laws, gave examples of what you...
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Being Comfortable in the Uncomfortable is Key to a Successful Salary Negotiation

January 28, 2019
I know, it was not that long ago I wrote about Michelle Williams and Negotiation. I decided to write on this...
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Two-Step Wisdom From An Information Technology Project Manager

January 21, 2019
I was recently talking with a woman who I had recruited for a Project Manager role for my client. When...
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Is That A Nail In Your Foot Or Just Career Change Insanity?

January 14, 2019
In my recent Oprah Magazine, Martha Beck is working with a woman around addiction. Martha mentions something she heard from...
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A New Year. A New Approach To Your To-Do List

January 7, 2019
I have a thing for TO-DO lists. I love checking things off them. I like accomplishing things and I am...
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A Bank Robber, A Bird Lover, A Lottery Winner & The Failed Interview

December 31, 2018
The head of HR called me to let me know they were not moving forward with my candidate for their...
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Reinvention From Coal Miner to Coder

December 24, 2018
I was at a holiday party this past week and learned of an organization that helps coal miners retool themselves...
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Gift Ideas for The Tech Gals in Your Life

December 17, 2018
‘Tis the season of gift giving. In that spirit we put together a list of ideas for that special woman...
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The Numbery of Nummary and Negotiating

December 17, 2018
I love dictionary.com. They send me a Word of the Day and I am often surprised at how appropriate the...
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Playing Scrabble, Releasing Outcomes & Your Job Search

December 11, 2018
“Mom, TI is not a word.” “Yes it is.” “Uh, no it isn’t!!” “TI as in DO, RE, MI, FA,...
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Would You Rather? – Your Career Transition Game for 2019

December 3, 2018
Over Thanksgiving the family got out an oldie-but-a-goodie game called Would You Rather? If you have never played the game...
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What is Your Career “Bad Beat” Story?

November 27, 2018
I was recently listening to an interview with Annie Duke talk about her new book: Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter...
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Is Your Imagination Scaring You?

November 19, 2018
I was in my car going to do some grocery shopping listening to Comedy Central on Sirius radio when Andy...
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Confessions of an I GET SH*T DONE addict

November 12, 2018
Last week I: Ran a pitch contest for 8 investors and 8 tech company founders for Women Tech Founders-first time...
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The Simple Fix to an Epic Fail

November 5, 2018
I thought we were on the same page. I was to send an email inviting people to participate in an...
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Collaboration: Keeping Women Leaders Down?

October 29, 2018
During the recent hearings regarding Brett Kavanaugh, Senator Jeff Flake said in an interview on “60 Minutes” that if he...
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Are You In a Bad Boy Career Relationship

October 22, 2018
When I was in college I dated a bad boy. He drove a fast, black sports car…with a stick shift!...
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Does Smoking Improve Your Chances of Career Advancement?

October 15, 2018
I’ve been reading a lot of books lately on leadership, leadership training and what gets in the way of women...
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Career Wisdom From the 1800s

October 8, 2018
Recently, my husband and I were having one of our more interesting discussions.  We wondered what we would be doing...
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Be a Better Employee: Vacate on Vacation and at Work

September 30, 2018
I am currently in Sarasota, Florida. I travel here during the 39th week of every year- because that is the...
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How Bragging Can Benefit Your Career

September 24, 2018
I’m going to be leading a workshop called Own It! at STEAMfest on November 9th. STEAMfest is an event for...
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Revealed What Women Already Have and What They Must Have To Be Great Leaders

September 17, 2018
I am getting ready to do a workshop at a local association about Emotional Intelligence. (FYI-You can find more information...
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What Leadership Isn’t

September 9, 2018
I really like to lead events. It’s something I’ve enjoyed since running a Ronald McDonald House carnival at 10 years...
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Grieving Before Leaving: A Helpful Career Change Tip

September 3, 2018
A weird thing started happening in July. I was waking up most mornings feeling sad. Sometimes on the verge of...
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Play the What if Game. Build Your Career Confidence

August 27, 2018
  I am involved in the planning of an event for an organization I co-founded called STEAMahead.  This event, STEAMfest,  is set to...
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A Tip From Michelle Williams on How Not to Negotiate

August 20, 2018
By now you have heard about the article in The Washington Post from November 2017 that talked about the pay gaps, or should...
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Move Your Career Up A Level

