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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Are You the “Real You” at Work?

Guest post by the fabulous Lisa Kaminski “I have to live with myself and so... I want to be fit for myself to know…” My friends know that poetry is not my forte or passion and may be surprised to know that I had this poem by Edgar Guest (or the first lines) memorized since I [...]

Freedom … Regardless of Age

by Lauren Chesley Cohen Don’t we all remember that day? I actually even remember what I was wearing: a very cool red blazer with 5 inch lapels.  I know exactly where I was standing when the lady took my picture with an old fashioned camera and handed over my laminated card to “virtual freedom.” It [...]