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Career decision tools (part 3): let go

This is part 3 of a 3-part series on career decision tools. Read part 1 here and part 2 here. Stories are my wheelhouse. My coaching clients come to me to make sense of their story, or to figure out their next plot point. My professional / personal branding clients come to me to harness …

Career decision tools (part 2): feel

This is part 2 of a 3-part series on career decision tools. Stay tuned for part 3. The analysis tools we reviewed in part 1 (it’s over here) are a great first step when considering big career decisions. Decisions like: Do I leave this job? Do I take that job? Do I share my aspirations …

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Career decision tools (part 1): analyze

This is part 1 of a 3-part series on career decision tools. Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3. Predicting the future is difficult impossible, which can make big decisions daunting. The ones like: Do I leave this job? Do I take that job? Do I share my aspirations with my manager? Do I grow …

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The superpower you’re downplaying

I’m talking about feelings and here’s why: many of my clients come to coaching focused on tactics. But so often they’re missing the fact that what’s brought them in, what’s held them back, and what’s driving them forward is – in large part – their feelings. (Thoughts too, but we’ll save that for another day) …

When the paradigm explodes

Many people are having a moment of reckoning right now. In the uncomfortably bright light of pandemic life, we see more clearly – what has and has not been working at work. About a year ago I wrote a series called “what is work” and the third installment was about how your work is changing …

6 things to know before making a career pivot

If you have thought about making a career move that breaks the mold, this one’s for you. Having spoken with hundreds of people who crave meaningful change in their careers, here’s one thing I’ve learned: many are confused, and most are terrified. What follows are six things to know before making a career pivot. I …

Why do we become parents?

It’s my daughter’s third birthday, and I have some things to say. The first thing, is that we were meant for each other. I am Pisces. I am the place where the zodiac completes. I am endings and letting go, dissolving into something greater, more mysterious, barely hanging on to this physical life by a …

Playing for prizes

I didn’t grow up playing video games, but I saw enough Nintendo at friends’ houses to glean this: you ran / hopped / glided through different obstacle-filled environments, intentionally running into things, in order to score points. …right? Can’t you just hear the digital music in the background? #80sbaby Lesson #1 from the parenting journey …

How to live more consciously

Remember those “what to pack” lists you’d get before summer camp?  Underwear x 20. Flashlight. Raincoat.  Between having a milestone birthday and all the astrological themes this month that point to letting go, I’ve been thinking about what each of us has packed and chosen to literally haul around everywhere. So much of what’s in our lives …