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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 #146: Where Are You Going?

It takes some courage and discipline to really take a look at our lives and ask, “Where am I going?” And, of course the next key question, “Where do I want to go?” Some of us discover the answer to the latter question early in life, but I think for the majority, it is a […]

Career Pathway #147: Are You Being Guided?

I believe that sometimes the Universe offers us guidance. It generally doesn’t occur without our own notions leading the way, by a wish for something new, for something more rewarding. It can be subtle, and unless we’re listening and watching, it can be easy to miss. Other times, it screams at us.In my own experience, […]

Career Pathway #148: Pace Yourself

In today’s client interview, Go There, I was struck by the discovery about the importance of pacing to success and fulfillment in life and work. By definition, pacing is a proactive rather than reactive posture. It assumes you know where you want to go, as well as when and how you want to get there.This is […]

Career Pathway #149: Who Supports Your Best Self?

One of the keys to being our “best self” is finding people who draw out our talents and drive, who feed our energy, and who embrace our true nature. When you find this type of relationship, you have found pure gold. Hang onto it, relish it, and let it feed your life.When we release our […]

Career Pathway #150: What’s Your Sandwich?

Reading the “My Turn” column in a recent edition of Newsweek, I was reminded of the importance of being present in each moment, of relishing our every day human experience. Charles Zanor wrote of his personal experience after a lymphoma diagnosis, and finding a “renewed meaning in his already existing world.” He cited the philosophy […]

Career Pathway #151: What Are You Not Allowing?

In coaching, I have learned that we can be our own greatest obstacle to what we desire. This is generally not something we do intentionally, but it can be a powerful impasse unless we identify it, and make a conscious effort to grow beyond it.Disallowing can take many forms • unproductive beliefs, lack of confidence, […]

Career Pathway #152: Call All Cars

I have to smile when I think of the tremendous amount of support I receive regularly from those around me. If it weren’t for their kind words and loving attention, I could talk myself into some pretty deep ruts and bleak days. But as it turns out, I’ve surrounded myself with whom I need to […]

Career Pathway #153: How’s Your Mojo?

I believe that one of the most important aspects of self is the energy and spirit we each embody. Or, in other words, our “mojo,” as Austin Powers describes it. When our mojo is healthy, it is much easier for us to be in the flow of life, feeling confident, and in touch with our […]

Career Pathway #154: Balancing Earth & Sky

In previous Pathways, I’ve talked about being aware of your energy, feeding your energy, determining who and what raise your energy, and the power of higher energy. Today we’ll focus on balancing your energy between “grounding” and “reaching.”I have a wonderful coaching friend, Elaine LaJoie, who has coached me on my energy levels. We recently […]

Career Pathway #155: A Time to Transition

As summer days in the northern hemisphere wind down, I often feel compelled to think about change in my life. While folks of all ages head to school and warm weather activities come to a close, it’s natural to think about the change of season and what that might mean to each of us.Are you […]

Career Pathway #156: Living a Confident Life

I came across Henry David Thoreau’s words this week, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” Although the message is similar to many messages that I have come upon in the past, this week it really struck a chord.I had been contemplating the power I have given to […]

Career Pathway #157: Getting to the Core

What is at your core? When you get down to the bare bones of who you are, what do you see? What are your very highest values, your most precious gifts, your ultimate mission in this life?These are some of the most poignant questions you can ever ask yourself. Yet, many of us never fully […]

Career Pathway #158: Finding Yourself

Meaningful transition in life has to do with knowing yourself. Thus, two very popular questions for individuals to contemplate are, “Who am I?” and “What do I want to do with my life?”We visit these questions at various points on our journey, and we may come up with very different ideas as we meander through […]

Career Pathway #159: Have-to-Haves

Life has much to offer. Sometimes, too much. At least, it may feel like too many things and too many pressures to handle.The good news here is that you have the wisdom and the power to shorten that list, and in so doing, to create a more enjoyable and meaningful life for yourself. It’s just […]

Career Pathway #160: Who Do You Want To Be?

Much of the career coaching I do has an element of work satisfaction in it. Many of us are seeking to be happier and more fulfilled in our work lives as well as professional lives. And, what I have found is that there is great power in addressing the question, “who do you want to […]