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Career Coaching, Career Counseling or Career Consulting?

Is there really a difference and if so, which is right for you? To be really brief, coaches ask questions, counselors explore the “why” and consultants share expertise. Of course there is a little creative license here (no pun intended) but it’s pretty accurate. How would I know? Well, I’ve been all three. Though there […]

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Goals: Go Big or Go Home!

Here’s an interesting fact. If you set goals that are too high or ambitious it can cause you to lose focus and gain weight.  Whoa, what? So, if I decide to run for president and I don’t make the ticket, then I better live at the gym? From a career coach who believes in going […]

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Get The Most Out Of Your Next Conference

Professional development is always important when growing your career. Still, it’s savvy to invest your time and money in a program where you’ll learn and apply what you’ve learned, while making valuable connections. Conferences hit all three of these goals. Unfortunately, many professionals liken conferences to a mini-vacation and don’t take advantage of this prime […]

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Three Rules for Working Well Together

In a typical work environment, comprised of cubed work stations, a min-kitchen, shared facilities and limited resources, people can quickly grow surly when pressure elevates. Though conflicts may arise and personalities will clash, agreeing to disagree may be the best course of action. Good working relationships are not only important in reducing turnover and increasing […]

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Looking For A Career Test To Help You Plan Your Future?

Assessments (otherwise known as “career tests”) are certainly great ways to unearth your interests and help identify your skills, strengths and career-related orientations, but unfortunately they are often misused. There are typically two reasons for this: Either an assessment is interpreted by an untrained professional who’s not certified in the application; or the recipient depends […]

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Avoid Promoting Lies and Burying Truths

One of my organizational clients recently faced a big crisis. Over the years, board members and key decision makers allowed a few executives to unfortunately get away with some bad behaviors. In essence they were guilty of burying lies and truths. Because they had done so once or twice, they developed the habit and this […]

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Do You Have A Promotion Proposal Ready To Roll?

So your boss called you into her office for your annual review. You talked a little about performance improvement, poked around your strengths a bit and got the well-deserved accolades that you needed to get you back on to doing what you do best. What just happened? You forgot to discuss your promotion proposal and […]

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The Truth About Career Coaching

Career coaching can mean many things to many people. My clients define career coaching as a supportive and productive process that helps them be career happy while achieving their most important career goals. But what does this mean for you? To tell you to the truth—everything! Imagine having someone to partner with who is equally […]

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