How To Go From Stay-at-Home Mom To Professional (Again)

When you’ve been “off work” for a year, three years, or a decade, returning to the workforce is daunting. As an executive recruiter, I’m often asked the best approaches to transition back to work successfully. I decided it’s time to write how to go from stay-at-home mom to professional (again). This is an updated version of a post I wrote several months ago as well as a new download!

4 Must Do’s To Fulfill Your Purpose

Have you ever wondered why you’re unable to fulfill your purpose even when you’re so clear on what your purpose is? There are four must do’s to fulfill your purpose: 1) Sacrifice. First things first. You need to be willing to give up—a lot. 2) Learn. You never stop being a student. 3) Believe. You must believe in yourself no matter what. 4) Focus. With a vision, your why, and the how, you’ll be focused.

How To Ask Brilliant Questions To Make Smart Decisions

Any time you’ve made a poor decision, at least one of two things was wrong. You either had a faulty decision-making process or you didn’t have accurate or complete information. Anytime you’re asking questions (in a job interview or questioning someone as it relates to business), you can prepare yourself by first asking three questions: 1) What do I want to know and why is it important to me? 2) How will I ask it? 3) How and when will I use the information?

The First Thing To Do When You Want To Change Careers

Have you ever wanted to change careers? Perhaps you’re a tenured professional looking for something new. You could be a college student questioning whether you chose the right major or should pursue a career in the profession you studied. Most people face these “questions” at some point in their lives. Here's the first things to do when you want to change careers.

7 Thoughts on Our Worldwide Midlife Crisis

As I paid homage to our veterans on this Memorial Day, I started thinking about all they sacrificed to help ensure our world’s safety. This led to more thinking about our humanity, which led to more thinking. It seems to me no matter your age, we all appear to be part of a worldwide midlife crisis. Everyday, I study the behavior of individuals and companies, and it's a bit head scratching at what we—as a society—have become. Of course, it won’t surprise most; we've collectively dragged each other well below mediocrity in most aspects related to quality, service, and respect. I can't help but think a temporarily cheated destiny won't let us get away scot-free with this sustained behavior.