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Become a valuable employee and love your job more

By | 2017-07-15T21:47:59+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Career Change, Motivation|

As a coach, I work with clients on the ‘being’ side and the ‘doing’ side of career, leadership, life. The ‘being’ side focuses on who you are, on self-reflection, self-awareness, development. The ‘doing’ side focuses on intentional actions we take as a result of our work on the ‘being’ side. This guest blog was written [...]

How Long Do Professional Development Goals Take?

By | 2017-05-06T22:58:04+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Career Change, Career Counseling, Job Search|

Dear Coach Wolfgang, How long does it take to reach professional development goals? Great question. Tough to answer. Let me answer your question by way of a story. . . Freak accident "I’m frustrated and impatient and am ready to get back to normal life, Doc!", I said. "It takes as long as it takes, [...]

How Can You Acquire an Irresistible and Marketable New Skillset?

By | 2017-05-03T17:17:53+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Career Change|

Thanks to Amanda Wilks for this week's guest blog! Please check out her bio out at the bottom. -Coach Wolfgang If you are looking to acquire an irresistible and marketable new skillset, you are most likely trying to change careers. It can be a scary thing to take that first leap to change careers. What [...]

The benefits of coaching… I want to clone my health coach!

By | 2017-04-22T18:57:56+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Career Change, Motivation|

Great example of the benefits of coaching from one of my clients who wanted to lose weight.-Coach Wolfgang My company offers health coaching as an employee benefit.  Her name is Colleen and I love her!  That is, I love the process she uses to help me.  Here's how she works and examples of the benefits [...]

I got laid off. . . and it was the best thing.

By | 2017-04-22T18:57:57+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Career Change, Job Search, Networking|

Guest blog from a client of mine who was laid off recently but stayed open-minded and found something wonderful! -Coach Wolfgang Experience, exposure, expertise. These are some of the benefits in joining a large, well-known company. Budgets, regions and rewards tend to be bigger than, say, those of a smaller company. Of course, with a [...]

First Sign You Need Career Development: Dying Moose Noises?

By | 2017-04-22T18:58:07+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Career Change, Motivation|

I attended a workshop on career development recently and the topic of employee engagement came up. One participant mentioned that her co-workers can tell when she is stressed out, overwhelmed or otherwise disengaged by a noise she makes when she sighs. She described the sigh as ‘the sound of a moose dying.’ This brought a [...]

When will corporations value my entrepreneurial skills?

By | 2017-04-21T18:07:02+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Career Change, Job Interview, Job Search|

Would love to get your comments below on this post from a client of mine. How can he use his entrepreneurial skills to land a corporate job that desires those skills? If you have some insight here, please share! - Coach Wolfgang I'm in the middle of a job search and working with Wolfgang Career [...]

Your Career Development Plan Using the Four Stages of Competence

By | 2017-04-21T18:07:06+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Career Change, Career Management|

Look back at your career and see if you can identify the moments when your career took a big leap forward. We help our clients achieve these moments by creating a career development plan. A good career development plan requires a grasp on what stage of career awareness you are in. Let's use a model [...]

One question Career Crisis: where do you want to be in 5 years?

By | 2017-04-21T18:07:08+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Career Change, Career Management|

There I was... sitting in a coffee shop having a delightful networking meeting when I was caught completely off-guard by a simple question: where do you want to be in 5 years? My career immediately felt like it was spiraling out of control. In hindsight, it was a wonderful moment... a gift, really. Enjoy my [...]

Don’t forget to enjoy your career path

By | 2017-04-21T18:07:24+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Career Change, Job Search, Motivation|

“Take pride in how far you've come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don't forget to enjoy the journey.” - Michael Josephson This quote appeared on my calendar last month. I saw immediately how it applied to me, but also how it relates to the clients I work with. Hopefully it spoke [...]