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What stories are you telling yourself?

When business professionals experience a job loss, or even believe there’s a chance of losing a job, the stories circulate – about a narcissistic vice president here, the egomaniac CEO there, the inept Sales Manager or the unfeeling Human Resources Manager. Everyone at the company seems to be in on the secret, except for you. […]

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WAIT – Why am I talking?

We’ve often heard the quote “Silence is golden.” Or, to put it more indelicately, “Shut up!” As a Career Coach, my job is to help people create what they will say in a networking or interviewing situation. By the time we have practiced together, the messages should roll off the tongue easily and be powerful, and effective in impressing the […]

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One thing stays the same

Times change.  People change.  One thing remains the same: when it’s all said and done, only relationships matter. People matter.  You can work your whole life, and what’s left? The effect you had on the people you worked with, collaborated with, served, supervised and purchased from. YOU get to choose that effect with your words, phone calls, body language, […]

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You CAN find a job during the Holidays

The experts will tell you to keep looking for work during the holidays. On the other hand, your friends will caution: “No one’s hiring.” I’d like to suggest another approach–to continue with the 7 most important activities that will keep your momentum going. When the New Year rolls around, you’ll be better prepared to compete […]

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5 Reasons you should make more money

Toward the end of the year, it’s natural to rethink your current job, lifestyle, home, vehicle, friendships and family life. If you feel you are not where you want to be financially, you have four options: Cut your expenses, save more money and pay off debt Create a business giving you a second income stream […]

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It sucks to be me. Or?

2017 was a year for loss. My husband lost his daughter to suicide. I lost my good health to breast cancer. A cataract surgery didn’t go well, and I lost my ability to read on the computer. We lost our financial confidence with an IRS audit. Most of this year has been spent finding solutions. […]

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Networking + fun? Put some work conversation into Labor Day.

Labor Day is dedicated to American workers – to celebrate their contribution to the American economy. This weekend, I hope you will be with family and friends, catching some of the last of summer treats—hiking, picnicking, swimming, boating, water skiing. Whatever your choice of activities – even if it’s a movie – you have the […]