August 13, 2018
As many of you are aware, I am in the midst of a website re-brand. This process reminded me of...
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A Quick Leadership Trick From A Grade School Teacher

August 6, 2018
My assistant texted me this interesting story she saw on Facebook. A school teacher would start every year with a...
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5 Steps to Remodeling Your Career

July 23, 2018
A good friend of mine is moving. She has had her house on the market for a bit. They’ve lowered...
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Your Career Reality Is Not As It Appears

July 16, 2018
A few years ago, my husband and I were invited to a holiday party by a couple that we did...
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A Simple Formula + 10 Mantras For The Career And Life You Love

July 9, 2018
I started my career as a computer programmer which might be why I’m a sucker for a formula.  I think...
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Your Most Important Career Move – Move Towards the Light

July 2, 2018
have a plant in my family room that is a most unusual shape. The pot is about 4 feet away...
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If Your Job Asked You To Marry It Would You?

June 25, 2018
I am taking a certification course online through Cornell University. In the first section of this course we are talking...
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A Counterintuitive Solution To Having A Successful Project

June 18, 2018
I’m currently helping lead a fairly significant volunteer project. It is 90% successful and 10% challenging. Most would consider this...
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Career + Life Imitating Movies

June 11, 2018
I recently made a decision that some might consider a bad parenting move. The actual decision is between my daughter...
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The Spiritual Solution I Learned From My Son’s Gaming Obsession

June 4, 2018
My 20-year-old son and I were watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs. When the game finished another show came on that...
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Say ‘So What” to Self-Doubt

May 30, 2018
I was part of an event last week for women tech founders. What women technologists and women who are creating...
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Turning Career Potential Into Career Accomplishment

May 25, 2018
I was looking through my copy of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will,  by Sheryl Sandberg for some stats on women in...
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I’m Happily Employed. I Think I’ll Look For A Job.

May 21, 2018
Part of what I do to grow my business is network. I am a member of different organizations. I pay...
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Moms, Careers and Making Trouble

May 14, 2018
I gave my mom a Notorious RBG coffee mug for Mother’s Day this year. She turned to me and said,...
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Changing Office Culture – The New Swear Jar

May 7, 2018
A friend told me a story about a recent golf outing. Her foursome included herself, a more senior female colleague,...
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Eliminate What Limits You: Move Out of Scar City

April 23, 2018
I asked a question on a recent Facebook Live with Martha Beck- coach, author, artist, writer and tribe-leader extraordinaire. How does someone...
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Lynne Twist, Credit Card Debt and Career Fulfillment

April 16, 2018
I received a check from a client for $21,000 this past week. At the same time, my son asked me...
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The Number 1 Job Interview Success Tip People Forget

April 9, 2018
I was in the midst of prepping a candidate for an interview. Something I have done 1000’s of times in...
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Manifesting The Career You Love In 3 Easy Steps

April 2, 2018
When I was little I would go to Marshall Field’s with my family to visit Santa and eat by the...
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How to Have Your Career Match the Cadence of Your Life

March 26, 2018
A friend called me because she was in a dilemma. Spring break was coming up and she and her family...
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Lift As You Climb: The Real Inclusion Rider

March 12, 2018
I DID NOT notice her. OK. That is not true. I did notice her. I just thought she wanted to...
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How Changing Your Prepositions Can Help Your Job Search

March 5, 2018
I was out to lunch with a friend recently who wanted my advice on her job search. She went on...
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How To Create Career Fulfillment: The 10 Percent Mission – Part II

February 26, 2018
Last week, I talked about being on a mission to close the wage gap between men and women through simple...
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How To Close The Wage Gap: The 10 Percent Mission – Part I

February 19, 2018
I have been listening to the BBC on Sirius radio a lot lately. This started because I am a coach...
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Creating a Career of EEE’s (pronounced ease!)

