Category Archives: career

Find Your Passion for Life

Several years ago, I was working at a large corporation and found I had lost my passion for my job. I lost my passion for the work I was doing and dreaded the 2 1/2 to 4 hours a day commute. My efforts seemed futile and felt unrewarding. I thought there must be more to my career and life.

Over the next several months my life began to change. Both Internal and external forces shifted opening doorways to a radically different career and life style for me. I said “goodbye” to 4 hour commutes and the corporate world. It was “hello” to self employment, new clients and partners.

Through this transformation, people noticed how excited and passionate I was about my work. They were excited too. I collected my thought in an essay which started the “Ignite Your Passion” book. The anthology brings together the stories of 17 people who have found their passion for their careers.
"Ignite Your Passion Kindle Your Internal Spark" now availble in paperback and Kindle

Gift Idea and Free Stuff

Need a unique and practical gift for a graduate? Several people I met this week told me they bought copies of my book Social NetworkIng Throughout Your Career: What’s All the Buzz About? as gifts for for college and high school grads.

They said they have also recommending the book for their friends. One reader showed me how she highlighted points and action items she is working on implementing. Thank you to Keith Warrick for the first Social NetworkIng Throughout Your Career: What’s All the Buzz About?
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You can purchase the Social Networking Throughout Your Career book at

Networking For Results DVD
Netowrking For Results DVD (51 Minutes)

If your graduate is also looking for a a job, consider a Networking for Results DVD packed with 51 minutes of nuggets to help land a job in today’s economy. As a special bonus, if you purchase Networking for Results DVD, I will include a copy of Social NetworkIng Throughout Your Career: What’s All the Buzz About?

F-R-E-E. After you place your order for the DVD, just send me an email the same day with the subject line “free book”. I’ll include the book and DVD in the same shipment sent to you or your graduate.

Please let me know if you would like to have the book personalized and I will be happy to sign your copy. To take advantage of this offer, send your email the same day you order the book. This offer ends September 30, 2010 so do not wait to make your purchase.

Thank You!

A big, warm THANK YOU!

Thank you to those who have referred new clients to me. My business is built on word of mouth referrals and I appreciate you. Feel free to give me a call or drop me an email if you know someone who can benefit from working with a coach.

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Who can benefit from working with me? Whose who are:

  • Enthusiastic, and not jaded
  • Accountable for your own actions
  • Ready for something new in their life
  • Need help figuring out the more authentic you
  • Want to get more out of life
  • Willing to change
  • Prepared to work and work hard to achieve your goals
  • Understand your will have homework and research to do between our sessions
  • Not looking for a magic, quick fix

Does this sound like someone you know?

Ready to learn more about about coaching? Email April or call 414.502.7745 for more information.

Make a Difference Day October 24 2009

Tomorrow is Make a Difference Day. Take this opportunity to share your talents, skills and passions with others. Feel good about yourself while making a difference in someone else’s life.

Volunteering can give you a chance to explore career options, sharpen abilities or gain new skills. Look for chances to mentor other or learned from a seasoned pro.

I work with several career centers in my area year round to provide job search advice and motivation. In return, I am rewarded with success stories from clients and even new business. It keeps me in the loop on the latest in the area.

Follow your passion. Volunteer to clean up an outdoor park. Read a story to a group of children. Put in a few hours at a non profit. As Nike says, “Just Do It”.

You can learn more about Make a Difference Day here.