Are you just settling in your current work?

  • That happens.  One day you are excited about what you are doing and think that you are in the catbird’s seat.  The next day you are bored and can’t seem to get your juices flowing like they used to!
  • You may feel as though this is the time when you should be making your biggest contribution but you are dealing with the same stuff you were dealing with a decade ago!  How do you fight you way out of that dead end and turn it into something meaningful?
  • You may feel stuck when it comes to contemplating change – You haven’t really focused on yourself in networking, your resume is outdated, and your last interview was something you would rather forget!
  • Or you may be looking for what’s next!  What work can I do that leverages my experience and also taps into the things I am realizing are important and meaningful to me?

If you are looking for your next CEO role, or are a senior staff person aspiring to be in an executive position in a trade or professional association –

Here you have a thinking partner and a champion to get you into action quickly and confidently so you can stand out from the competition. And new perspectives on managing your association career, creating an effective job search campaign, and uncovering not just any job, but one that really gets your juices flowing again!

If you are looking for what’s next, I have a number of clients who are going through the process of positioning themselves for their next why! What is your why? What do you need to let go of thinking it might work for someone else, but not for you?

Call me for a Discovery Session – complimentary and value packed – with the focus on YOU!

NO Strings Attached! I just want you to experience the freedom and peace of mind you deserve!

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Celebrating Creativity: Getting out of the Box, 2

“Every actor wants to break out of the box that they put you in and that’s where I’m heading, out of the box as fast as I can.”
Rick Springfield

Speaking of getting out of the box,

we also use that phrase for finding unique new solutions to places where we may be stuck. Think out of the box! Implying that being in the box is square and unimaginative.

But being in the box can also imply that you are cut off from others, that there may be barriers between you and the other(s). Maybe even conflict!

If your job, department, board or organization is …

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Getting Out of the Box for Halloween!

Halloween is about getting out of the box – getting out of your own identity for the evening and having permission to become another persona – just for fun!!
I lived in a small, fairly quiet mid-western town for a few years of my life, and one of my fondest memories is of Mike and Shirley’s Halloween Parties. The requirement was that you use your creative juices to make up your own costume, no store-bought costumes allowed, and bring your most outrageous and fun-loving self to the effort! The added twist was that you and 2 – 3 others would pile …

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Do you know what to do to manage your online information?

Managing your online information and reputation is now part of what you must do to prepare for a job search (how times have changed!).

More and more employers are using the web as their source for finding pools of potential employees which they can tap for available jobs instead of posting jobs online.  How can you be among those selected to be in the pool? 

Even if you have responded to a posting, and you have gotten the call for an interview, you still need to pay attention to what is online. The blog post below identifies 8 areas of …

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ASAE Annual Meeting

If you are attending the ASAE Annual Meeting in Dallas this year,  join me for a session entitled Killer Culture or Culture Killer? which I am co-leading with Denise Fandel, CAE, Executive Director of the Board of Certification for the National Athletic Trainers Association. The session is scheduled on Monday, August 13, 2012, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Description: Is your organization’s culture one that stimulates new ideas and innovative conversations? Do interactions among employees, leadership, and membership create a kaleidoscope where pieces fall together, or do they fall apart? Explore two conceptual models that impact employee …

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Am I too old?

Have you wondered “Am I too Old”?

Can one be too old to find new employment?

I asked this question of several people involved in executive search this week and they said – “this year I have placed someone 62, 65, and 68 years old”. Another echoed that – “I had two finalists for a position and they were 62 and 65 – and there were younger people in the candidate pool.“

Naturally some of it depends on the industry. But what is most important is the level of energy, enthusiasm and engagement.

Oh yes, and did they do their homework or are they …

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Moms and Bosses


Moms and bosses there is a distinct parallel between being a parent and being a boss, let me share with you how that is.

I can say I have been very lucky to have a number of mothers in my life. My first mother provided me first with life and a loving home; and then lots of siblings. She died suddenly from equine encephalitis when I was 8 years old. My Dad married again about two years later – he was very lucky to find a women who wanted to take on five children plus her one to make a family …

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It’s a Clean Slate! A New Day! A New Season! A New Year!


It’s a clean slate, a new day, a new season…A NEW YEAR!

A new organization, client, colleague, boss – an opportunity to redefine yourself, to become the leader – the colleague – the friend – the parent you imagine yourself to be!

We all have a list of things we wish we had done in the past year. We have a list of things we want to do this next year. It is a new beginning and you get to say how the next year is going to unfold for you!

You might start by looking at those two lists and to ask …

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