February 12, 2018
I have spent over 20 years and worked with 1000’s of people helping them to navigate the job search and...
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Impulsive + Disciplined = Career Change Success

February 5, 2018
This Friday kicks off the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. Who is not in awe of the abilities of these athletes...
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Cure Procrastination with 1 Simple Question

January 22, 2018
Laurie’s To-Do List January 22nd, 2017 Put away the holiday decorations Write my Blog Unload Dishwasher Write those thank-you notes Get...
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The Subtle Ways Of Bias

January 11, 2018
For Christmas, my husband had asked for a new blanket for our bed. Conveniently, my mom called me to say...
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How to Manifest What You Want

January 8, 2018
Once upon a time I was in college. My group of friends did a ton of fun things like Cubs...
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Thank You and Amend

January 1, 2018
There is no better time of year to make changes and start anew than in January. I don’t know about...
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Holiday Gift 2017

December 25, 2017
Holidays are a time to connect with family, give and receive gifts, create traditions, play games and make memories. I...
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Getting Started Is The Hardest Part

December 18, 2017
I like to have the content for my blog done by Monday so that my assistant can put it into...
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Get Electrocuted Finding Your Source to Happiness

December 11, 2017
When I was in grade school I went to a “go away” camp (at least that’s what my parents called...
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Do You Fully Trust Life?

December 4, 2017
I was watching Super Soul Sunday (yes, again). Oprah had on a 92-year-old Benedictine Monk, Brother David Steindl-Rast, who has...
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The Rebound Job …It’s A Good Thing

November 27, 2017
Everyone has heard about, and many have participated in, a rebound love relationship. You know what I mean. The relationship...
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Nature Is A Job Requirement

November 20, 2017
It felt like my whole body was contracting in on itself. What might surprise you is what brought this on....
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Her Attitude Cost Her The Job And Started A War

November 13, 2017
I have a client who has been on a long-term contract. The contract should have lasted at least 12 months...
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You Can Do That Job… But Do You Want To?

November 6, 2017
I am currently working with a multi-passionate, multi-skilled woman who is on a job search. She is ready to change....
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Your Soul’s Mission and The Tragically Hip: “Either It Will Move Me or It Will Move Right Through Me”

October 30, 2017
On October 17th Gord Downie, lead singer and songwriter of the Tragically Hip, died of brain cancer. The Tragically Hip (TTH...
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Your Career is No Joke!

October 16, 2017
You may remember this classic Henny Youngman joke:  Patient: Doctor, it hurts when I do this. Doctor: Then stop doing...
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Are You Living Your Soul’s Mission?

October 9, 2017
September 25th was one of my favorite days because The Voice was back! For me, The Voice is right up...
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Are You Working In Your Career Or On It?

October 2, 2017
One of the things that I do not think I have done very well as a business owner is to...
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Can’t Let Go Of That Job You’ve Outgrown

September 25, 2017
“I don’t think that it is the right time to leave my job. I have a vacation planned in December...
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Build Your ASK Muscle

September 18, 2017
Recently I was reminded of an article from the Huffington Post on the wage gap. It speaks to several possible...
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Do the Math. Fulfill Your Dream.

September 11, 2017
  All of us have dreams. Some of us are actively pursuing them and other of us are busy with...
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The Problem: You’re Focused on the Goal

September 4, 2017
Every year I go to Sarasota, Florida to a timeshare we own. I spend much of my time walking the...
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Playing Poker and Your Side-Hustle

August 28, 2017
This past weekend I celebrated 20 years of playing poker, once a month, with my closest girlfriends. (I’m in the...
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Even When It’s Approaching Torture I’ve Got My Routine

August 21, 2017
This is one of my favorite lines. From one of my favorite songs. From one of my favorite lyricists. From...
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A Woodpecker’s Guide to Career Change

August 14, 2017
I am reading this great book by Peter Wohlleben called The Hidden Life of Trees. What they Feel, How They Communicate. This...
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Enlarge Your Pot, Enlarge Your Vision

August 7, 2017
I have several patio plants that add such wonderful color to my patio. I love them. They make me feel...
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Access to All the Money in the World

July 31, 2017
Money can be a big quandary when a person is on or considering a job search. How much should I...
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My Soul is my Gap Filler

July 24, 2017
Starting a business, very much like starting a job search, can be scary and daunting. Fear feels like it has...
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Poisons are not the Path to Your Soul’s Mission

July 17, 2017
I was working with a client recently who is in the process of getting ready to leave behind her director-level...
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Finding the Gifts in Closed Doors; a.k.a. Soul’s Mission Strategy, Part II

July 10, 2017
When I was in high school, the first interview I ever had was to be a lifeguard at a local...
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Ideal Career Meditative Exercise; a.k.a. Soul’s Mission Strategy, Part I

July 3, 2017
I have a good friend who is struggling on his job search. He called me because he had, once again,...
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Is Donald Trump Living his Soul’s Mission?

