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Still Looking to Launch after College?

This is my 17th “Back to School”, or should I say “Back to Work”.  In other words, it’s my 17th Autumn in business.  When you work with young who are entering the workforce for the first time, this time of year seems bring out their nostalgic sides. They almost sound...

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College Grads – Choices. Choices.

Chelsea’s story starts quite differently from most of the young professionals I meet. Their stories start with fond memories about childhood camps, nightmare stories about first jobs working as an ice cream server, and the excitement and freedom that comes along with...

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Do I really need to hire a Career Coach?

Why it Makes Sense to Hire a Career Coach in your 20’sI am constantly answering questions about career coaching, from college students, parents, and the young professionals I meet while out and about. While the basic concept of this coaching specialty is simple to...

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Part Two: Take Charge of Your Career

Part 2: Making a Change When I work with clients, we go through a version of the Career Inventory together. If you haven't read Part One of this two part blog, please go back and read it as it contains some really great assessment questions. Sometimes the result is...

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Wisdom to help 20-somethings manage their careers

Career Navigation Strategies for Gen Y (aka Millennials)We interviewed Christopher Giangrasso, who heads up Human Resources at a publicly traded corporation in the Philadelphia area. Chris is a good friend of mine, and with 30 years of experience supporting a...

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Anxious? Try Career Therapy.

Anxious? Try Career Therapy.It’s a brand new year, and that signals the opportunity for making a fresh start. Setting resolutions is supposed to be motivating, but many of my clients find that the pressure to be a better person each January does more harm than good....

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Should My Child Take the ACT or the SAT?

As a college counselor in Bucks County, PA, I help students and their families navigate the college application process. Standardized testing is one of the cornerstones of the process and I am often asked by clients, “should my child take the Act or the Sat...or even...

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Matching Values With Vocation for College Students

Matching Values With Vocation for College StudentsOne of the biggest struggles my clients face arises from a clash between their values and their expectations. This is often the root cause of mental malaise or an existential attitude, which I talked about in my last...

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