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Oct 29 2014

Raise Your Hand. Say Yes.


Squee! I’m the most excited that my interview with my dear friend Tiffany Han is up on her podcast, Raise Your Hand. Say Yes.

I binged listened to the first 3 episodes and took away this revelation:

Your work will never be finished, and it will never be “perfect.” Stop searching for The Answer, and keep raising your hand and saying Yes!

I hope the 50 minutes I had with Tiff will be able to give you your own a-ha moment. We talk all about letting go of your dreams, turning points, and the positive side of being a multi-passionate person.

And bonus? ‘Cause it’s Tiff’s birthday today, there’s a sale happening on her amazeballs 100 Rejection Letters program.

Click here to get all the goodness!

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POSTED IN: Career Actions Activated, Creative Career Charge, Creative Career Cheer, Encouragement for Everyone

Oct 22 2014

The Importance of Dreaming (free 40 minute video!)

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You guys! I had zero idea that this was happening, but CreativeLive is amazeballs and they recently put up an entire segment of my Create Your Dream Career class that you can access for $0.

You don’t even need to register at all!

Just click here and press Play mid-page where it says “Free Preview: The Importance of Dreaming.” Make sure you’re in a quiet, private place because – yup! – ukulele playing & a hippie-dippie visualization exercise is included!


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Oct 03 2014

If you live in/near Brooklyn & want a plan to quit your job, read me!


There’s only 7 spots left in my live Brooklyn workshop on 10/23 for An Effective Escape: Make Your Plan So You Can Ditch the Dreaded Day Job – and I realized I didn’t even tell ya about it!

I was approached by Holstee – they of the manifesto pictured above – to be part of their first round of Learning Labs (aka workshops in their space). They wanted to bring to life each line in their manifesto (eventually), and I was asked to speak on the line:

“If you don’t like your job, quit.”

Of course, I didn’t just wanna talk about what I did in the 2 years and 7 months it took for me to quit my day job as an Executive Assistant (in March 2010!) and become The When I Grow Up Coach full-time. I wanted to help the attendees figure out their effective escape, and walk out of that room with the structure for their own plan.

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Sep 23 2014

Tara Sophia Mohr – Women’s Leadership & Well-Being Expert – is live on Grown Up Gigs tomorrow!


I’m super extra thrilled to bring back Grown Up Gigs with a live interview with Tara Sophia Mohr, an expert on women’s leadership and well-being.

Tara’s about to publish Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message next month, and the advanced copy I got the privilege of receiving scared me crapballsless in the best way possible.

I’m exited to not only talk about Tara’s background as an English lit grad (from Yale!) and an MBA grad (from Stanford!), and how she found her way to being an author and advocate – but about the work itself.

If you wanna hear more about becoming a writer and starting a movement, or if you “simply” are afraid of hiding and wanna Play Big, please join us live tomorrow (Wednesday, September 24th) from 3-4pm Eastern right here.

As always, there’ll be plenty of time for your questions.

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Sep 13 2014

LAST DAY: Create Your Dream Career’s theme is Play!

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Create Your Dream Career is wrapping up today,

and our theme is on the importance of Play!

“But what will today entail?”, you say.

I declare: So much goodness is on the way!

We’ll hear from Janette Gorney of Travel Enlight,

and then come up with your Passionate Career Ideas – right!

Then we’ll talk about our multiple interests

and how wanting to do All The Things can work well in our business!

We’ll talk to Lesley DeSantis who personifies that,

As a model/artist/masseuse-to-be she wears many hats!

We’ll wrap up the day putting it all together,

I hope you can join me no matter the weather!

So, will you be there?

What do you say?

It’s still free to watch live, so seize the day!

When you discover your dream career, we’ll both shout “Hooray!”

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Sep 12 2014

TODAY: Feel the Career Fear – and Do It Anyways

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Today on Create Your Dream Career, we’re ripping off the band-aid by feeling the career fear – and doing it anyways. 

These are the things that keep us so scared that we don’t allow ourselves to clarify and take action on what makes us happy.

If you hear yourself saying things like, “But I’m a lost cause!” or “I never follow through!” or “I’m a Jane of All Trades & a master of none!”, then you’ll wanna tune in bright and early today (9am Pacific!) to (a) get some reassurance that you’re not alone and (b) learn how to combat these fears and create your dream career!

