Four Ways To Achieve Both Professional And Personal Fulfillment

The other day I was catching up with a very accomplished technology executive who was at a loss in forming her next professional moves because everything she prioritized right now pointed to her personal fulfillment – getting back into shape, focusing on family, travel. It made sense in a way since … [Read more...]

Career Coaching Questions Answered On Getting Unstuck, Troubleshooting A Job Search After 11,437 Submissions, Helping A Military Spouse and Balancing Personal and Professional Objectives – Radio Show

In this episode of the SixFigureStart Career Coaching Radio Show, I answered questions on getting unstuck, troubleshooting a job search after 11,437 submissions, helping a military spouse, and balancing personal and professional goals! Listen to internet radio with SixFigureStart on Blog Talk … [Read more...]

Don’t Be Too Leisurely About Your Leisure

Laura Vanderkam makes a thought-provoking and compelling claim to not be too leisurely about leisure in her new book, "What The Most Successful People Do On The Weekend."  A journalist and author, who writes frequently on the subject of time management, Vanderkam shares stories of how people who get … [Read more...]

Executive women who make the most of work-life balance

I am so excited to be cited in Molly Cain's piece for as an executive woman with an interesting side passion: Fellow Forbes Contributor, CNBC Career Expert and founder of Six Figure Start, Caroline Ceniza-Levine spends her weekends immersed in comedy. You can even catch her some … [Read more...]

3 Success Lessons From Top Women In Finance and Tech

This post also appears in my Work In Progress blog for In the past few weeks, I have had the privilege of hearing from 2 women both with amazing careers:   Janet Hanson was in senior management roles at Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers, ran her own investment firm, and is … [Read more...]

SixFigureStart on Momtastic: Work, Life & Balance

What advice would you give other women considering being a working mom? Go for it! I’m in year four of my business and I’ve had such a crazy, volatile schedule that I wonder if it impacts my kids. My older daughter commented one day that I seemed so much happier now than when I was in my … [Read more...]

5 Non-Work/ Non-Family Must-Dos for Working Parents

This post also appears in my Work In Progress blog for Ok, you probably don’t want to hear that there is something else to do, when you’re stretched thin by your job and family obligations. But everyone I know who has been happily juggling work and family, including myself with … [Read more...]

Why Keeping Your Lunch Dates Is Good Career Management

Reader question:  Given the bad market, I feel like I should be taking shorter lunches and less personal time.  Do employers even notice that type of sacrifice? If employers value you sacrificing your lunch time, are these the employers you want? Seriously though, I once made a lunch date … [Read more...]

Are You A Non-Conformist

If you might define non-conformity as not pursuing a traditional career path, then you will enjoy Chris Guillebeau's The Art of Non-Conformity.  I've seen Guillebeau's name referenced in a lot of coaching outlets that I read so I was excited to get to the source myself and read the book.  It's a … [Read more...]

In Defense Of Resting On Your Laurels

This post also appears on my Executive Careers blog for I’ve written in the past about doing a periodic audit of your career:  Do you have anything to add [to your resume] from the last six months? If not, this could be a sign of stagnation. There is definitely something to be said … [Read more...]