Category Archives: Creative Career Cheer

Apr 22 2014

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Work With a Career Coach


il_570xN.545439008_bhkc

 

Doctor Who: The 7th Doctor’s Replica Question Mark Umbrella by Adam PinWheeler. And I’m not up to that doctor yet, so no spoilers!

Working with a career coach is serious business – even when they play pink ukuleles, use the word “amazeballs” way too often, and sing-speak during their sessions {clears throat}.

In the 6+ years that I’ve been coaching (4+ full-time!), I’ve been asked a lot if my clients actually follow-through on their work and make progress in the 3+ months we spend together. I usually see surprised reactions when I answer, “With less than a handful of exceptions.” And I’ve coached over 250 clients personally!

Now I wanna share with you the thought process they go through so that it can help you figure out if you’re ready, willing and able to hire a career coach of your own – and if you’re gonna get the results you’re looking for.

Read the rest of this article >>

TAGS:
POSTED IN: Career Actions Activated, Creative Career Cheer
COMMENTS: ( 0 )


Apr 17 2014

Grown Up Gigs: website designer & developer Leah Kalamakis!


findyourwant

Quote from Leah by Jenipher of Nightly Doodles

This is the recording that was initially shared with my Grown Up Gigs list in my 3 week long, mega-amazeballs event in March. I’ll be posting one weekly ’til I get all 10 of ‘em up. Such goodness here!

Leah Kalamakis is the personification of how to make the new world of work work for your passions, skills, and values in the 21st Century.

Identifying as both a right and left brainer, she attended FIT to be surrounded by fashion but went the business route.

When she graduated, she gravitated to a corporate job (like so many of us do!) in France (unlike so many of us!).

Someone asked her to look at her boss and ask herself if she wanted that job. When she realized that she didn’t, she knew she had to find something new.

Read the rest of this article >>

TAGS: ,
POSTED IN: Career Actions Activated, Creative Career Charge, Creative Career Cheer, Encouragement for Everyone
COMMENTS: 2 Comments


Apr 15 2014

A Can’t-Mess-It-Up Checklist For Your Career Change


il_570xN.542745477_qte7

 

Quote Artwork Print by Designed by Wilma

My last Can’t-Mess-It-Up Checklist proved so popular, I couldn’t help but create another one for those on the cusp of a career change!

Looking to make a change in your career, but are unsure where to start?

Or maybe you’re thisclose to putting a new career plan into action?

Here’s a simple, bare-necessities can’t-mess-it-up checklist to show your career change who’s bossand if anyone tells you that you *have* to have anything else, they’re wrong:

  • Put on your Nancy Drew hat and view yourself with curiosity. View the whole thing as an experiment, with you playing detective. Do what you can to distance yourself from the outcome and look for clues everywhere. What are your enjoying? What feels really hard? What proves to be a challenge? What comes easily to you?
  • Read the rest of this article >>

TAGS:
POSTED IN: Creative Career Cheer
COMMENTS: 6 Comments


Apr 10 2014

Grown Up Gigs: life coach & published author Andrea Owen!


This is the recording that was initially shared with my Grown Up Gigs list in my 3 week long, mega-amazeballs event in March. I’ll be posting one weekly ’til I get all 10 of ‘em up. Such goodness in these interviews!

Andrea Owen has one heckuva story.

All she knew at a young age was that “I didn’t want to be told what to do”…but she relied on her go-getter-ness to secure what she thought was her dream job as an assistant buyer.

Like so many of us, she learned the hard way that her dream job was actually a nightmare.

We take it from there to talk about:

  • wanting to be an ice cream truck driver & a stoplight changer when she grew up
  • horrible bosses
  • transitioning from assistant buyer to window dresser to personal trainer to coach
  • owning our bossy-pants nature
  • how to move on after affairs, divorce, and bad relationships
  • dealing with the financially lean time in starting and building your business
  • what it’s like to be a “Mompreneur”
  • the Compare and Despair rabbit hole
  • how her book, 52 Ways to Live a Kickass Life, came to be
  • manifestation and energy

Click Play below to get a whole lot of goodness  in under 30 minutes. 

Read the rest of this article >>

TAGS: ,
POSTED IN: Career Actions Activated, Creative Career Charge, Creative Career Cheer, Encouragement for Everyone
COMMENTS: ( 0 )


Apr 08 2014

A cheat sheet to my Entrepreneuriversary party! Get what ya need to know about quitting your job and living your passionate career. ​


March 19th was my 4th Entrepreneuriversary, and I got to party it up with some great peeps on Spreecast!

They asked some super amazeballs questions about my Effective Escape (aka what I did to be comfortable & confident leaving my job and becoming The When I Grow Up Coach full-time), and I wanted to share it with you.

