Category Archives: Career Coach

Take A Career Lesson from Indie Artists

Only you can manage your career. It used to be when the world was younger that the company you worked for would train you, promote you from within, and basically take care of you all the way to retirement. That dream has ended. It is up to you and you alone to know what you want your next job to be, in what industry, what skills you need, what certifications are required, and how much education is essential. Continue reading Take A Career Lesson from Indie Artists

Erroll Garner’s message about meaningful work

I had the honor and pleasure of handling production for legendary jazz pianist Erroll Garner for London Records. Known for his signature playing style that involved his right hand playing behind the beat while his left strummed a steady rhythm and punctuation, his words were music to my ears and continue to inspire me: Continue reading Erroll Garner’s message about meaningful work

What’s your career “moment of truth?”

The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville is one of the world’s preeminent listening rooms that has gained worldwide recognition as a songwriter’s performance space hosting the likes of Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, John Hiatt, Kathy Mattea, Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill and Vince Gill. The tiny, legendary club is alive with conversation and comradery until it’s time to perform. Continue reading What’s your career “moment of truth?”

ALWAYS BE IN PERPETUAL FORWARD MOTION

I can’t remember a time in my life and career when I wasn’t in perpetual forward motion. I’ve been a producer for London Records, done stand-up comedy at NYC’s Gotham Comedy Club, produced and hosted for public television and broadcast radio, been a senior exec for several major corporations, been profiled on ESPN2’s Extreme Magazine for extreme leadership & team building, performed at legendary CBGBs and Nashville’s Bluebird Café and authored several books. And, the one lesson I’ve the learned the most deeply: NEVER LOOK BACK! Continue reading ALWAYS BE IN PERPETUAL FORWARD MOTION