Confidence for Scaredy Cats (Like Me)

Is lack of self-confidence the one big obstacle blocking you from doing what you love?

When I first met Marty, he longed to pursue a career he’d really love. He wanted a job with meaning and that felt purposeful. He knew having such a job and career would transform his life. He wanted it so . . . → Read More: Confidence for Scaredy Cats (Like Me)

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3 Key Strategies to Get Your Dream Job

You’ve been working hard at unearthing and verbalizing your strengths and skills. You’ve imagined a clear picture of the job you would L-O-V-E to have. Now what? How do put yourself in a position to get that job?

When Ron first came to me, he had worked in sales for many years. What he really . . . → Read More: 3 Key Strategies to Get Your Dream Job

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How do you choose your next career?

Have you ever thought, “I know my strengths and skills. I know what I love. But how does that translate to a job or career that will support me?” Maybe you’re asking that question right now.

When you are going through a career transition, it can often seem like you’re working on a puzzle with . . . → Read More: How do you choose your next career?

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Do you know your personal brand?

When I first saw Ken’s resume it was so short, there was so little text, I thought he must have just graduated from school and had no work experience yet. I later learned that Ken had been in the same field for about 8 years. While he still worked at the company that hired him . . . → Read More: Do you know your personal brand?

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Are you moving forward?

Have you ever had a dream that you felt was a message for you?

One night I had a dream like that. In my dream, I was at school and had just picked up a new picture id. Before I went home, I stopped at the cafeteria to eat. I filled my tray with food . . . → Read More: Are you moving forward?

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What it’s really like to have a job you love

Where are you on your path of discovering your ideal job? Do you know what you are meant to do? Do you dare to take the next step toward a job and career you love?

I was in a bakery having hot cocoa with a former client of mine. We were catching up and she . . . → Read More: What it’s really like to have a job you love

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How to stay motivated and in action

One of the challenges of finding a new career or changing jobs is staying motivated and in action.

Kathy had worked hard to determine what career she wanted, and what jobs she wanted to pursue. She prepared her tools (i.e. resume, cover letter, etc.). She was so excited to begin looking for a new job, . . . → Read More: How to stay motivated and in action

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Translate your strengths into an ideal job

Rick was an IT Help Desk Manager looking for job satisfaction. He had lists of strengths and skills, values, roles, responsibilities, and a description of his ideal work environment. He still didn’t have any idea what he wanted to do, or where he wanted to do it. He was feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by all . . . → Read More: Translate your strengths into an ideal job

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If not now, when?

If you have ever considered making a change in your life or your career, you may have asked yourself ‘if not now, when?” This article is different from what I usually write, this is MY story, and it’s the moment when I seriously considered ‘if not now, when?’

The company I was working for was . . . → Read More: If not now, when?

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What do you tell yourself about what’s possible?

What does your ideal work day at your dream job look like? Can you really picture it, in detail?

The first time Joe did this exercise his ideal work day was just a little better than his current work day. In reality, it was a description of what his current job would look like . . . → Read More: What do you tell yourself about what’s possible?

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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