What to Do If You Lose Your Job

Do you worry about getting laid off work? Perhaps it’s already happened to you.

I received a call from a client, Lynn, recently. She was in a panic. “My company is in trouble. It looks like another round of lay-offs is coming. I probably should update my resume and get some help. But I survived . . . → Read More: What to Do If You Lose Your Job

Craving Balance? Take this Quiz!

Does trying to maintain balance in your life make you feel like a tightrope walker? If so, you’re not alone. Most of us have so many demands on our time and energy that life can feel like a three-ring circus. I’d estimate that at least 90% of the people I talk with about career transformation . . . → Read More: Craving Balance? Take this Quiz!

5 Networking Secrets to Steer Your Career to Greater Heights! by Connie Hampton

Guest Post by Connie Hampton, www.networkpolishkit.com Contact Connie at: connie[at]networkpolishkit.com SECRET #1: Most open positions are filled through personal networking.

SECRET #2: Companies hire only if they have a problem they can’t solve with the people they already have.

SECRET #3: The person trying to solve the problem and do their regular job knows about . . . → Read More: 5 Networking Secrets to Steer Your Career to Greater Heights! by Connie Hampton

I Dare You to Ask for What You Want!

Are you feeling tired or drained by your job? What have you done about it recently?

Diane changed careers in her 40’s. She worked in customer service for years and started down the path to burnout. Then she transformed her career by going to nursing school at night, and earning her RN. She landed a . . . → Read More: I Dare You to Ask for What You Want!

Time for TLC and Self Care

Do you need some TLC?

Self-care is foundational to thriving in your career and in your life. When we are busy or overworked, or feeling tired and depleted, self-care is often one of the first things to go. But neglecting self-care can ultimately lead to burnout. In fact, if you find you can’t make time . . . → Read More: Time for TLC and Self Care

Don't Let Fear Stop You (Transform Your Fear into Power)

We all get scared. Fear is a normal part of life. But if you don’t know how to handle and respond to fear, it can be crippling. Roughly 90% of my clients come to me with a fear that it will not be possible for them to identify a career they love. Perhaps you too . . . → Read More: Don’t Let Fear Stop You (Transform Your Fear into Power)

How to Use the Power You Already Have

Are you currently in the midst of a challenging situation in your career or personal life? Let’s face it, if you aren’t now, you will be. Life is a continual ebb and flow of challenges. Today, I am excited to share with you a tool you can use to help you overcome your next obstacle . . . → Read More: How to Use the Power You Already Have

Are you good enough?

Do you sometimes make the mistake my friend Tammy makes? (I know I have.)

Tammy is a good writer. But whenever I tell her that she’s a good writer, that writing is one of her strengths, she responds with something like, “Thank you. But there are so many people who write better than I do. . . . → Read More: Are you good enough?

4 Ways to Spice Things Up While Looking for your Dream Job

Do you feel impatient with your search for your dream job? Is it getting harder and harder to stay focused and productive at your current job?

Sarah is a client and close friend. She emailed me the other day to tell me how excited she is to have determined the type of work she really . . . → Read More: 4 Ways to Spice Things Up While Looking for Your Dream Job

Your Natural Strengths Will Reveal the Way

So many people stumble into their careers. So many people I talk to, myself included, had their career chosen for them by their parents. “Go to school and study this.” Or they choose something in college, just to make a choice. Then they need a job, so they take the first thing that comes their . . . → Read More: Your Natural Strengths Reveal the Way

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