Micro-quitting. It’s cunning. Quitting is big. Obvious. Micro-quitting is stealthy. It’s devious. We don’t always see the subtle, quiet decisions we make. It’s kinda passive-aggressive – but you are the passive aggressor to yourself. You’re busy. Probably stressed. Definitely overwhelmed. You are waiting for a clear shot of confidence. You choose not to show up. You don’t…Read More
No is an opportunity. No is The End. No is the beginning, according to TS Elliot. I love all of these explanations. No is The End has a completion to it. It’s final. And in that finality, we are now propelled to a beginning. No is the beginning. I get a chance to really listen to…Read More
Early on in my career, a mentor taught me a simple yet brilliant question ‘so what are you making this mean?’ The message was clear. Decide what is significant. Provide context and what you believe is the path forward in a situation. Fast forward to today, and I find it amusing that I now ask that question…Read More
Taking action and failure – are those going hand-in-hand? Most of us have heard the Silicon Valley mantra of Fail Fast. I agree. Taking action is a process of anticipating challenges and being willing to fail. Take more action. Fail again. Until you hit your goals. Failure isn’t a destination. It’s a bump along the journey. Many…Read More
What’s your most important career priority? Are you giving it enough time? We have top priorities and then we claim lack of time. But time is always a choice. I help my clients to align their priorities with time. And then learn how to say NO to everything else. Yikes! What about balance? Balance is nice. But…Read More
Often my clients will ask me how to use their emotions to their advantage. One way to do this is through scent. As a Career Coach AND a Clinical Aromatherapist, I’ve been using scent effectively for years.
Shhhhh, I used to distill my formulations in my corporate office.
Everyone wanted to know why it always smelled so good.
They often asked if they could stay in my office and hang. Yup. Sure can.
Aroma transports us. Scents can shift us.
A scent memory can bring us back to a cherished experience.Read More
Careers are 50/50. Life is 50/50. It’s normal to cycle through both good and bad feelings. So many of my clients tell me they’ve spent years forcing themselves to be and stay happy. They have a great career. A strong resumé. They feel they shouldn’t complain. But they let ambition turn to expectancy and resent aspects of…Read More
One of the things my clients come to me for support with is fixing workplace conflict. The conflict is making them unsatisfied at their very good job. Or there’s a conflict with a colleague or supervisor. My clients often think they have to find a new job. First they search the job boards. Then they update their resume. …Read More
I didn’t always plan my week – time management wasn’t on my mind. As a corporate employee, it seemed IMPOSSIBLE to have control over my day. I didn’t start the day with any thoughtful intentions. The first thing I did was watch or listen to the News, scroll through social media, and quickly review email. I let…Read More