Secrets to Researching Your Next Career Move  You all know that great research is a critical step in your job search process. Duh, right? So, why do career coaches, like me, continue to talk about it? It is because we are continuously surprised at the lack of...

4 Reasons You May Not Be Getting Traction as a Leader   Even with billions of dollars of corporate investment in training, leaders at all levels can still find themselves in ‘leadership traps’ that only come to light once key performance indicators, revenue or bottom–line contribution start trending in the...

8 Tips to Up Your Small Talk Game  Smartphones help us avoid face-to-face conversations. While technology can help people connect with one another, face-to-face conversations are still as important as ever. One often overlooked, but essential, conversation style is small talk. While it isn’t always easy, people really...

Turn Habits into Genius Habits Using 5 Principles  The beginning of a new business cycle is a time of re-thinking old behaviors and acting on new ones. You may have recently had an end-of-year review or perhaps your organization is moving toward more frequent performance check-ins. Either way, work performance and career direction is probably top of mind. It may be...

Can you imagine a world where companies devote as much energy and resources to the job candidate experience as they do to the customer experience? Nice dream, eh?  Unfortunately, reality is not so pleasant; it’s actually trending in the opposite direction. According to a recent Manpower Group Solutions survey, 58 percent of job seekers say that...

Three Steps to Better Manage Personal Finances and Boost Career Satisfaction   Did you know that financial literacy directly correlates to your personal and professional success?   The bad news is that poor financial literacy in corporate America is negatively impacting most employees’ professional achievement. For example, many people start their first jobs without an understanding of a credit score, managing a budget, or contributing...

How Leaders of Color Can Support C-Suite Diversity Through Mentoring  The benefits of having a mentor have been widely studied and discussed. Professionals who have been mentored enjoy higher salaries, more opportunity for promotions, and greater career satisfaction, as a result of their mentor’s...