Bev's Blog

Thu, Jan 2, 2014 8:31 am

I like to start each year with a list of New Year's Resolutions, and some years my list has been more successful than in others.  But even when I abandoned my commitments before Spring, the process was worthwhile.  There were periods in my life when I didn't devote much time to self-reflection, so starting out a year by taking a close look at myself was a good thing.

As I often do in December, in recent weeks I asked some of my coaching clients about what they'd like the next year to bring.  What will success look like in 2014?  Where do they want to focus their energy this year?

Wed, Dec 18, 2013 2:22 pm

Most savvy careerists understand the importance of getting off to a great start in a new job. But many don't take full advantage of that other opportunity in a transition: the chance to tie up loose ends in the old job and turn your experience into a substantial building block for the future.

Tue, Nov 26, 2013 10:33 am

The trick to redefining your career is to create a disciplined change process and stick with it. And once you master your go-to approach, you’ll have a starting point for future challenges. Whether you want to change professional tracks or simply pump up performance in your current gig, you’ll always know where to begin.

Wed, Nov 13, 2013 8:15 am

"How do I get the boss to listen?" That's a question I often hear from clients.

Perhaps you have the same problem. Is it sometimes hard to move forward because you can't get the boss's attention? Do you head home feeling frustrated because your boss won't listen to you? Or, even worse, does your career feel off-kilter because you and your leader are out of sync?

Tue, Oct 29, 2013 8:58 am

Did somebody tell you that if you work hard and do a great job it won’t matter what you wear to work? They were probably wrong.

The way you present yourself to other people has an impact on how they evaluate your accomplishments and potential. And your personal style – your clothes and your grooming – influences how you show up, and how you’re perceived.

Among the situations when your style is obviously important are job interviews and presentations. Thinking about these occasions, I went to an expert, my sister, Libby Vick.