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Conventional wisdom advises entrepreneurs to "Think BIg!" when planning a business. It's hard to argue with that advice. After all, you'll never get very far in either business or in life, if you don't plan for big things. But big... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at My Lifestyle Career
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Like all proud graduates of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I am a die-hard Tarheel basketball fan, and as such, spent this past weekend glued to the television watching March Madness for way too many hours. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2012 at My Lifestyle Career
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I just returned from attending the Career Thought Leaders Conference in Baltimore where I had an opportunity to learn from, connect with and enjoy time with my colleagues in the careers industry. It was an information-rich experience that provided me... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at My Lifestyle Career
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____________________________________________________________________ Guides for Moms Who Want Job Flexibility Without a doubt, my favorite proposal templates for people looking to secure a flexible work arrangement (job share, telecommuting, part time, etc.) can be found at Workoptions.com. Here are links to three... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2012 at Jobs and Moms
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Are you an "innie" or an "outie" when it comes to planning your career? Innies tend to approach career reinvention with an inside-out approach. By that I mean they first spend time assessing their inner strengths, desires, skills, etc. --... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2012 at My Lifestyle Career
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I love reading stories about people who've found creative ways to turn their passions into profits. That is why I was so intrigued by a recent article in the NY Times about Jordana Serebrenik, the founder of Catch Your Cat,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at My Lifestyle Career
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One of my favorite career-coaching questions is, "What brings joy to your life?" I ask clients to think about this because sadly, all too often, we lack joy in our work. It's an important point to consider. Contrary to popular... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2011 at My Lifestyle Career
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I read a lot of career books. So when I was asked to review Job Searching With Social Media for Dummies by Joshua Waldman, I agreed to do so, even though I figured I wouldn't learn much that I didn't... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2011 at My Lifestyle Career
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This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the US Open, a fun event that I've attended for the past three years running. Truth be told, I am not much of a tennis fan, but there is something about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at My Lifestyle Career
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It may strike you as strange that I am talking about Santa Claus in August, but bear with me on this one. I've been reading a fascinating new book, Innovation You by Jeff DeGraff, that presents tried-and-true techniques for reinventing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2011 at My Lifestyle Career
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Location, location, location. It's the oft-quoted answer to the question, "What is the most important factor in choosing real estate?" and increasingly, it is proving to be a key factor in career reinvention as well. The Wall Street Journal recently... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2011 at My Lifestyle Career
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Ever notice how the act of dressing in a stunning outfit transforms the way you feel about yourself? Psychologists call this effect, apparel therapy. When you look a certain way - you think a certain way -and that leads to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at My Lifestyle Career
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I recently received an e-mail from one of my clients, a piano teacher, who asked my opinion on the value of certifications. She was prompted to ask the question because she was feeling a bit uneasy about her lack of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2011 at My Lifestyle Career
Few of us would claim that working on a construction site in the middle of New York City in the blistering heat is glamorous, fun or enjoyable. But then again, few of us have ever worked with Gary Russo, a.k.a.,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2011 at My Lifestyle Career
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Today is August 1 which means "Back to School" season is now officially in full-swing. It also means that if you've been thinking about taking a class this fall, now is the time to take a look at your local... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at My Lifestyle Career
Is it possible to significantly improve the way you feel about your job and your life in just 21 days? According to experts in the growing science of Positive Psychology (not to be confused with the non-research based theories of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2011 at My Lifestyle Career
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It's hard for me to believe, but this past Sunday marked my fifteenth year in business. In some ways, it seems like only yesterday that I was a coaching newbie with a freshly-stamped masters degree in hand and jitters in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2011 at My Lifestyle Career
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The popularity of sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have dramatically increased the amount of time we spend networking. Unfortunately, this boost in networking activity doesn't always translate into a corresponding improvement in the quality of our networking interactions. If... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2011 at My Lifestyle Career
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Lesson #10: To Everything There is a Season The temperature today is 85 degrees. In the midst of this heat and with flowers in bloom, it is hard to believe that just a few short months ago our garden was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2011 at My Lifestyle Career
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Lesson #9: Expect the Unexpected This is our darling little neighbor, and yes, he is as angelic as he appears. Good natured and always smiling, he provides a breath of fresh air every time I see him. But even this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2011 at My Lifestyle Career
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Lesson #8 - To Be the Best, Learn From the Best (Note from Nancy: This is a 10 part series about "dirty and divine" career reinvention lessons inspired by my weekend of gardening. You can read the rest of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2011 at My Lifestyle Career
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Lesson #7: Take Time to Smell the Roses I'd love to tell you that this photo is of a flower from my garden, but in truth, I snapped this picture during our vacation to Costa Rica this past February. It... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2011 at My Lifestyle Career
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(Note from Nancy: This is a 10 part series about "dirty and divine" career reinvention lessons inspired by my weekend of gardening. To read the other posts in the series, click on the link at the end of the article).... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2011 at My Lifestyle Career
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(Note from Nancy: This is a 10 part series about "dirty and divine" career reinvention lessons inspired by my weekend of gardening. To read the other posts in the series, click on the link at the end of the article).... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2011 at My Lifestyle Career
If you know someone who is looking for a flexible schedule at work, I strongly recommend they sign-up for Pat Katepoo's free teleseminar on Thursday, June 16, How to Request a Flexible Work Arrangement: The Secret Recipe for Management Approval.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2011 at My Lifestyle Career