How to Connect with Anyone

I remember in 2006 I had just been fired from a job that I hated. I was pretty determined to not have to go back to “just another job” where I would spend my days just waiting for the weekend as I grinded it out in meetings that had no meaning to me. So I began...
Is Staying at a Job You Hate Holding You Back from Happiness?

Is Staying at a Job You Hate Holding You Back from Happiness?

Is staying at a job you hate holding you back from happiness? What if you’ve changed careers…and the new work wasn’t quite the fit you thought it would be? That’s what happened to Audrey Romagnoulo. She was a talented Operations Manager working in the Events and...
Designing Career Experiments and Taking Career Risks

Designing Career Experiments and Taking Career Risks

Human beings are designed to want reassurance. Consequently most of us aren’t particularly excited about taking career risks. If we’re going to make a career change we want to know that we don’t have to “start over” or if we’re going to take the time and effort to...
Making Difficult Decisions Easier Every Time

Making Difficult Decisions Easier Every Time

What is your system for making really difficult decisions? For most of us, it includes pros/cons lists, collecting information about it thru research and of course the old standby: avoiding the decision and putting it off at all costs. While I’ve been there...
How to turn a Conversation into a Mutually Beneficial Opportunity

How to turn a Conversation into a Mutually Beneficial Opportunity

  Let me tell you about the best possible problem to have in your job search. You know exactly what you want in your next role. You know the priorities you are looking for in your future employer. You’ve developed some warm introductions and relationships with...
Should I Quit My Job? (How to Know if it’s Ok)

Should I Quit My Job? (How to Know if it’s Ok)

Imagine this scene: you’re driving to the office, and you feel your stomach tighten up. It’s not like butterflies, it’s more like anxious nerves starting to kick into high gear. You park, hesitate for a moment in the car before walking up to the building, sigh, and...