March 15, 2018

Did You Know?

Current statistics on job search activity: It takes ten telephone contacts to secure an interview, twenty-five interviews to secure a job offer, 245 unsolicited resumes on […]
February 26, 2018

Join Me at the 2nd Annual Spring Health & Wellness Fair

October 13, 2017

Join Total HR Solutions for a Free Lunch and Learn 

We hope you will join us Wednesday, November 8th at the Aloft Hotel for an informative event including educational presentations, round-table discussions, networking opportunities, and lunch! […]
September 23, 2017

MIDDLESEX COUNTY 50+ Job Seekers Regional Networking Group! Join Us In Natick! 

NETWORKING WORKS!! Your AGE really is your EDGE!! Re-Invention is POSSIBLE!! IMAGINE Transforming Your PASSION into Your Profession! Funded by the Massachusetts Association of Councils on […]
July 18, 2017

3 Strategies to Heat Up Your Networking This Summer

3 Strategies to Heat Up Your Networking This Summer If you only think about your network when your pipeline dries up you have a very skewed view of […]
June 13, 2017

How a Break-In Helped Me Focus on What’s Important.

Cleaning House How a Break-In Helped Me Focus on What’s Important. Even the scattered piles of broken glass by my side door couldn’t dampen my good […]
May 16, 2017

When Is It Good to Change Jobs?

Why Top Performers Change Jobs Every 3 to 5 Years Imagine not being concerned about losing your job. When I was an Executive Recruiter, we used […]
April 24, 2017

Work Cultural Consciousness

“Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from achieving one’s values.” – Ayn Rand Work culture is often discounted as a secondary factor in choosing […]
April 7, 2017

5 Unique Jobs Where You Can Leverage Your Love of Poetry.

A recent college grad approached me at a networking event to ask if I knew anyone in poetry. I’ve been a career coach for a long […]
March 14, 2017

I’m Really Good at Math: Are There Any Jobs for Me?

I get excited when I hear about cool new career opportunities, so I wanted to tell you about the app developer panel I went to last […]
February 2, 2017

Interview Tips from Tom Brady

I’m a football fan. Which means that this week I am up to my eyeballs in news, updates, and interviews. Yes, I said interviews. Now, you […]
January 25, 2017

Unleash Your Professional Potential With The DISC Method Workshop

Unleash Your Professional Potential With The DISC Method Workshop WHEN:  Friday, March 3, 2017 9 am – 12 pm WHERE: Career Source Career Center 186 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA, […]
January 12, 2017

Are You Maximizing Your Networking Efforts

One of the more common questions my clients ask me these days is, “How can I become a more effective networker?” Often, people go to networking […]
January 11, 2017

There is no such thing as job security.

Does this sound at all familiar?  When Bob (not his real name but an actual client) and I first met, in his words he was, “underpaid, […]
December 21, 2016
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10 Strategies for Holiday Happiness With Less Stress

Are you crazy yet? As Thanksgiving and the end of year holidays approach, I hear friends and clients talk about holiday stress. On the flip side, […]
September 19, 2016

Are You Maximizing Your Networking Efforts

One of the more common questions my clients ask me these days is, “How can I become a more effective networker?” Often, people go to networking […]
May 3, 2016

How to Get More Interviews Faster

The other day, I had a conversation with a former client from the recruiting world. We were discussing the most effective way to target prospective employers […]
April 5, 2016
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How to Overcome the Assumptions That Are Hurting Your Career

You remember the old adage: “When you Assume, you make an Ass out of U and Me!” Nothing could be truer, especially when it comes to […]
March 10, 2016

How to Be a Better Networker

One of the more common questions my clients ask me these days is, “How can I become a more effective networker?” Often, people go to networking […]
January 13, 2016

How to Find Your Ideal Job

When you find your ideal company culture, it can feel like you’re the “Missing Piece,” the element that’s needed to make the greater whole operate seamlessly. […]
December 16, 2015

Itching to Get Out of Your Job?

