Mentoring Young Women

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rise by lifting others, mentoring

Mentoring A friend was recently talking about mentoring young women in technology.  I thought this was a great idea.  Although it wasn’t something I could take on right now, it got me thinking, what would I say if I was to mentor young women?  What would be my advice to young women who are newly into their careers?  I thought … Read More

Lessons Learned As A Solopreneur

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Taking the leap to solopreneurship. I was speaking with someone recently who suggested that they’d like to make the leap one day and leave the corporate world.  They didn’t feel ready yet but suggested that maybe I could share my solopreneur “lessons learned”.  I loved this conversation.  I loved that they wanted to leave their job and make this leap … Read More

Three Steps To Create A Sense Of Accomplishment

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Yesterday I was feeling grumpy.  My energy had been scattered.  My head was spinning from one task or activity to another one.  I wasn’t feeling a sense of accomplishment.  My mood was sour and feeling that my day wasn’t productive was adding to the negative mood.  I had a lot to get done and was frustrated with myself. My significant … Read More

Win Three Months of Coaching!

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And the winner is... YOU

As many of us begin to ponder what we’re thankful for this holiday season, I know that I’m grateful to coach people.  I’m thankful for the opportunity to transition from my corporate career to coaching and helping others.  And in honor of that, I’m giving away a three month coaching package, “Leaving Your Comfort Zone”.  Here are the details – Want to … Read More

Familial Beliefs

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Marsha Sinetar

A couple of years ago, one of my sisters was complaining about her job situation.  She had been doing temporary projects for a firm in town.  They would place her on a job for a few months and then when the job completed, she’d need to find another one.  She had an opportunity for a permanent, full-time position with a … Read More

Is Your Work In Alignment With Your Values?

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Joe Biden

Last week Joe Biden was on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The interview was emotional and touching. Stephen asked him about his son Beau who died this year. He talked to him about his role as Vice President. I had never thought much about Joe Biden but after this interview, I saw a much different person…an emotional, loving, real … Read More

Transitions

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You are exactly where you are supposed to be. Kerstin McInnis, Career Transition Coach

Fall is upon us. Kids are going back to school. The weather is changing. It is a familiar time of transition. Yesterday in yoga class our teacher also spoke of transition. She asked us to be mindful of how we moved from pose to pose. Did we take our time and breathe and go at our bodies pace or did … Read More

A Dozen Signs That It’s Time to Quit Your Job

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Are you miserable in your job? Here are a dozen signs that it’s time to quit and move on: Your job is all consuming. Do you eat, drink, and sleep work? Are you working morning ‘til night? Do you come home from work trips and collapse on the couch, never calling friends or making plans because you are totally and … Read More

Universal Tests

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Universal Tests. This statement really has two meanings – Universal Tests – A question or problem that is evaluated by the whole or applicable to everyone. Universal Tests – A question, problem, or scenario that the Universe places upon us as to help us better determine our values, goals, and desires. Recently, I received a (definition number two) test from … Read More

Season of Light

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This time of year, during the dark days, it’s hard to remember to be light.  We have long to-do lists and obligations that can weigh us down. But if we look around, we have reminders everywhere to be the light for ourselves and others.  You see the flames of the menorah, the lights on a  Christmas tree, or the glowing … Read More