How To Build A Successful Career In A Future Without Jobs

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Whether you blame robots, artificial intelligence, or automation more broadly, the proactive professional needs to plan for a successful career in a future without jobs . It is not enough to know how to navigate a company hierarchy because that company may completely restructure. It is not enough to understand how to find another job because it might make more sense to freelance or launch a busine

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How To Choose Your Next Career Move: 40 Factors To Consider

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine

One client prioritized location over all because he was part of a dual-career couple, and his wife had committed to a three-year residency and was not relocatable. Another client aspired to be a Chief Marketing Officer, so each of her career moves focused on adding a skill or expertise that she would need for the C-level job – people management, P&L responsibility, digital, etc. At one p

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Ten Steps To Reach The Next Level In Your Career

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine

How do you reach the next level in your career? I hear this question every time I present to a group of professionals, regardless of industry or functional area. Of course, it makes sense that an engaged, ambitious professional will want to know how to improve. However, people start out with different strengths and deficiencies so the best advice for getting to that next level is always customized

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Five Tips For Managing Information Overload

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Information overload carries a negative connotation but sometimes it comes from a happy place. This past weekend, I was in Seattle leading a career change workshop for the Lean In Seattle and Lean In Women’s Veterans chapters. This all-day event featured speakers from around the country, and with the quantity of information shared, however helpful and inspirational, information overload can

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How To Engage Your Employees

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine

A new survey of the financial industry conducted by Kronos and Future Workplace confirms that  you need to engage your employees and not just pay them — 73% of survey respondents look at what an employer stands for, not just the pay and benefits offered. Flexibility, career advancement opportunities, and philanthropic mission were three factors that employees weighed heavily, and if you

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The Wildflowering Way

By Victoria Price

THE WILDFLOWERING WAY: Learning to Bloom in the Disturbed Soil of Our LivesThis article first appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of The Owl: https://sacredstoriesmedia.com/theowl/ The summer after I turned 22, I drove cross country for the first time. More than a road trip, that summer was an awakening.  Why? Because of the wildflowers.  E

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Five Ways To Manage Fear When You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine

I thought about writing about growth, since it’s spring, and growth is something that happens when you stretch outside your comfort zone. (I did write about growth for the 4/16 issue of the newsletter in case you missed that one!) But the flip side of the positive growth that comes when you stretch outside your comfort zone is the discomfort, even fear, that often comes with that stretch. Pr

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10 Factors That Convey Executive Presence

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine

At a recent workshop I led on interviewing for executives, one participant asked about what “executive presence” actually means. Is there a checklist of factors that recruiters use to evaluate this? Does it mean the ability to use humor or wit – i.e., do you need to be particularly clever during your interviews? What can a job seeker do to ensure they are seen as having executive

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3 Keys to Winning New Customers

By Rich Allen

One of the most critical activities within a business is to define, without hesitation, the process used to win new customers.  Without new customers, any business is doomed to a slow death as their current customers fade away for any number of reasons.So, it is vitally important that the business owner have a solid grasp on the keys to winning new customers.Imagine the Front Wheel of

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3 Common Misconceptions About Starting a Business

By Rich Allen

Starting a new business is often the most exciting, energizing and frustrating thing an entrepreneur can do. But if you were to get advice from 10 advisors on what needs to happen, you would get 10 uniquely different responses. So how does someone know where to begin?While the starting place for each entrepreneur will be different, there are a few common misconceptions about how and where to b

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