Playing to Our Strengths: How the CliftonStrengths Assessment Can Help Your Career

Several decades ago, Dr. Don Clifton, considered the father of positive psychology, posed the question: “What will happen when we think about what is right with people rather than fixating on what is wrong with them?” From this question, he developed the 177-question survey now known as the CliftonStrengths Assessment (formerly Gallup StrengthsFinder). It’s still a... Keep Reading »

Do You Know Your “Why”?

At this month’s Zoom happy hour with my networking group, Inner Circle, we were asked to share what we feel is our mission: What is the “why” behind why we do what we do? The concept of finding our “why” was popularized by Simon Sinek in his book and TED Talk “Start With Why.” I highly recommend both the book and the talk, but the essence is that people don’t buy... Keep Reading »

Nothing Is Worth It

This blog started as a brief post on LinkedIn and then I realized I wanted to say a bit more. Let’s talk for a moment about stress and its impact on the body. A toxic work environment isn’t just “stressing you out.” Toxic work environments slowly sabotage your soul and often cause literal physical damage to your health. On the soul level, when we are in an... Keep Reading »

Entrepreneur vs. Freelancer

Recently, I had coffee with a potential client. She said she wasn’t “thriving” in her work. “Maybe,” she said, “it’s simply time to find a job.” Like many of us, she had creatively figured out a way to have flexibility in her life, to attend to the scheduling needs of family but, through her own business, also bring in money and stay connected to her career... Keep Reading »

Walking the Talk Around Gender Diversity

We started and now end our summer blog series with an anonymous guest post. As someone who is recently unemployed, I have been networking in search of a new role. I work in the financial services industry and was employed just below the executive level. As I search for a new role, I’ve noticed a trend: Men, regardless of responsibilities, tend to have more senior... Keep Reading »

Behind the Curtain – Secrets of the Job Search from a Corporate Recruiter

This post is courtesy of Amy Oviedo. Job Seeker’s Life: You applied for the role. Spent hours on the perfect cover letter and this is the 301st edit of your resume. You meet all the qualifications. You wait. And you wait. And you get discouraged. And you rewrite your resume. You worry that your cover letter isn’t quite right. You keep refreshing your email and... Keep Reading »

Nurturing the Multi-Hyphenate Career Strategy

This post is courtesy of guest blogger: Laura Zukosky. The catchphrase “Jack-of-all-trades” has been used for years to describe a stellar employee who wears many hats. Typically, this type of employee can accomplish more in one day than most can in an entire week. When it is time to transition to a different career, many of these skills and talents get muddled in... Keep Reading »

Vaccines and Masks and Reopening, Oh My! What’s a Business to Do?

This post is courtesy of guest blogger, Lori Goldstein. Much of the nation has been full vaccinated, pandemic numbers are decreasing, and reopening with few restrictions is the norm. Some employees are anxious to return, have lunch out with colleagues and visit clients. Others appreciate the benefits of remote work or remain concerned about health and safety at the... Keep Reading »

A Simpler Life: Navigating the Uncertainty of Unemployment

This post kicks off our summer guest post series and was submitted anonymously. “A simple life,” my therapist said to me. “Maybe you want a simpler life.” “I don’t know what I want,” I told him. “That’s the point. You need to let yourself be and feel. It will come to you. Don’t think and use your brain. Connect with your heart center and feel. You can do anything... Keep Reading »