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What Size Company Should I Work For?

February 12, 2019

When pondering the next right career move, a common question that comes up is, “what sized company would suit me best?”  I’ve worked for Fortune 50 companies, mid-sized companies, and a small start-up with less than 30 people.   So, if like Goldilocks, you’re wondering which one is “just right” for you, read on to learn about nuances…

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Should I Quit My Job?

February 4, 2019

At some point in your career, you’ll reach a point when you’re at the end of a rapidly fraying rope.  And all you want to do is tell everyone off.  And you may have visions of quitting and walking out in a blaze of glory. First off, you likely have every right to feel the way you…

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How to Prepare for your Performance Review

January 28, 2019

Performance review season is upon us.  Managers are in the midst of collecting collective feedback to help you learn how you are being perceived in the organization.  For many, this time of year is filled with dread, uncertainty, and perhaps, hope.  Many people walk out of this experience with a promotion or a raise.  And some walk out with…

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Golden Handcuffs or Sanity? When Money and Happiness are at Odds

January 15, 2019

In my last role before becoming a coach, I had been working for a massively growing start-up (the marketing organization grew from 8 people to 40 in two years).  I was working 50-60 hours a week, traveling 50% of the time and, luckily, worked from home the rest of the time.  I was the sole…

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What is an Executive Career Coach?

November 5, 2018

Beep, beep, beep- as Sasha’s alarm goes off, she slowly opens her eyes and lets out a loud sigh. Just like hundreds of days before this, it’s time to get up, complete the morning routine, and head into work. Years ago, when she accepted her VP role at Somerville, she woke up most mornings with a fire…

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How to Pull Yourself Out of a Work Rut

September 17, 2018

If you’ve been feeling unhappy in your job for awhile, chances are you might feel stuck in a rut. This is absolutely normal and completely understandable.  It’s hard to commit so many of your waking hours to a job that no longer fuels your fire. Longer term, your answer is likely that you need to make a change…

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Unhappy In Your Career? Here’s How to Make the Change

May 7, 2018

There are various times in life when we are asked what we want to do with our career.  Even from a young age, people start asking us, “what do you want to be when you grow up?”  It’s found relatively harmless when we reply, at age seven, “I want to be an astronaut, or a…

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How Slowing Down Can Make You More Productive and Successful

April 30, 2018

This past month, I have been working every possible moment to get my business up and running.  I’ve been building, creating, networking, pouring over spreadsheets, thinking about my social media strategy, etc.  I’ve been consumed with optimizing my time with tasks to reach my objective and stalking my inbox waiting for new leads to come in.  Then, the day…

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What to Do After You Lose Your Job

April 26, 2018

So you recently lost your job.  Rest assured, you’re in good company.  Most anyone who has taken a risk in their career has lost their job at some point. First off, don’t panic. I know this is easier said than done.  However, once you’ve had some time to digest the news- you will realize that have…

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How to Manage a Difficult Boss

April 2, 2018

Going to work every day with a boss you don’t get along with a boss you don’t click with ranks up there with getting a tooth pulled without novocaine.  It’s downright painful.  I’ve been right there with you, a couple of times. And I’ve made some mistakes while trying to manage the situation. Lucky for you,…

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