Life Is Short

I am not usually a fan of cliches like the title of this blog but sometimes they are just so fitting.  I have been reminded over the last few weeks that life is precious and you never know if you will be promised tomorrow.  There were two specific situations that reminded me of this.  The …

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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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