The Job: When is Enough Enough?

Years ago, when I worked a job, I can still remember waking up with heaviness in my chest, pain in my stomach and crying; the thought of going in another day was too much. For me, it was not the work itself but the politics and oppressive behavior of coworkers (not in my department) who …

Planning to Make a Career Move? Now’s the Time

It's so hard to believe that we are almost done with 2016. I'm still in awe that next week is Thanksgiving - it feels like November just began! With that being said, this is the time that many people will decide to make a career move in the new year. If you fall into that …

Conceptual vs Operational Career Goals

When you're trying to make a move in your career, such as moving to another position within/outside the company or a leadership position, it's important to do the work before you take action. A good way to get prepared is to write out your conceptual and operational goals; this will provide you with the necessary …

How to Do a Career Exploration and Why it Matters

Throughout the life of you career, you will experience highs and low; some jobs will be a great fit while others will leave you feeling frustrated and depleted. This is why it is important to do a career exploration evaluation, which¬† involves assessing not just the self but industries as well as work environments. If …

Creating a Friday Ritual to End the Work Week on a High Note

Thank God It's Friday (TGIF)! The last day of the week, for most, is the day when workers look forward to having two days off for rest and relaxation, whatever that may mean. Most people look at this day as one to kind of take it easy at work; others, however, may look at at …

Time to Review Your Accomplishments

It's that time of year - the review of your yearly accomplishments, of all of the tasks and activities, actions and goals you've achieved throughout the year. The benefit of doing so is showing that you can and have taken specific action to get things done as well as highlighting your strengths and forward movement …

It’s the End/Beginning of the Month – Time to Review & Plan

So here we are on this last day of November - how did it go? This is a pivotal question to answer as it can help you to move forward to tomorrow, which begins another new month. When I start this way with clients, they are always confused with this step first: "shouldn't we set …