Career in Review

Reflection and planning for the new year Thankfully, the election is behind us so now we can all get back to our lives.  The end of the year – in between your holiday preparations, festivities, travel and celebrations – is a great time to do some reflecting and planning for you and your career. Something

Time for a change?

How to slide into your next career adventure One of the recurring questions I get when I am talking to working professionals is, “How do I navigate a career change?” Great Question!  The first step is to ask yourself if you are really ready to make the change.  Let’s say you’ve been travelling a career

Never look for a job again!

How-to Guide for sliding seamlessly into each career move I was talking with someone the other day who was unbelievably unhappy and unfulfilled in her current job. She has been with the same company for 13 years and although she’s moved around and been promoted, she feels very stuck.  I asked her why she didn’t

Clean your closet!

Make room for career growth with these tips “The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get the old ones out.” - Dee Hock, Founder and former CEO of Visa The theme this month is clearing the path for mobility in your career.  I coach a number

In honor of the graduating class of 2015

3 Principles for Career Success I had a very stimulating conversation with Brian Simons a few weeks ago. Brian is the President and CEO of Altavera Mortgage Services – one of the busiest growing companies in Denver that you’ve probably never heard of. Anyway, I had just returned from a mentoring event at CU in

Career Change?

How to accomplish a productive pivot One of the recurring questions I get when I am talking to working professionals is, “How do I navigate a career change?” Great Question!  Let’s say you’ve been travelling a career path for a few years and you’ve come to a point where you aren’t having fun, aren’t fulfilled,

Are you loving your “Keepers?”

Unless you've been underground for the past few months you've probably noticed that businesses are feeling more optimistic about the economy lately. This is especially true in the Rocky Mountain Region. There is a significant uptick in hiring happening in just the last few weeks. This activity is also being felt by your employees -

Does your career need a tune-up?

Get yourself out of neutral I just finished an article for hiring managers on tuning up their teams.  I talked about how to introduce change as a way to increase performance, service or efficiencies – you know, the stuff that hiring managers care about.  It occurred to me that professionals who are rollin’ along in

What have you done for (your career) lately?

New Year career tune-up tips The New Year is a great time to review the work you’ve done and set goals for the work you want to do.  In this case I’m not talking about performance at work, but rather your career as a whole.  There are some traditions you can put in place to help guide you

Sustainable Career Success

Thoughts on increasing your ‘employability’ factor I was talking with a friend last week and we happened upon the topic of what distinguishes people who rise to the top of their chosen profession and those who seem to struggle through their work life (and maybe even their personal life).  As you can imagine this quickly