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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 [...]

Should You Say ‘No’ to Your Boss?

By | 2017-04-21T18:08:30+00:00 September 5th, 2016|Career Counseling, Motivation, Performance|

I was having dinner with a bunch of friends and experienced this. Thought I'd share the story as well as one of the insights it gave me. – Coach Wolfgang A few years ago, I was at an outdoor restaurant having dinner with friends visiting from out of town. The sun was beginning to set [...]

Difference Between Career Counselor and Career Coach

By | 2017-04-21T18:16:36+00:00 November 17th, 2015|Career Change, Career Coaching, Career Counseling|

What's the difference between a career counselor and a career coach? It's tough to tell because, when you are looking for career help, you see the two terms used interchangeably. This is because most people are new to both terms and don't realize there are important differences. But we need to set the record straight: [...]

When is the Right Time to Get Career Counseling?

By | 2017-04-21T18:17:48+00:00 July 21st, 2015|Career Counseling|

It is easy to lose ourselves in routine and the demands of daily life. We keep plugging along in our jobs, despite the fact that we don’t have a clear direction or even worse, we just aren’t happy. Career counseling is beneficial at any stage of your career. However, there are certain instances when career [...]