Category Archives: Career Development

What happens when you share your dreams with others?


Yesterday, I shared an elevator with a mentee I haven’t seen in a few weeks. As we exchanged the normal ‘hey, how are you’ banter, I could tell she had news to share. She had a sparkle in her eye … Continue reading

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FocuSuccess and Failing to Focus


During a recent Leadership Conference, a new employee asked a panel of veterans for the secret to their success. He asked “What was the pivotal or key decision you made that put you on the path that allowed your growth … Continue reading

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Career Development: The Value of a Mentor


I had an interesting exchange with a friend on Facebook over the following quote she posted in her status: “Free advice is over-priced.” She posted this without any explanation. As I read it a few times, I felt myself go … Continue reading

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Networking – Applying Your Network to Career Development


If you read my last blog, one of the top ten items people wished they could go back and tell themselves was to do more Networking. When I started out, I never had a plan when it came to Networking.  … Continue reading

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Career Development: Advice to Yourself


I saw the question “If you could go back and tell yourself one thing that would help you with your career, what would that be?” posed on one of my LinkedIn Groups and found it thought-provoking and believed if I … Continue reading

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What Would You Do for Free? A Career Change Success Story


Today I met with a mentee that first came to me through a referral from a friend in HR back in July of last year.  When I first met “Jane”, she was waiting for me in a conference room.  She … Continue reading

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Strengths Focus and Career Development Planning


Yesterday I led a StrengthsFinder session with a room filled with accountants.  They were very interested as they read the different descriptions of each of their strengths and then learned about the strengths of others in the room and on … Continue reading

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