On my 8th anniversary of being full-time with Peak-Careers, February 3rd, I sent out a request to complete a short survey seeking insights to where people engage with Peak-Careers. One of my 3 words to guide me in 2020 is “Strategic”, and I wanted to gather some information to help me be more strategic in […]
Dr. Spencer “Skip” Niles, President-Elect for National Career Development Association was at his summer camp here in Maine recently about 25 minutes from me. So I decided to interview him at his camp on Great Pond about his work on being authentic in career development and weaving hope into our work. I was inspired to […]
As a career coach/counselor, do you ask your clients to journal? I do occasionally because I believe the process of taking ideas out of their heads and putting them on paper can be a very powerful activity. “A goal not written is only a wish.” I believe this is true in the career development process…write […]
In my first blog on this topic I spoke about:  helping people embrace chance events in their lives  taking action, and  encouraging curiosity. Let’s talk about what else you can do as a career advisor to assist people in “intentionally” creating “serendipitous” events to create opportunity by changing their perspective of the […]
Sometimes knowing a person can be a problem. My mother-in-law has always stated “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” And I argued with her once (only once 🙂 that you also have to KNOW something AND be a good person as well. I KNOW some people and I can guarantee I would […]
Trust Those Instincts Every decision a CEO makes is based upon incomplete information, often less than 10% according to The Two Second Advantage book I recently finished. Why would career decision making be any different?