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?

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?

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?

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

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