Five Ways To Manage Fear When You Stretch Outside Your Comfort Zone

– Posted in: career change, motivation, time management

I thought about writing about growth, since it’s spring, and growth is something that happens when you stretch outside your comfort zone. (I did write about growth for the 4/16 issue of the newsletter in case you missed that one!) But the flip side of the positive growth that comes when you stretch outside your [...]

How An Unrelated Hobby Can Be A Powerful Sales And Marketing Tool

– Posted in: entrepreneurship, marketing yourself, networking

In the fall of 2010, just two years into our business, I took a comedy class, which became an unexpectedly powerful sales and marketing tool for our business. Comedy was unrelated to anything in our business plan (except for maybe helping support my writing and creativity). But, it turned out that my comedy shows were [...]

You Already Know The Right People To Land Your Dream Job: How To Get In Front Of The Decision-Makers

– Posted in: career coaching

This post originally appears in my Work In Progress blog for It’s a common frustration of job seekers everywhere – you are the right person for the job if only you could get the attention of the person actually hiring. Submitting a resume to the company website is just a black hole. Appeals to [...]

Five Things Comedy Class Teaches You About Job Search

– Posted in: career coaching, Company news

For six weeks this fall, I’ve been studying writing of a different kind – Karen Bergreen’s beginner comedy class at the Manhattan Comedy School.  I always tell my job-seeking clients and column readers to be well-rounded and unique and to keep learning and stretching.  So learning about things seemingly unrelated to my own day job [...]