5 Signs That You Need To Reinvent Yourself

You’re bored most of the time – Life to too short to be continuously bored.  If you’re not being continuously challenged and learning, start making small changes.  Take up a hobby.  Volunteer one hour a week.  Expand your network by one person.  Choose to be interesting and curious. You’ve lost your sense of humor – […]

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OTW

  I had a business meeting this morning with two clients.  We were meeting at a coffee shop at 10AM.  I got there five minutes early as did one of my clients.  We start talking about the heat wave we’re having and what she and her family did over the fourth of July holiday.  At […]

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Your Clients Determine Your Personal Brand

Defining your value in the marketplace is paramount to your career success and shapes your brand.  Why?  Because if you can’t show your value and what you contribute; you’re expendable and an additional cost.  Companies don’t keep employees because they’re snappy dressers, tell good jokes or maintain a clean cube.  Companies keep employees because they […]

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The “ABC’s” of Personal Branding

Whenever I start a new project, I try to invent a formula or process to make it easier forme to remember the steps needed to complete the project successfully.  So, when one of my clients began developing her personal brand, we devised an easy-to-remember formula for her: The ABC’s of Personal Branding. Articulate – My […]

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Branding YOU

YOU are the product!  That’s the key concept you must understand in order to create an exceptional personal brand.  What I mean is that YOU must know who you are and what sets you apart from your competition.  YOU possess a special talent that no one else has.  And once you identify that special part […]

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YOU Are The Product-A Personal Branding Story

Branding used to be reserved for big name products like Coke, Nike, Apple or Ford.  Big name personalities also took advantage of branding-Liz Taylor, Lady Gaga, Johnny Depp.  As you read these names, certain images come to mind…Coke may bring to mind a greenish glass bottle or a polar bear drinking a soda.  Lady Gaga […]

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Feed Your Spirit Gelato!

Four Ways to Feed Your Spirit    Career reinventions can drain you and your spirit of every ounce of energy you possess.  The reinvention process challenges your stamina, sanity, confidence and everything in between.   I know because I’ve been through five reinventions and counting.  I’ve learned ways to keep my sanity and sense of humor […]

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The Perfect Candidate

I wanted to share a conversation I had recently with a senior manager.  He was lamenting the fact that he couldn’t get perfect “10’s” to interview for a middle management position he had open.  He also said that he’d never even consider anyone who had been out for work for more than a year.  He […]

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