Roles, Relationships, and Career Success – With whom do you thrive?

Think of a favorite project you completed. It could be a project at work, or a project at home, or even something you did as a volunteer. Choose a project that makes you swell with pride, one you enjoyed and felt good about the work as well as the outcome. What role did you play? . . . → Read More: Roles, Relationships, and Career Success – With whom do you thrive?

Passions and your Past

Tom was a marketing manager who wanted out, out of the day-to-day corporate grind. Out of the pressure cooker. He felt undervalued, unappreciated, and un-acknowledged for who he was and what he brought to each project, each assignment. He felt angry and frustrated, and some days oppressed, and just wanted out.

The problem for Tom, . . . → Read More: Passions and your Past

Who is your support system supporting?

I received a call from an old client out of the blue the other day. Deborah and I had worked together a few years ago, and when we parted, she was enthusiastically pursuing goals of love, spirituality, and a new business partnership. It was great to hear her voice, and to listen to her stories . . . → Read More: Who is your support system supporting?

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?

Even a Calling Needs a Plan

I have been writing about a really powerful way to find a career that feels more like a calling than a job. There are 3 stages in this process: 1-Unearth, 2-Imagine, and 3-Create.

We have talked about Stage 1: Unearth, where you get to the truth about what you want, and what you offer. Things . . . → Read More: Even a Calling Needs a Plan

What is your ideal work day?

Last week I introduced you to a really powerful way to find a career that feels more like a calling than a job. If we were to wave a magic wand and you could start down a different path, right now, and you don’t know what that would be or how to figure it out, . . . → Read More: What is your ideal work day?

Want a career that feels like your calling?

Mike said, “I’ve been an architect all my life, and I hate it. I went to school to be an architect; I’ve only worked jobs as an architect. I don’t know anything else. I hate it, and I don’t want to start over.”

I then asked Mike, “So what if we were to wave a . . . → Read More: Want a career that feels like your calling?

Too late? Or perfect timing?

Does this sound familiar?

I’ve been at this career so long, it’s all I know.

I’m not sure I can do anything else.

I wish I knew then what I know now.

I’m afraid it’s too late for me.

I’ve always wanted to . . . → Read More: Too late? Or perfect timing?

10 Tips to (Un)format Your Resume when Applying Online

Ten Tips to Format Your Resume for Applying Online

When applying online, whether uploading your resume into an online job search engine or copying and pasting your resume into an online job application, you should have a version of your resume that has no special formatting. After you create your final, formatted . . . → Read More: 10 Tips to (Un)format Your Resume when Applying Online

Links to great advice on Networking

Last week I delivered a talk on Effective Networking for Your Job Search at a local career and job search event. Here are some useful links I discovered while doing my research: http://www.helpguide.org/life/job_networking_how_to_find_job.htm http://www.sonnyahuja.com/2010/13-class-tips-to-get-work-through-linked-in/ http://www.careerlab.com/art_secrets.htm I’ll be writing more about networking in upcoming posts. So check back next week to learn more! . . . → Read More: Links to great advice on Networking

Client Stories

What did you need at the time you hired Lori?


I wanted to work in my industry and didn't know how to progress any further than I was. I knew I had much experience that could be put in the industry of my choice but not how to parlay that experience. I needed guidance.

What did you and Lori do together?


Many, many things. Overall, to get clear in my mind what I offered and really what I wanted in a work environment. Every week was another epiphany after another. One of my favorites was the "knowing your core values". Having had some experience on this subject I was all ready to dive-in. Core Values is key. Knowing your core values. 

Lori makes it so easy to pinpoint. One time we were speaking about something else and we both realized...OMG...that is a core value for me. I hadn't written it down before, but discovered later that if ever a core value fit me...it was the one I mentioned at that time.  Knowing that piece of information also answered a long standing question in my head.  One of the "why's" as to my constant upset with other places I had worked.

What were the results from working with Lori?


Many things. One is a great looking resume. I thought, wow, I look good and it was all from work I had already done elsewhere but didn't know how to say it or present it. Another is the clarity of knowing where I will feel good when I do work. What I really want and with the kind of people I really want to work with on a daily basis. This entire process is so valuable. The best money I ever spent and I am not kidding or exaggerating. I was only hoping it would be valuable and it really was valuable.< I know stuff and it has value and is marketable. Lori showed me those things and it gives me confidence.

Anything else you’d like to add?


Lori delivers above and beyond. The highest quality of exchange, 'more than you expected.' I told my friends this over and over: 'I wish I had her 10-20-even 30 years ago.' Every one, and I mean EVERYONE, needs a Lori. Her understanding,patience, how she problem solves, putting things in simple terms, was mind blowing. I wish I could that well. I present a problem and she could turn it around and yes...another epiphany.

Lori, is worth every penny. It isn't about a title. It is about enjoying everyday doing work you love with people you like and are like minded. You'll know what you are looking for when you interview.  I never say this, but I will say it here. Lori is a major key into the rest of my life doing what I always wanted to do. That is: Being happy doing what I do, everyday. Something I have been saying for years. Allowing Sherlock...to be Sherlock.  Finding my people. They are out there and now I know what I am looking for in that respect.

LORI ROCKS!!!!!!

Sherlock Ganz, Los Angeles, CA