3 Questions for Turning Self-Doubt into Action

The job search can take a toll on our self-esteem, voices of resistance keep us stuck in self-doubt, but unpacking limiting beliefs lets us move closer to reaching our potential. I spend a lot of time with people who face an uncertain future due to an unplanned layoff, usually unrelated to their job performance, and …

7 Career Goal Confidence Hacks

Experts know, the biggest key to building confidence is taking action!  Yet it’s a chicken and egg problem, if you’re not feeling confident, it’s hard to put yourself out there. We all know how important networking is to landing your next career opportunity.  That said, I frequently work with people who aren’t ready to dive …

4 Barrier-Busting Tips for Reaching your Potential

Raising children takes a special blend of hands-on management and learning to let go, sometimes simultaneously.  In my 16 years of parenting, I can’t say I’ve really perfected this balance. It was during one of those “parenting true confessions” conversations that a friend mentioned he’d (miraculously in my opinion) managed to keep from dropping the …

Building a Brand to Reach Your Career Goals

I recently coached a highly accomplished client with a picture-perfect resume.  She’d held her last professional position at a big-name company for 12 years, during which she’d advanced in her position 4 times.  In addition to her marketable skills, this client, whom we’ll call Andrea, had a work history which demonstrated loyalty, growth potential and …

10 Ways to Boost Confidence in 30 Minutes or Less

After spending an awe-inspiring weekend workshop with acclaimed author Martha Beck, I now know the solution to many of our greatest life-challenges is often the opposite of what society tells us. Where we believe we need more: money, stuff, attention; these external rewards don’t ultimately lead to lasting happiness. Sometimes less is more. On that …

7 Energy Boosting Tips to Start Your Day Right

Years of experience coaching groups and individuals toward reaching their goals has taught me one thing.  Energy matters, and most of us report wanting more of it. Several years ago I had the amazing experience of working with a VNA (visiting nurses association) in Santa Cruz that really drove this point home for me.  I …