Know Your Career Phase

“Wisdom consists in knowing one’s place in any given cycle, and what kinds of action (or restraint of action) are appropriate for that phase.” – Richard Heinberg  The natural world gives us good cues about cycles.  The change of seasons, tides and phases of the moon are among the reliable processes that our ancestors were[…]

Are You Drained, Sustained or Fulfilled At Work?

There is great power in acknowledging where we are in the present moment of our work lives. When we can see and accept the reality of our situation, we can better identify our needs, make decisions about our next steps and appreciate what is going well. In the spirit of the New Year and reflection[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Drawing in the Work You Want

Recently, a client in the human resources field came to me for help.  She was confused and frustrated because she wasn’t being considered for the jobs she wanted. At first it seemed like her resume, with its clarity in job duties and quantitative results, should have opened doors for her. But then we looked deeper.[…]