Do you know how special you are?

Do you? So often we tell ourselves, and others, the story that says we are “just a …” wife, mother, employee, manager, and so forth. We tell the story that says we have nothing special to offer. Secretly, inside, we hope that someone looks at us, sees us, and notices that we offer value or . . . → Read More: Do you know how special you are?

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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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Can you talk about your strengths?

“My boss doesn’t value me or my input.” How many times have you had that thought? How many times have you griped to your friends or coworkers, “This company just won’t let me do what I’m capable of!”

I’ve been there. I’ve been frustrated and angry that I wasn’t truly seen for what I offer, . . . → Read More: Can you talk about your strengths?

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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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What stories do you tell about your strengths?

I’m currently studying to become a Certified Story Coach, because as I have learned through experience and study, the stories we tell ourselves are the key to unearthing our worth. They also contain the keys to who we are, what we do, and why we do it. One of the first questions we learned to . . . → Read More: What stories do you tell about your strengths?

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Do you bring your strengths with you?

Bill was an IT Project Manager, very passionate about his work, and life in general. His mother was sick and in the hospital, and he wasn’t sure what was going to happen. He went to work every day during this time, because the project he led for over a year was nearing completion. As is . . . → Read More: Do you bring your strengths with you?

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What are the strengths you love to use?

What are the strengths you love to use?

In my home I have a framed print of a quote written in a beautiful calligraphy. It says, “Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be silent if no birds sang except the best. – Anonymous.” What are you good at? What do you do . . . → Read More: What are the strengths you love to use?

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Strengths Are Like Superpowers, Master Yours (Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 4)

By Lori Howard

Live A Better Life Newsletter (Tools and Tips for Intentional Living)

Volume 2 Issue 4, February 22, 2010 Strengths Are Like Superpowers, Master Yours

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Celebrate Your Way to Success (Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 1)

Live A Better Life Newsletter (Tools and Tips for Intentional Living)

Volume 2 Issue 1, September 21, 2009 Celebrate Your Way to Success Subscribe now!

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Happy Anniversary! Celebrate Your Way to Success Upcoming Workshops! Contact Me About this Newsletter

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Flush Your Positive Attitude and Embrace a Tirade (Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 6)

Live A Better Life Newsletter – Tips and Tools for Intentional Living Flush Your Positive Attitude (and Embrace a Tirade) Volume 1 Issue 6, February 9, 2009

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Greetings! Flush Your Positive Attitude Recommended Resources Contact Me About this Newsletter

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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