Coaching

How to Ace Your Next Job Interview

How to Ace Your Next Job Interview

How do you feel when approaching a job interview? Fearful? Unprepared? Nervous? You are not alone. Most people go into job interviews unprepared, and do not present themselves in the most positive light. How do I know this? Because I have interviewed hundreds of people to fill positions ranging from senior executives to administrative assistants. But job interviewing is a skill that can be learned and your interview performance can be dramatically improved, leading to a much greater potential of getting a great job offer. Did you know that there are optimal times of day, and points within the job interview cycle? Scheduling your interview at the best time can triple your chances of getting a job offer. Another key component is doing your research for the job...

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Discovering Your True Vocation

Discovering Your True Vocation

Feel stuck or unhappy in your job, yet uncertain how or where to move to the next step on your career path? Ready to look beyond getting a job, to discovering your true work? Dissatisfied with the many career questionnaires that tell you what you already know? Let’s look at some ways to go deeper, to discover work that is both satisfying to you, and meets your financial goals. To discover your true vocation it is useful to reflect upon several important questions: What do you feel to be your life purpose? What are your key values? What motivates you? What are your major knowledges, skills, and abilities? What work and volunteer experiences do you have? What career goals are important to you? What type of work environment do you value? What is economically viable...

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Turning Fear into Fuel

Turning Fear into Fuel

Former lawyer, blogger, serial entrepreneur and author Jonathan Fields points out that people are so afraid of failing that it prevents them from achieving success in their careers. People are so conditioned to fear failure that they cannot conceive success. Three common fears are: Fear of failure, fear of judgement and oddly, fear of success. He says, “And fear of failure can be this devastating thing because we just ask this question, ‘What if I fail?’ …It stops us from asking two other questions, which are mission critical to our ability to re-frame fear and move through it. And those two questions are: What if I do nothing? What if I...

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Transforming Challenging Relationships

Transforming Challenging Relationships

All of us at one time or another feel stuck, at a loss for how to make a relationship work better. This can be in a work situation, or in a personal relationship; the principles are the same. We can feel hurt, used, victimized, angry, or disconnected. The other person is not doing what we expected! If only they would pull their due, not fool around, and change into a nice person! What happened to that warm feeling we used to have when we first got to know one another? Blame, regret, guilt, anger and remorse keep us stuck in a self-centered downward spiral that can mean the end of a meaningful relationship. If we allow our minds to get stuck in the endless loop of criticism, there can seem to be no way out. But there are simple ways to step off this dead end path...

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Five Lessons for Life

Five Lessons for Life

In the wonderful TEDx presentation below, Anita Moorjani describes how she faced end stage cancer, and slipped into a coma as her family was called to say their last goodbyes. She left her body and her consciousness expanded, as she became aware of what all her family was experiencing, even her brother who was on a plane rushing to see her before she passed. She felt the consciousness of her father and best friend, who had recently passed, trying to guide and help her understand what she was experiencing. She found herself in a realm of clarity, where she was much more than her individual identity, where she was connected to all other beings. She experienced how we are all expressions of one universal consciousness. After experiencing these insights, her father...

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