Is it time to go back to school? Here’s how to tell.

Is it time to go back to school? Here's how to tell.

There comes a time in many of my client’s career change discovery where we come to a crossroads and have to ask:

Is it time to go back to school?

Can they create the dream career they’re seeking without a degree or certificate?

Do they need to spend the time, money and energy on school in order to offer what they envision?

When are classes necessary,

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Client Case Study: Andi Fairbanks

Client Case Study: Andi Fairbanks

Um, do you know that I’ve coached hundreds of women since I started offering dream career guidance in 2008? And that these women are freakin’ rock stars, leaving soul-sucking jobs and traveling the world and launching creative, grown-up businesses and simply doing work that fits their lifestyle goals? Well ya do now – and you’ll hear their stories firsthand in my Client Case Studies series! Andi Fairbanks was one of my classmates in musical theater at NYU,

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Grown Up Gigs: April MacLean, Founder of Messy Warrior and Room to Dance

Yay! April MacLean is my guest for Episode 21 of Grown Up Gigs!

Michelle Ward

Creative Career Coach
whenigrowupcoach.com

April MacLean

Coach, Writer and Dance Studio Owner
messywarrior.com
roomtodancestudio.com

 

“The best way to shut down progress in the world is to let fear be in charge.”

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I Did It Anyways: John Lee’s Story

I Did It Anyways: John Lee's Story

This series used to be called The Recession is Bullhonkey series, where I shared stories of those who had gotten hired and/or started their own businesses (or sometimes both!) since 2008. In 2016, though, it felt irrelevant, so I’ll now be sharing these made-my-dream-career-happen-despite-challenges-and-adversity stories under the title I Did It Anyways, because by golly, they did! And I’m preeeeeeeeeeetty, preeeeeeeeetty, preeeeeeeetty over-the-moon to have the one and only John Lee Dumas here to kick this series off.

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Real quick: my free 3 Mindset Shifts webinar is happening tomorrow!


If you’re a creative woman doing unfulfilling work, and you’ve made lots of excuses why you can’t enjoy what you do, and you’ve convinced yourself that you won’t be able to be a grown-up AND love your job…

…then just sign up for my free webinar already. 

It’ll give you the 3 Mindset Shifts for a Successful Career Change.

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The 9 Things I Did to Quit My Job & Become an Entrepreneur

The 9 Things I Did to Quit My Job & Become an Entrepreneur

It was 2007.

I was an Account Manager for a startup-ish company (read: cool downtown office, lots of young people, OK to wear your pajamas to work) that seemed like the perfect match on paper. Unfortunately, it came with a verbally abusive boss that left me psychosomatic. My breaking point was having to run off a rush hour train to dry heave into a trash can at one of the busiest NYC subway platforms…and feeling fine once I knew I couldn’t go into work that day.

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Client Case Study: Robin Benson

Client Case Study: Robin Benson

Um, do you know that I’ve coached hundreds of women since I started offering dream career guidance in 2008? And that these women are freakin’ rock stars, leaving soul-sucking jobs and traveling the world and launching creative, grown-up businesses and simply doing work that fits their lifestyle goals? Well ya do now – and you’ll hear their stories firsthand in my Client Case Studies series! I’m so thrilled to profile Robin Benson,

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4 Exercises to Help You Uncover Your Dream Career

4 Exercises to Help You Uncover Your Dream Career

Live your passion.

Follow your bliss.

Do what you love.

You’ve probably heard advice like this, and more when it comes to finding and achieving your dream career.

If you want to find fulfilling work, you have to love what you do, right? You have to passionate about it, right? You need to be blissed out 24/7 on it,

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