The soft skills deficit Five years ago, while teaching full-time as an English instructor at a community college, I became painfully aware of my students’ lack of soft skills. When I walked into class, I greeted my students. Many times, only a few would respond. The rest stared blankly at their smartphones. When I passedContinue reading “Feeling the pain: Employers respond to the soft skills deficit”
About 1/3 of my clients work in the field of education (K-12 or higher education); it’s a natural fit since I have 10 years of experience in higher education and have also worked with K-12 students. Some of my clients want to transition out of teaching; others are determined to stick with education. Teaching is a careerContinue reading “Preparing for life after teaching”
I’ll be honest–I fell into teaching after graduating from college. I didn’t major in education; I’d only taken two education courses. I’d never dreamed of becoming a teacher. I simply didn’t have a solid career plan, and having majored in English, everyone asked me the same question: “So are you going to teach or what?” SoContinue reading “4 ways teachers can transition to new careers”
I’ll be honest. Until recently, I’d never even heard the term “portfolio career.” I’d heard of people working multiple jobs to make ends meet. This isn’t quite the same thing as a portfolio career, though. A portfolio career carries a bit more intention and weight behind it; each venture is selected carefully and scrutinized. Does itContinue reading “Is a portfolio career right for you?”
This is the story of how I became a career coach and why I love helping others develop their careers.