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 »

Learning from Mistakes

Published on January 10, 2014 at 4:37 am

A long time ago, Stanley Ashe had the good sense to hire me as the first human resources director of his distribution company. We shared a spirited relationship but he had one strange practice: He wanted me to tell him about my mistakes. He wouldn’t allow me to leave on Fridays until I disclosed a laundry list mistakes made that ... View Article »

Are you in a rut? You are not alone…

Published on January 2, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Three Good Things A Best Practice that improves your outlook Are you in rut? You are not alone if you’ve been experiencing some tough days. It is not uncommon to experience a bit of an emotional slump while going though normal life transitions such as: graduating college, moving, ending a relationship, changing jobs, launching a life, emptying the nest or ... View Article »

Listening for your Voice of Vocation

Published on January 1, 2014 at 1:15 pm

  I used to think that people hire me for career advice but the more I listen, the more I realize it’s neither my knowledge nor insights that clients value most. Typically, I  coach clients through career decisions, or to be more effective managers, or to learn about interviewing and networking strategies, or to explore employment options, or to discover ... View Article »

Moody Matters

Published on December 28, 2013 at 12:01 am

Confession: I’m moodier than I’d like to admit. Far more often than not, I let my emotions get the best of me. The positive and the negative ones. It’s my nature. However, my second nature is to regulate them. Psychologists call this “self-regulation.” So sometimes I need a reminder to keep things in the proper perspective. That’s why I  surround ... View Article »

Avoiding holiday parties because you don’t have a job

Published on December 6, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Are you unemployed and avoiding holiday parties? Please reconsider! Holiday parties are some of the best ways to put yourself out there.  Here’s why: 1. Maybe it’s the spiked eggnog but I’ve noticed that lot of folks are slightly more empathetic and a little more generous with their time. Tell them how you can add value to their Company or ... View Article »

Worst First!

Published on August 8, 2013 at 1:43 pm

“Worst first!” The research is conclusive; setting small daily goals gets things done! At the end of each day, write a list of three tasks that must be accomplished the following day. Post the list on your bathroom mirror and forget about it. The next morning, tackle those three items. The rule is: “Worst First!” Meaning, get the important, necessary ... View Article »