3 tips for new college grads

Dear Joan, I know that as a career coach you've helped many young people launch from college to career. What are some of the best strategies to help make that transition a success? I'll be graduating next month and really want to line up a great first job. Thanks, Kelly [...]

By | May 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Radical Ideas for the NEW Retirement

Dear Readers, Lately I've been seeing many clients  facing the end of their career lives and wondering what's next. Most are  looking forward to retirement and ending a career that was once fulfilling, but has become routine, stressful or even boring. Many feel that enough is enough and it's time [...]

By | April 30th, 2019|0 Comments

The NEW: Robo Interviewing

Dear Readers, Yup, automation technology is ever impacting everything! And now it is having an interesting impact on the job seeking process. For the first time, I've heard about a robo interview. A client of mine is a recent college graduate and she's seeking a position in the environmental consulting [...]

By | March 31st, 2019|0 Comments

Help! My low GPA is holding me back

Dear Coach Joan, OK, I blew it. In college I was more into partying than studying. I was immature and had the wrong priorities. I graduated with a GPA (grade point average) of 2.0 out of 4.0. That means I had a lot of Cs, some Ds and perhaps one [...]

By | March 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Launching from college to career – 3 steps to getting started

Dear Coach Joan, It's now March, 2019 and my college graduation date is this June. Ugh. I now have to transition to the real world. I need to get a J.O.B.! As a humanities major I really don't know where or how to look for a professional job. Any thoughts [...]

By | March 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Can we do layoffs with dignity?

Dear Readers, Pardon me while I vent. Yes, I've seen a lot as a career and executive coach for the last 12 years, and in my decades working in corporations. Sadly, I've seen people so stressed out and wounded by being laid off in insensitive ways, that they sometimes never [...]

By | February 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Dilemma: Is my career really over?

  Dear Readers, Lately I've had clients in their 50s and 60s who are facing a dilemma. They've been laid off, their company has been bought or merged,  or they just see signs that their current job is ending. They are not sure what to do next. Some are fortunate [...]

By | February 1st, 2019|0 Comments

Economic downturn coming? Career tips to survive and thrive.

Dear Readers, I was recently contacted by a national technology publication to address the issue of how to manage one's career during an economic downturn. I thought that you, my readers, might well be interested in hearing some of the strategies I shared. Having been a corporate manager involved with [...]

By | January 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Help! My boss has become a diet and exercise fanatic

Dear Coach Joan, My boss is on an exercise and diet kick. Up until last year she was overweight and out of shape, but when her husband, due to health problems, started a diet and exercise regime, she got on board. In a big way. Now she is a zealot, [...]

By | January 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Want to switch career? What you can learn from Michelle Obama’s memoir ‘Becoming’

Dear Readers, Did you know that after graduating from Harvard Law School and working in a corporate law firm for several years, Michelle Obama decided she wanted to make a career transition? I learned all this in her new, excellent memoir, BECOMING. As more than 50% of lawyers realize within [...]

By | December 7th, 2018|0 Comments