This blog is focused on helping business professionals get to the next step either by growing their business or developing themselves professionally. Knowledge & experience working with small, fast-growing companies, business professionals and entrepreneurs is shared freely.
Here is what John A. of Chicago says about receiving coaching as a gift last year, ”After being unhappy with the job I had I was given a professional coaching package as a gift. Being new to the work force my biggest issue was that I had no idea what I wanted to do. After my Read more
I’m thrilled to announce that soon I will be publishing a Human Resource specific newsletter geared towards business owners and leaders running small and medium sized organizations. The HR newsletter will focus on answering some of the most difficult HR related questions and guide leaders on managing their most important business asset; their people. Join my Inner Read more
Are You Ready for a Job Interview? Do you wonder what questions you may be asked during a job interview? I recently worked on two executive searches for a Fortune 500 company in the heart of New York City and here are a few of my favorite interview questions from the search. Sample Interview Questions: Read more
It’s time to weigh in with some clients who have had recent job search success. Learn more about what made these professionals’ job search a success. Sue (Learning and Development Manager), Michelle (Strategic Planning and Design Director) and Lori (Marketing and Communications) have all landed new exciting roles in 2013. I’ve included the highlights from the Read more
Springtime Giveaway! Spring is a good time for growth, renewal and doing a little cleaning. For your career, that might mean a new, cleaner resume! With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to have a Springtime Giveaway. I’ll be giving away a $25 Amazon Gift card and a DIY Resume Kit to one Read more
False Starts Impact Your Career Have you noticed that with every corporate program that your company roles out you have less and less enthusiasm towards it? Or, with each time you contemplate a job search you have less energy or even perhaps take a miserable attempt towards the effort? Clients have reported this professional fatigue Read more
Like it or not, conflict is a part of business. This month I’ve partnered with Berry Kruijning from Crowning Communications to help us navigate some of our most vulnerable situations, conflict in the workplace. If you’ve got conflict this is a must read! Also check out Berry’s new product Little Upsides™ on her website. 1. Is Read more
I couldn’t have said it better myself; How to Tap Your LinkedIn Network for your next job opportunity. Lindsay Pollack’s blogpost on LinkedIn and the power of connections is excellent. Read it here.
Accountability is the Key to Make Your Goals a Reality. I don’t know about you but without some firm accountability in place my goals can quickly slip out of my hands. Accountability is a huge part of the work I do coaching clients and the number one reason people fail professionally. These three accountability tactics Read more
Q. Do I need a cover letter to apply for a job? A. Two very senior level professionals asked me this question in the same day so I think it’s time to blog about this one. Admittedly it’s been YEARS since I’ve read a cover letter. Usually it comes as a separate attachment from the Read more