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About Joan Tabb

Joan (joantabb.com) is a coach, trainer, author and speaker. She is founder and principal of Greatin8Coaching.com, with a track record of helping hundreds of people to advance and transition in their careers. Her latest book: Building Blocks for the NEW Retirement, focuses on a new, later stage of life she calls ReVitalment! Joan's mission is activating the best of people!

Laid off!!! Now what??

Dear Joan, I knew I wanted to leave my job but I thought it'd be on my terms. So when my manager asked me to come to his office the da y before Thanksgiving break, I thought it was just for a routine meeting. But NO, I was FIRED!!! Yes, [...]

By | December 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Ripple Effect in the Job Search

Dear Readers, I've got to share with you updates from a current job seeking client, let's call her Valerie.  She writes that after an informational meeting at a company she's very interested in, the individual she met with called to say she was  impressed with Valerie's background and credentials but [...]

By | November 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Idealist college grad wants to help the world

Dear Coach Joan, Am I the only one who really wants to find meaningful work that is not a part of the consumer, capitalistic, dog eat dog world? I graduated from college with a degree in sociology and I'm very interested in helping people. I have no idea how to [...]

By | November 5th, 2019|0 Comments

From self employed to working for an organization

Dear Coach Joan, After decades of being self employed and successfully owning and running my own small business I am ready to call it quits. I'd like to move into to a full time management position in an established organization. I look forward to being part of a team and [...]

By | October 19th, 2019|0 Comments

A Winning career tool: The Resume Portfolio

Dear Readers, I'd like to share a winning career tool with you, one  that has helped many  clients become the candidate of choice, even if they didn't have the most competitive credentials. This tool can differentiate you from other candidates and put you in the lead. It does this by [...]

By | October 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

3 Considerations for a mid life career change

Dear Coach Joan, I recently turned 50 and feel like it's now or never for a mid life career change. I've disliked my profession for several years now and have a number of career directions I think would be much more satisfying. But I go around and around in my [...]

By | September 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Career Focus: She knows how to thrive as an artist in Sonoma County

Dear Readers, Many of us have creative pursuits and get a lot of satisfaction out of the expressive arts. Some of us wonder if those talents can be translated into a meaningful career. Can one make a living through art? I am meeting with Sherrie Lovler, a local artist, who [...]

By | August 29th, 2019|0 Comments

Career focus: How to run a successful yoga studio in Santa Rosa

Dear Readers, Many of us enjoy yoga. But what does it take to build and run a yoga studio? Let's find out.  I was introduced to Lisa Ellisen (in photo above), owner of Soul Yoga Studio in Santa Rosa, and here's her career story: Lisa, what do you do? How [...]

By | August 19th, 2019|0 Comments

Career focus: ‘How I became a local celebrity chef’

Dear Readers, Laurie Figone, a lifelong Sonoma/Marin resident has a career that's taken her to Scotland where she won a Porridge Championship, to appearances on major TV talk shows and reality shows, to winning a cook-off show in LA. Our local Laurie has worked with: Giada, Emerill, and Ray Lampe, [...]

By | July 31st, 2019|0 Comments

Career focus: ‘How I became a winemaker in Sonoma County’

  Dean Katzung, a Healdsburg-based winemaker says, "There's true magic in winemaking. Each year we create something that didn't exist before, and each harvest year is different. There's both art and science in winemaking, and many decisions to make along the way. Winemaking is my occupation and recreation." Dear Readers, [...]

By | July 27th, 2019|0 Comments