IF YOU THINK THE CAREER GRASS IS GREENER SOMEWHERE ELSE, YOU BETTER HAVE PLANTED YOUR OWN SEEDS

A clear benefit of riding out the blizzard of 2022 is having the uninterrupted time to read John Kaag’s Hiking with Nietzsche. Working as a career coach and frequently assisting clients to see beyond the magnetizing allure of switching companies or even careers to find nirvana, I couldn’t put down Kaag’s masterpiece and its relevance to my own career. The tendency to switch careers to find happiness can easily become a habitual avoidance of identifying what you truly want to do and be in life and the impact and legacy you want to make. Continue reading IF YOU THINK THE CAREER GRASS IS GREENER SOMEWHERE ELSE, YOU BETTER HAVE PLANTED YOUR OWN SEEDS

New Podcast Slated for February 2022

I’m excited and must share with you why: I was beyond thrilled to have my daughter-in-law, Hannah, ask me over the holidays if I want to co-host a business podcast together. “YES, OF COURSE,” was my nano second reply. There’s nothing more exciting than her idea of co-hosting across the pond between England and Connecticut and across generations on a global podcast with a popular business theme. Continue reading New Podcast Slated for February 2022

Continuous Learning: Find Your Stage

Whether you’re a job seeker fresh out of college, a mid-manager looking to take the next career ladder step, a second act retiree wondering what your ideal work iteration can be, a salesperson looking to gain more confidence presenting to prospects, or a trial attorney motivated to improve your ability to persuade a jury, continuous learning and stepping out of your comfort zone are must-do’s. For me, the greatest challenge I placed on myself was learning to become a standup comedian. And, I didn’t realize just how great an impact it would have on me! Continue reading Continuous Learning: Find Your Stage

January & February: Best Job Search Months

January and February are the best months to seek out a new job and make a career change. Hiring budgets for the year have been approved and employers are motivated to jumpstart the year by filling open positions. Hiring activity that was delayed in November and December can now move forward and the backlog of unfilled 2021 jobs are out there. Many companies pay annual bonuses in December, so a lot of people wait until January to change jobs. Companies expect this so they look to make lots of new hires in January. Continue reading January & February: Best Job Search Months

DISC Profiles for Leaders, Teams, Salespersons, and Job Seekers

Garrison Leykam is a Certified DISC Profile Analyst (CDPA). DISC is a personal assessment tool used to help improve teamwork, communication, and productivity in the workplace by providing a common language people can use to better understand themselves and those they interact with—and then use this knowledge to reduce conflict and improve working relationships. Continue reading DISC Profiles for Leaders, Teams, Salespersons, and Job Seekers