My Latest STL Post Dispatch Column: Why Should They Hire You?

Posted by on May 26, 2012 at 11:38 pm

When I was asked to contribute a monthly column on current career-focused topics, one of the first things that came to mind has actually been “current” pretty much since job interviews began. I’m talking about the interview question that people have struggled answering possibly more than any other: “Why should I hire you?” Answering this […]

My Guest Column For The STL Post-Dispatch is Live!

Posted by on February 13, 2012 at 9:49 pm

I was recently honored to be invited to be a guest career columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. But there was only one problem – as a Career Coach, there were so many things I WANTED to write about, but I could only choose one thing to start with!!! So after a lot of consideration, […]

Can You Make a Living Doing What You Love?

Posted by on November 8, 2011 at 9:44 pm

That was the title of a St. Louis Post-Dispatch article from this past Sunday that I had the honor of being quoted in. The article follows several area women who are doing just that. Two opened a knittery store in Kirkwood, another is making a living as a harpist. The piece does a good job […]

Video From Last Week’s GO! Network Session

Posted by on October 2, 2011 at 8:59 pm

In case you weren’t able to make last week’s GO! Network Session, I had the privilege of presenting “From ‘Hi’ to Hired”, sharing how to simplify and ace the interview. The good folks at GO! Network were great to video the session, and you can see Part 1 below. Let me know what you think, […]

Book Review: Jillian Michaels’ “Unlimited: How To Build An Exceptional Life”

Posted by on July 6, 2011 at 11:30 pm

This book is not about weight loss or a diet you need to follow – it’s about what everyone’s favorite trainer does with contestants BEYOND their physical health on The Biggest Loser. In “Unlimited: How To Build An Exceptional Life”, Jillian Michaels clearly lays out that if you are not reaching your goals, then the […]

Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s GO! Network Meeting on Resumes

Posted by on June 27, 2011 at 11:24 am

I’m very excited to be presenting “From Frustrated to Focused: Crafting a Resume That Fits You” at tomorrow’s GO! Network meeting! Here’s what GO! Network is saying about my talk: Often we get carried away in the format of how to draft a resume and forget the purpose of it. A critical tool for the […]

activ8 in the news

Posted by on May 1, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I was very honored to be quoted in Jim Gallagher‘s column today (see it here at, titled “Burnt-out workers biding time.” It’s a very interesting piece that’s based around an of-the-moment statistic: per a MetLife study, 1 in 3 employees hopes to be working elsewhere in the next 12 months. It’s a startling statistic, […]

From Desperation to Deal, This Tuesday!

Posted by on April 1, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Next Tuesday I’ll be presenting part of a combo GO! Network presentation titled “Understanding Compensation and Negotiation Terms & Conditions.” Gary Glassman will kick things off, discussing how companies establish their compensation philosophies and pay structures. I come in next, presenting “From Desperation To Deal,” revealing salary negotiation tips and advice! Breakfast is at 8, […]

Str8 Talk in the News!

Posted by on March 20, 2011 at 10:51 pm

I was very honored that my last Career Str8 Talk post was used as reference for a great article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch! Kate Uptergrove did a very interesting piece titled, “When faced with tough questions, think before you speak.” Kate adds some great thoughts and commentary in her article. Read it and share […]

CAREEReport News

Posted by on March 2, 2011 at 8:47 pm

In case you don’t already know, CAREEReport is a monthly e-publication I produce that covers the latest Job News, helpful Tools of the Trade, Career Networking insight, updates from the Career Str8 Talk blog plus Job Life Line testimonials from real Activ8 career coaching clients and associates. If you’d like, you can subscribe to receive […]