7 Reasons Why Your Job Search Never Ends

April 26th, 2017

If you tell me you’re lost in a seemingly unending job search, I probably won’t say, “it’s a really tough job market”. Instead, I’ll try to find out if you’re engaged in a tenacious, strategic search generated by a powerful networking engine. If you tell me you’re not, I won’t be surprised. In more than…

How to Network Far Beyond Your Comfort Zone

April 18th, 2017

As Jane (a 56-year-old woman from California navigating her way back to the workforce) realized that she needed to network far out of her comfort zone, she asked me this question:“I have connections at organizations where I would love to work—but they are either people I am not close to or feel uncomfortable approaching. Call it…

Finding Flexible Work: No Longer A Needle in a Haystack

April 7th, 2017

I just don’t buy the fact that thousands of women are desperate to break the glass ceiling. In the last 15 years of working with women, I’ve met very few of these high-flyers. I’ve met lots of MBAs who became mothers and then ran away from inflexible employers. I’ve met lots of young women gung-ho…

Back to Work After 20 Years: Serendipity and the Volunteer

April 7th, 2017

One of my blog readers sent me this note—inspiration for any woman who thinks she has been out of the workforce too long to land a significant job… “After more than 20 years at home, with a long resume of volunteering at my children’s schools and at three non-profits, I am about to start my first…

Your Own Business Would Be Flexible, But Are You Type E?

March 13th, 2017

There’s Type A, and I’ve coined a Type E.  Type As are not necessarily Type Es, and a very small percentage of humans are in the Type E category. So what’s Type E?  It’s the Entrepreneur type—and an alluring prospect for women who feel that there could be no greater flexibility than being your own boss….

10 Tips to Fend Off Retirement & Keep Your Nest Egg Growing

January 9th, 2017

I’ve met very few women who are interested in the traditional “withdraw from work of any kind” retirement.  In fact, I’m constantly amazed at the schedules, intellectual pursuits, philanthropic initiatives and professional adventures of women well past the age of 65.  There are endless ways to stay interested and interesting…and keep your nest egg growing…

Your Own Business Could Be Many Shapes and Sizes

July 21st, 2015

When I first started coaching women in 2002, it was always about how to find a job in an established company. In the beginning many women wanted what they knew–to continue working for (or return after many years at home to) a large corporation. Then there was more interest in local small to mid-size companies…

Make a Big Work+Life Impact with Your Own Small-Scale Business

July 14th, 2015

As the U.S. moves rapidly toward a self-directed workforce, more and more women will choose to start their own businesses. I find that many of my coaching clients are now thinking about entrepreneurial ventures—knowing that employers are trimming their ranks. In the workforce of the future employers will rely on a pool of independent contractors…

20 Questions to Zero in on the Work Flexibility You Want

June 22nd, 2015

Just about every working human would like a flexible schedule, and most mothers jump quickly to the idea of part-time. Before you give up full-time hours, however—and a full-time salary that could greatly impact your long-term financial security—ask yourself the question that tops this article’s list:   Is what I really need a better system…

Resume-Building Work Can Be Easy on Your Life

April 29th, 2015

Five years ago, Liz left a vice president level job at a Fortune 500 company for a family hiatus. At the time she loved her work, but it wasn’t fitting her life. She had a baby and two young children, and the commute in and out of New York City to a job that was…