June 26, 2017
It would seem like it. He had a desire to become the President of the United States. He worked hard...
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The #1 Question You Need to Answer Before Beginning a Job Search

June 21, 2017
The work you are meant to be doing in the world, your Soul’s Mission, is really the form of service...
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The 3 Circles Tool to Finding Your Soul’s Mission

June 12, 2017
In January 2001, I started a Women’s Group with some of my nearest and dearest women friends. I had moved...
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Today I Woke Up Afraid

May 30, 2017
Afraid that I will never get out of debt. Afraid that my kids won’t find a career they love. Afraid...
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Crap! Your Barn Door is Open…Again!

May 19, 2017
And you know it. You know you opened the barn door AND left it open…again. Something you said you would...
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What! No Pizza for Dinner?

May 12, 2017
It was Friday. It was 3:00 pm It hit me. This was the end of my first week of my Month...
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It’s a Funeral AND a Party!

April 27, 2017
Yes. I will be having a funeral on April 30th. This is no ordinary funeral, because I am, in fact,...
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April 13, 2017
I have always loved magical things. I love the idea of someone being able to walk through their wardrobe into...
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March 23, 2017
I remember one of the weirdest experiences of being a new mother was when son cried and almost instantly my...
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March 15, 2017
To be or To do, that really is the question. I am crazy busy with: Maintaining my recruiting business. Building...
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The #1 Question That Brought Me Peace

December 22, 2016
It is December.  The month that my heart just about explodes with love for friends and family and memories past...
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She Can’t Pay the Rent

September 16, 2016
I have long been intrigued with the idea of archetypes. In Jungian psychology an archetype is defined as:  An inherited pattern...
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Use Your Thoughts to Protect and Serve

August 16, 2016
I recently read an article on a research study co-authored by Richard Petty, professor of psychology at Ohio State University....
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Big Ideals, Small Tweaks

July 1, 2016
Last month I wrote about discipline and accountability and how just the thought of “having to do something” makes my...
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What if accountability and discipline were overrated?

June 16, 2016
In my coach training with Martha Beck one of the things we focus on is making decisions based on a...
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It’s Your Journey, Claim it!

May 16, 2016
said that there are many ways to climb a mountain, but your path can change as you change. One person’s...
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Grandpa Knows Your Life Purpose

April 21, 2016
How many times have you asked yourself, “What is my purpose?” Maybe you have felt as if you were not...
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March Mantra Madness

March 5, 2016
You should never underestimate the power of a mantra.  It could get you on national news! I recently was having...
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Joy and Blessings in 2016…but maybe not quite what you are thinking

January 1, 2016
Spoiler Alert! I  am going to be talking about “Joy”, the movie that just came out with Jennifer Lawrence. Since...
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Sign, Sign, Everywhere A Sign

December 1, 2015
 I recently reposted an article from Robert Wyse about Julie Mills. Julie Miles is a jewelry designer who has traveled...
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My Not-So-Super Power

November 1, 2015
I Dream of Jeannie Harry Potter All of the Incredibles Spiderman and my favorite…Bewitched!   Who would not want to...
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October 1, 2015
My sister just celebrated a milestone birthday. She received a beautiful sapphire and diamond ring from my parents. I was...
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September 1, 2015
Support can come in many forms. From Friends and Family Like the time I was taking a walk with a...
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I’m giving you permission to take the day off!

August 1, 2015
Do you ever feel like there are so many obligations on your plate that require your attention yet you are...
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The Good New Days

July 1, 2015
Normally I walk on the paths on the south side of my town since they are closer to my house....
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Stack the cards in your favor

June 1, 2015
I am not sure if you play poker but I have been playing with a group of girlfriends every month...
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I’ve got your backronym!

April 1, 2015
Did you know that Stephen Colbert has his own backronym, given to him by NASA? They named their ISS treadmill...
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I Haven’t (fill in the blanks) …YET!

March 1, 2015
I haven’t (written that book, lost that weight, made that budget)…YET.  I was listening to a podcast From Carol Dweck...
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Fence me in…Please!

February 1, 2015
One of my favorite stories I ever heard was from back in the day when I was doing a lot...


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