A Mantra For Job Seekers During This Unprecedented Time – TRUST

It’s in times like these, as we search to navigate through unprecedented work/life changes, uncertainty and fear, that I’m prompted to look back and reflect on those past challenges I’ve overcome. There’s power in our own story, knowing that we’ve done it before and can do it again. Digging deep, persevering, overcoming and beating the…

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A Mantra For Job Seekers During This Unprecedented Time – BELIEVE

Last time, we discussed TRUST, the first part of the TRUST, BELIEVE, DO mantra. To review… Even in the most difficult of times, like now when you may be scared and feel like retreating and hiding, these words can take your career and job search campaign to the next level and to success. Now, let’s…

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A Mantra For Job Seekers During This Unprecedented Time – DO

In our last two posts, we reviewed TRUST and BELIEVE, two elements of the TRUST, BELIEVE, DO mantra that is so critical to position yourself for success in your job search. Now it’s time to act. To DO. DO As with anything in our work and life, we have to act, DO. All of the…

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Honestly, Do You Know What Truly Drives You?

When was the last time you asked yourself what propels you to do the things you do? If you’re like most people, you probably haven’t thought about it much, or perhaps ever. It’s a scary, daunting question that demands deep self-analysis. But guess what? We have something of a ‘hack’ to guide you towards the…

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We’re wired for change so why does it freak us out so much?

Change… dealing with it, managing it, being more aware of everything that’s changing around us and then recognizing how we’re reacting and responding to the changes in our work and life.  Seems like a lot to ask of ourselves, especially now. It’s a lot of work! And it’s exhausting. But (and you knew the ‘but’…

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Embrace Change and Transform Loss into Opportunity

This article is a follow-up to “We’re Wired for Change So Why Does it Freak Us Out So Much?” We recommend you read that article first which delves into our different responses to change. Essentially, for some of us, our cup is half full, and for others it’s half empty. Why is that? Why do…

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Five Steps to Building Your Personal Brand

I’m sitting here writing this in my Nike jogging pants and Nike t-shirt, socks and tennis shoes. I’ve got that Nike “swoosh” all over me. It’s crazy how we consciously and subconsciously surround ourselves with trusted brands. Social media has catapulted celebrity brands (hello, Gwyneth and the Kardashians!). But branding is not just for the…

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Inspiration in Times of Adversity

Much of my coaching and training work over the years can be summarized in a couple of words: “psychology” and “relationships.” I’m over simplifying it, but I’ve seen lives change and careers skyrocket based on one’s predominant thoughts; i.e., psychology, confidence and inspiration, and the strength of one’s relationships — how we relate to others…

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Three Must Strategies To Prepare For Any Interview – “How to Get Psyched”

Clients regularly contact me, most of the time days in advance, though sometimes several hours or even minutes before an interview, for some last minute advice. Many of us probably recognize that the career management process, particularly this “personal marketing” piece-after all, the ability to sell and market ourselves is key to effective interviewing-is a…

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Failing Forward…..Towards Success

I recently heard an interview with leadership expert, best selling author and speaker, John Maxwell, and was intrigued by the discussion on the topic of “Failing Forward”, a book that he had written several years back. So why are some individuals able to fight off handicaps and hardships, only to fail forward, not backwards? Maxwell…

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