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3 Tips for Disovering Your Next (Career) Act

Most of the men and women whom I work with are struggling to understand which part of their work/life needs some tinkering in order to flow towards their realized, or sometimes unrealized, vision. The gold lies in the three gifts that I can help them uncover: clarity, influence and fortune. But the road to attain these elusive gifts can be painful and confusing. Here are some tips from some of my favorite confidants on how to unearth your next career act:   1) Expect the unexpected. Career Coach Shari Sambursky of Career-Esteem offers this wise advice to people on a vision quest: “Signs from the universe are all around you, they may come in the form of the promotion you were hoping for that didn’t [...]

By | 2014-06-17T22:40:08+00:00 June 17th, 2014|

Join our #SuiteSpot Movement

I vividly recall the moment I vowed to myself that I would not settle until I found my “suite spot” that point of balance, unique to each and every one of us, when we realize the folly of trying to “have it all” and begin looking for the right mix of personal and career success. I was 30 years old, living in Manhattan, working at a job I once found fascinating but was now driving me crazy. I came home one night to my ‘table for one’ Manhattan studio apartment, slumped into my futon and wondered how my once bright-eyed exuberant self had turned into this sad, lonely, workaholic drudge. What went wrong? I had been faithfully following my carefully crafted career plan from the [...]

By | 2014-04-21T20:14:17+00:00 April 21st, 2014|

How to Fall Deeply in Love with Your Career

Have you recently resolved to uncover more of a love affair with your day to day existence? Do you ever find yourself daydreaming about what it would be like to leap out of bed because you are so pumped up  to start your work day? While you are suffering from a touch of Groundhog Day, you imagine that those ‘passionistas’ that you sometimes observe must leap from one fabulous experience to the next throughout their joyous filled professional existence…. My friends, if you can relate at all to these three scenarios, I am here today to tell you—I have cracked the ‘love of career code’ and I am here to walk you through your own decoding process. You see, the existence I am referring to [...]

By | 2014-01-12T22:32:25+00:00 January 10th, 2014|

My Secret Formula for Flourishing at Work and Beyond

What Is Essential To You + What You Long For __________________________________ What You Must Have to Truly Flourish There is never a time in your life where you can’t REBOOT or BEGIN AGAIN in re-creating your career and life vision.  Particularly for those of us who have reached an unexpected ‘fork in the road’ --and who hasn’t? Where life has either hit an impasse or perhaps a re-birth (a happy/desired divorce, kids left the house, retirement, unemployment, etc.)—your life is tapping you on the shoulder and letting you know, you are way over due for an upgrade, a pivot, or whatever sort of seismic shift you believe in your soul you are ready to make.  I strongly recommend giving yourself the time and space that [...]

By | 2013-08-15T17:29:08+00:00 August 15th, 2013|

A Review of Portland’s First Lean In Circle

On Saturday, April 27th, I facilitated Portland, Oregon’s first Lean In Circle in following with Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In Movement at @LargeFilms.   In attendance was my cohort, Cindy Tortorici, CEO and Founder of The Link for Women and ten women whose jobs and industries included attorneys, communications specialists, business managers, fashion and bio-technology.  It was a vast and fantastic assembly of women at various life and professional stages. We spent the first half of the kick-off meeting sharing our reactions to the Lean In book itself.  Here were the overall themes: About a third of the group shared their own reactions or those of their friends and colleagues who were either hesitant to actually read the book because they feared it would be filled with [...]

By | 2013-04-29T18:32:08+00:00 April 29th, 2013|

Win This Contest & I Will Brag About *YOU* on TV, Jan. 28th

I am going to be talking about how to ‘Build a Stellar Business Reputation’ on ABC's "AM Northwest" Television Show on Monday, January 28th. For those of you who live out of state, you can view the segment via Facebook later that afternoon.  During this segment, I would love to brag about one of you based on your response to this contest: The challenge is to share in the ‘response’ section of this blog (go the bottom of this page) a way that you have applied ‘double loop’ learning to your career or goals and how doing so has impacted your success in your career or business. What is ‘double loop’ learning you ask? I learned about it when I recently read this article in [...]

By | 2013-01-24T21:55:06+00:00 January 24th, 2013|