Passion is a loaded word when it comes to career. There’s a myth that if we just harness our passions, our careers will take off. I don’t buy it! Passions don’t automatically turn into careers, and Passion is just too slippery. What if we don’t know what our passion is? The truth is: most of us don’t – myself included! I have several things I like, but what’s the magical point on the continuum when an interest becomes a

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It’s back-to-school time. If you think this is going to be a blog about the joys and wonders of starting a new school year, think again! I never liked school, and even though I’m now a full–fledged adult, and I’ve raised a child who is now an adult, I still find myself experiencing minor waves of anxiety this time of year. What does this have to do with coaching? Our past school lives have unexpected connections

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The recent Target cuts have called attention to how challenging layoffs can be. Whether laid off from Target or another job, anyone who has experienced this knows the unique type of loss and upheaval it creates. First of all, I want to express my concern to people who have been laid off – and to those whose lives are being impacted by it. I am sorry. I know this can be painful and feel out

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When you see something so inspirational, as in the story about Barbara Beskind who landed her dream job in Silicon Valley at age 89, it can set off lots of little sparklers for you. After watching and reading her story, here are three of mine: 1. Decade birthdays often spur activity. Many clients come to me when they are approaching a birthday that ends in a “0”. In the past month, I’ve talked to clients

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I’m sitting at a very messy desk, trying to get this blog post written. I feel like I “should” clear off my desk because everyone knows you can think better when there’s no clutter around. I also know that if it were easy to clean off the desk, I would have done it already. So do I really want to take the time to do that and put off writing the blog? Honestly? I don’t

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Earlier this month, I was interviewed on KLBB Radio by the founders of “Aging, but Dangerous” – a local organization recently featured in Time Magazine. Jean Ketcham and Suzanne Bates’ organization “inspires, empowers and challenges women over 50 to self-fulfill, self-actualize and live their lives to the absolute fullest.” Listen to my interview now. The interview is in “The Sizzle” segment of the program starting at 16 minutes, 13 seconds into the program. If the

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Aretha Franklin had it right. Now there are statistics to back it up. Working in a place of disrespect has far-reaching consequences not only on employee satisfaction but on productivity, creativity, problem solving, customer relations, and even the bottom line. So what can you do when you find yourself in a workplace where incivility, rather than civility, is the norm? Read on to learn: What studies teach us about the importance of respect in the

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January 18–21, 2015 (NEW) & March 16–19, 2015   If you long for “B,” and also wish to invest in your career with a group of other savvy women, I invite you to attend the second annual Sanibel Career Retreat on spectacular Sanibel Island, Florida. Begin Again Coaching is pleased to announce two retreats this year, one in January and one in March, to provide participants with date flexibility, capacity, and pricing options. Last year, participants

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