Lessons from Coach Elliot Uzelac that Every Leader Should Learn

The Benton Harbor (MI) Tigers made headlines across the country during this past football season. They were featured in Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and Good Morning America for their historic run at the state playoffs. I first heard about this story from my sister, Louise Wrege. She is a reporter who covers news in the St. […]

Promoting Soft Skills When Searching for Employment

A few weeks back, my eight-year-old son and I had this conversation: Son: “Mom, I like to make people happy.” Me: “That’s a good thing. How do you do that?” Son: “Well, my friend was sad at recess today because he wasn’t catching the football, so I said, ‘I wish I could kiss my armpit.’” […]

Preparing for the Job Hunt

I used to have a love/hate relationship with cooking. Unless it was a recipe that I had made many times before, I found myself struggling with it. Forgetting steps. Not having some ingredients on hand. Despising the prep work involved. Why couldn’t it be as easy as it was for the chefs on TV? And […]

Five Times You Should NOT Hire a Career Pro

I know the title of this post may seem strange coming from me. You may be thinking, ‘Shouldn’t she be encouraging people to sign up for her services?’ I definitely believe there are numerous benefits to finding the right career professional to help you navigate your career. But there are some circumstances when, frankly, hiring […]

What Is HR Thinking During Your Interview?

This is a topic that has been percolating for a while. It was initially sparked earlier this year when I visited with a teen group that I am mentoring about job hunting and early career management. We were covering job interview skills, and some of them had been game enough to be taped prior to […]

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