Five Alternatives To A Business Partner For Entrepreneurs Who Don’t Want To Work Solo

– Posted in: Uncategorized

I have a business partner for my career coaching business, and this was instrumental in having the courage to launch and the persistence to keep pressing through the challenging start-up phase. I often hear from solo entrepreneurs that they too wish they had a partner. But you don’t need to have a formal business partner [...]

If I Could Wish One Success Trait For My Clients, It Would Be This

– Posted in: life coaching, motivation, Uncategorized

For most of January, I featured blogs on motivation and productivity because it was new year’s resolution time so the “how to reach success in your goals” theme seemed apropos. I actually returned to that theme in February for two additional posts, after discovering a startling statistic: over 40% of resolutions fall by the wayside [...]

How Do You Know Whether A Company Can Afford Your Desired Salary – Reader Question

– Posted in: career coaching, negotiate and close the offer, reader question

When you are negotiating for your desired salary, it helps to know that you and your prospective employer are even in the same ballpark. In my recent Forbes post, I shared tips on how to avoid a lowball salary, and one of these is to stay away from companies whose salary expectations are unrealistically low. [...]

How To Maintain Career Success Within A Struggling Industry

– Posted in: career management, marketing yourself put out its 28th annual “Jobs Rated” report, rating jobs on environment, income, outlook and 11 stress factors….Of the top 10 worst jobs, newspaper reporter was ranked worst for the third year in a row. Several other media jobs also made the top 10 worst: broadcaster (No. 3); disc jockey (No. 4); and ad sales [...]

Ten Low-Cost Options For Customized Leadership Development

– Posted in: career management

A Global Workforce Leadership Survey released by Saba, a cloud-based talent management solutions company, and, a research firm, report a growing talent gap at the executive levels: Almost half (46%) of companies surveyed cited leadership as the skill hardest to find; Only 15% of employees feel the training they get prepares them for the [...]

Rebecca Matthias on Business Success

– Posted in: entrepreneurship, Inspiration Friday

Think big.  Focus.  Never give up.  That’s your mantra.  Everything else will fall into place. – Rebecca Matthias Rebecca Matthias is CEO of Mothers Work (retail outlets include Mimi Maternity, Pea in the Pod, and Motherhood). This quote is from her book, Mothers Work, one of my favorite business books — an inspirational and informative [...]

Career Change Through Entrepreneurship: Pharmaceutical Executive Enters The Doughnut Business

– Posted in: career change, entrepreneurship

It sounds like the set up to a joke (an accountant opens a doughnut shop…) but it’s actually a career change success story: Mark Prygocki went from Big Four accountant to President of a medical cosmetics company to franchisee owner of five Fractured Prune Doughnuts Arizona locations.  After 21 years in corporate, Mark made the [...]

Change Careers By Changing Industries: From Luxury Goods To High-End Real Estate

– Posted in: career change

If you’re looking to change careers, transferring skills you already have from one industry to another is an excellent way to get on a new career path and still incorporate all the valuable experience you have already amassed. Susanne Rhow was looking to change careers to better balance career and family. She moved her sales [...]

Job Interview Preparation Strategies: What To Do And What To Skip

– Posted in: career coaching, interviewing

Congratulations, you have landed an interview with one of your dream employers! You have a few days to prepare, so how should you best spend this time? Review the company. Review the job description. Review your key selling points. Now you have a good foundation of information on which to build your interview. But a [...]