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What I Know Now About Networking

Six years ago, I presented a teleseminar series on networking, called Networking Naturally.  My alma mater, Northwestern University agreed to sponsor the series. 350 professionals signed up in two weeks.  To be honest, I made it up as I went along. While I was successful at networking and had written about it, I had never…
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Re-Purposing Yourself

Photo by encore.org On the shuttle to the Phoenix airport, I turned to my fellow passenger. We both had just attended a multi-day conference. Because of her late flight into Phoenix and her earlier than usual flight out of Phoenix, she was at the conference for less than 48 hours. I was curious.  I asked her, “What…
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The Trapeze

This is a popular post I wrote many years ago, as I was starting my coaching business. It applies not just to starting a business but any change in your life that you’ve been wanting for a long time.  Enjoy!–Carol  There’s a beautiful metaphor for change. It’s a trapeze.  The trapeze artist knows that in…
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Not Getting What We Want

While reading the book, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen by Mark Nepo, I came across a chapter titled, “Not Getting What We Want”. An internal dialogue ensued. Me: Oh my, I need to read this.  Book:  “We are taught early on that to have an ambition and to work toward it is how we contribute to the…
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Brilliant Conversations Archive

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Blessings From Burning Out

Three years ago, I hit a low point in my life.  I was on a self-imposed sabbatical,  hoping to reverse the effects of working on a losing proposition.  For two years, I had poured 90% of my time and energy into a start up that provided career development programs to universities (aka My Alumni Link).…
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