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For the Love of Work

By jennifer | August 13, 2017

Part of being an executive coach is hearing the positives and negatives of people’s jobs.  It may surprise you to learn that I hear more positives.  Maybe that is because those who hire coaches are generally positive.  However, how we feel about our jobs can be tricky. I have a baby boomer friend who got a “good job” out of high school.  We will call this Job #1.  This person

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Betty White…America’s Favorite Aunt

By jennifer wilson | August 6, 2017

America loves Betty White because she’s an incurable flirt. She has the perfect one-liner for everything and she’s as naughty as she wants to be. Betty is America’s favorite aunt because she is adorably playful and we can’t get enough of her. Think about yourself when you feel playful. Maybe when your on vacation… Don’t you find yourself flirting with everything that moves. Playing peek-a-boo with babies in the airport,

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Cancer Research as a First Step

By jennifer | July 30, 2017

This post is an update to the post I wrote in June about working to integrate the cancer survivor part of me with the whole of me.  You can read that post about the beginning of my personal journey here. I got to spend some time with one of my favorite little people Kaitlin on Friday.  Whenever I spend time with one of my favorite little people I’m reminded

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Linkin Park, NKOTB, and Feelings of Youth

By jennifer | July 23, 2017

I’m currently reading this great book by Martha Beck, “Finding Your Way in a Wild New World.”  I highly recommend it.  On page 169, she talks about this experiment where “elderly men were asked to imagine they’d gone back in time.  They lived in a facility decorated with items from the first half of the twentieth century, heard radio programs from the same era, and were not allowed to use

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A Pink Gift to Those Who Read

By jennifer | July 16, 2017

A couple of weeks ago I was at Summerfest in Milwaukee and got to see Pink for a second time in concert. She told us that it was the first time she had done a live show in 4 years and was feeling a little rusty. I was feeling honored to be there for her big night back. Music always has a way of moving me deeply and I know

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Tips for Finding a Job or a Date

By jennifer | July 9, 2017

I’ve been doing quite a bit of coaching around dating lately. While having fun with clients on this topic….I was also surprised. The more I partner with clients on this incredibly important part of their lives….I’m realizing that it makes sense that I’m able to help…..looking for a job and dating are not so different.   Here are my Top 6 Tips for finding a job or a date:  

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Michigan Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

By jennifer | July 2, 2017

June in Michigan brings fresh strawberries…tiny and flavorful as nature intended. And lots of fresh rhubarb. It was early in our relationship that Cary told me his favorite is Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie. What luck!! I’m a good farm girl from Iowa and I can sweeten-up rhubarb with the best of ‘em. I have a recipe box full of tasty rhubarb recipes. In fact, I have a Strawberry-Rhubarb buttery, sugary, crisp that

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Hustling a Little

By jennifer | June 25, 2017

This past week’s business news was littered with the recent jobs report clocking in at a record 6 Million open positions across the US. The debates around job training were loud across news outlets. In the comments below is a link to a great interview with LinkedIn’s CEO Jeff Weiner on the subject. Supporting talented people in finding jobs they enjoy is one of my passions so I am paying

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“That’s Good, Don’t Get Out of The Habit”

By jennifer | June 18, 2017

This weekend was my Grandma Cecil’s 94th Birthday. Grandma has slowed down considerably over the past couple of years. I understand that is normal for a woman in her 90’s but it never seemed possible for Grandma Cecil. She has been the quintessential Midwest Farmer. Work, work, work and when you are done working….work some more. She is easily confused these days but her essence is still firmly in tack.

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From Survivor to Integrator

By jennifer | June 11, 2017

In 2001, I was told that if I was lucky I might have a year to live. That was by one doctor, the books, and my internet research. My actual medical team was more optimistic…..I still saw fear on their faces… wasn’t my first rodeo with cancer…..and this diagnosis was much darker. No… was crippling. 3 years after my first breast cancer diagnosis of Stage 1 and now I was

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