Do you have Career Independence?

Happy July 4th ! As I think about Independence Day, I want to ask you a question. Do you have Career Independence?

Recently, Lynn talked with me about this important concern. “I’ve worked so hard to figure out what is my dream career. Then I worked as hard or harder to land the job I . . . → Read More: Do you have Career Independence?

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?

3 Key Strategies to Get Your Dream Job

You’ve been working hard at unearthing and verbalizing your strengths and skills. You’ve imagined a clear picture of the job you would L-O-V-E to have. Now what? How do put yourself in a position to get that job?

When Ron first came to me, he had worked in sales for many years. What he really . . . → Read More: 3 Key Strategies to Get Your Dream Job

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?

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!

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?

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?

Ask for the support you need

Last week, a woman told me about her experience, and I wanted to share it with you.

Karen works full time in retail sales, and is burning out. Karen has been working for months to figure out what new career she really wants. She has been doing this work on her own, reporting her progress . . . → Read More: Ask for the support you need

How to stay motivated and in action

One of the challenges of finding a new career or changing jobs is staying motivated and in action.

Kathy had worked hard to determine what career she wanted, and what jobs she wanted to pursue. She prepared her tools (i.e. resume, cover letter, etc.). She was so excited to begin looking for a new job, . . . → Read More: How to stay motivated and in action

Client Stories

 I was looking to make large changes in my life, both job and city.  I was a happy midwestern resident for nearly 30 years but wanted to see what life on a coast was like and get a dream job.  This was a tall order and going into it I thought I would have to make large compromises on parts of my dreams to get any of it.  

I went to Lori to help me achieve these dreams.  It was the best decision I made.

She focused on two things right out of the gate:
  1. clarify my goals, both personal and professional
  2. get me to stop selling myself short

These twin achievements allowed me to approach my hunt with confidence, patience and focus.  My original dream job was to try and combine my technical joys with a personal one.  I enjoy large scale data processing with cutting edge tools, music and baseball.  Through the tools Lori taught me and helped me unearth in myself I got that gig that would have fallen into day dream territory before our work together.  

And yeah, there's platinum records on the walls of my lobby and I have tons of data to process.

Pat Christopher, Intelligence Engineer, Seattle, WA