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!

Your Career Lifecycle – Tradeoffs at Every Stage

Dear Coach Joan, My current job is challenging and rewarding, but the salary and benefits are not good at all. For the first five years (my first job after college)  I was so stimulated by the job as a teacher in a small private school, but now that my husband [...]

By | December 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Strange Things I’ve Seen as a Career Coach

Dear Coach Joan, I've been thinking about your profession and all the situations and experiences you've seen with people in their working lives.  I'm wondering if you've seen some odd or unpredictable, strange things that have happened to people in their careers.  Anything readers might find interesting and informative? Thank [...]

By | December 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Shall I join a start-up, even with a lower salary?

Dear Coach Joan, I am  28 years old and have been quite successful in commission-based selling for the last 6 yrs. My income has continued to go up each year but I do not like the stress of month-to=month pressure to make my numbers. I also don't like working weekends [...]

By | December 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Three career tips for 2020

Getting 2020 off to a GREAT start! Dear Readers, I wish you all a wonderful holiday season and the best of career success as you move into the new year, the new decade of 2020! What is the best I can offer to you for this new beginning?? [...]

By | December 12th, 2019|0 Comments

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 day before Thanksgiving break, I thought it was just for a routine meeting. But NO, I was FIRED!!! Yes, I [...]

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