Being laid off can bring a flood of emotions—fear, anger, embarrassment, and stress—just to name a few. And you’re 100% entitled to feel them. You should feel them. Being let go is a loss and when we lose something, we need to take time to mourn and grieve. At the same time, most of us […]
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 was doing, much less how […]
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 work force. I’ve been working […]
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 help my clients answer questions. […]
As a career strategist, a big part of my job is providing career advice. One question I’m often asked is whether I think it’s okay for someone to leave their current job before they have another one. Two thoughts immediately pop into my mind.
Remember the World Series of 2016? You know the one just before the elections? It was incredibly exciting to see the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians fight tooth and nail to clinch the title and end their decades’ long World Series drought. Every player on both teams stepped up their game at the most pivotal […]