Do you worry about timing?

Yesterday I met Eva, a 52 year old woman who has built a successful career as a corporate accountant. As we chatted over afternoon tea, she confessed that she hates accounting, and longs to change careers and find a job she’d love. Then she put down her mug and looked at me and said these . . . → Read More: Do you worry about timing?

Avoid burnout, even at a job you love

Have you ever felt burnt out, even at a job you loved?

I had lunch with a woman the other day who was feeling quite burnt out. As we talked about her situation, I was reminded of how easy it can be to fall into habits that lead to burnout, even in a job you . . . → Read More: Avoid burnout, even at a job you love

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)

Are you bringing these with you?

As you think about transitioning your career, what bad habits are you bringing with you? Do you think that if you just change jobs to a better one, all of your work problems will go away?

It’s possible that many of your frustrations can be dealt with by moving to a job doing work you . . . → Read More: Are you bringing these with you?

Discouraged by your ideal job search?

I’ve noticed how frustrated and disheartened people can be by the results of their search for their ideal job. Recently, this conversation has come up again and again.

“I am so passionate about doing this kind of work. And I know my strengths and skills make me great at this kind of work. I am . . . → Read More: Discouraged by your ideal job search?

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

Burning out? 3 Strategies to Recover Starting Now

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Are you burning out? Are you feeling like you don’t know how to stop it?

My friend Jim was recently laid off from . . . → Read More: Burning out? 3 Strategies to Recover Starting Now

That’s it! I quit!

Have you ever felt so frustrated that you wanted to quit your job right then and there?

When I was at the peak of my burn out on my job and career, I felt that way every day. I was miserable.

Julie, a dear friend and client, felt that way when she and I met. . . . → Read More: That’s it! I quit!

Don’t let one of “those” days keep you from your dreams

Have you ever had one of “those” days? Have you ever thought that the way your life is unfolding, you will never reach your dreams?

Today I have had one of “those” days. I overslept and got up late. I felt rushed and behind schedule before I even got out of bed. As I scrambled . . . → Read More: Don’t let one of “those” days keep you from your dreams

Does your ideal job meet your needs?

I first met Phil after he had been laid off from work. Phil was a social worker who worked for a mental health hospital. He was depressed to have lost a job he loved so much. He was also an artist who wanted to do more commissioned works. He was hoping that he could take . . . → Read More: Does your ideal job meet your needs?

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