Believing More

I was working as the head of IT Infrastructure at a medium size medical device company. Everything was going great. I had an awesome team and great coworkers. This all changed when the company was acquired. About six months after the acquisition, I started looking for new opportunities and found a great one. I wanted to take some time off …

Remote Work – is it right for you?

Here we are…just over two years after Covid-19 changed the face of the workplace forever.  Companies that hadn’t ever explored remote work suddenly were forced into the situation of figuring something out or close their doors.   Most figured something out.  Companies that had pushed off remote work considerations as too difficult also came to realize that it wasn’t because …

Are You the Right Fit?  Ask for References!

Many years ago, in a galaxy far, far away…   Nope, actually just a few years ago when I was coming out of college and looking for my first job, the common advice was to have “at the ready” at least three references.  I was advised to have these references on a separate sheet of paper with the people’s name, address, …

Are you the Right Fit?

As our four children grew from teenagers to adults, I became familiar with a new word that I hadn’t heard before:  “Adulting”   Our kids jokingly referred to the myriad of decisions and tasks they were encountering and making / doing as a semblance for “coming of age” into adulthood.  Of course, then I was curious and googled the definition, which, …

Are You the Right Fit? Look at the Double P’s!

When I was a teenager, I managed to get a job at the new McDonald’s restaurant opening up in my hometown of Hays, Kansas.  I learned very quickly that McDonald’s had a motto / philosophy built around QSC – Quality, Service, and Cleanliness.  It was in the corporate training videos.  It was in all the written materials.  There were descriptions …

Back To Work? Navigating a Gap in Employment

Returning to work after having been out of the workforce for a period of time can be daunting. Whether it’s been due to taking time off to care for children, elderly parents, an extended illness, or perhaps the job search has taken longer than expected, gaps in employment will trigger questions that employers will want answered. “Please explain the gap …

Don’t Leave Your Spiritual Gifts Unopened

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If someone gave you a gift, wouldn’t you want to open it? I am ashamed to admit that I have found gift cards in drawers unused an embarrassing amount of time after first receiving them. By not opening or using the gits, I expressed my lack of appreciation for them.  There can be no joy in experiencing a gift without …

Writing Your Life Purpose Statement

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Be 42% More Fruitful According to a report in the Huffington Post, you are more likely to achieve your dreams and goals if you put them in writing: “Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at the Dominican University in California, recently studied the art and science of goal setting. “She gathered two hundred and sixty-seven people together — men and women …