“Start With the End In Mind” ~ Coach DQ If you’re like many of the people with whom I communicate on a daily basis, you want […]
December 8, 2015

Reflection #1: Connecting for Business Growth

As I take the time to reflect each year, my first thought becomes connecting and how important it has been to the success of my business. […]
October 23, 2015

The Power of Positive Thinking

Have you ever noticed that it’s a lot easier to say something negative about someone than it is to say something positive? We all want the […]
July 31, 2015

Making a Difference Through Self-Awareness

I’ve talked a lot recently about taking an inventory of your skills and using this information to help you choose a career path. Now it’s time […]
June 26, 2015
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Working On Vs. Working In Your Business

What’s the difference between working ON your business and working IN your business? When you’re working IN your business, you’re involved in generating the product or […]
April 16, 2015
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What Are You Tolerating?

Potholes and Tolerations, Part 2 Continuing our discussion of tolerations… Below are some common tolerations cited by my clients and colleagues. Maybe some of these potholes […]
March 16, 2015

Potholes and Tolerations

We all have stuff we don’t like to do. And when it comes to work, there are definitely some tasks that are more pleasant than others. […]
February 19, 2015

Are YOU Advocating for Yourself?

Strategies for building confidence “You cannot dream up confidence.  You cannot fabricate it.  You cannot wish it.  You have to accomplish it.  I think that genuine […]
January 30, 2015

How to Ace Your Performance Review & Advance Your Career 50% Faster

Performance Review Exercise Past Present and Future This article is Part 2 of a series. If you missed Part 1, you can find the Positive Assessment […]
August 21, 2014

Eat That Frog!!! Reminders to Stop Procrastinating and Get Things Done

When does reality cease to be the point and procrastination take over to keep you from simply taking action on the mundane or complex tasks that […]
August 4, 2014

Yin Success Practices

Many of us believe that in order to be successful, we have to work a zillion hours a week, sacrifice the things that give us pleasure, […]
March 27, 2014

PUT THE BALL IN THEIR COURT – Effective job interview techniques for your sales staff

By Attorney Helene Horn Figman In light of March madness, it seems appropriate to think about your job interview techniques in terms of effective offensive and […]
March 7, 2014

How to Get Paid Like a Top Performer Part 3 – SMARTY GOALS

Week 3 – SMARTY Goals Welcome back! You’ve listed your accomplishments. You know where you were three years ago, where you are today, and where you […]
February 14, 2014

How to Advance Your Career 50% Faster

Week 2: Past Present and Future Last week we did an exercise called Positive Assessment in preparation for your performance review. This is also a great […]
February 7, 2014

This Simple Step Can Help You Get Paid Like a Top Performer

Annual review time.  Just the words make many of my clients groan. Sometimes it seems to rate just above a root canal in terms of things […]
December 20, 2013

“Know When to Say No”

It’s a law of time management that you’ll almost always underestimate the time you’ll need to perform work of any sort; this, more than anything else, […]
September 27, 2013

Avoid the Brain Drain!

I’ve been fascinated and learning more about the brain, brain types, patterns, and brain function. Dr. Knott, one of my Professors would be proud that I […]
September 10, 2013
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The Art of Persistence: 6 Tips for Following Up

One of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs and job applicants face is how and when to follow up. Unfortunately, there are really no set rules that govern […]
August 21, 2013
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How to Combine Your Creative Passions with Your Career

As human beings, we need to feel creative in some way to feel fulfilled. Most of us have a creative passion of some kind, even if […]
July 22, 2013

“You Take Two Steps Forward, You Take Two Steps Back”

Today’s post is a short exercise I modified from a book called “Sarah, Book 1” by Esther and Jerry Hicks I believe sometimes your career affects […]
July 11, 2013
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The Key to a Successful Coaching Relationship

It’s funny how the perception of things can change over time. Remember when being a geek was a bad thing? Now if you’re a geek you’re […]
June 13, 2013
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Does What We Do Matter?

