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 [...]

Hey Ladies! What’s Your “Career Mountain?”

  My theory is that every wildly successful woman is standing on a mountain of crap. And by crap I mean disappointments, failures, bad days, missteps, miscues, tears, and days or weeks when you were sure that you were going to be living in your car. It is so easy when we look at someone [...]

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 – 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. [...]

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 [...]

5 New Year’s Resolutions That Really Matter

It is so easy to get overwhelmed with New Year's "must-do's", the earnest resolutions and the steely eyed commitment others make to perfect health, enviable body, surefire ways to crave broccoli instead of cookies, blah blah blah. To steal from my friend Kathy's Facebook post "It's almost the New Year and with that comes the [...]