No need to have to watch the whole hour-long party, though! Here’s a cheat sheet to get ya right where ya need to go:

  • 00:00-04:30: welcome & my entrepreneuriversary song
  • 04:30-20:10: my backstory
  • 21:51-24:33: biggest takeaway from my former client Jacqueline on doing what she loves
  • 24:33-29:11: “So your husband was supportive of you making the transition?”
  • 29:22-33:05: “I love your website. Did you find investing in it worthwhile?”
  • 33:05-38:56: “What were some of the things you did early on that made the biggest impact in building your business?”
  • 38:56-42:12: “Where do you go for support on things like financial management and accounting for your business?”
  • 42:33-45:11: “There’s so much information out there on how to do this.
  • Read the rest of this article >>

TAGS:
POSTED IN: Career Actions Activated, Creative Career Charge, Creative Career Cheer, Encouragement for Everyone
COMMENTS: 4 Comments


Mar 27 2014

Throwback Thursday: How to Really, Truly, Deeply…


wigu_quotes_exclamation_pointQuote taken from this post in The When I Grow Up Coach blog archives.

 

Read the rest of this article >>

TAGS:
POSTED IN: Career Actions Activated, Creative Career Charge, Creative Career Cheer
COMMENTS: ( 0 )


Mar 25 2014

What I Tell Myself When I Don’t Think I Can Do It


il_570xN.390588839_r9z5

LK I Talk To Myself by Tinker Tiles

Despite the confidence I have, there are times that my Vampire Voices (which is what’s told to us that sucks out the good stuff) take over my brain.

My Vampire says things like,

“Nobody will want this.”

“And you think you’re qualified to do this because why?”

“You must think you’re special. You’re not.”

“Why should you succeed when so many others fail?”

“You’ll never pull this off.”

“It’s a pipe dream. Be realistic for once.”

“You’re setting yourself up for disappointment.”

“You’re not (smart/pretty/good/knowledgable/talented/special) enough.”

When those voices talk to me, they’re usually very small but very powerful. I don’t necessarily hear them as much as I sense them. They’re a part of me even though they’re not here to support me.

4 years ago, I wrote that my response to these voices was:

“I know who I am.

Read the rest of this article >>

TAGS: , ,
POSTED IN: Career Actions Activated, Creative Career Charge, Creative Career Cheer
COMMENTS: 11 Comments


Mar 21 2014

On the last week of Grown Up Gigs…


gug_fb_cover2

Next week is the last week of Grown Up Gigs: An Inside Look at Dream Jobs Held By Real People – but no tears!

There’s still tons of inspiration, wisdom, a-ha moments, and celebrations between now and then.

Here’s all the goodness that’s still waiting for ya:

  • Jessika Hepburn describes her journey from Prime Minister wannabe to Creative Leader & Community Matchmaker of Oh My! Handmade.
  • my private interview for Sokanu’s Finding Your Life’s Calling event, which ties oh-so-well into my own Grown Up Gigs story
  • I reach back into the archives to spotlight one of my very first Grown-Up Gig interviewees (it’s a surprise!)
  • a live interview with marketing strategist Halley Gray of Evolve & Succeed
  • another live interview with artist & author & possibilitarian – and one of my personal heroes – Kelly Rae Roberts

Get on the list for your own clarity and motivation behind your grown-up, passionate career!

Read the rest of this article >>

TAGS:
POSTED IN: Career Actions Activated, Creative Career Charge, Creative Career Cheer, Encouragement for Everyone
COMMENTS: ( 0 )


Mar 17 2014

Discover your passionate career, get individualized attention, & save $100. Win-win-win.


career_camp_800x213

Launching jewelry lines.

Starting to treat your Etsy store like a business.

Quitting your job(s).

Getting ready to bike across the country.

Enrolling in restaurant management programs.

Becoming an illustrator + artist + surface designer.

Starting plans to open a design studio and coaching space.

Taking on event planning clients.

Being able to talk to your loved ones, friends and even managers about the type of work you want to transition into.

That’s what my Career Campers from fall 2013 are reporting they’ve been up to…and that’s just 2 months after we officially wrapped up! 

Career Camp is the first step to finding what you love to do, what’ll make you want to get out of bed in the morning, and where to spend your precious time.

If you need help finding the passionate, grown-up career that makes you feel on-purpose and fulfilled, click here to find out more (and save $100 if ya register before 11:59pm Eastern on 3/19!).

Read the rest of this article >>

TAGS:
POSTED IN: Creative Career Cheer
COMMENTS: ( 0 )


Mar 11 2014

My 10 Favorite Resources to Help You Discover What You Wanna Do When You Grow Up


il_570xN.195770898

 

Explore Dream Discover print by The Love Shop

I remember when I first heard the whisper in the back of my mind that told me I no longer wanted to pursue acting as my career.

I ignored it for as long as I could, but when it got louder and louder I knew I couldn’t keep willing it to go away.

I needed help figuring out what career I could be passionate about as a grown-up that could support me.

For 20 years, all I wanted was to be on Broadway – and without that dream, I didn’t even know who I was, nevertheless what I could do professionally.

I started with a copy of What Color is Your Parachute? Not only had it been the career change bible for decades, but it had helped my friend find a very small niche in the advertising world that seemed to be a perfect fit for her education, experience and skill set.

Read the rest of this article >>

TAGS:
POSTED IN: Creative Career Cheer
COMMENTS: 2 Comments