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The first time on a bike he rode no wobbling, a straight shot away from me down the street. He skateboarded and snowboarded. We signed him up for youth soccer, but in middle school and high school, football was where he found his true love: the speed, juking, and tackling, the contact and constant measuring [...]

By |2019-10-04T16:26:47+00:00February 26th, 2018|

The Option of Delaying College – A Gap Year or Two?

If you are a high school student, you may want to think about the option of delaying college unless you’re clear about your career path. A lot of young adults haven’t yet figured out the combination of interests, skills, values, and goals that will determine their role and satisfaction in the world of work. [...]

By |2017-03-02T17:20:16+00:00March 2nd, 2017|

Trusting your Gut, Instincts, and Intuition

What you feel in your gut is what’s transmitted from the thought processes in your brain. Most people already know this by being aware of their thinking and their bodies. So listen to what your body is saying and trust yourself. Sometimes it’s hard to find enough quiet to really listen. Especially with choosing a [...]

By |2015-08-31T17:50:33+00:00August 31st, 2015|

A Holiday Message of Cheer and Self-Care

During times of transition, job loss, grief, sickness and despair, we are at our most vulnerable, yet those are times when we should be most careful to be patient and compassionate with ourselves. Holidays can make us feel more vulnerable calling forth memories of loved ones far away or on the other side; the memories [...]

By |2014-11-26T00:35:42+00:00November 26th, 2014|


Self-Awareness/Self-ConfidenceIf you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. (Excerpted from Desiderata by Max [...]

By |2014-03-22T21:07:38+00:00March 22nd, 2014|

One Size Doesn’t Fit All – Finding Your Unique Job Fit

I’ve worked with many clients who don’t fit into the 9-5 world for different reasons: health issues, childcare, being an artist and wanting to create, or being a portfolio career individual like myself who likes to do a variety of things to earn a living. It’s an added career challenge to create what works [...]

By |2016-12-16T16:25:43+00:00May 5th, 2013|

Making the Best of a Lay Off – Who’s Eating the Bear?

Success Story: The following story is a composite of those from several coaching clients. Depending on circumstances and timing, being laid off can be a shocking and extremely challenging event, or it can come almost as a relief, a reason for moving on. One of my clients, Mark, had known for several months that his [...]

By |2013-01-28T18:36:45+00:00January 28th, 2013|

Christine’s Career Success

I had the pleasure of working with Christine, a bright, artistic woman in her early-50’s, who is a back-to-school mom.  She received an associate’s degree in the 80‘s and now that her children are grown, is currently working towards her bachelor’s in consumer economics/ fashion design. She quickly needed to come up with a [...]

By |2016-12-16T16:25:06+00:00October 2nd, 2012|

What Is True North for You?

A client, Tim, was in his second semester of freshman year at Salem State College when his parents wanted me to meet with him. First semester passed by in a haze of parties, unfinished assignments, credit card abuse, and worst of all, a feeling of failure and being left behind.  Academics had never come [...]

By |2016-12-16T16:24:35+00:00August 20th, 2012|

Career Success – Finding the Right Environment

Chris Miller, A Natural for Teaching In the spring of 2010,Chris Miller was teaching English in a suburban high school close to Boston, but he wasn’t going to be re-hired for the following September. There had been an incident where Chris joked with one of the teachers, but it was misinterpreted and set off [...]

By |2016-12-16T16:23:58+00:00August 1st, 2012|
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