The Career Refresh

Strategies to reset your career with actionable
steps towards a finer future.

No is an opportunity (yes, it is)

September 14, 2020

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…

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Brilliant question: So what are you making this mean?

September 7, 2020

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…

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Taking Action and Failure: are both interconnected?

August 31, 2020

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…

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Priority versus Time: the never-ending dilemma.

August 27, 2020

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…

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How scent can help your mindset: the power of scent memory

August 10, 2020

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.

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Feel bad at work? Ditch the overconsumption, focus on mindset.

August 3, 2020

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…

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How to fix workplace conflict: don’t run for the hills

July 27, 2020

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. …

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Time Management: From Hell to Healthy

July 20, 2020

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…

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Impossible is Temporary

July 13, 2020

In order to achieve anything you have to believe it first, and start becoming aware of your limiting beliefs. There are 3 phases of belief.   impossible possible probable Old beliefs don’t flip to new beliefs by themselves. It takes finding a believable thought, deciding how you want to feel ahead of time about that thought, and practicing the thought multiple times a day.…

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