How do you know when it’s time to change careers?

Chances are, you were directly impacted in your work due to COVID-19. You may have been an essential worker, laid off, or forced to work remotely. You were juggling childcare, work stress, and worry of the unknown. Perhaps it was a time of renewal as you enjoyed being at home more. Whatever the impact, itContinue reading “How do you know when it’s time to change careers?”

Human Connection: Let’s talk about Empathy

Empathy is defined as understanding another’s emotions but it has expanded to include, according to Daniel Goleman, three kinds. First, cognitive empathy or how people think and perceive the world. Secondly, emotional empathy which is simply to resonate with the other. Finally, empathic concern is to show you have someone’s back. With the wide rangeContinue reading “Human Connection: Let’s talk about Empathy”

5 Ideas to Avoid Burnout

Research shows a majority of people in much of the world say their mental health has been negatively affected by the pandemic. I don’t know about you, but I can tell you with certainty that the lived experiences of myself and those around me prove that the pandemic has negatively impacted our mental health. I didn’t needContinue reading “5 Ideas to Avoid Burnout”

I am a Certified Career Counselor

I love helping others make confident career decisions and one of those choices to make is who to work with for help. The internet is a hornet’s nest of information and it can be difficult to know what you’re really looking for. This post is to help you understand my credentials and some differentiators betweenContinue reading “I am a Certified Career Counselor”

3 Tips to Find Joy in Networking during the Holidays

As we all try to catch the holiday spirit in whatever ways we find this year, I want to share a few helpful resources on networking. This time of year people do work differently. Deadlines loom and are met. Vacations are planned and taken. And in typical years holiday parties are scheduled and had. ThisContinue reading “3 Tips to Find Joy in Networking during the Holidays”

Why I like CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) for Career Decisions

So much of my work as a career coach is asking good questions and encouraging reflection. I believe you have what you need inside you but sometimes you need some help getting it out into the world. One way to do this is to use an assessment as a tool to give you language forContinue reading “Why I like CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) for Career Decisions”

5 lesser known ways of building your network

While it’s fairly known that upwards of 70% of jobs are obtained through some form of networking, I have found we tend toward narrow definitions of this concept. Additionally, many people abhor the myths of networking (awkward, forced, inauthentic, large events, for other people) which keep them from engaging in any kind of networking activities.Continue reading “5 lesser known ways of building your network”

4 Steps to Start Your Interview with Confidence

My breath gets shallow and butterflies rumble my stomach as I wait for the Skype call on my computer. I get hot and red faced (no blush needed for this gal) when it begins. I’m asked some version of “tell me about yourself” and a flash of panic comes on my face. Then things beginContinue reading “4 Steps to Start Your Interview with Confidence”

Thoughts on COVID-19, Social Distancing, Creativity and Worry

My kids are about to start their second full week of being at home with me instead of being with their friends in preschool. This is the story for everyone in my community as we navigate our ways through COVID-19. I am spending part of my Sunday planning out how we will use our homeContinue reading “Thoughts on COVID-19, Social Distancing, Creativity and Worry”

Maternity leave and Marriage

Let’s be real for a minute ok? Life after having a baby is SO tough. As women, we are dealing with the pressures of crying babies, bodies that aren’t cooperating, family expectations, stress of returning to work, childcare options or lack thereof and more. For our marriages, the struggle is REAL y’all. I can onlyContinue reading “Maternity leave and Marriage”