Jan26, 2016

Five Reasons a Vacation Can Help (Not Hinder) Your Job Search

By |January 26th, 2016|Discovering Passions and Interests, Enhancing career skills, Job search, Latest, Purpose, Self-Care and Personal Well-Being|0 Comments

The following is a guest blog post by Emily Lamia, founder of Pivot Journeys:

Finding yourself browsing job postings but your mind is dreaming of lying on a beach in the Caribbean or hiking Machu Picchu?

I’ve definitely been there. I started my career working on political campaigns so I got pretty used to having to find

Sep06, 2015

3 Unexpected Tips For Finding A Job You Love Online

By |September 6th, 2015|Job search, Networking|0 Comments

There’s an exhaustive supply of advice out there about how to use LinkedIn for your job search. But what about other online tools for landing a job you love? As a professional career coach, I am always on the lookout for innovative approaches that make the most of the Web. Here are my top three

May25, 2015

How to be Less Stingy and More Generous with Yourself

By |May 25th, 2015|Self-Care and Personal Well-Being, Tools / Exercises|0 Comments

I was up at Kripalu, the yoga and retreat center in Western Massachusetts, last weekend and remembered what I sometimes forget: the body, heart and mind need rest and rejuvenation from time to time. After a 6:30am yoga class, movement workshop on finding your voice, and a massage, I felt a sense of calm come

Mar14, 2015

Transitioning to a New City, A New Job

By |March 14th, 2015|Job search, Networking|0 Comments

Seven months ago I moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. As someone who has lived on the east coast my entire life, it was a huge transition. Challenges included a brand new city, finding a new job, and getting used to a new lifestyle. Looking back, I was anxious, nervous, and also a little

Mar14, 2015

Secrets of My Success: From Education to Tech Industry

By |March 14th, 2015|Discovering Passions and Interests, Enhancing career skills, Secrets of My Success|0 Comments

We all know that the tech industry is where the jobs are, especially if you have the coding skills. But what would it take to break into the field if you have no experience or background in that area? Anh, age 29, took a chance on a career change into tech and it paid off.

Mar01, 2015

What Color Are You?

By |March 1st, 2015|Discovering Passions and Interests, Enhancing career skills, Purpose, Tools / Exercises, Workplace|0 Comments

I was first introduced to The Color Test when I was 25 and working on a communications team for a reproductive rights advocacy organization. At a staff retreat, a co-worker introduced the test and I remember being surprised and illuminated at how our close-knit team was made up of different types. At my next job

Dec25, 2014

Your Winter Reading List

By |December 25th, 2014|Book Review, Discovering Passions and Interests, Enhancing career skills, Self-Care and Personal Well-Being|0 Comments

Winter is a great time for cozying up with a good book especially with a cup of tea or hot chocolate. Here are some my favorites to get you through the colder months or even if you’re lucky enough to be somewhere warm.

For Finding a Sense of Purpose / Inspiration on What to Do Next:

Nov08, 2014

Quit Taking It Personally (QTIP!) With Your Job Search

By |November 8th, 2014|Enhancing career skills, Networking|0 Comments

I recently heard this bit of useful advice: keep a bunch of Q-Tips at your desk so that anytime you find yourself taking something personally you can remind yourself to “Quit Taking It Personally.” I love this because so many times I find myself thinking “it’s about me” when really whatever fill-in-the-blank scenario has nothing at

Oct09, 2014

What Language Do You Use to Promote Yourself?

By |October 9th, 2014|Enhancing career skills, featured, Success|0 Comments

Take a look at your professional bio, Linkedin profile and how you are introduced.  We have the power to use the language of leadership for creating a condition for our own success as well as for others.

I attended the “The Language of Leadership” a presentation by Lori Nishiura Mackenzie, Executive Director of Stanford University’s Michelle

Oct05, 2014

Will Power Posing Get You the Job?

By |October 5th, 2014|Enhancing career skills, Interviews, Job search|0 Comments

If you haven’t yet watched social psychologist Amy Cuddy’s TED talk “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are” I highly recommend you do so, especially if you have a job interview coming up.

In the talk, Cuddy references power poses (along the lines of laying back in your chair with arms open wide) and how these can