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Pivot for Small Business

You need to deal with the world the way it is, not the way you want it. We’ve been there:  we’ve started companies and been a contributor to others.  We’ve had to reimagine the future as market trends have eroded our approach and rendered products obsolete.  Even with that history and experience, the 2020 pandemic…

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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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