Career change/Job search

How To Quit Your Job (Without Quitting Your Job)

How To Quit Your Job (Without Quitting Your Job)

This article was originally published on Forbes.com “Maybe I should just quit my job.” I heard this from not one, but two executive coaching clients last week. Both are high achievers. Both love some aspects of their jobs but find others almost unbearable. And...

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How To Take Charge And Navigate An Unexpected Change

How To Take Charge And Navigate An Unexpected Change

This post first appeared on Forbes.com Sometimes you need a push. You may not know you need it—you may even resent it—but a push helps (sometimes forces) you to change and can ultimately take you in a good direction. We coaches love to talk about...

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Approach your career like an artist

Approach your career like an artist

When you are feeling stuck, uncertain, and afraid of taking action, you would do well to remember Diebenkorn’s  “Notes to Myself on Beginning a Painting.” Number 7 is: “Mistakes can’t be erased, but they move you from your present position.” He was, of course,...

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When Is It OK to Settle for Less Than Your Dream Job?

When Is It OK to Settle for Less Than Your Dream Job?

I believe in going for it, following your muse, pursuing your dreams -- not playing small or "settling." But sometimes, it's right to take a job that is not your dream job. But don't despair -- you can make such a pragmatic choice without giving up on your vision. The...

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Networking is Not a Dirty Word

Networking is Not a Dirty Word

Many of my career coaching clients cringe at the word “networking.” But I think networking gets a bad rap. When undertaken in the right spirit, building relationships can be fun as well as helpful. And you don’t have to be Keith Ferrazi to do it.

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Breaking Up (With Your Job) is Hard To Do

Breaking Up (With Your Job) is Hard To Do

I have a client who is completely fed up with her job. She is spread too thin, underpaid, under-resourced, isolated, and dissatisfied. She has tried hard to make the job work better, but it has now become clear that the fundamental problems with this job are not going...

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From Lawyer to Coach (NFL Coach, That Is)

From Lawyer to Coach (NFL Coach, That Is)

  The story of lawyer-turned-football-coach Daron Roberts offers some great lessons on career change. Roberts turned his back on a Harvard Law School education to start from scratch and become an NFL coach. While your transition may be less dramatic, you can...

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Interviewing Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Interviewing Beyond Your Comfort Zone

  I recently coached two people who were preparing for job interviews that were a stretch from their current position. Several themes emerged that lead me to provide the following guidance to job-seekers. When interviewing for a job takes you another rung up on...

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Get Experimental

Get Experimental

  Here's the deal: you don't change your life by thinking really hard about it, or by dreaming, or talking about it. You change it by taking action. I just watched a talk on youtube given by my fellow coach and former co-worker, Michael Melcher. It's a great...

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