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Why do creative pros look for coaching help?

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…

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Don’t let your new job title become a disappointment

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…

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Moving up? Overwhelmed by email?

Moving up? Overwhelmed by email?

Email inundation is a particular issue for people who have made a leap forward in their careers and whose new roles expose them to vast new volumes of communications. The wonderful new “flat” org structures lead to everyone wanting to know everything that is going on. This does have…

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Are you using what you learned in those summer jobs?

Are you using what you learned in those summer jobs?

Did you have some early gigs that may not seem relevant to your career path – but that maybe taught you something or made you stronger in some way that makes them worth mentioning in your resume? I had some jobs as a kid and…

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Managing your career within the organization. Don’t let the company hierarchy hold you back.

Managing your career within the organization. Don’t let the company hierarchy hold you back.

Company hierarchies as laid out on org charts can seem stifling;  but they needn’t be. The org  framework gives you a clear guide for your own navigation and success – all you have to do is search for the win-win opportunities at each level. You…

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New Year plans? Don’t just set a start date

New Year plans? Don’t just set a start date

Creative professionals start the year open and excited to new possibilities and to moving ahead to what is next. In recent days I’ve heard from creative pros who want:  “to transition into …”;  “to establish …”;  “to consider options;” “to seek a new job and career that fulfills…

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My kind of selfie: a nice testimonial

My kind of selfie: a nice testimonial

  This summer I had the pleasure and privilege of helping a fine London animation company to focus its approach to the US market.  When we were done, I asked if they were happy with the project and would consider writing a testimonial.  This is…

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Your dream creative job may be closer than you think.

Your dream creative job may be closer than you think.

  A common phenomenon among creative professionals who work in companies large or small is the sigh of frustration that says: “I am better than this, I have so much to offer that isn’t being utilized, I am not getting the best projects,  I am…

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Corporate or Startup?  What’s right for you?

Corporate or Startup? What’s right for you?

The grass is always greener on the other side …or is it? Small nimble startups are working to become great big brands. And great big brands aspire to be small nimble start ups. And the people who work in them are looking through the same…

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Your job in a world of exponential change

Your job in a world of exponential change

  My first candidate for word of the year is “exponential”.  It will be applied to everything. The job market, the energy business, the climate, the TV business, the music business, our earth’s population.  This exponential change will affect each and every one of us….

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