Our theme today is EXPLORE, and the rest of the day’ll cover:

  • an interview with Project Manager, Retreat Leader, and future life coach Paula Jenkins
  • what you wanna do to pay the bills (as opposed to what you can do but wouldn’t choose to do – or what you have to do!)
  • determining your personality type and how it relates to a career you’d thrive in
  • discovering your truth, and how it can naturally lead to an authentic career
  • an interview with the Online Dating Cheerleader, Molly Quigley

If you wanna know what you mighta missed yesterday – or want a sneak peak at tomorrow’s session, click here and scroll on down!

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Sep 11 2014

TODAY! Create Your Dream Career begins – and you can watch for $0!

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Yes, I must write in bold and all caps and extra large type to convey my excitement for this day.

Create Your Dream Career will begin streaming live on CreativeLive at 9am Pacific, and I wanted to make sure you knew that if you take 10 seconds to RSVP, you can watch and get my illustrated, rhyming (!) career change workbook for free!

The workshop runs from 9am-4pm Pacific today, tomorrow and Saturday – and by the time we’ve wrapped, you’ll be able to pinpoint your grown-up, fulfilling career based on a foundation of dreaming, play and exploration.

Our theme today is DREAMing, and we’ll be diving in to:

  • true stories of grown-up career changers
  • an interview with author, columnist, and communications expert Alexandra Franzen
  • the importance of dreaming as it relates to your career
  • external clues to your dream career
  • an interview with the founder and face of Style Girlfriend, Megan Collins
  • what pride has to do with finding a window into fulfilling work

If you want a sneak peak as to what days 2 and 3 will cover, click here and scroll on down!

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Aug 27 2014

Choose Your Own (Career) Adventure!


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Didn’t you loooooove those Choose Your Own Adventure books as a kid?

I realized that I’ve been so all over the Interwebs lately that you can Choose Your Own (Career) Adventure as to what you wanna read, watch or do.

You’ve been sobbing in your company bathroom, again. Do you want:
* a checklist to change your career
* a list of 10 other things to do instead 
* some tough love

You’re in the exploratory stages of discovering and/or creating your passionate, grown up career. Do you want to:
* hear about why Play and And are such important concepts 
* get a career change workbook that’s beautifully illustrated, rhymes (!), and is totally $0
join me live in the small studio audience for Create Your Dream Career

The choice is yours, traveler!

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Jul 16 2014

How to Make Your Dreams Come True (or, How I Became a Mom)

It’s with over-the-moon happiness, joy, pride, excitement, love and All The Emotions that Luke & I get to announce that we’re the parents of this 9 wk old, 11+ pound bundle of deliciousness.

We’ve been parenting her since 6/16, & while the adoption won’t be finalized ’til the end of the year-ish, we’re now secure in the fact that this is our daughter – and we’re so beyond-beyond we have to shout it from the rooftops.


This is our first official family-of-3 photo, taken Saturday morning. She even gave us The Ward Eyebrow to show how much she belongs.

Luke & I decided we wanted to adopt in Dec ’12, and it took 9 months to pick an agency, get the paperwork done, etc. We’ve been “on the books” since September (when our profile started to be shown to birth Moms), but only had 4 days notice last month when we were told that we were “chosen”.

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Jul 10 2014

Wanna be part of the small studio audience for Create Your Dream Career?


Need help creating your dream career?

Want some hands-on help from yours truly for 3 whole days?

Not shy to be on-camera in front of the Interwebs?

Live near San Francisco or wanna travel there*?

Then click here to apply to be part of my studio audience for my CreativeLive course from Sept 11-13th.

I’ll be calling a lot on my studio audience to walk through the exercises I’ll be showing, and they’ll be the ones to have my ear in class first and foremost. There’ll even be time for some coaching!

There’s a small number of spots available (under 10, I think!), and while the submission deadline isn’t ’til September, it can’t hurt being an early bird.

I really hope to meet/see/hug/help you there!

* Considering my only coaching package costs $3397, a round-trip ticket to San Francisco and a hotel room for 3 or 4 nights could save you a pretty penny.

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