5 Ways to Avoid Age Discrimination

As a career coach with more salt than pepper in my beard, I’ve met many laid-off people who complain of age discrimination. More than 15 years in career transition coaching in the US and Australia has shown me that we often give employers the opportunity to knock us out of… Read More ›

What Happens Where There is No Water Cooler?

“What are you doing this weekend?” This question is often heard in the workplace on Friday afternoons. “What did you do this weekend?” This question is often heard in the workplace on Monday mornings. It can be a quick interchange in the hallway, elevator, or coffee station.  It is a… Read More ›

Soap Opera Selling Attracts Readers and Money

Most coaches have a blog or newsletter but struggle to attract new readers, and more importantly, fail to monetize it.  While there are a number of different ways coaches can improve upon what they are already doing, my favorite approach is referred to as Soap Opera Selling. At some point… Read More ›

8 Work-At-Home Jobs for Retirees

Older Americans looking for a little extra cash might want to investigate work-at-home opportunities. Working at home can help make ends meet by adding to Social Security and retirement income or finance the extras that are so important. Some have found working at home to be a good way to… Read More ›

College and Career Readiness for Learners of All Ages

Article originally published in the NCDA Career Developments, a publication of the National Career Development Association. Does college and career readiness (CCR) look like it did during your youth? That question drives this article as career development charts its course into its second century. Shifting the focus of CCR beyond… Read More ›

Taking My Business and My Life to South America

When I turned fifty, I took a long look at my life and didn’t like what I saw.  I was stressed out, working too many hours, spending too much time in my car, and felt a faint sense of disappointment with many of my relationships.  Sound familiar? My solution to… Read More ›

How To Ease Into Succession

For many business owners, their companies are not only their most valuable financial asset, but also symbolize a sense of achievement, power, and prestige. Business ownership provides an identity, a purpose and a place to go to from Monday to Friday. Thus, the very idea of planning one’s succession evokes… Read More ›

Your Life Purpose and Your Career

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” Ralph Waldo Emerson How do we know our life purpose? How do we find a fulfilling career… Read More ›

Finding Your Luster in Retirement

I went to a wedding recently and was seated next to a charming gentleman, who politely inquired about my occupation. When I told him that I worked with Baby Boomers who did not know what they wanted to do when they grew up, and did non-financial retirement coaching, he gleefully… Read More ›

The Mid-Life Challenge: Make a Plan to Re-ignite Vocational Passion

Nobody will stop you in the hallway at work to ask if your career provides meaning and personal fulfillment. Recognizing that something’s missing in your vocational life and taking the initiative to change must come from within. Serena Williamson found a way to turn her passion – helping writers hone… Read More ›