Women Our Voices Matter No Matter the Result

★★WARNING: Vulnerable Share★★ I was inspired by Oprah’s speech at the Golden Globe awards this year, as I am sure you were too. I have many a “ME TOO” stories as many if not most women do. I admit that a couple of my stories are more intense than I am willing to share publicly, right now. However, I ... [Read More]
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Surrender for Sanity

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. During career-life transition, there is often a period of insanity. Or rather, an experience of feeling insane. This can show up in taking action and not getting results. This can show up as deeply desiring clarity and feeling stuck.... [Read More]
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Embrace the Discomfort in Not Knowing Your Purpose Work

We are a culture of needing to know. Our society constantly asks us to know where we are going. What are our goals? What is our job title? What do we want for our future? Where did we come from? What did we learn? A career transition, specifically to create purpose work, can ... [Read More]
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Commitment Will Change Your Life

If you really want change in your life, if you really want to create purpose work, then you need to commit. You need to empower yourself to take action even on those days you do not feel like it. The keyword in this sentence is “feel.” Our feelings are not rational. Our actions ... [Read More]
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Don’t Give Up on Birthing Your Purpose

When you are in career transition toward purpose work, it is inevitable that you will experience obstacles and doubt. Your inner critic will get loud and tell you to give up. It won’t actually say, “give up,” but it will come up with what appears to be “good reasons” to stop pursuing your purpose work. This is totally normal. Our inner... [Read More]
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Purpose Work is a Journey Not a Destination

When you feel called to do purpose work, it is important to learn to listen within. Learn to create quiet space to hear the depths of your highest self. Learn to listen to your soul’s whispers. My clients are successful mid-career women who have learned to succeed by following an external authority. They excel in school, university, and at the... [Read More]
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What Assumptions Are You Living With About Your Work Life?

In the study of Organizational Behavior there is a concept called the “psychological contract.” “Psychological contracts are a set of 'promises' or 'expectations' that are exchanged between the parties in an employment relationship. These parties include employers, managers, individual employees and their work colleagues. Unlike formal contra... [Read More]
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When is the best time to hire a Career Purpose Coach?

1. You are feeling stuck, stuck, stuck. This could look 2 ways: You have no idea what you want to do next. Or you have several ideas and can’t choose. 2. You start and then stop which leaves you feeling hopeless. You make some progress in your career transition but then you allow life to distract you. You feel good through the distraction but ... [Read More]
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What is an Informational Interview?

What Is an Informational Interview? An informational interview is an opportunity to meet someone doing work that peaks your curiosity. This is an excellent tool to use while in career transition, because an informational interview gives you the opportunity to learn more, connect with people and expand your network. How Do I Find Someone to Interv... [Read More]
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New clients often ask me if they should quit their current job.

The response I give my clients is this: Unless you are able to financially support yourself for one year, or even better, two years, I caution you not to quit your current work. Trying to envision your purpose work  while stressed about finances is almost impossible. Psychologist Abraham Maslow discussed this in his paper “A Theory of Human Moti... [Read More]
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