Changing Careers
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4 Strategies for Handling Tough Decisions

Ever had to make a really tough decision? Maybe you were deciding between schools or jobs, or whether or not to quit either one in favor of another venture. Or perhaps it had to do with a relationship – hours were spent mulli...

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Does Your MBA Need to Be Top 10? [INFOGRAPHIC]

There’s a common notion in the world of business schools that in order to “get your money’s worth,” you need to get a degree from a top school. Is it true? Decide what you think armed with the informatio...

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Pivoting: 5 Companies Who Show You Can Change Career Direction

There is a beautiful world in the entrepreneurship world and it is called “pivoting.” According to Entrepreneur Magazine, pivoting means: A structured course correction designed to test a new fundamental hypothesis ...


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Salary vs. Stress: How Do the Two Work Together[INFOGRAPHIC]

So, you think it’s cool being a Wall Street hedge fund manager, or a four star General? Well, maybe it is, but it comes at a price: a stress level that few can take for prolonged periods of time. Maybe it would be better, as ...

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5 Career Lessons from 5 Years in Nonprofits

Well, I’m on my way out. As of today, I am no longer the Director of Marketing and Communications at Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. I accepted a position with a marketing and design firm, Cull Group, and am enterin...

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4 Steps To Give You A Greater Sense Of Purpose

Probably the number one reason individuals contact me is because they are seeking a greater sense of purpose in their careers and lives. Is this something you also crave?  And what exactly do you mean by it? When I was in Lond...


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Have You Thought About a Career (or Just Learning More About) Tech?

This number is staggering: 279,585. That’s the number of jobs open in tech right now! By 2020, there will be over 1 million open jobs in the tech industry. So whether you’re incredibly computer savvy, or just thinki...

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Step Up: Share Your Gifts

I recently had a session with a fabulous young woman, Jana. She’s smart, talented, and completely committed to helping and supporting other people in finding their purpose in life. She is so passionate about this in fact, tha...

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Curveball Interview Questions: Why They’re Asked and How To Handle Them

With the plethora of information in books and online, there really is no excuse to head into interview anything but 100% prepared – knowledgeable about the company, ready to talk about your experience, how it applies to the o...


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Should You Quit If You REALLY Hate Your Job?

We’ve all been there, hunched down in our desks furtively checking the clock (and Facebook) hoping that time will somehow speed up. You hate your boss. You are bored with your work. Your co-workers are annoying. The hours...