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How can you choose your next career and guarantee it’s one you’ll love?

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I recently attended a ‘Job Fair’, where I provided . . . → Read More: Choose Your Next Career in Three Steps

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Celebrate Your Successes!

Do you celebrate your success – as you experience it? I’ve noticed a recurring theme with many of my clients. They are typically very hard workers – really willing to do whatever it takes to get the life they want, the live out their purpose(s). And I am always reminding them to stop, take a . . . → Read More: Celebrate Your Success – Celebrate All Your Successes

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Strengths or weaknesses? Which should you focus on?

I was talking with a colleague a few weeks ago – and he had decided to take some aggressive action to make progress in his life. He started by asking those close to him to give him 2 lists: his top 5 core strengths and his top 5 key weaknesses.

My first thought was, how . . . → Read More: Strengths or weaknesses? Which should you focus on?

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Ever Thought About Starting Your Own Business?

In response to last week’s post (Reclaim Your Career Security) , I received questions from several people asking me: “Would I have more security and control over my career if I simply start my own business?”

Let me give my short answer first: No. There is not necessarily more job (or career) security if you . . . → Read More: Ever Thought About Starting Your Own Business?

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Reclaim Your Career Security

Are you worried about your job security? Do you lose sleep fearing a reorganization or layoff? Today I want to help you regain control of your career, so you can put those worries to rest.

Sandy worked for a printing company for 15 years. She worked hard, she was liked, and she planned to work . . . → Read More: Reclaim Your Career Security

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Guarantee Your Success in 2014

In my last article, I gave you a quick assessment to help you think about what it would take for 2014 to be your best year ever in your career and life. I hope that gave you some ideas on what you really want to change or accomplish this year in your career (whether you . . . → Read More: Guarantee Your Success in 2014

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Could 2014 Be Your Best Year Ever?

January marks the beginning of a new year. With the winter months looming ahead, this is a good time for new goals and fresh starts. So I have a question for you: What would it be like if 2014 became your best year ever in your job or career?

Let’s start with a quick assessment . . . → Read More: Could 2014 Be Your Best Year Ever?

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Quick Assessment of Why You Hate (or Love) Your Job

I have a lot of conversations with people who feel very frustrated and unhappy in their jobs, only they don’t know why. I felt this way in the past about my job, but I didn’t have someone to talk to who could help me figure out what to do. So I am glad to have . . . → Read More: Quick Assessment of Why You Hate (or Love) Your Job

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Top 10 Ways to Cope with Job Transition

Job and career transitions can be stressful—no matter the cause (e.g. a layoff, a new job or working extra hours because others were laid off). If you’re facing one, consider the following.

1. Take an honest look at yourself. What are your values, strengths, skills, and passions? How might those positively influence your transition? Take . . . → Read More: Top 10 Ways to Cope with Job and Career Transition

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Transform Your Career and Love Your Job

Whether you work for yourself or someone else, career burnout is a serious risk. If you feel stuck in your corporate job, you could already be on the path to burnout. If you’re like me, that can feel like your career is stealing your soul. Even if you make a change, if you’re not careful, . . . → Read More: Transform Your Career and Love Your Job

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Client Stories

When I first met Lori, I was in a rut. Having spent 25 years in the same industry, I was bored, max’d out and didn't know what to do next.  I was pigeon-holed into an industry that I was not so fond of, and saw no way to get out.  I felt trapped. Lori understood my predicament, as she had seen it all before -- she was sympathetic, but resolute in knowing that she could help me find answers.  I took great solace in that! 

Through several sessions and dozens of exercises, I began to get a clearer picture of who I am, and where my strengths and talents truly lie.  Working with Lori, I was able to translate that understanding into updated, targeted resumes that quickly produced interviews and gave me the confidence to express myself better than ever before. 

Consulting a Career Coach should be mandatory for anyone in today's work force, and Lori is the best at her profession.

Robert J. Norris, Warrenville, IL