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Must-have skills you need to become an exceptional leader

This is a repost of an article originally posted on Some people believe that great leaders are born rather than made. Others believe that leaders are made, not born. In reality, there is no one-size-fits-all manual or guide that will teach you everything you need to know about becoming a successful leader. However, it…

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How I survived the lockdown

I am a trainer and coach for international students and entrepreneurs who want to learn about the Silicon Valley.  I also offer career coaching to managers in transition. I started working with international business students and entrepreneurs in 2014.  I was part of Learning Expeditions and bootcamps hosted in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley.…

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I got a job!

The four words a career coach loves to hear.  The four words the client has strived for – “I got the job!”       For my client, it was a multi-faceted reward.  She landed a job during the COVID-19 pandemic in the worst economic downturn since the 2008 recession while hundreds of businesses were forced to…

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How to Land Your Dream Job Step Five – Your First Day on the Job

You got the job!  Congratulations.  All your research and hard work paid off.   For sure you want to be your best on the first day.  So do what your Mom always told you:  get plenty of sleep the night before, rise early, have breakfast and arrive on time.  Today as most of us are all…

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How to Land your Dream Job Step Four – The Job Interview

By now you have completed multiple informational interviews with people from varied backgrounds and organizations.  This has given you insights into many companies and helped identify the companies that match your requirements for the desired job. You now are able to target companies that align with your values and that may need someone with your…

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