The Birthday Party Project & The Amazing Paige!

Guest post by Paige Chenault I was told from a young age that I could be anyone and do anything I wanted to in life, and at the ripe age of 21, I was determined to prove to the world that my parents were right!   My first job was in non-profit and I loved [...]

Be Happier at Work: Three Things to Do at Your Next Performance Review

Guest post by Sean Conrad Every day I work with organizations who are trying to improve their employee performance management process. And I often hear the same thing: managers and employees don't like doing performance reviews. On the employees' part, it's often because they don't like being judged (who would!); they often complain that they [...]

Rock Your Career After 45!

Here are the seven things you must do to rock your career after age 45. How many of these can you say "Yes" to? I can clearly articulate who I am professionally:  my skills, my value, and how what and who I am right now is a match for what the market wants.  When people [...]

The Lessons in Loss

Guest Blogger Kristen Brown - Bestselling Author | Speaker | Founder of HappyHourEffect.com “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.” Mother Teresa Success isn’t magic. Sometimes it seems like it is. You know – there’s always that person who seems to have it all together – a thriving career, genius [...]

Three Giant Mistakes Women Make When Leaving The Workforce

Want to leave the workforce to spend time with Junior, but think you may want to rejoin the paid workforce some day? Here are a few mistakes that I have seen made that will most definitely make  any exit and re-entry harder than it has to be. And who wants that? Thinking in “Career Chunks” [...]

We Are All in Career Transition. Always.

Guest post by JoAnne Funch Whether you are an employee or a self-employed entrepreneur, career transitions happen. As an entrepreneur, I started my first business in 1993 as a manufacturer sales rep company which I started with a partner.  We had years of experience, some great contacts and a boat load of determination to make [...]

Career Happiness, Retirement- and New “Energy”

guest post by John Stowell, former VP, International Stakeholder Relations- Duke Energy   I read somewhere, sometime ago that you should make yourself get out of bed on your first morning of retirement and watch the sun rise.  It’s a reminder that retirement offers to all of us a chance to begin again – an [...]

Career Happiness & Fox19’s Amy Wagner

  I am curious and I love people.  Therefore, aren’t I lucky to be a journalist?” Maybe this has happened to you before. When I first read former network news anchor Peter Jennings’ words, I wished I had said them myself.  His words so simply summed up what I had always struggled to put into [...]

Career Happiness – and Cake!

Julie's Note: Do you ever marvel  at how career success seems to come so easily for some people? Key word here is "seems", because it isn't easy. I love to share stories of people who have so-called "reinvented themselves" because their stories contain nuggets for all of us to take and use in our careers. [...]