career decisions

Do It Like Derek Did It.

Published on March 11, 2016 at 5:53 pm

I sent this photo to a client today. He called a few days ago. Something happened at work. He was seething with anger. That anger moved him to reach out to me and it continues to fuel him to do whatever it takes to find a better place to work. That’s where the photo of Derek Jeter flying into the ... View Article »

Bring your Halo to Interviews

Published on February 26, 2016 at 2:44 pm

Try to get your arms around this: The most qualified applicant does not always get the job offer. Counterintuitive but true! Here’s why: The job offer most often goes to the applicant who genuinely connects with the hiring manager and demonstrates they will add balance and value to the existing team’s strengths and weaknesses. The above infographic demonstrates the power non-verbal ... View Article »

Building Confidence

Published on June 22, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Just a few words about building confidence: Confidence ebbs and flows according to the emotional weather we experience. It’s a good daily practice to center yourself first thing in the morning. Invest 3 -5 minutes to focus on your breath and set some intentions for the day. Centering yourself as a daily practice establishes strong emotional roots that will serve ... View Article »

Make a Positive First Impression – Ask!

Published on October 13, 2014 at 12:12 am

Hi Folks – I have a young intern/associate working with me. Her name is Christina Echevarria. I asked Christina to write about her real-life experiences in the workplace.  Here’s her inaugural post. Can you relate? Let us know! – Lisa Starting my new job has been both an exciting and challenging time filled with uncertainty. The initial struggles of finding where exactly I fit in ... View Article »

Build Authentic Self-Confidence

Published on July 12, 2014 at 4:42 pm

How would you feel if someone you know and loved constantly talked to you this way? “How could you do that?” “You’re so stupid!” “What the hell is wrong with you?” “You’re an idiot!” “When will you learn?” In my career consulting practice, I sometimes observe clients refer to THEMSELVES in these harsh ways. Paradoxically, I’ve noticed the same clients ... View Article »

Human Moments are Healthy

Published on March 17, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Fifteen years ago when Flip phones were cool, Ed Hallowell, MD was beginning to look at email and voice mail with a skeptical eye. Certain patients (Ed is a psychiatrist) were reporting feelings of alienation, anxiety and isolation because of the growing presence of electronic communication in their lives. One manager was not invited to an important meeting, another was ... View Article »

Keep Calm and Sparkle On!

Published on February 18, 2014 at 3:20 pm

  I am proud to publish  job and career decision tips from one of my star clients: Christine Acosta of Tampa, Florida. Why is she special? Because Christine stays the course  with her organization and resolve and… she adds a little spunk and sparkle along the way. – Best, Lisa  Check out Christine Acosta’s tips.  Give it up for Christine ... View Article »