Category: Career Decisions

Workshop: Job Stress Management

Wednesday August 16, 11am-1pm (Portland, OR). Is your job causing you a lot of unhealthy stress? In my last post, I wrote about the “Sort and Tackle” Technique, and how and why it can improve your stress levels at work. You

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How to Manage Stress at Work

If your job is causing you a lot of stress, you’re not alone. In a 2014 survey in the US, almost a third (31%) of the workers reported that they typically feel tense or stressed out during the work day. This number

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New Collaboration of Portland Career Specialists

I’m excited and honored to be a new team member of the fabulous Vicki Lind and Associates. We’re a team of now five local career service specialists in Portland, Oregon. The specialties I’ll be contributing to the team are Job Satisfaction Coaching and

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New Productivity Coaching Group

Time is our most precious resource – are you getting the most out of yours? Or are you ready for a change?  My next productivity coaching group will come in a new format, starting with one-on-one sessions and an in-depth

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Where Can You Be Generous?

A Different Way to Look at Your “Unique Value Contribution” In an interview with Chase Jarvis, Seth Godin gave me a lot of food for thought when he suggested that we all ourselves this question: “Where are you being generous –

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Featured Video: Raise Your Children As Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurial skills are not a part of traditional education, even though they are important if we want to empower more people to make an independent living in a world where not everyone can find a good job. In this TED

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Savings and Retirement Decisions

How many Americans aged 30-54 believe they will not have enough money put away for retirement? According to the U.S. Census Bureau (retrieved from Statistic Brain Research Institute), as many as 80%. How many Americans don’t save anything for retirement? The U.S.

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Book and Video Recommendation: Skills Trump Passion

“Follow your passion” is a very commonly heard career advice, but Cal Newport argues it’s actually quite terrible as a guiding principle. In his quest to figure out how people find great careers, he found not only that preexisting passions are

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New: Decision Making Course Online

Would you like to become a master in tackling your big life or career decisions? Now you can learn that skill in a self-paced online course: There are different versions of the course that include more or less support and

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Self-Assessment Part IV: A Career Development Tool For Academics

Continuing my series about self-assessments, the one I’m reviewing here is for academics: the myIDP. The myIDP is an Individual Development Plan for science careers, and is mainly targeted to grad students and postdocs, with the goal of helping them define and

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