Daniel Pink the author of the book DRIVE: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us, is a marketing expert and a bit of a futurist. In a […]
June 5, 2013

BrainTalk Radio Welcomes Idea 360

Click on this link to see a sample of the Story Book produced by Janine Underhill and Michelle Auerbach from Idea 360 FOG Meeting first 10 […]
May 21, 2013
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Finding Your Balance Point

No one ever lamented on his deathbed that he wished he’d spent more time at the office. Everyone’s career-life scale gets out of balance sometimes. I’d […]
April 30, 2013

How Top Performers Make Decisions

Business owners and top performers in executive positions might make ten times more decisions in a day than most people make in a week. That’s a […]
April 23, 2013

The Greatest Advancement Tool You’ll Ever Have

When you look in the mirror, the reflection looking back at you is the greatest advancement tool you’ll ever have at your disposal. Yourself! Each of […]
March 3, 2013

Tips for Top Performers

Notice what is happening.  This is one of the easiest ways to avoid getting into toleration mode.  Try this test – spend the next 24 hours […]
February 13, 2013

Protecting Your Time

An exercise for managing interruptions and creating more work life balance. by Coach DQ
January 22, 2013

Life’s Too Short! Love Your Career or Change It!

 Are you underemployed and looking to make a career change? Feeling uninspired by your current job search and/or long to follow your passion but think you […]
January 4, 2013

Top performers not only keep their word to others, they keep their promises to themselves. And what are those promises? They do what needs to be […]
December 26, 2012

Inventory Your Skills

  Self-Evaluation can be difficult and even painful sometimes, however, it can be one of the most valuable tools available in preparing for a career change […]
December 4, 2012

How to Handle the Salary Question?

For most people, money talk is one of the most uncomfortable parts of any interview.  It’s hard to put a price on your professional worth, and […]
September 26, 2012

Spotlight on Top Performers ~ Sr. Business Analysts

Coach DQ Case Study: Elizabeth Elizabeth was working as a senior business analyst when a friend told her about Coach DQ. “I felt that my work […]
September 19, 2012

You create your opportunities by asking for them.” Shakti Gawain”

When you’re ready to move forward in your career and life, you need to formulate and execute a game plan. That might sound a little intimidating, […]
August 10, 2012

Are you building a web site for your business? Read this!

If you have started a business recently, chances are you have also considered the necessity of launching a web site. These days, having a beautiful, functional […]
July 9, 2012

Incompetent Company Leadership?

“When you can’t change the direction of the wind, adjust your sails.” – H. Jackson Brown, Contemporary American Writer and Author There’s nothing worse than being […]
June 26, 2012

Top Performer Lawyer on the Cutting Edge of Renewable Energy

Spotlight on Top Performers Meet Andrew O. Kaplan Andrew O. Kaplan, an energy and environmental law partner for the Boston-based firm Brown Rudnick, has over 20 […]
June 23, 2012

Overwhelmed with Your Job Search?

It’s possible that job search-related tasks have stacked up so high that you want to just run and hide. But burying your head in the sand […]
April 17, 2012

Are You Feeding Your Business Brain?

A good way to stay excited and upbeat about growing your business is to read books by people who have “been there, done that”. Also, there […]
March 16, 2012

Spotlight on Top Performers

A spontaneous publication by DQ “An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a rowboat and takes the tartar sauce with him.” Zig Ziglar […]
March 3, 2012

8th Annual Southern New England Women’s Expo

Think about all the time you spend at the office, on the phone, working with colleagues, attending meetings, etc, etc. Do you love it? Join Dawn […]
December 12, 2011

You Want More Meaning from Your Work

You want Altruism Altruistic, self-sacrificial, and humanistic. They all mean the same thing but can you truly relate to any of these words? No doubt, these […]
November 8, 2011

The Greatest Advancement Tool You’ll Ever Have

When you look in the mirror, the reflection looking back at you is the greatest advancement tool you’ll ever have at your disposal. Yourself! Each of […]
October 25, 2011

Do you have a Life Purpose?

Have you ever had a dream where you are lost wandering down an endless road? The road seems to have neither a beginning nor end? You […]
September 19, 2011

Helpful Hints for Job Seekers

If you’re in a job search right now, you may feel like your resume is getting stuck in the pipeline, and that you’re not getting the […]
July 19, 2011

What Are Your Hot Buttons? Issues, people, or situations that get under your skin!

