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…

So You Want To Be a Coach?

Punk Rock HR Episode 111: If you want to be an executive or career coach, you have to approach doing so like a business, not a side hustle. You need a business plan, you need to know how to run a business, and you need to determine who you can help and who you cannot…

The Cardinal Rule of Writing a Job Description

Did you know that a job description and a job posting are two entirely different things?  It’s true.  A job description is a technical document which includes some high-level esoteric stuff, like competencies, abilities, and requirements for a very specific job.  A job posting is what you put on the Internet on sites like Glassdoor,…

Take Control of Your Job Transition

Recently I had the pleasure of welcoming Patrick Lynch, President of CMP Southeast Region, to Let’s Fix Work. Now, we are all well aware that the workplace is changing and challenging. And that applies to people at all stages of their careers, from those just starting out to those who are possibly winding things down…