Posts tagged "career"

Do young women have too many career choices? How choice theory may apply to educational, career and life plans

Do young women have too many career choices? How choice theory may apply to educational, career and life plans
Growing up, my mom told me, ”When I was your age, I could only choose between becoming a secretary, a teacher or a nurse. You have so many choices – the options are endless – the world is your oyster!” THIS was not helpful, and I was left befuddled.  I now realize why I was left paralyzed by... Read more »

What if .... you could clone yourself?

What if .... you could clone yourself?
Many years ago I heard a woman speak on the topic of career planning, and she posed a question I have always remembered. “If you could clone yourself and create 5 (your name)’s , then send each one out in the world in a different job, what would those jobs be?  You must suspend reality... Read more »

Sit Down and Ask Yourself Some Questions

Sit Down and Ask Yourself Some Questions
Do yourself a little favor and answer these questions. Don’t sweat it out too much, just answer from your gut.  Take time to type or write them out. Get a fun journal or create a new file on your computer to store some of these exercises in. It will help you decide what you want... Read more »
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"Your Personal Legend"

"Your Personal Legend"
I am re-reading the great book “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho, because it is on my coffee table and is required reading for my high school freshman. It is the story of a young Spanish hepherd who encounters a wise king in his travels, and this wise king helps him discover his “Personal Legend”.  “To realize one’s Personal Legend... Read more »

The Beginning - How this blog was born

The Beginning - How this blog was born
So, I have been contemplating for some time now how one makes decisions about one’s life, particularly if one is a girl. As for me, this was my BIG dilemma in life, from about the time I entered college with no idea of my intersts, strengths or career path, until about, well, thirty-seven. I spent... Read more »
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    I am a career consultant turned high school guidance counselor on a quest to help girls figure out their education, career, life plans utilizing my own experiences, education and training over the past 25 years.

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