Monthly Archives: February 2012

Proactive or Reactive? How do you approach your Career?


Back in August, when I was approaching my 20 year anniversary at work, I sat down and spent some time reflecting on my career.  Instead of the short-term reflections I had done each year –  I went back to the beginning.  … Continue reading

Posted in Career Development, Job Search, Self Discovery | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

How do I get back in the job market after having a baby?


Recently an old college friend sent me a note asking me for some first steps to get back into the job market.  Here are some of the steps I recommended.  What would you add? 1) Update LinkedIn with as much … Continue reading

Posted in Career Development, Job Search, Positivity | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Change begins with YOU…and so do a lot of other things


In my role, I continuously meet with new people and talk about different issues around Career Development.  A typical question I get is “How do I change the role I am in to better suit my strengths/family needs/desired future profession?” What I find is … Continue reading

Posted in Career Development | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The importance of Positivity – and a challenge for the “Negative Nellies” out there


As both a parent and a mentor, I am constantly reminded of the power of positive thinking.  One of my StrengthsFinder 2.0 traits is Positivity.  I once had a boss tell me that I was too positive, that I needed … Continue reading

Posted in Positivity, Self Discovery, Strengths | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Say “Hello” to your 14 year old self


Today I am speaking at a local high school to 9th graders about self-discovery, the value of mentors and creating a development plan.  I finished my first class (1 of 3) a little while ago and am reflecting on the … Continue reading

Posted in Self Discovery | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

You Can Have a Mentor – at any Age!


As I prepare for Wednesday and my guest appearance in a local high school health class, I am focusing on the importance of Mentors.  Each time I teach or speak to a large audience, I am struck by how many adults don’t have … Continue reading

Posted in Career Development, Mentoring, Self Discovery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Welcome to My First Blog Post


Welcome!  I have worked inside a large corporation for the last 20 years.  In that time, I have learned a lot about managing my own career and have spent many hours coaching and mentoring others.  Last year I was asked … Continue reading

Posted in Career Development, Self Discovery | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments