Every 2-3 years throughout the first 13 years of my career, I switched jobs. I had a distinct pattern: the first six months of my new job I was really happy and excited that I had finally found a role I liked. Then, the familiar doubts and disheartening realizations would rear their ugly heads. I felt stifled, I…Read More
The Bay Area offers significant career opportunities for professionals aspiring to advance their careers. Learn how to be successful in this unique job market.Read More
I recently had a discovery call with a client (who is also a lawyer) that ended with him wanting to work with me. After sending him my contract, he replied in a scathing email that he no longer wanted to work with me and his reasons centered around my lack of an air-tight contract. Now, evading a…Read More
When something goes “wrong” in an organization, at home, while driving, etc., the first response tends to be, “whose fault is it?” There’s a fundamental error to this instinctual first response. Once we move to finding fault and point the finger, we focus on uncovering what’s wrong with our antagonist. We lash out at them, ponder how…Read More
The term “meditation” has become a popular word in the English vernacular lately. Previously reserved for monks and free-spirited hippies, it’s become more and more a part of our mainstream culture as we’re seeing everyday people embrace the practice and tout the benefits. So, what’s the big fuss, anyway? What does it mean to meditate? Webster has two…Read More
The last few weeks have felt grueling. I’ve been spending every minute of my non-coaching work hours on building my business. I’ve been networking, writing, applying for public speaking, pitching prospective leads, investing time in SEO, and on. I was starting to feel a little fatigued and disengaged and I couldn’t figure out why. After all, I had…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
In one my last roles 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…Read More
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