5 Things To Do If You’ve Been Fired

If you find yourself on a performance improvement plan or can sense a firing coming, here are a few things to keep in mind as you walk into that meeting: Don’t take it personally – Getting fired can be emotional, but do your best to stay calm and detach yourself from the situation. Once they’ve said their piece, you can …

Setbacks Are Part of Growth

Setbacks are a normal part of growth. It’s in the discomfort that we find strength and grow. I’ve faced a number of uncomfortable situations in my career – in the moment I wished that I didn’t have to experience them, but each one taught me a valuable lesson and pushed me to the next level. Many clients come to me …

3 Ways to Prepare Yourself for Management

As we have all experienced at some point in our career, sometimes management training is sorely lacking. If you aren’t receiving good management training in your current position, or you’re looking to prepare yourself for future management roles, here are a few ways you can start the process on your own. 1. Develop a management style – The best managers are …

When One Door Closes, Another Opens

Experiencing a layoff or getting fired can be a punch in the gut, especially if you didn’t see it coming. It is hard not to feel defeated and lose self-confidence. In many cases, it can take time to stop going over and over every detail in your head. While I believe that you can learn something about yourself from every …

What Questions Should You Ask in an Interview?

Have an interview coming up? Congratulations! You made it this far. In addition to prepping for answers to the questions they will ask you, you should be ready with questions for them. Almost every interview ends with, “what questions do you have for us?” This is still part of the interview and a prime opportunity to show that you’ve researched …

Treat Your Career Like a Bad Boyfriend

Amy Poehler got it right when she said “Remember, your career is a bad boyfriend. It likes it when you don’t depend on it. It will reward you every time you don’t act needy. It will chase you if you act like other things (passion, friendship, family, longevity) are more important to you. If your career is a bad boyfriend, …

Reduce Your Stress When Returning to Work

Does the thought of returning to work in person bring you stress and anxiety? We’ve been isolated and/or working from home for so long that it is difficult to think about going back. If the prospect of being in the office full time is daunting, here are a few things you can do to make the transition easier: 1. Do …

Be Honest with Yourself

One of the hardest things to do in any career is to be honest with yourself about your strengths and weaknesses. Getting comfortable and understanding our weaknesses is the best way to combat them. Identifying areas for growth and addressing them head-on is a great way to clear your path to success. Sometimes you need a coach to help you …

How to Work from Home and Maintain Your Health

Many of you are back to working from home…again. Maybe you love it. Maybe some of you are starting to get a little stir crazy. How do you stay healthy while stuck at home? Here are a few things I recommend: *Carve out a dedicated workspace – set up an official desk and video chat space where you can be …

Wednesday Wisdom: Dalai Lama

Burnout is a real thing. Many of the clients I work with find themselves on the other end of burnout and they don’t know how to get through it. That’s the rub – you can’t push through burnout – you have to take a step back, rest, and re-evaluate. If you are burnt out at work or burnt out from …