Hot buttons are issues, people, or situations that really get you worked up. They’re triggers, and if they’re pushed hard enough, they can make you explode. […]
June 17, 2011

4 Ways to Boost The Value of Your Public Relations

A good public relations strategy is really important whether your work for yourself or for a company. After all, you are your own brand, and you […]
June 13, 2011

Are You an Innovator?

It’s been said before: some people can sell anything! Whatever your passion, I bet you can find someone who has turned it into a business. All […]
June 11, 2011

Who’s the Doormat and Who’s The Door?

In this post we take a look at how tolerations and boundaries impact our lives.  So, what are you tolerating?  Where do you and where don’t […]
May 16, 2011

3 Toxic Work Situations That Could Be Affecting You In Your Job

I recently gave a seminar for MBA alumni at Simmons College. When we started the talk, I asked the attendees, How many of you are currently […]
May 10, 2011

Getting Your To-Dos in Order

Every Sunday, I write out a to-do list for the coming week. I plan out my activities on each day, and make notes as to tasks […]
May 2, 2011

7 Steps to Minimizing The Time & Energy You Spend on Business Communications

Have you ever opened your inbox to find dozens, even hundreds of new e-mails stacked one on top of the other? Every time we sit down […]
March 22, 2011

The Robins Are Doing the Deal

Spring in New England is a wonderful, busy time. When I look at my yard, all of nature seems to be networking, planting seeds and making […]
March 15, 2011

Using Your Business Intuition

On February 2, Tara and I did an interview on BrainTalk Radio with Carrie Hart, author of A Call to Greatness. It was a great exploration […]
March 1, 2011

What’s Coming Down Your Career Pipeline?

I always ask my clients what’s in your pipeline. Keeping your pipeline full and flowing is essential, whether you’re a business owner, a job seeker, or […]
February 22, 2011

Are You Distracted?

Did you know that the average person only works about 2-3 hours per day? I know. You get up early, take your place behind your desk, […]
February 15, 2011

Your First 90 Days (Part 2)

Phase 2: Clearing a Path During days 45-60, it’s helpful to step back a bit and observe the interpersonal dynamics of your new company and workplace. […]
February 9, 2011

Your First 90 Days (Part 1)

During your first 90 days in a new position, there are a lot of positive steps you can take to ensure both your confidence and competency […]
February 1, 2011

Franchise Business Owner Transitions to a Career in…

Coach DQ Client Case Study What was happening in your life when you called Coach DQ? I owned a few fitness franchises and was working as […]
January 26, 2011

Effective Networking Strategies, Part 2

Last week, we looked at how to categorize your networking contacts in a way that works for you. Now, let’s talk about how you can follow […]
January 18, 2011

Are You Maximizing Your Networking Efforts

One of the more common questions my clients ask me these days is, “How can I become a more effective networker?” Often, people go to networking […]
January 5, 2011


The other day, I was at a networking group meeting, and one of the officers asked me if I’d like to take on an ambassadorship. “You’ve […]
January 4, 2011

Update!!!! BrainTalk Welcomes Ann Herrmann-Nehdi, CEO, Herrmann International, the company that originated the Whole Brain® Thinking approach with the development of the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument® (HBDI®)

BrainTalk with Tara Crawford Roth, and Coach DQ will broadcast this interview live on Wednesday, January 5th at 12pm EST on (click link to set a reminder) Based […]
December 29, 2010

Evaluating 2010

I have a tradition that I’d like to share with you. No, it doesn’t involve cooking, shopping, or any other usual holiday stuff—although I have those […]
December 22, 2010

“A 42 Year Old Problem Had Been Holding Me Back.”

Client Case Study conducted by Bryna Rene What was the problem/situation which drew you to Coach DQ’s services? What specific issues did you address? The first […]
December 14, 2010

Bad Hair Day?

“Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands…if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we […]
December 7, 2010

Getting an Education

My friend Trish, founder of The Healing Moon Wellness Center, used to send me quotes every week from Terry Lynn Taylor and Mary Beth Crain. Sometimes […]
November 24, 2010

The Voice of Reason?

