Is it realistic to pursue your dream job today?

I recently received an email from Mary who told me, “I identified the job I wanted, my dream job. I went back to school full time, and racked up a lot of debt. By the time I graduated several years later, the economy tanked, and my dream job was no longer hiring. And the jobs . . . → Read More: Is it realistic to pursue your dream job today?

If not now, when?

If you have ever considered making a change in your life or your career, you may have asked yourself ‘if not now, when?” This article is different from what I usually write, this is MY story, and it’s the moment when I seriously considered ‘if not now, when?’

The company I was working for was . . . → Read More: If not now, when?

Are you wishing? Or do you have a plan?

Someone once told me that if you want to know what a person’s true priorities are, ignore what they say and look at what they do. The things you do day to day, the activities and experiences you make time for, they reveal the priorities you are living.

Pat, a participant in one of . . . → Read More: Are you wishing? Or do you have a plan?

What do you tell yourself about what’s possible?

What does your ideal work day at your dream job look like? Can you really picture it, in detail?

The first time Joe did this exercise his ideal work day was just a little better than his current work day. In reality, it was a description of what his current job would look like . . . → Read More: What do you tell yourself about what’s possible?

What stories do you tell about your strengths?

I’m currently studying to become a Certified Story Coach, because as I have learned through experience and study, the stories we tell ourselves are the key to unearthing our worth. They also contain the keys to who we are, what we do, and why we do it. One of the first questions we learned to . . . → Read More: What stories do you tell about your strengths?

Do you bring your strengths with you?

Bill was an IT Project Manager, very passionate about his work, and life in general. His mother was sick and in the hospital, and he wasn’t sure what was going to happen. He went to work every day during this time, because the project he led for over a year was nearing completion. As is . . . → Read More: Do you bring your strengths with you?

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?

Are you surviving or thriving?

When someone asks us what our dream job is, what is the career we’d love to have, 9 times out of 10 we will name a job title, and then proceed to describe all the things we’d get to do, our responsibilities and assignments. Maybe we’ll describe the type of person we work for, our . . . → Read More: Are you surviving or thriving?

Client Stories

At the time I hired Lori, I was looking for someone to help me develop a resume which focuses on career transitions.  I had hired a coach who did not hear a word I said and sent me a resume that was totally wrong.  Lori, on the other hand, did listen to what my needs were and asked me pointed questions.  I decided to work with her and never regretted this decision. Lori helped develop two resumes which highlighted skills needed for two different types of positions.  She was easy to work with, took all my comments into consideration, and made the appropriate revisions.  In the end, I received two resumes which I was totally happy with.  I would recommend Lori without hesitation.  She is a true professional and a delight to work with.

Marsha Weil, New York, NY