But his road to becoming a sought after speaker, consultant, and trainer was anything but a straight line. In this conversation, we talk about where he started his career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal, what career advice he would give to his younger self, and how he likes to challenge his leadership students to find their own style of leadership.
When tackling any big project, like a job search, you want to break it down into smaller, more manageable pieces so it doesn't feel so overwhelming.
Wondering what is the best way to get a job in the tech industry? Or how to stand out in an industry where there is so much competition?
In the job search context, when you are asking your network for help with connecting to people they know, you can offer to ghostwrite an email intro for them. This in an effective strategy because:
LinkedIn has become the go-to job search tool in today's job market for both employers and job seekers. It is mandatory to be on LinkedIn when 94% of recruiters are using it to search for and vet job seekers. And if they can't find you, they can't hire you.
I talk to a lot of people who share with me that they want to change careers but they don't know what they want to do next.
One of my clients was feeling stuck in her career. She was in her mid 30's and had been working as an employment lawyer for almost 10 years. But for the last four years, she had been dreaming about doing something else.
Welcome to 2017. It is the start of a new year. And if you are anything like me you want to attack it like a wild dog. There is so much you want to achieve this year. More money. More success. More fulfillment. More fun.
Why is it that when we think of making a meaningful career change, going after a dream job, or starting a business we immediately think of all the reasons why we would fail?
What are you avoiding doing right now because you're afraid of what other people might think?
Have you ever had that moment in your career where you had everything you thought you wanted and realized that it's not exactly what you want? If you haven't, great! You're obviously doing something right. But if you have, don't fret. This could be the moment where you let go of what you thought you wanted and figure out what you really want.
The benefit of the design process is that it gives you a path to follow that allows you to explore your career options. You can never really get stuck because in every moment there is something to test and learn from to keep you moving.
Happy New Year! I can't deny the burst of new year energy that I feel right now. I want to harness this momentum and ride it for the rest of 2016.
When changing careers, many people have a hard time figuring out what they want to do. With so many options out there the decision can seem overwhelming.
At the beginning of my career change journey when I was considering transitioning from lawyer to something else, I was routinely paralyzed by fear.
If money isn't everything, what else should we be considering on our journey to having a more fulfilling career?
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards.” This quote served as the inspiration for a recent Toastmasters speech that I gave about my career path.
Going through the process of changing careers is an incredibly challenging and rewarding experience.
My theme for this year is to make 2015 the Year of Appreciation. I landed on this theme after realizing how much of my life I take for granted.