Over the years, I’ve found a common theme in successful people, they have a great idea and they follow through on it. Most of the time, […]
November 17, 2010

New ICF study delivers high marks in satisfaction and advocacy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ICF HEADQUARTERS CONTACTS: Ross Brown, +1.859.219.3570, Ann Jarvis, +1.859.226.4428, Kristin Kelly, +1.859.219.3530, Amy W. Richardson, +1.859.219.3550 Professional coaching continues […]
November 3, 2010

Baby Steps

I got to thinking about feet this week. If you’ve visited my other coaching website,, you’ve seen that my CLB logo is a pair of […]
October 27, 2010

Don’t Stubbornly Hold Onto It!

Often, our biggest obstacles to success are the things we hold on to—fears, insecurities, and ingrained behavioral patterns that no longer serve us. Inevitably, there comes […]
October 19, 2010

The Missing Piece

When you find your ideal company culture, it can feel like you’re the “Missing Piece,” the element that’s needed to make the greater whole operate seamlessly. […]
October 6, 2010

Client Case Study

What was the problem/situation which drew you to seek out Coach DQ’s services? After two years in an advertising job that wasn’t going anywhere, I was […]
September 22, 2010

What’s Your Point?

September is flying by so fast, or shall I say time is flying by so fast. Tomorrow my husband and I are celebrating our 10 year […]
September 16, 2010

September 14, 2010

Food Production for Business Owners

Last month I mentioned to you to save the date of September 15th. I was planning on doing a tele-class, however, one of my long time […]
September 7, 2010

On the Hunt

The other day, I had a conversation with a former client from the recruiting world. We were discussing the most effective way to target prospective employers […]
August 25, 2010

Is Your Resume SEO Compliant?

Those of you who’ve taken my BRIDGE tele-class or followed my BRIDGE strategy for Job Search, you already know that when you’re clear about the role […]
August 18, 2010

Job Vs. Mission?

Too often there’s a big gap between what you do for a living and what you do because it’s fun or feeds your soul. It’s not […]
August 11, 2010

8 Resources To Help You Build Your Network

I talk a lot about using social media to expand your network, look for a new job, or promote and grow your business. But how do […]
July 25, 2010

Are You Lowering Your Standards?

In these uncertain economic times, the perception is that there’s no room to negotiate. “I’m lucky even to have landed a job,” or “I’m afraid to […]
July 21, 2010

The Career Balance Wheel: work/life balance 2.0

I am so excited about this week’s article and the launch of my new tool – The Career Balance Wheel was inspired by my clients. It […]
July 14, 2010

Narrow Your Focus, Expand Your Business!

8 years ago this month I left my job as an Executive Recruiter placing Sales, Marketing and Advertising professionals, went back to University and enrolled in one […]
June 23, 2010

Struggling with Self-Fulfillment?

When working with job seekers and business owners I often suggest they develop case studies. For job seekers it’s a good exercise to help them prepare […]
June 15, 2010

Are you thinking too hard?

Science is just beginning to scratch the surface of the real power of our brains. In the last few months, I have become more fascinated with […]
June 8, 2010

Six Signs Your Self-Care Has Been Put on the Back Burner

Good self-care practices are truly necessary to help you be at your best in both your personal and professional lives. Taking time out to relax and […]
June 2, 2010

Facilitating the ‘aha’ on BrainTalk with special guest David Rock

This month on BrainTalk, we are proud to have as our special guest, David Rock, author of ‘Personal Best’, (Simon & Schuster, 2001), ‘Quiet Leadership’ (Harper […]
May 27, 2010

Are You Prepared for a Career Tsunami?

Now, I’m not trying to get all gloom-and-doom on you, but in this economic climate there’s a very real possibility that things can shift for everyone […]
May 19, 2010

Are You Part of a Dysfunctional Family?

