Narrowing the Search Funnel

I think about careers as a funnel shape.  There are narrow areas of focus (being in school, working in a specific role or industry) and wide areas full of possibilities and uncertainty (coming out of school, recreating our work lives, being laid off).  Some people stay in the narrow part of the funnel their entire[…]

I Should Be Grateful I Have a Job

When working with people who are unhappily employed, many times they come to a point where they say “I guess I should just be grateful I have a job.” Absolutely! It is healthy to be grateful for what we have.  Having income, structure to our days and participating in the world of work are things[…]

The Key to Your Life’s Work

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”  – David Richo Many of you know that I offer astrology as a tool to help understand our career and work lives.  I love using it as I would any other assessment (Myers-Briggs, Strong Interest Inventory, StrengthsFinder) – to identify[…]

Going to the Hardware Store for Milk

One day many years ago, I was complaining about my work to a wise friend of mine.   I wanted the corporation I worked for to care more about people than profits.  “Why won’t they step up?”, I pondered in self-righteous irritation.   She replied with a very wise and simple comment – “It sounds like you are[…]

Intersection of Scary and Exciting

I often tell clients that the intersection of scary and exciting is right where they want to be – it’s one way of knowing that a decision, idea or job supports our growth. This post is about me being at this intersection, right now.   First though, a little about my theory: If something is[…]

Why I Won’t Write Your Resume For You

I get a request at least once a quarter to write someone’s resume for them. My answer is always no. I have strong conviction around this, for many reasons.   I believe that writing your own resume builds ownership in your career.  I believe it creates confidence in your abilities, characteristics and skills.  I believe writing[…]