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Do you love the work you do? Is your career a part of your calling? Are you thinking of making a career change or even of starting your own business? Are you tired of taking whatever opportunity happens to come along next? Do you want to design a vocation that reflects your values, vision, and virtues? If these questions are important to you, then these Career Pathways will assist you to clarify your thinking and take effective action. Learn more about our Career Coaching Programs and arrange for a complementary Creativity coaching session with Erika using our Contact Form.

Career Pathway #101: Powerful Self Talk

Our self-talk and beliefs are powerful partners in steering our lives. If you believe you are capable of something, and you regularly tell yourself that you will achieve it, you are mentally positioned to go after it. Hence the saying, “whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”Pay attention to your mental […]

Career Pathway #102: A Time to Be, A Time to Do

Many times when we think of accomplishment and achievement, we associate them with “doing” sorts of things • taking action. And although many goals require action steps, there is a time to focus on one’s “being.” It is in the “being” part of life, that we become quiet, introspective, and learned about whom we really […]

Career Pathway #103: Take The Risk To Blossom

Every time I forget that we are designed for greatness, the universe seeks to remind me. Each time I lose faith in the connectedness of people, just the right person enters my life. Whenever I get stuck in an unproductive way of being, I am nudged to reach out and take a risk.I will sometimes […]

Career Pathway #104: Be Alive and Well

As I am poking around in my flowerbeds, finding the perfect spot for new perennials and lovingly admiring the growth from the bulbs I planted last fall, I am bringing new life into my day. When we make time for the fun, loving, creative, and inspirational activities we enjoy, we give an energy jolt to […]

Career Pathway #105: Goal Setting 101

As a coach, prospective clients often come to me seeking a partner in working toward their goals. Some of them come with flashy goals mapped out on Gantt charts and plugged in to their daily planners for three months forward. Others come with simple statements, phrased more like wish lists.Whatever form they take, goals without […]

Career Pathway #106: Having Fun Yet?!

What reasons do you have for not allowing fun into your daily life?Too busy?Too serious?Too many negatives in your life?All the more reason to say a resounding “yes!” to FUN and all of its benefits. Besides a more enjoyable existence, you can reduce your stress (and its wear and tear on your body), improve relationships, […]

Career Pathway #107: Picture Your Gremlin

Gremlins, most commonly known as fairy tale creatures to be blamed for things that are broken, lost or misplaced, are also symbolic of our broken, lost or misplaced dreams. You have probably had a sense of these mysterious creatures your whole life. These Gremlins are the narrators in your head; the voices that whisper “Don’t […]

Career Pathway #108: What Is Your Mission?

There comes a point in many lives when the question of “vocation” pops up. This is when each person asks, “What work am I meant to do on earth?” And, often the answer is not the job we are now performing. In fact, it may be a far cry from the career we have built.The […]

Career Pathway #109: Notice Your Gremlins

In my last snack, you were introduced to the concept of the Gremlin, an inner critic and self-saboteur. I presented you a challenge to create a visual representation of the Gremlin and to consider what it is you hear when the Gremlin is speaking to you.Author Richard Carson says that the first step in the […]

Career Pathway #110: “Now I Become Myself”

I knew that offering vocation coaching through a two-day intensive would bring me closer to my own clarity on my personal vocation. And, indeed it has. After volunteering my services to this end, I bought a couple of books to offer some quiet perspective from others focused on this same work. “Let Your Life Speak: Listening […]

Career Pathway #111: Choice as Gremlin Defense

In my last Career Pathway, “Taming Your Gremlin,” I shared with you the value of noticing • being fully aware of the sights, sounds, scents and sensations around you. This skill is important in moving toward the next step in the process of demystifying the undermining voices of our minds.This week, I challenge you to […]

Career Pathway #112: Follow Your Inspiration

What does your soul want? Are you quiet and focused so that you can hear the callings?Is there a career change calling to you?Is there a travel destination calling?A change in your home or location?A change in relationship?A talent that wants to be expressed and nurtured?Are you ready to lead a  “bigger” life?If yes, then […]

Career Pathway #113: An Out-of-Body Experience

I ask my clients to stop and closely look at the quality and components of their life. This includes looking at the work they do, their personal life, where they live, their relationships with friends and family, their spirituality, their health, their personal growth and development, and everything else that makes up the life they […]

Career Pathway #114: What Is Your Act?

As you continue to explore the process of overcoming the power of your inner critic, a critical step is becoming aware of your Act. You know, your stage show. The personality characteristics you’ve adapted for others • your parents, your partner, your boss’the list goes on. You’ve been tricked into believing that your Act protects […]

Career Pathway #115: Jump In! The Water’s Fine

That first step into a pool or lake can be a little cold and uncomfortable. But we quickly adapt, and find that we may even want to make a bold move by leaping in or diving under.My work as a coach can be a lot about coaxing my clients into the water • to check […]