A Key Factor for Success

I read this quote recently: “Successful people are so busy getting things done that they don’t have time to make excuses.” And it saddened me. It saddened me because of the lack of empathy and the broad generalizations that it paints with its few words. The message it conveys is that, no matter your current […]

Herzberg’s Theory & What It Means for Job Seekers

I saw an article that posed the question “Does More Compensation Improve Productivity?” After searching “higher pay better performance” and getting about 388 million results, it would seem that folks believe that higher pay is the solution to a company’s performance woes. The thing that might be getting lost here is the fact that psychologist […]

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. […]

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 […]

Authenticity and Success

Regarding personal branding success, a lot has been said about authenticity — and for good reason. Getting wrapped up in a façade can be very tiring, and can lead to a complete collapse when it becomes impossible to sustain it. I had the honor of being interviewed by Media Shower about The Job Quest and […]

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