What to do when you receive a poor job review

What do you do when a job review goes sideways? For many of us, a poor job review can seem like the end of the world. We feel like we've failed, we lose confidence, and in some cases, we can feel physically ill when a boss blasts us with bad news. In recent conversations with a couple of different people, they've found themselves in this situation. What to do? Here are seven steps you can take to help you recover. 1. Maintain your Continue Reading

5 Ways to Boost Your Confidence

What’s your confidence level? Is it high? Does it need a boost? Or does it just depend on the day? This has come up in a couple of recent conversations I’ve had with people – and they’ve been struggling with confidence and a belief in their abilities and themselves. First – let’s define confidence: it’s that feeling of self-assurance arising from an appreciation of your own abilities and qualities. Think of a time when you felt Continue Reading

The 3 most important networking questions to ask!

There are many reasons to begin networking with others – when you’re looking for a new job either inside or outside of your company, to grow your connections and expand your sphere of influence, or to help other people by being a resource for them.  Some people love nothing more than to attend large networking events where there’s a smorgasbord of new people to meet. Others are more comfortable networking  in a 'face to face' meeting with only Continue Reading

Feeling Overwhelmed? One Thing to Help You Cope

Feeling overwhelmed can be paralyzing. From having too many things to do, to not knowing what to focus on, to trying to control that 'swirl' going on in your head -- feeling overwhelmed can simply be exhausting. I know. I've been there. And so have many of the people I've coached who find themselves in a job they hate, or frustrated with their career progress and wondering what's not clicking for them. We tell ourselves stories that add Continue Reading

4 Ways to ‘Hold Space’ and Why It Matters

To 'hold space' is one of the most important things I do for my coaching clients -- especially my senior level and C-suite clients who often have very few people around them to openly discuss things. You might be wondering what 'holding space' means. I believe it's creating a safe place for dialogue, to allow the other person to just 'be' --- without any judgement, and to allow them to explore their thoughts and emotions in a deeper way that Continue Reading