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Failing at work is a good thing

By | 2017-08-28T16:04:22+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Career Coaching, Career Counseling, Career Management, Performance|

Guest blog sharing good insight on the upside of failing at work. -Amy My pilot program officially bombed today... for the second time. I sat there with my boss and we talked about why the participants never embraced the pilot program. My boss wanted results and we didn't have any. He was agitated. Then it [...]

3 Ways To Execute A Better Career Evaluation

By | 2017-08-21T19:41:39+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Career Change, Career Counseling, Career Management, Motivation|

Career Evaluation is crucial. There are many reasons why people allow work to take over their lives - personal goals, generational expectations, a need to perform. All work and no play may make you look like a devoted employee, but can have tremendously negative affects on your overall health and happiness. If you’re going to [...]

Self Perception Matters, Seriously.

By | 2017-08-21T19:42:44+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Career Change, Career Coaching, Career Counseling, Performance|

Do you believe that a broken mirror, cracked into a thousand crumbling segments, can portray how you truly look? Of course not! Because of the cracks, the reflection would reveal a distorted image of self, a lie to your true appearance. Similarly, having a distorted sense of inner self can cause confusion and anxiety. Like [...]

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, [...]

4 Ways to Deal with Stress at Work

By | 2017-04-21T18:07:13+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Career Counseling, Performance|

Stress is part of life, and definitely a part of our daily work lives. Even if you love your job, there are days and times when stress in the workplace can wreak havoc on you. Maybe you have a big project due, or it’s the end of the month or quarter, or you’re taking on [...]

Own Your Experience and Take Ownership of Your Career

By | 2017-04-21T18:07:42+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Career Change, Career Counseling|

I was attending an accountability group for entrepreneurs last week where we talked about the new structure for meetings. As we were listened to new structures and asked questions, one of the veteran members of the group said: "It’s really important to own our experience!" She went on to suggest two items: you will only [...]

Mindset Changes Today for a Better Career Tomorrow

By | 2017-04-21T18:07:52+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Career Change, Career Counseling, Motivation|

So many people struggle with unhappiness in their career. I would venture to say that EVERYONE has been unhappy in their career, at some point in time. Our blogs regularly touch upon the subject of finding a job that fulfills you or turning your current job into something that makes you happy. This article takes [...]

Use the Power of Metaphors to Gain Clarity in Your Career

By | 2017-04-21T18:07:56+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Career Counseling, Career Management|

Who would have thought that metaphors would have played such an integral place in my coaching? Not me. I enjoy a good metaphor, but didn’t always see their power. In the last year, I’ve been asking my clients to describe how they are feeling about a particular situation as a metaphor – an analogous visual [...]

Engage the Being & Doing to Make a Career Change

By | 2017-04-21T18:08:04+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Career Change, Career Counseling|

As humans, we constantly strive to balance our two states – the being and doing. The Being is who you are and includes self-reflection and developing awareness of yourself, your thought patterns, behaviors, etc. The Doing is what you do and includes the actions you take and the plans you put in place, etc. Personal [...]

Leadership Development at the Growth Edge

By | 2017-04-21T18:08:14+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Career Change, Career Coaching, Career Counseling|

As a coach, I regularly work with a coach myself for personal and professional development. We are currently working on a specific area of executive development for me. As we were talking about that specific area last week, I had the 'aha moment' when I realized the past behaviors I utilized in this specific area [...]