Changing careers? What are your options?

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Are you considering a career change? Or do you know someone who is?

I met Maggie at a job club for job seekers. . . . → Read More: Changing careers? What are your options?

3 Keys to Being Happy at Work

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(If you don’t see the audio play button, click here to play.)       Have you ever felt trapped in your current job or career? I know I have felt that . . . → Read More: 3 Keys to Being Happy at Work

Worried You Waited Too Long

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(If you don’t see the audio play button, click here to play.)       Are you worried that it is too late for you to find a career you love?

I heard . . . → Read More: Worried You Waited Too Long

Do you embrace your strengths?

Do you embrace your strengths? Or do you keep trying to fix your weaknesses?

Harold was a client of mine who really struggled with this. Harold was a friendly, likeable person who ended up in a career doing pre-sales technical support for a software company. When I first met Harold he was convinced that the . . . → Read More: Do you embrace your strengths?

3 Reasons to Stay in a Job You Hate

Do you hate your job? Why do you stay?

Most people who continue to work at jobs they hate have very solid, defensible reasons for staying. I know I did. In my work, I have the opportunity to talk freely and openly with individuals who truly are tired of the work they do and have . . . → Read More: 3 Reasons to Stay in a Job You Hate

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?

Are you putting the cart before the horse?

Are you feeling like you need to get out of your current job situation? Perhaps you are employed, and feel like you don’t know how you’re going to make it just one more day. Or maybe you are between jobs, and feel like you need to get back to work immediately, if not sooner.

Kate . . . → Read More: Are you putting the cart before the horse?

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?

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?

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?

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