Natalie

Believing in Your Personal Value and Owning the Courage to Change

Blogging has brought me such joy. I enjoy the writing process and what is more are the stories that have come back to me through Pineapple Courage subscribers. Recently I became part of one of those stories and it was an inspiration to me. I want to share it with you. This is a story …

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How to Stop Making Decisions Based On What You Think Others Think

I have been on a hiatus from blogging.  There are several reasons, and I am excited to get back to writing again.  The last four months have been challenging for me both personally and professionally, but I am overcoming it, and a few tough months are not going to keep me down.  There have been several blog topics …

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Are Career Coaches Worth the Investment?

Have you ever been offered the opportunity to work with a career coach through your company?  Or have you thought about investing in one yourself?  I’ve had the privilege to work with a few career coaches over my last 20 years of working.  The first opportunity was provided by my company in the form of a 360-evaluation followed …

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The Leap: Relocation & The First Two Weeks in a New Job

I recently took a big leap.  I left my job in San Antonio and have started a new one in the Roanoke, Virginia area.  The leap required giving up not only my job but our beautiful, renovated home, the kids excellent schools, friends and what we knew as our life over the last three years.  There is a …

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Moving On Up! Transitioning from Individual Contributor to Leading Others

Congratulations!  You’ve just been promoted for your hard work and are moving up the ladder! Along with the promotion you are gaining direct reports which is an honor that your boss believes you have what it takes to coach, mentor and grow team members.  This is all great news, but it’s important to understand that the skills …

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4 Reasons to Consider Returning to In-Person Conference Events

This last week I was on vacation in Southwest Florida.  We stayed at a full-service resort with conference facilities.  After the Memorial Day weekend crowd departed, a large non-profit group came in who had bought out the rest of the resort for an in-person event.  It was wonderful to see people getting back together to converse, share ideas …

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