Career

Moving Forward With Hope: The Labor of Transition

Moving Forward with Hope The Labor of Transition If you're in the throes of transition and job seeking, you're undoubtedly doing something productive -- banging some emails or revising your LinkedIn strategy. It's all good, and it's part of doing more to achieve that worthy goal-new work with meaning and reward. I recently viewed the [...]

September 2nd, 2013|All, Career, TranSpirations|

Moving Forward with Hope: Doing something awesome

Moving Forward with Hope Doing something awesome I stumbled across an internet phenomena the other day, Kid President—a talented, confident young man who's been through some tough times health wise. He's come out with a series of videos including one entitled, "Pep Talk" on resiliency, heart and going after your dreams. It's for all [...]

August 26th, 2013|All, Career, TranSpirations|

Moving Forward with Hope: More to it than scratching an itch…

Moving Forward with Hope More to it than scratching an itch... Career coaches expend their careers and hearts promoting the message that enjoyable work makes life worthwhile. That’s why my first reaction to English philosopher Allen Watts podcast "What If Money Didn’t Matter?" was positive and affirming. "All right!!," I fist pumped. "Let’s get [...]

August 19th, 2013|All, Career, TranSpirations|

Moving Forward with Hope: Taking action after suffering loss…

MOVING FORWARD WITH HOPE Taking action after suffering loss... Jesus grieved deeply after he was told by his disciples that his cousin John was murdered. He was in great sadness, struggling with the shock and then denial which comes from horrific news. His human reaction was to retreat and seek solitude so he could grasp [...]

August 12th, 2013|All, Career, TranSpirations|

Moving Forward with Hope: Everything Ends…

MOVING FORWARD WITH HOPE Everything Ends... The German poet Ranier Maria Rilke teaches, "Everything that happens keeps on being a beginning...perhaps the time when everything in me is working at God." This encouragement can be challenging when we're in the throes of transition and certainties we had counted on disappear. We know that usually an [...]

August 5th, 2013|All, Career, TranSpirations|

Respite: Remembering to appreciate

Respite Reflections' purpose is to help people push the "pause" button in their transition work -- to take a break from the thinking, researching, networking and preparing for interviews. Taking a moment to center yourself, ponder a positive thought, and focus on a broader perspective is invaluable during a time of transition. "Respite: Remembering to [...]

July 31st, 2013|All, Career, Respite|

Moving Forward With Hope: Do transitions have to be battlegrounds?

MOVING FORWARD WITH HOPE Do transitions have to be battlegrounds? In Parker Palmer’s, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation, he talks about the "shadows" in our life that get in the way of healthy outlooks, satisfaction and reaching our goals. The battleground with its win-lose ultimatum is one "shadow" and seems [...]

July 29th, 2013|All, Career, TranSpirations|

Moving Forward With Hope: Don’t let the phantoms scare you…

In the heat of transition, there is a tendency to tell ourselves things which are not true--and they become barriers to being our most positive, productive selves. Eckhart Tolle in his book, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, calls these negative thoughts "mental phantoms," originating from our intellect or ego and steering [...]

July 22nd, 2013|All, Career, TranSpirations|

Respite: “Who said ‘north’ was up?”

Respite Reflections' purpose is to help people push the "pause" button in their transition work -- to take a break from the thinking, researching, networking and preparing for interviews. Taking a moment to center yourself, ponder a positive thought, and focus on a broader perspective is invaluable during a time of transition. "Right now you [...]

July 17th, 2013|All, Career, Respite|

Upcoming Workshops and Retreats

Life is about facing and managing change—career, personal, family, spiritual. This combination retreat and workshop is an opportunity to reflect on your life and your faith, exploring avenues for new opportunities. Job Search Courage: Looking Inside & Out for Hope & Help Date: Sept. 25, 2013 Location: Alverno College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin LifeSHIFT Date: October 12, [...]

July 16th, 2013|All, Career, LifeSHIFT|