Tag Archives: career reinvention

Values: Our Career Lane Departure Alert

Identifying and living our life purpose come with the wonderful gifts we give ourselves to be authentic and earn a living doing what we love. It is exciting to set out on a career path in which our true talents are given freedom to emerge, express themselves fully and create a source of income. Continue reading Values: Our Career Lane Departure Alert

PB&J: PERSONAL BRANDING AND YOUR JOB SEARCH

When people hear the word “brand” they instantly think of “products” or “things on a store shelf” or “cool stuff we can order through Amazon.” The last association people make with “brand” is to themselves. Branding is not just about products. YOU are a brand. And, if you’re seeking a new career or looking for your next job your personal brand is your foundation for success. Continue reading PB&J: PERSONAL BRANDING AND YOUR JOB SEARCH

4 Questions To Ask Yourself When Making A Major Career Decision

Making a major career change can be a stressful process. There’s doubt and uncertainty, but there’s also anticipation and excitement. While it may not be the easiest process, there are ways to make yourself feel more certain in your decision. Read these four questions in a Forbes article by Ashira Prossack that can help you make an educated and well thought out decision, and relieve feelings of doubt.

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Reinventing You: What Future Can You Imagine For Yourself?

There are multiple issues faced by people considering work and career changes. Learn what they are and how to address them. Read the full article in Forbes by Rodger Dean Duncan based on an interview with  Dorie Clark, author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future. 

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What the Plumen 001 light bulb and career reinvention have in common

As far back as I can remember, my life and career have been influenced by something an industrial designer created. My Austin Healey “bug eyes” Sprite gave me my first high school taste of freedom and independence, my Silvertone 1448 electric guitar with an amplifier built into the case was my gateway into the world of rock & roll and my custom motorcycle fueled my ability to design a career path based on my passions.

 

If you look around, everything that surrounds you was created by an industrial designer and each design was the answer to a problem. And, design thinking itself has been the bedrock of my work with my career coaching clients: creating meaningful careers by design.  Continue reading What the Plumen 001 light bulb and career reinvention have in common

What’s Your Career “10?”

If the career happiness meter goes from a low of 1 to pinning at a high of 10, I know full well what it’s like to experience both extremes and to feel the roller coaster ride when you extend the scale measurements across several decades.

I was blessed to live my dream of being in the music business at an early age by dropping out of college to work as a producer, engineer, songwriter and A&R scout for recording industry giant London Records for 10-years during the crest of the British Wave. Definitely a 10! But, nothing lasts forever (count on it) so when Dudley H. Toller-Bond announced that London Records was sold to Polygram Records the bottom fell out and I descended quickly to a deep 1; one of the worst experiences as well as learning opportunities I’ve ever had. Continue reading What’s Your Career “10?”