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?

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?

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?

Are you ready?

I received an email recently from a new reader of my blog.

Dale was 47, and had been working as a successful sales rep for a software company. Dale was also miserable in his job. So he hired a coach to help him find his way. After some time, Dale and his coach discovered a . . . → Read More: Are you ready?

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?

Where can I find resources that help me love my job and thrive in my career?

I’m declaring Friday’s ONLINE RESOURCE DAY. This where I’m going to post links to really insightful posts, helpful websites, online resources you can access for some valuable help and support in your career. They might help with the job search, or dealing with troubles on the job, or how to find a career you’ll love. . . . → Read More: Where can I find resources that help me love my job and thrive in my career?

How to love your job and career

I came across this question yesterday on an online forum for people looking for help from coaches.

One of the first things you need to do is get clear about what strengths and skills you have, that you love to use, and what your passions are. Then today I found . . . → Read More: How to love your job and career

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