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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

How to Get Noticed for a Senior Role

Have you been applying for senior roles to no avail? Landing a senior role requires a different approach than you might be used to. There are a few things you can do to get noticed if you’re not seeing the results you think you should: 1. Focus on networking – If you’re only applying to senior roles on job boards, …

Don’t be Afraid to Fail

You’re being too hard on yourself. We all are too hard on ourselves. Failure is a part of life. We all make mistakes, stumble, and fall down. If you don’t make any mistakes, you will never grow and move forward. When learning to walk, how many times does a baby get back up again? It’s hard-wired into our genetics to …

Happy 6th Birthday, Sheldrake Consulting!

Sheldrake Consulting turns 6 years old today! It’s also my son’s 13th birthday! I love that we share this special date. Six years ago, I picked my kids up from school, drove to the licensing agency, and filed paperwork to make it official. To say thanks, we’re offering 𝟲 𝗢𝗙𝗙 the Resume Writing Workbook AND the Jump Start your Search …

Why You Should Hire a Resume Writer

Have you ever considered hiring a Resume Writer? How do you know if it’s the right move for you? Here are a few things to consider: A Resume Writer will write a unique resume, tailored to your specific industry, talents, and value. You’ll be working with someone committed to getting you results (i.e. interviews). By discussing your goals and objectives …

How to Network in a Pandemic

Networking is one of the best ways to find out about potential jobs before they’re posted and to get your foot in the door. But how do you network in the era of social distancing and quarantine? Here are a few tips: 1. Participate in online networking events – many professional organizations are hosting virtual events and courses. After you’ve …