Cross border travel for extended periods can be a life shaping/life re-shaping experience (though perpetual road warriors may have a different take on this.) From my perspective it can teach you about the world and yourself. But what happens afterwards when you come back after a long trip or working abroad? There certainly is a period of adjustment as you re-enter the normal flow of work and life.
I recently returned from a three-month trip throughout South East Asia, and had to quickly shift back into home base work mode — running my business here in the US versus running it remotely. Here are 5 strategies that helped me quickly regain my stride…
One of the biggest issues for job seekers can be self motivation: some days you do a ton of work, and other times you procrastinate.
Keeping motivated in the face of uncertainty and self-doubt takes careful planning and organization. Join Dr. Susan Bernstein, Executive Coach for Ivy Exec, for this webinar that will cover: Continue reading
In January, I always get a flood of new coaching clients who are eager to get to work setting and achieving their career resolutions for the New Year.
Recently, I’ve noticed an odd trend and one worthwhile discussing here.
Several clients have come to me with the following “goal” for 2014: Continue reading
Like many professionals, I remember playing some version of “When I Grow Up” as a kid.
I went through a phase of playing Secretary, wherein I spent hours filing my father’s junk mail and pretending to “patch calls through” to Very Important People.
I also went through a phase of playing Teacher wherein I created attendance lists with dozens of made-up names and basically did nothing but take roll, over and over for hours on end.
Throughout childhood, I dreamt of working. Surely many of you can relate.
It’s no stretch to say that now, as happily employed adults, our childhood dreams have come true. And of course, this begs the question…now what?
Once you’re done with school and actually working—employed in a steady, stable career you actually like—what’s left?
Pat Drew, Career Coach
Tuesday, March 11th
6:00PM – 7:00PM EST
Pat Drew is an Executive Leadership Coach with a specialty in Executive Life Management. She will share a process designed to re-energize your search by helping you clarify “Who am I? Where do I fit? And, what’s next?” Learn how to define yourself in an engaging, catchy way – “What makes me interesting? How do I stand apart?”
This webinar will help you find positive energy to inspire not only yourself, but the hiring decision makers. Continue reading
We like to hear about companies selling for billions, or the star athlete winning Olympic gold.
However, many times we forget that great accomplishments start small and build momentum. Take Apple for example, the multi-billion-dollar company was at first just a small idea that was executed extremely well and consistently. Or, consider the athlete who starts as a novice, then commits to years of practice just to compete on the world stage. If you’re starting a business or any new project, apply these points to your new endeavor. These tips gave me a framework to get my business off the ground, and are still serving me well as I scale my business.
With unemployment as high as 10 – 11% over the last few years (that translated to a high of 14 million people out of work) many of us have been looking for a job when there is a lot of competition and no to low new job creation. Not only can this situation be devastating financially, it can also have a huge impact on our esteem and life outlook. Thankfully, the unemployment rate has now dropped to 6.7%, still a high number, but job creation is on the mend and the economy is growing, although slowly. Yet many of us are still looking for work. Continue reading