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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How To Make Your Personal Pitch Be The Powerful Story Of You

How To Make Your Personal Pitch Be The Powerful Story Of You Answering the question, “Who are you and what do you bring to the table?,” is some of the most important work I do with clients, whether they’re looking for the next stage of their career or navigating the shoals of their organization. Think […]

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Don’t lose sight of what you have already, in your hunger for what’s next

  As creative pros, we are always planning, always wondering what we should be doing next, what’s around the corner. This is all as it should be.  But could we be missing out on the opportunities that are right next to us? But sometimes – and I see this in myself and in many of my clients – […]

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It’s Not Just Businesses That Need Change Management — You Do Too

  This article by Michael Pollock first appeared in forbes.com The rapid changes in media, distribution techniques, platforms and fickle consumer tastes have put the marketing communications hiring market into a state of turmoil. Companies want to hire leaders who are proven and experienced in the exact thing they need. And since that thing is […]

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How to avoid career paralysis: crafting your own personal value statement

I spend important time with clients framing their unique, specific and vivid story: the pitch for the gig that will get them where they want to go. This brief statement presents what they care about, what they have achieved and why a hirer should pay attention to them. It is written to express their passion […]

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Want a response to your email request? Make your question easy to answer.

You open your email and you are faced with a bunch of questions that want answering. Some of these are easy ones: yes/no, no-brainers, and you can quickly get them off the list. “OK done.”  But some of them are harder requiring deeper consideration: “I’ll get back to that one later.” Also if it’s contentious, it […]

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Don’t let your resume be all about process

I see a lot of resumes. They are fascinating in their sameness. There is a quite reasonable love for active verbs. I like active verbs. But if you don’t pay close attention you may find that your resume becomes all about process. Bullets indicate that the writer leads, reports, plans, prepares, delivers, identifies, facilitates, provides […]

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Reasons to hold on to your job while you look for a new one

  No Emma – don’t go! Don’t quit just yet. You’re likely to be in a stronger position to be looking for new opportunities while you are employed. It means you are not desperate – and it shows that someone thinks you are worth paying for. But here’s where it gets interesting. If what you […]

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