Toxic Cultures and How to Avoid Them

Toxic Cultures & How To Avoid Them

If you were to Google “toxic work culture” you’d get over 4,000,000 results. But what actually makes a culture toxic? It depends on who you talk to, and what their version of toxic is. It’s not a clear answer, I … Read More

Five solutions to make work a better place to be.

How to Make a Bad Job Better While Planning for Your Next One

When a career change can’t come fast enough for you, you have to do what you can to make your current role manageable. Making a bad job better can help you to make better career decisions moving forward. Many poor … Read More

Overcome self doubt and fear with daily habits

Mindful Methods to Advance Your Career

You’ve worked hard for this. You’re educated in your field, you’ve made progress, you have achievements under your belt, and yet…you still ask “Am I good enough?” The niggling thoughts of self doubt and fear can hold us back for … Read More

What You Need To Make Career Change Happen

When that moment finally arises that you know you want to make change in your career, what is the first thing you think? Do you think “Absolutely, I can do this!” or do you waiver and question if you actually … Read More

3 Big Actions to Add Value To Your Network

3 Big Actions to Add Value To Your Network

What is our reason for being here? It’s a big question. A huge question, in fact, that has piqued the minds of humanity for centuries. I went through an exercise the other day that had me think about why I … Read More

When to say no to your dream job

When to Say No to Your Dream Job

Suddenly five years has gone by. You might have changed roles or maybe you stayed in the same one, but you motored along happy with what you had. Through those five years though, did you take time to sit back … Read More

3 Simple Strategies to Create Networking Success

During this past month I have presented on the topic of networking two times: once at my alma mater to new grads and current students and once during my 5 Day Career Kickstarter live series. The most common question I … Read More

Creating better work life balance in 2018

Creating A Better Work Life Balance in 2018

I talk a lot about balance in your work life and your home/personal life. What does it actually mean though? Work life balance doesn’t mean an equal split of your time and energy between work and life. It doesn’t simply … Read More

Simple Strategies for Career Goal Success

Simple Strategies for Career Goal Success

It’s the time of year when people start telling you to set your new year’s resolutions and create SMART goals to help you get there and rah-rah-rah. Meanwhile, what you are really thinking about is how are you going to … Read More

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Do Bad Jobs Actually Exist?

“It’s not that there are bad jobs, it is that there are some jobs that are not right for some people.” It is funny what a little objectivity can do to shift your view. When we reflect back on our … Read More