How to Get Unstuck in Your Job in Two Seconds

One of my friends hates her job. Well, let’s be honest, most of my friends hate their jobs … but today, I’ll tell you about just one of them. ...more
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Unicorns and Leprechauns: Stop Waiting for the Perfect Candidate

Quick quiz…which of the following really exist?...more

Part-Time People are a Full-Time Workforce Solution

As head of a staffing company, I get to talk with many people throughout the day, especially ones who have workforce issues. People say that there is a talent shortage, and in some cases they are correct. But I find more often, there is plenty of talent out there if you can think past the typical 9-5 job, or the typical candidate who has worked consistently for their whole adult life. ...more

Learning To Leap {Jobs}

Leaping is not something that’s easily attainable for those of us that move out of fear, trepidation, or paralysis. It’s hard to coax our bodies to move forward when our minds want to do anything and everything but just that. It’s hard when the thing ahead of you is the unknown. It’s hard when it’s something you’ve never experienced before or aren’t sure of the end result. But that’s life....more

Childcare Employment - Paying a fair wage

Childcare accounts for millions of jobs in America. There are centers, in-home childcares, nannies and au-pairs and then the common weekend babysitter. It is a field with a low average income and a low average education level. It is also a field where the people who hire don’t always know what their responsibilities are, and the people being hired don’t know their rights....more

Who is Your Ideal Client? (You Might Be Surprised...)

I love Aha moments... more than potatoes mashed with a pound of real butter... more than snoring puppies sleeping soft-belly up... more than baby violet crocuses punching through the last bit of spring snow.A few weeks ago I was coaching a client through some business "muck," and I asked her to write an ideal client profile....more

How Captain Von Trapp REALLY Chose Who To Marry In The Sound of Music!

Maria Versus The Baroness Elsa!  At long last, we’ve discovered a never seen before authentic “Pros and Cons” list inside the props box from The Sound of Music set. The Captain wrote it to help decide which woman to make his wife and the new mother of his 7 children. Let’s peek, shall we?...more

31 Days, 32 Revelations: Green-Eyed Bandits

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Advice from a Military Wife: Uprooted NEVER Unsettled

Jana and Paul Shankle have moved 11 times in their 20 years of marriage.  Paul’s military career has allowed them to travel the world, but it has also forced them out of their comfort zone.  They have moved overseas three separate times, and never lived anywhere longer than 4 years.  Jana and Paul have two beautiful children, and have recently retired from the military and settled in Rapid City, South Dakota.  Through the process of trial and error, Jana learned how to transition well.  In this article, she shares how she survived being uprooted so often without becoming unsettled. ...more