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Thanks Mom! How My Mom Influenced My Career Path

My mom entered the workforce in 1972. She was a newly single mom with two grade-school children and a mortgage to pay. She was probably scared to death about how she was going to make ends meet. I was too young at the time to pay attention to what she […]

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Need to Take a Vacation From Job Hunting?

Searching for a new job is often one of the most frustrating parts of life. Especially when you’re doing it alone without anyone like a professional career strategist or career coach guiding you. It can feel like hacking through a thick jungle of dead ends with a dull machete. One […]

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Millennials Are Getting a Bad Rap, Here’s Why

I often hear older people (baby boomers and Gen X) complaining about millennials (AKA Gen Y). “They don’t like to work.” “They’re entitled.” “They expect recognition before they’ve done anything.” While these are common thoughts, the comments show a lack of understanding and appreciation for the younger members of the […]

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What Kind of Leader Do You Want to Be?

Everyone is a Leader; What Kind of Leader Do You Want to Be? It sounds like a simple enough question, but most people answer by saying what they think others want to hear or what they think will sound good. As a Leadership Coach, part of my work is to […]

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In Search of Work/Life Balance

At my college commencement, the keynote speaker was attorney Gloria Allred. I was excited to hear an accomplished woman talk about my and my classmates’ great achievement and how the rest of our lives were in front of us. She did not disappoint; her talk was as congratulatory as I […]

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Need a Great Resume? Here’s How To Do It

There’s a lot of debate on social media as to whether resumes are still important or a thing of the past. It wouldn’t surprise me a bit if in a few short years from now resumes are completely replaced by LinkedIn profiles or some other format on social media. But […]