Category Archives: Self Discovery

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: 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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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

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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

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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

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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

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