Tonight is our second Blab Career Clinic in honor of Global Entrepreneurship week and our plan is to talk about how to manage your career like an entrepreneur. One of the things I've noticed as I work with people in my 12-week entrepreneurial coaching/mastermind groups is that one of the biggest shifts we have to work on is moving from thinking like an employee into thinking like an entrepreneur. I... Read more →

I have found something I wish I wrote called Screw Finding Your Passion by Mark Manson (h/t to Lodi Planting for the link) and it is fantastic. It is the advice we need to hear (note there is cursing so if you are offended by that, I apologize. Don't let that get in the way of absorbing the message, though). Here's what I loved: Today I received approximately the 11,504th... Read more →

It's Global Entrepreneurship Week and We're Talking About How to Start a Side Gig

Today kicks off Global Entrepreneurship Week and I'm celebrating with a Blab Career Clinic tonight at 7 p.m. (EST) on starting a side gig with Melissa A. Rowe, M.Ed. who is a full-time educator and founder of Capture Greatness. We'll cover how she started and also give people a chance to join us through chat and video to ask their own questions. Melissa is fun and smart and I know... Read more →

On Friday afternoon, about an hour after I published my post on becoming human spam, my friend Catherine Lombardozzi, author of Learning Environments by Design, called me. She wanted to tell me how much the post resonated with her and in our ensuing discussion, I stumbled into something that's been bothering me for both myself and for all of us. It's the problem of voice--of how we explore and express... Read more →

I started this blog in 2007--almost 9 years ago. When I began, it was a place that I used for reflective practice, for what John Stepper calls Working Out Loud. I LOVED those days. I had to control myself from posting to my blog several times a day because I was overflowing with so many ideas and possibilities and my blog posts practically wrote themselves. I read books and articles... Read more →

I'm very excited to announce the launch of my new Thrive! e-course on Ruzuku. Its a mini course that will help you re-design your career based on the 4 Practices of Thriving--Clarify, Connect, Create and Cope. These are the practices I use in all my own work and in my work with both my individual and organizational clients. The mini course will: Give you an introduction to the 4 Practices... Read more →

In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, which runs from November 16-22, I've scheduled a special Career Clinic on November 16 at 7 p.m.--How to Start a Side Gig. I'll be talking with Melissa A. Rowe, M.Ed. who is the founder of Capture Greatness, a Philadelphia-based scholarship writing and college coaching initiative created to help first-generation college goers and students from under-resourced schools make their dream of college an educational and... Read more →

In my work, I meet a lot of ambitious people who feel stuck in their current jobs. As organizations downsize, "rightsize" and flatten out, the opportunities to stretch and grow within an organization have become more limited. And many organizations are in survival mode, just trying to hold on, which doesn't create a lot of space for the kind of positive, intentional growth that these people are craving. Being stuck... Read more →

I've been looking for new ways to engage with folks online and decided that it was time to jump in to Blab. Not only can I bring on scheduled guests with this live video-streaming platform, I can also invite YOU in to participate and ask questions, which is extremely cool! I've scheduled 3 upcoming sessions to address questions that have been coming into me via social media. I've listed them... Read more →