Why You Should Create A Vision Statement For Your Own Career

This article by Michael Pollock was first published on forbes.com As a smart, creative professional, you know all too well what it is to have a vision for your brand, product or movie. But do you have a vision for yourself? Do you have any idea how you want your own career to develop? What […]

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A testimonial: I made great, recognizable strides under his guidance

I serendipitously discovered Michael while doing deep internet research in pursuit of a solution to a career quandary. I was feeling stuck, frustrated, and stymied – and I wanted guidance on how parlay my work experience thus far into a new chapter. I wanted to feel inspired, directed, and hopeful again. From the onset of […]

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Why do creative pros look for coaching help?

The things that are keeping you up at night are most likely not unique to you. The particulars are yours and yours alone – but they probably fall into a category that has kept others awake watching that digital clock move oh-so-slowly from 3 am to 4am in the uncaring darkness. I am naturally very […]

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Are you loyal to your employer? Should you be?

The relationships between organizations and individuals are always interesting. The balance of power between an employee and the corporation. Or the duty of a citizen to her country. Where do the responsibilities of the individual end – or do they – and where do they conflict or mesh with the larger entities they belong to. […]

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Job Squashing Your Creativity? Start Your Own Creative Lab And Advance Your Career

This article by Michael Pollock appeared first on Forbes.com Do you consider your working self to be creative? Of course you do. You’re always sure there’s a better way to get things done. Your creativity might manifest itself in the innovative way you manage a team or the clever way you construct a legal defense […]

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Are You Designing Your Own Career, Or Is Someone Else Controlling It?

This article by Michael Pollock first appeared on Forbes.com If you’re not always thinking about what should be next for you in your career — and what might be next after that — you may well find your working life following a trajectory that is not of your own choosing. This can easily become the norm as […]

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Don’t let your new job title become a disappointment

Just because you like being ECD, or COO or SVP Design Director in one place doesn’t mean that a like-titled job somewhere else will be the same. Just because you feel you should have your boss’s title doesn’t mean you’ll be happy when you get it. Titles on their own tell you remarkably little about the actual job. […]

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How To Talk About A Career Gap, Or Your Less-Than-Thrilling Job

This article by Michael Pollock was first published on Forbes.com You’re clear about your career aspirations — the work you really want to be doing — but sometimes, fate didn’t work in your favor, and you’ve had to accept the second best job just to pay the rent. Or third best. Or maybe you took […]

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