24 05, 2016

Defeat Fear to Get the Career You Want

By | May 24th, 2016|Career Change, Motivation|0 Comments

Some people seem to be born ready to jump out of airplanes and live life on the edge. It's like they were made for it. Careers in investment banking or startups seem to fit these types of people. And then there are the rest of us... perfectly fine watching others make the mistakes, jump when [...]

14 05, 2016

Fire-walking Across Your Career Change

By | May 14th, 2016|Career Change|0 Comments

A colleague of mine recently attended a retreat that involved fire-walking – walking barefoot over hot coals. It was an exhilarating experience for her and we talked about it at length. During the course of the conversation, her description of fire-walking made me think of how it relates to a career change or job search. [...]

10 05, 2016

8 Tips for Testing Business Ideas With Surveys and Interviews

By | May 10th, 2016|Career Change|0 Comments

Recently, we posted a blog about the narrow focus of a startup on four core business objectives. Whether you agree with that approach for a startup or not, there was a part that will always be true: startups need to confirm their assumptions about their new products and services. They do this by conducting a [...]

3 05, 2016

A Job (Does not Equal) a Career

By | May 3rd, 2016|Career Change|0 Comments

Job and career... I hear many people use these two terms interchangeably. I believe sometimes they can overlap, but they remain quite distinct. The term 'job' was originated in middle England and wasn't used in everyday language until the 1900s. This makes sense given the industrial revolution where it created 'jobs' outside the home. These [...]

26 04, 2016

3 Ways to Build Your Career Confidence

By | April 26th, 2016|Performance|0 Comments

I listened to a professional basketball player in an interview recently.  After the game, he was asked this question: how do you keep your 'swag' in the game?  The answer, "swag is an attitude, whether you hit the net or miss, you walk away with a smile".  Swag brings energy and energy exudes confidence, trust, [...]

19 04, 2016

7 Things Millennials Should Know About Interviewing for a Job

By | April 19th, 2016|Job Interview, Networking|0 Comments

Thanks to Michael Klazema for his guest blog on millenials. A brief bio is below. – Amy Entering the job market straight out of college has rarely been easy, but millennials have a tougher time at it than any prior generation. Not only is the economy still recovering from a historical recession, but millennials are [...]

12 04, 2016

Fire Your New Year’s Resolutions & Achieve Your Career Goals

By | April 12th, 2016|Motivation|0 Comments

Remember all the goals you made in January?  How long did you stay with them, this year?  At the start of the year, there's always a renewed sense of discipline to change in all the ways we 'know' we need to. lose weight spend more time with family exercise more, eat better get passed old [...]

5 04, 2016

How to Be Confident For a Meeting

By | April 5th, 2016|Motivation, Performance|0 Comments

This is how one of my clients gets pumped before a big meeting. Thought you'd like it! - Coach Wolfgang Today is the big day. All eyes and ears will be on you. It's probably making you a bit nervous, huh? I would be too. Are you also pretty excited? No? You should be. Today [...]

29 03, 2016

‘Deserve’ has nothing to do with getting a promotion

By | March 29th, 2016|Career Management, Performance|0 Comments

I’m sharing a guest blog that offers first-hand experience on earning a promotion. – Coach Wolfgang In the movie, Unforgiven, staring Clint Eastwood, one of my favorite lines comes near the end.  Just before Gene Hackman's character meets his demise he says, "I don't deserve this! To die like this."  Clint Eastwood's character responds with [...]

27 03, 2016

How to Get Promoted

By | March 27th, 2016|Career Change, Career Management|0 Comments

Most of us aspire to do impressive things for our employer - ones that will bring respect, admiration and reward. That "reward" typically means a promotion or elevated status. So how do we get that reward, specifically getting promoted? There are a number of ways but I'm focusing on 3 in particular: get lucky, move [...]