Coaching Is Not a Side Hustle

During the Great Recession in 2008 and 2009, I was a career coach. Sometimes I called myself an executive coach. Most of the time, I talked to people who were fundamentally unhappy with work and with their lives. I had to come up with a process, a methodology, and a way of interacting with people…

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Everyone Needs a Resume

We all need a resume. No, LinkedIn doesn’t count.  One in four Americans is now looking for work. You do not want to be left behind because you didn’t have a resume ready. Seven years ago, I learned this hard lesson while working as a small business owner and consultant.  You see, I always acquired…

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George Floyd, Corporate Brands, and Racism

Hey, everybody. It’s been over a week since George Floyd was murdered, three weeks since Breonna Taylor was shot in her home, and about a month since Nina Floyd was stabbed to death in Mississippi. People have had enough and are taking to the streets to demand police reform and systemic change.  Naturally, organizations are…

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Building Community Through Podcasting

I love the idea of a podcast that has some rituals and structures around it. It gives people a set of expectations. Wendy Dailey and Jon Thurmond, hosts of Social HR Half Hour, are a perfect example of humans producing a podcast rooted in ritual and driven by the community.   One of the things I…

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Seeing the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Whether you’re a student, in the middle of your career, or a retiree, you may have felt unqualified. So, what’s the message to somebody who feels average and unqualified? Well, Amanda Nachman, author of #Qualified: You Are More Impressive Than You Realize, joined me on my podcast to talk about the stress, fear, and uncertainty…

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This Week on Punk Rock HR: The Job Hunt

This week’s Punk Rock HR platform is all about a unified theme: looking for work. Tomorrow’s podcast features Amanda Nachman, founder of College Magazine and author of #QUALIFIED: You Are More Impressive Than You Realize, who’s helping you tackle impostor syndrome and get the job you want. This week’s newsletter answers, “What do I wear…

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How to Look for Your Next Job

Unemployment has reached an unprecedented high of 14.7% in the US and is expected to skyrocket to 25% or more. With a quarter of our workforce unemployed, you or someone you know is likely looking for a job. Looking for a job isn’t how it used to be ten years ago. Here are four tips…

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