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As You Start Upon Your Way…

Photo by Alex Siale on Unsplash “AS YOU START UPON YOUR WAY, THE WAY WILL APPEAR.” -Rumi Rumi, 13th century Persian poet, scholar and theologian, said it and it never ceases to astound me how ancient wisdom is so useful today. Renowned career development and organizational behavior professor at the London Business School, [...]

2019-11-01T11:05:05-04:00November 13th, 2019|All, Transitions Reflections|

Reinventing Yourself

Photo by Peter Lewicki on Unsplash Career Counselors/Coaches hear clients who are dissatisfied with their existing work say a lot, “I don’t know what it is that I want, I just know I need something different.” And we’re used to eyes glazing over when we explain (even eloquently!) the career development process. You know—assessment, [...]

2019-11-01T10:56:43-04:00November 6th, 2019|All, Transitions Reflections|

Losing and Finding

Photo by Suzanne D. Williams on Unsplash At age 70, I’m (no surprise to anyone), feeling the hurt of friends, colleagues, and relatives dying. Or as I call it in lighter moments, making the big transition. Nothing “light” about it, of course. It’s most likely the major challenge of living. Seeing and in cases, [...]

2019-11-01T10:56:57-04:00October 30th, 2019|All, Transitions Reflections|

Job Hunting Requires Artistry and Science

It’s helpful to be both artist and scientist as you navigate the choppy seas of work transition. Artists are creative, spontaneous, imaginative, sensitive, entertaining, and innovative. Scientists are organized, experimental, procedural, systematic, and follow proven theory. All these qualities come into play with varying amounts, nuances and priorities as the situation dictates–-but [...]

2019-07-06T11:23:08-04:00July 6th, 2019|All, Transitions Reflections|

We Will All Be Better

Sometimes good comes from adversity. We can all think of examples in our lives where a problem turned into a solution or an obstacle, a victory. Jobs can be like that. We lose or leave a job we really like and with work, help from others and "grace", we find something better. Something we never would [...]

2019-06-08T13:57:18-04:00June 7th, 2019|All, Transitions Reflections|

The Job Market is Unfair

Although we know this in our head, it rarely makes it to our heart. We keep hoping there’s a recipe and if we mix all the ingredients in the right proportion, we will wind up with that award-winning cake. Understanding this truth can cut down on the heartache when the offer doesn’t come – and [...]

2019-06-08T13:56:35-04:00June 4th, 2019|All, Transitions Reflections|

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry, 20th century, poet, novelist and essayist, brings some wisdom (and encouragement) to those who see themselves lost in career/life transition. Career coaches rightfully advise on the value of self-awareness, introspection, and career exploration in order to find meaningful direction. But Mr. Berry goes deeper in his reassurance that we first must realize that [...]

2019-06-08T13:58:11-04:00April 16th, 2019|All, Transitions Reflections|

Work and Meaning

Embrace the hard "heart work" of achieving meaning, breadth and depth in your life–job, career and retirement contributions are integral to our happiness. In the latest of Thomas Merton's journal books, The Intimate Merton, his secretary and editor Patrick Hart, says that at one point Merton realized that he would not find meaning (or God) [...]

2019-06-08T13:58:21-04:00April 3rd, 2019|All, Transitions Reflections|