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 [...]

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 [...]

Think You Are “Above” Career Coaching? Think Again.

Feeling a rant coming on. Three times in the last 10 days, I have had senior level people say or imply that they are above or beyond the need for career coaching. One person even said it with a chuckle, obviously forgetting who he was talking to. I should also add that all three are [...]

Is Career Happiness Possible- or Is It A Unicorn?

  When it comes to being a glass half full or half empty person, admittedly I can be a rainbows, puppies and sunshine person. I wouldn't change it for the world. However, I have often wondered if the message of Career Happiness comes across as, well, maybe too aspirational. Several months ago, I had two [...]

Your Career, Your Job Search and Company Ethics

Julie's note: I love love love watching clients past and present grow their careers and really shine. Co-author Bruce Patterson is one of those clients. He has developed a real sweet spot in corporate and personal ethics (and don't we need more of that?) I have asked him to share some tips. Shine on Bruce!  [...]

Is Being Grateful Part of Your Brand?

Guest post by Lisa Kaminski “Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” Brian Tracy It’s all over social media:  Be grateful! It's THANKFUL month, THANKSGIVING MONTH, Thankful Thursday.. and it’s [...]

Might Entrepreneurship Be For You?

We love to talk about the American Dream, and when we do, we are often referring to work and our freedom to be and do what we want to do. Gallup's 2013 State of the American Workplace report found that "70% of those surveyed ... either hate their jobs or are completely disengaged," ( All [...]

A Scary Boss Can Make Your Job a Nightmare!

  "My boss pushed me. Yep. He physically pushed me. I told HR and he is still here." "Our company is owned by a husband and wife, and they hate each other. You've heard about staying together for the children? They are literally staying together so they don't have to divide the company. They scream at each other [...]