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What’s the Superfood for Your Career?

We’ve all heard about “superfoods,” most likely: things like chia seeds, berries, avocados, nuts, kale, etc. Unfortunately, beef short ribs, pie, and lasagna aren’t on the list for whatever reason. What?! Shocking. At any rate, just as it’s recommended that we nourish ourselves with superfoods, it’s also important to nourish ourselves with food for our
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Don’t Let Tunnel Vision Impede Career Moves

Where might you be experiencing tunnel vision when it comes to what to do next in your career or secure that next opportunity? While tunnels can be a fun way to get from point A to B, when we narrow ourselves too much and can only see one route, we inadvertently limit possibilities and can
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Looking to Reinvent? The Answer Lies in Your Fear

One of the many great quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt is, “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face…You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” Any time of change can mean living in our discomfort zone and, often, needing to raise
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Getting Creative with Career Transitions: The Need to Reskill, Retrain, and Rethink What’s Next

While the labor market has recovered 12 million of the 22 million jobs lost between February-April of this year, according to a NY Times article (“Reinventing Workers for a Post-COVID Economy”), it’s projected that many jobs will never return, even with a successful COVID vaccine outcome. Given this, it’s going to force many people, and
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Time to Shine: Spotlight Your Value in Job Search

In the job market? This is your time to shine! For those who are uncomfortable being in the spotlight, this is not the time to shy away from attention. Rather, it’s an opportunity to highlight the value you provide to potential employers. Here are three things you can do to draw attention to you and
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Letting Go to Move Forward When Launching Your Next Career Phase

On a recent virtual mastermind group meeting with colleagues, we talked about uncertainty and the facilitator asked us what we perceived as certain. Someone put in chat that the job she left to start her business was certain and bemoaned giving that up. Yet no job is certain, regardless of what it is, in today’s
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Boxed In? Be Sure You’re Not in an Either/Or Career Trap

So often we can box ourselves into corners, seeing only artificial choices, causing us to think of decisions or making moves forward as either/or situations. By doing so, we block our path to our goals, staying stuck and spinning. Either I stay miserable or I open myself up to being judged. Either I pursue what
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Taking a Risk in Uncertain Times

Tomorrow’s a big day for me, as I embark on a new adventure hosting a radio show/podcast tied to my work in supporting people through career transitions. It’ll be the first time I’m doing any type of broadcasting in 24 yrs. Radio was my first career love and I’m looking forward to coming full circle
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Gaining A Bit of Clarity After the Smoke Clears

Thankfully, smoke from the horrific wildfires plaguing the western U.S. finally cleared out here in the Seattle area over this past weekend and we can now see our mountains again and have a breath of fresh air. It’s always refreshing when we’ve been living in some sort of fog or under a smokescreen to come
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Dead End? 5 Steps to Clear What’s Blocking Your Career Success

When we come to what we perceive as a dead end in our careers or lives, with the way forward seemingly blocked, it can be hard to know if we should move left or right, up or down, or stay put and ride things out. What we thought was a clear path can become pretty
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