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So far Joan Tabb has created 84 blog entries.

6 Ways to Cope with a “Wicked Witch” Boss

Dear Coach Joan, How do I survive this horrible work situation? My new manager is disrespectful, ignores me, and has given my key responsibilities to members of his new team.  I feel like I'm invisible and unwanted. I know I need to get a new job but it is so difficult to just get up in the [...]

By | June 1st, 2017|4 Comments

3 Essential Topics to Consider Before Retirement

Dear Readers, Several clients, friends and family members are approaching retirement. When sharing the news, their eyes widen with delight, but beyond delight, I see mixed emotions. I sense tremendous excitement, plus a noticeable glimmer of apprehension.  It's similar to the look on people's face as they approach a roller coaster.  They [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|3 Comments

Career: Success stories often paved with obstacles

  Dear Readers, You may know that I split my work hours several ways. Some of my favorite hours are in 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms in Santa Rosa low income areas, where I design and deliver literacy and art programs. I try to empower, enliven and enlarge the scope of possibilities for the kids. [...]

By | May 11th, 2017|1 Comment

3 Ways to Make the Most of a Job Fair

Dear Readers, Calling on all Sonoma County job seekers.... This Thursday, May 4 is the Sonoma County Job Connections event. It runs from 4- 7 pm at the Graton Resort and Casino in Rohnert Park. The event is free. Visit pressdemocrat.com/sonomajobseekers to register or you can register on site. There will be nearly 50 [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|2 Comments

Anita Hill. She spoke truth to power. I wish I had.

Anita Hill and Coach Joan (Joan Tabb) meeting, 2017 Dear Readers, I had one of the most amazing experiences in my career last week. I had the opportunity to personally meet with Anita Hill for a private talk for about ten minutes when she was in San Francisco for a speaking engagement. [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|5 Comments

I have a new job – and I’m lost!

Dear Coach Joan, HELP! I'M LOST!  I am committed to my new  job and was told it would be a challenge. But without guidance and instruction I feel like I am blindfolded and headed for real trouble. The good news is that I've landed a very challenging new job with a [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|2 Comments

3 Steps to Your Ideal Career Niche

Dear Joan, I'm confused. I've had 4 jobs in the last 15 years and none of them seem right to me. I'm in my late 30s and I feel there must be a better way for me to spend my working hours. I have a bachelor's degree and always earned [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Is it time to get a new job?

  Dear Coach Joan, I'm running scared. I thought I had the perfect job. I'm in my mid-20s, working full time, and completing my college degree online. I'm in luxury sales for a European car company and have been #1 in sales for almost the last two years.  The job was the [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|0 Comments

3 secrets to successful salary negotiations

Dear Readers, I just have to share this current scenario with you. Last week one of my career coaching  clients, in search of new and better employment, received a good job offer. It was good, but not great. But he didn't want to risk losing the offer and was afraid that [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|0 Comments

6 Ways to be a Great Manager!

Dear Coach Joan, I've just accepted my first role as a manager after years of being an individual contributor . Any tips on how to do a great job? How do I best on-board my new employees for a great working relationship? Are there best practices in bringing out the [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|1 Comment