Chances are, you spend almost as much time with your bosses and coworkers as you do with your partner/spouse and/or children, so that makes them a […]
May 12, 2010

Lessons from Mother

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own.  You do not blame them on your mother, […]
April 30, 2010

Brain Talk – A new radio series starting May 5th at 12n EST Are you a Left or Right Brainer? Take our free quiz. Share Coach […]
April 28, 2010

Clean Sweep for Spring

Share A big part of the work I do revolves around helping people find balance not only in their careers but in their lives.  Often, professional […]
April 19, 2010

The Signs of Evolution

Share Five years ago I was a guest on a radio show. Walking out of the studio after my interview, I was absolutely elated. I’d fallen […]
April 2, 2010

Don’t Be Afraid To Negotiate

A couple of weeks ago, I was at an event, and a friend of mine was talking about her recent car-buying experience. “I hate all that […]
March 5, 2010

What’s Your Story?

We all have a story. We tell it when we want other people to understand who we are and where we’re coming from. Sometimes, we tell […]
February 26, 2010

Balance Not Perfection

The idea of Career Life Balance comes into everything I do as a coach, in one form or another. So I’d like to correct a common […]
February 8, 2010

Start this Decade with a New Pair of Shoes

Ever heard the saying, “Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes?” Do you ever wish that you could throw out the shoes you wear every day, […]
January 8, 2010

Dreams with a Deadline

Sometimes, you need to get back to basics.  I talk a lot about goal setting, but what IS a goal in the first place? A goal […]
December 28, 2009

Sexy Goals

Goals are like sex. And although the goal-setting process may not be quite as fun as a romp in the sheets, a lot of the same […]
December 22, 2009


Do you consider yourself an altruistic person? I admit, the word “altruistic” is a little intimidating.  It might conjure images of misty-eyed do-gooders who spend every […]
December 8, 2009

Trapped in the Career Forest?

Remember how I talked about the partnership of a good coaching relationship in Getting Your Ducks in a Row?  Well, here is a great example of […]
December 1, 2009

Getting Your Ducks in a Row

Do you ever feel like your dreams are hazy?  Like they are too big and far away and you just don’t know where to begin to […]
November 23, 2009

Defining Your Goals for 2010

  This week, I’m giving you a homework assignment. If you’re like most people, you’ve spent quite a bit of time over the last few months […]
November 19, 2009

3 Clues to Impending Crisis in the Workplace

Connect with Coach DQ    Where’s DQ? November 20-21 Michael Charest  Workshop 8am-5pm Cambridge/Boston Court Yard Marriott Workshop for Growing Your Business ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ November 29 […]
November 17, 2009

Plan Ahead for Smooth Business Sailing

We plan ahead for a lot of things in our lives. We schedule appointments and make grocery lists. We buy a map before a road trip, […]
October 28, 2009

Wasting Time

Do you ever feel like your time and energy just seem to slip away from you? You want to accomplish something—like searching for a job, furthering […]
October 26, 2009

Learn More to Earn More

Before I became a professional coach, I was an Executive Recruiter.  My job was to place qualified candidates in advertising, marketing, sales, and creative type positions, […]
October 22, 2009

Clean Out Your Closet

Do you have a Goblin living in your closet? Your Goblin—your inner critic—probably has a whole slew of catch-phrases ready to tear you down in any […]
October 15, 2009

Who’s Your Goblin?

We all have one: a goblin, a gremlin, an inner critic, whose snarling and growling keeps us from feeling confident and worthy.  Continuing with this season’s […]
October 13, 2009

Finding that elusive “Work-Life Balance”

We all say we want it: Career-life balance.  But sometimes, trying to find it can feel a bit like searching for giant squid in the South […]
October 8, 2009

Building A Balance Mindset

 DQ in the NewsAs seen on, Locally in Boston and in LA DQ Helps You Learn How To Cope With A Job You Hate! Standard […]
October 7, 2009

Attitude and the Law of Attraction

In my coaching practice, I talk a lot about the Law of Attraction. I’m a firm believer that the way you think influences the way your […]
October 1, 2009

Resistance and Regression

Over the last few weeks, we’ve talked about perspective, and how it affects your job search and your life.  Today, we’ll examine how a perspective of […]
September 28, 2009

Perspective in Career Life Balance

Last week we talked about perspective: what it is, and how it relates to your job search/career change. Now, let’s talk about how you can shift […]
September 17, 2009

