How to Set Your Best Career Goals for 2014

When do you set your career goals? Because my birthday is in December, the month of December has always been my preferred time to reflect the year ending, and then to set goals for the year ahead. As someone who tends to be very goal oriented, it can be tempting for me to overlook the . . . → Read More: How to Set Your Best Career Goals for 2014

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Get a new perspective on change

Are you in the middle of a difficult transition right now? Do you feel you can’t go on, but can’t go back? Or are you about to embark on a new path for yourself: new job, new career, new relationship? You’re feeling excited, and nervous about what’s to come. Or perhaps you’ve just achieved a . . . → Read More: Get a new perspective on change

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What is Expected?

Do You Know What’s Expected of You?

Did you ask? I’ve had conversations with so many people that goes something like this. “Sally got promoted, not me. What’s the deal? I’ve contributed so much more than she has!” or “I just don’t know what else my boss wants from me, . . . → Read More: What is Expected?

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It’s All About Accomplishments

“What have you done for me lately?”

One of my managers used to ask this on a weekly basis. At the time, I didn’t realize how fortunate I was that he said it out loud. Spoken or not, this is one of the standards by which we are all measured in the work . . . → Read More: It’s All About Accomplishments

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Client Stories

I hired Lori because I was feeling stuck in my job and needed to find a career that was more rewarding, more challenging, and more suited to me.  In the arts, it's difficult to find a job you enjoy that also pays enough to live on, but Lori helped me do just that! 

As we worked together, Lori always helped give me that extra nudge when I was having trouble taking the next step toward success and acknowledged and applauded me when I accomplished something that I'd been struggling with. 

Thanks to Lori, I got out of my 8-year rut at the same job and discovered a new career I love that brings me all of the things I want in a job--creativity, variety, challenge, learning, flexibility, teamwork, and cake.  With no professional experience but a desire to learn, Lori helped me find ways to become a cake decorator--first on my own and then, eventually, at a reputable cake shop.  Now, something I used to do just for fun has become something I make my living doing, and each workday flies by!

Emily Sweeney, Chicago, IL