Discovering her Ideal Career Pathway and Creating her Dream Role: Cindy’s Story

Cindy K discovering her ideal career pathway and creating her dream role

Discovering her Ideal Career Pathway and Creating her Dream Role: Cindy’s Story Cindy, Director of Interior Design, HOLT Architects I’ve been working at HOLT Architects in Ithaca since 1994. I studied interior design at Cornell, graduating in 1986 and went back to architecture school for my MA in Chicago. All through that time I worked […]

How to Change Careers Without Starting Over

How to change careers without starting over

How to Change Careers Without Starting Over Maybe you’re ready to change careers. You’ve been wanting it for a while. Maybe you’re in a role or industry that just doesn’t fit the life you want to live or your values. You’ve wanted to make a move for a while, but you’re feeling held back. → […]

The Lazy Way to be More Successful

The lazy way to be more successful

The Lazy Way to be More Successful Some of the biggest transformations in my career and in others’ came from actions that took only five minutes. See, I’ve never really connected with the conventional time management advice that says you should put together a project management plan and decide on every action in some perfect […]

How to Use Failure to Achieve Your Goals​

How to Use Failure to Achieve Your Goals

How to Use Failure to Achieve Your Goals Recently (and totally surprisingly for me), I was struggling with resistance towards setting goals and clarifying my desires. But before my goal-setting impotence set in, I had a big goal I’d been working towards for years that I just haven’t accomplished. Goal failure. Realizing just how long […]

How to Overcome Gender Bias When Being Evaluated (and Evaluating Others) for Career Opportunities

How to Overcome Gender Bias

How to Overcome Gender Bias When Being Evaluated (and Evaluating Others) for Career Opportunities Research suggests that men are evaluated for promotions differently than women because of the impact of unconscious gender bias. A 2019 Frontiers of Psychology study found that men’s potential is valued more highly for leadership roles than performance. Whereas women’s performance […]

How This Architect Started Working Less and Earning More: Stephanie’s Story

Stephanie working less and earning more

How This Architect Started Working Less and Earning More: Stephanie’s Story The pressure in Stephanie’s professional life was mounting in her role as an associate architect at a firm in Providence, RI. In her 32-hour position, she needed to join a lot of client calls and the work was unpredictable, leading to a lot of […]

3 Tips for Moving to a Smaller Company When Making a Job Change

Moving to a Smaller Company

3 Tips for Moving to a Smaller Company When Making a Job Change Does moving to a smaller company mean you have to take a pay cut? Ever felt like you’ve somehow ended up in a role that looks good on paper, but it’s not what you really want to do? Maybe you want to […]

5 Tips for Making a Midcareer Change with Little Experience

5 Tips for Making a Midcareer Change with Little Experience

5 Tips for Making a Midcareer Change with Little Experience Ever wanted to make a midcareer change—switching to a new role, or moving from nonprofit to for-profit (or back!)—but you worry you are too far down the path? Maybe you worry your skills have fallen behind. Or that you don’t understand the lingo. Or that […]

Should You Stay or Go in Your Job? 5 Steps to Make a Decision

Should You Stay or Go in Your Job

Should You Stay or Go in Your Job? 5 Steps to Make a Decision Are you in a job where you don’t feel like you’re using your gifts?  Maybe you’re doing fine. Everyone says so from the outside. You’re even excelling in your role. But deep down inside you know you have more to offer. […]

I Changed my Name…And Not for the Reason You Think

I changed my name...and not for the reason you think

I Changed my Name…And Not for the Reason You Think I changed my name! A little backstory…. One of my mindset mentors, Denise Duffield Thomas, introduced me to the concept of upgrades. Upgrades are little things you change in your life to make it more convenient, joyful, fun—instead of just making do. Things like hiring a […]