Perspectives in Your Job Search

It’s all a matter of perspective.” How often have you heard those words spoken about a problem, a political issue, or a personal situation? Maybe you […]
September 14, 2009

Play to Your Strengths

What is the most important tool for advancement you’ll ever have at your disposal?  Yourself. Every one of us has innate strengths which make us unique, […]
September 10, 2009

Autumn Leaves

Change is a constant in our world. Summer is drawing to a close, and soon the leaves on the trees will begin to change their colors. […]
September 3, 2009

Back to School

Every year at this time, the kids go back to school, and we begin to settle into our Fall routine. If you’re in a career transition, […]
August 27, 2009

Finding Your Balance Point

No one ever lamented on his deathbed that he wished he’d spent more time at the office. Last week I wrote about ways to tell when […]
August 19, 2009

A Trip to Chucky Cheese’s is Not a Night Out

I’ve talked a lot lately about finding a new career, prospecting, resume building, and the unique aspects of the current job market. And while those things […]
August 17, 2009

Are you a Savvy Interviewer?

Some good news the US Unemployment Rate dipping down to 9.4%.  Job openings are slightly increasing through my network,  and there is a expected recovery of the executive […]
August 11, 2009

How to Handle the Salary Question

For most people, ‘money talk’ is one of the most uncomfortable parts of any interview.  It’s hard to put a price on your professional worth, and […]
August 5, 2009

6 Myths About Job-Hunting in a Recession

by Cherie Berkley,, Yahoo! HotJobs Just when you thought the job market couldn’t get worse, there is more news about company pink slips, hiring freezes, […]
August 3, 2009

Vice President of Engineering

Company is the premier business information search engine with information on over 45 million people and 5 million companies.  Their  search engine continuously crawls the Business Web […]
July 27, 2009

Are You Selling Yourself Short?

Remember in the movie Glengarry Glen Ross (a flick with an admittedly harsh approach but lots of valid points too) when Alec Baldwin’s character, Blake, talks […]
July 22, 2009

Resume Formatting

A powerful resume can make the difference between getting hired and getting no response! Due to the current economy, there’s been a shift in the ratio of […]
July 16, 2009

Communication Styles

Communication Styles There are five distinct communication styles which you’ll see in the workplace. Creators generate new ideas and concepts, and are generally “big picture” people. […]
July 9, 2009

Living In The Moment

It’s easy to say “live in the moment,” but it can be pretty hard to actually do it.  Our minds like to move forwards and backwards—sometimes […]
June 26, 2009

VP Sales ~ Application Security & Compliance

My good friend Elizabeth asks “Can you recommend someone for this VP Sales, Americas position? (Application Security and Compliance / Application Risk Management SaaS firm) An […]
June 17, 2009

Are you a Netweaver?

Netweaving is the art of connecting with others not only for personal gain, but for a higher goal. While networking incorporates only one part of you—the […]
June 11, 2009

CLB Radio Friday, Jun 12th 9:05am EST

Listen Live Friday morning at 9:05am EST  to hear our special guest:  John DiPietro, author, marketer and professional speaker.  He is in the midst of a distinguished career in […]
June 9, 2009

Portfolio Careers ~ Client uses talent & passion to create new revenue stream while contributing to a worthy cause.

(you have to wait a few seconds for the video to download).  About Strike a Chord Concerts for Charity  Strike a Chord Concerts for Charity […]
June 4, 2009

Career Advancement—It’s Not About Luck

Everyone has a dream job. Some people want to become CEOs; others dream of being named creative director of a non-profit organization. Some want nothing more […]
June 4, 2009

Time-Choice Management Basics

I talk a lot about time-choice management. When I’m working with my clients, it’s one of the first things we address. Good time management practices can […]
May 26, 2009

5 Job Search Tips

The most challenging part of any career change is actually finding that perfect new job. Whether you’re currently unemployed or looking to move onward and upward, […]
May 26, 2009

Resume Strategies

Creating the Perfect Résumé A great résumé is one of the most important tools you’ll use as you work toward your career goals. Not only does […]
May 26, 2009

“Self-Care Doesn’t Need to Be Time-Consuming”

Reduce Stress with 5 minute exercises to relax.