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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 [...]

4 Don’ts in Your Resignation Letter

By | 2017-04-26T02:38:05+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Job Search, Motivation|

Here's a piece by a client of mine who learned some lessons just as he was submitting his two-week notice resignation letter!  Remember, with a new job you are moving toward something, not running away from something. That is the mindset to write your resignation letter. -Coach Wolfgang Recently, I turned in my two weeks [...]

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 [...]

How is running a marathon like career management?

By | 2017-04-22T18:58:05+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Career Management, Motivation|

How is running a marathon similar to career management? Let me tell you the story... In 2004, I ran the Chicago marathon.  Let me start out by saying, I am not an avid runner. In fact, I don’t think I ran more than 1 mile until my mid-twenties.  I also don’t particularly like running, though [...]

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 [...]

What’s holding back my personal productivity?

By | 2017-04-21T18:07:19+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Motivation, Performance|

Very honest guest blog on his limiting beliefs around will power. It's also a partial book review for an excellent book I recommend myself. -Coach Wolfgang My full-time job keeps me pretty busy and that's before I tack on the responsibilities that come with family, having a few rental properties and supporting my partner with [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How to find the right job. Follow your passion.

By | 2017-04-21T18:08:54+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Career Change, Motivation|

Following your passion is a hard road. More than half the battle is finding out what the heck your passion really is! Sounds easy enough, and I've seen it so many times before, people feel they ought to 'know' what their passion is. But behind closed doors - trust me - the majority have no [...]