Meaning Will Carry You Through

Viktor Frankl, a man who survived and found hope in the most hopeless of conditions says, “Man’s main concern is not to gain pleasure or to avoid pain but rather to see a meaning in his life.”
We invite you to find your meaning at Now What?…

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Career Transition and Depression

Mental illness, suicide and depression have been everywhere on broadcast and online media in the last week due to the tragic deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. The reality of changing careers by choice or by force can put many of us on a shaky limb with our mental wellbeing. Let’s address some of…

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How Powerless Are You?

Richie had a high-powered job in the financial industry. He’d been “between things” for three years when he came to coach with me. He was stuck in circular thinking that left him with only one choice that tortured him. He kept looking for another job in the same field, although there was no traction. He…

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3 Signs that Your Career Search Will Tank

Experience helps us to easily recognize patterns. Recently, I’ve seen a scenario enough times to know exactly how things were going to go. I’m here to warn you that if you’re going down a career transition path or completely looking for a career reboot, there are some dead ends you’ll want to avoid. Here are…

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Three Things You MUST Do Before the Year is Out

I have no tax advice for you. Nothing you should do to your lawn before the next season hits. Nor do I have anything to say about your frequent flier miles or doctor visits and insurance deductibles. I DO however, have three must-do’s that will help you walk into a new year with more energy,…

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When Doing What’s Right Makes Everything Go Wrong

A whistleblower losing their job and being black balled in their field. A politically active executive seeing no choice other than to resign after being harassed for their beliefs. A kid in school getting in trouble for trying to help the victim of a bully. One of the most confounding dynamics of being human is…

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My client Kat Candler: a Sundance filmmaker

The New York Times highlighted a client of mine - Kat Candler - who is a filmmaker that got her start at Sundance Film Festival. This feature follows the career paths of three filmmakers and the reality of making it in Hollywood. 2014 A self-taught filmmaker with...

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Reboot your job: Assess, Adjust, Advance

FORTUNE tackles the question: "What can you do if you’re bored with your job, but you’re kind of stuck with it (at least for now)?" People often have practical reasons for staying put, notes Laura Berman Fortgang, a longtime executive coach best known for her terrific...

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