Attending Your First Virtual iRelaunch Conference? Five Prep Steps to Make it a Success

Clear Your Schedule

It may seem obvious but honor the time you have put aside for this conference and make sure no other commitments bleed into your calendar. Let your family know the blocks of time/days you will be in virtual sessions and safeguard your time and energy. Find a quiet and interruption-free zone in your home to set the stage. Make certain you have plenty of water and easy, healthy snacks available, too! Take mini coffee/tea breaks, and don't forget to stand and stretch!


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Managing Stress During the New Normal

As an Executive Leadership Coach, I continuously hear my clients pleading… "but how do I get back to the way life use to be?" They are fervently seeking a magic wand to rewind to February 2020 or before we even witnessed the term COVID-19. Coaching is very much about the present moment, the here and now, and what you ultimately desire for the future. I partner with my clients to build doable and manageable action steps towards the tomorrow's they wish to create.

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A New Year, A New You: Reinvention in 2020

A fresh decade and a new year are upon us with all the promise and possibility of what’s next in your world. It’s never too late to reinvent yourself and design a new life. The thought of change can be scary especially with the risk of something new. Here’s a helpful step-by-step guide to start taking ACTION on all that is possible and make your wildest dreams come true. 

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Do You Really Want to Go Back to Work?

As the summer months end, September is a natural reminder to kick-start a new routine and perhaps return to work. As we watch the yellow school buses round the corner, it feels like the perfect time to sharpen our pencils, open unused notebooks and reprioritize your job search. But after even being flooded with hopes of fresh starts and new beginnings, it's easy to second-guess your true intentions … "do I really want to return?"  Here are a few suggestions to make certain you're starting a clear path and setting yourself up for success.

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Writing A Thank You Note - Even After You Didn't Get The Job

Our mothers and grandmothers have stressed the importance of writing a thank you note for centuries. The obligatory handwritten notes have been an integral part of many a decorum primer and a necessary vehicle to display genuine gratitude. Writing a thank you note to a prospective employer is stressed in every job search "how-to" book and often described as the secret weapon to success. But what if you didn't get the job? Why is it now so crucial … especially if you're not the one signing the offer letter? 

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Is the Summer Really A Good Time to Look for a Job?

There’s a great myth out there: the summer months are a time to hang up your job search hat and head to the beach. As a former recruiter, I can tell you this could not be further from the truth. Believe it or not, recruiters and hiring managers don’t get the summers off … it is business as usual! Although it may feel like a slower pace, this can be an ideal time to jump into your next adventure. Be intentional and strategic with these vacation filled months to make the most of your job search and ramp up your relaunch process.

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Becoming a Lifelong Learner: How to Find JOY in Everyday Learning

Being open to new experiences and diverse opportunities is at the forefront of becoming a lifelong student. When we emerge from our cozy comfort zones and stretch ourselves, the magic of learning and the thirst for knowledge and creativity shine brightly. Here are a few tidbits to awaken the lifelong learner in all of us. In the famous words of Mary Poppins…”anything is possible, if you let it!”

The Art of Dreaming and Scheming 

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Five Books Every Relauncher Should Read

With 2019 finally here, February is a wonderful time to fine tune your relaunch plans and set your next career in action.  As a life and business coach, I am asked countless times for the top books I recommend to my clients. My office bookcases are brimming with some of my favorites, but here is a distilled short list to help you navigate your own success. Happy reading and enjoy…here’s to YOU! 

What Color Is Your Parachute by Richard N. Bolles 

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