Month: July 2015

Eyes Wide Shut

I have a coaching client who, after being “wooed” for an extended period by a potential new employer, finally had the necessary come-to-Jesus meeting with the management team, to hash out all the final details. Except that the more she and the new team tried to clear up the so-called “minor” details, the more it…
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July 29, 2015 0

Your LinkedIn Body of Evidence

If you’re on LinkedIn to improve your career, or to keep your options open, yet all you do is “connect” with people and maybe once a year visit the site, sigh enviously over the sterling careers other people seem to enjoy, and then, grumpily, log off in a hurry, wondering why you even bother…well, now…
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July 27, 2015 0

“How do I make decisions?”

A friend, going through a rough period, recently asked me that question, and the yearning behind her question, deeply resonated within me. I’m sure that to some people, that question may seem ludicrous. It may seem insane…but understand that what  my friend is really asking is,“How do I learn how to trust myself? How do I…
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July 24, 2015 0

Today’s Your Day, Mel Fisher!

“There is…the strange feeling of achieving a very specific measure of success ( as defined by society), and being surprised that it doesn’t feel like you imagined it would/should….I think there needs to be much more discussion on what success means…and it’s different for every one of us.”-Kevin M. A friend left that comment on…
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July 22, 2015 0

How to be a hero in your own life

As a coach, I have many people come to me, desperate to change their lives. Many of those same people are extremely panicked. They have great, or at least interesting ideas, but they also have this panicky sense that their lives are spinning out of control, and that unless they make a decision now, right…
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July 20, 2015 0

Hunter S. Thompson: Nothing to Lose

“I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.”-HST I’ve been a fan of HST since I was a teenager, and read The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time and instantly succumbed to the overwhelming spell of that wild man known as Hunter S. Thompson. Writer, biker,…
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July 18, 2015 0

Starry Eyes

Just saw this 2014 indie horror film Starry Eyes recently…and I loved it. Alex Essoe as the lead whose multi-faceted transformation is so real, inhabits a woman who is so sympathetic, to anyone who has done the hard work to achieve their dreams,  that at one point I found myself musing, “Aww, she’s a smart girl trying her best,…
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July 5, 2015 0

10 Tips for People Stuck in Toxic Workplaces

Thrilled to have been asked to contribute to’s article containing tips on surviving a toxic workplace! Here’s the link: I based my own tip–on the need to create joy–based on my own experience.  If the article inspires you, or if you have your own tips, I’d love if you shared them in the comments…thanks!

July 3, 2015 0