LinkedIn Tips

It is generally expected that most professionals have a profile on LinkedIn. No, it’s not like Facebook or other social media platforms so don’t use it that way. It should convey your personal brand and strengths.

LI is also a platform for professional networking. It is a critical tool for those conducting a job search. The real key is to not wait until you are in job search mode to use LI. Build your network now!

You can also use LI to research different job postings and an organization’s personnel if you are exploring what might be next for your career.

There’s a lot I could say about LI do’s and don’ts but the bottom line is that you need to use it to be competitive in today’s job market.

To help you get started, I’ve included links below to some very helpful (and short) videos on how to create and maximize your LI profile.

Remember to make a strong profile before reaching out to connect with others. And for the love of all that’s holy, take the time to send a short personalized note when you do start sending connection requests. Otherwise, you are being spammy and no one likes that.


School’s Out for Summer

As many of you excitedly (and exhaustedly) kick off “summer break” this Memorial Day weekend, I am reminded that it’s a good time to do some reflection. Looking back over the last 6 months to a year, are you feeling joyful about where your life is? Do you feel like you have control over all the parts of your life that make for a “balanced” life? If you can answer yes to these questions, I offer congratulations and encourage you to savor that feeling! If not, be reminded that you have the power to change any of the reasons that made you answer no. You can hit the reset button and make 2 to 5 new SMART goals that can put you on the course you want to be on in life. As always, I believe in you and am hear to support you when needed. #choosejoy


Don’t Miss Out! Vision Board Event Coming Soon

The start of a new year is a great time to do a vison board! It can be a source of inspiration for the year as well as serve as a guide for decision making. The process of creating one also helps you get your fears in check so the “buts” and “I can’ts” don’t keep you from living your best life and reaching your goals.

I am so excited to lead a vision board event with parents and their kids at Brave and Kind Bookshop. Check out the details here.

Hope to see you there and I hope your 2019 is off to a joyful start!


JOMO…Sign Me Up!

You’ve probably heard of and even felt FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) especially since lots of marketing efforts today use FOMO strategies to get you to buy any manner and goods of services that you can’t live well without. It’s the adult version of teenage peer pressure. And it plays on and keeps us focused on our fears. A big part of my coaching process is getting clients to focus on joy instead of fear because what we focus on grows. And I don’t know about you but I see the need for more JOY in our world, not more fear.

I saw the picture below recently and being a joy junkie and an intovert was immediately smitten with the notion of JOMO (Joy of Missing Out). During this hustle and bustle time of year when we are supposed to be merry and bright and filled with good cheer, most of us are exhausted trying to keep up with all the shoulds and to dos in the name of holiday perfection (SO much FOMO). Instead of getting all caught up in the holiday FOMO, what if we also practiced a little JOMO. It’s ok (maybe even glorious) if you don’t attend every holiday party, holiday market, or holiday concert and do something instead to take care of yourself. Go for a run if that’s your thing. Sit on the couch and binge the latest show on Netflix if that’s your thing. Whatever your thing is that helps you unplug and feel more joy and less stressed instead FOMO, do that and be refreshed and renewed so you can enjoy the holidays and all the days to come in the new year. Don’t wait on a new year’s resolution to start taking care of yourself! Join me in practicing JOMO!


Holiday Special

Offering 2 Joyful Living Coaching Holiday Specials:
1) Job Search Session (1 session with resume and LinkedIn review and create job search strategy) $99 (reg. $125)
2) Career Coaching (4 sessions tailored for client needs and goals) $360 (reg. $480)
Purchase by 12/31/2018
Expires 12/31/2019
To purchase (for self or others) or if you have questions, send me a message