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Should I Finish My College Degree?

Dear Coach Joan, I guess you could say I blew it the first couple of tries – college that is. I admit that I was immature and a party guy, but I ended up getting a great job in professional sales.  I’ve been with it for 3 years so far. My salary is actually much higher […]

Freelance While On Other Full-Time Job?

Dear Joan, I was just presented with an an opportunity I’ve never had before. A vendor that works with my company has asked me to do a freelance project. I’d like to do it but don’t know if I should.  This vendor is not a competitor of my full time employer and I would be doing the work at […]

Say YES to Face-to-Face with Your Colleagues!

Dear Coach Joan, My new manager asked if I’d like to accompany her to a professional conference in our field of architecture. I’m wondering if there’s really any value to meeting up with others in my field. I wonder if my time would be better spent at work? Thank you, Elaine Dear Elaine, You sound like […]

Does work feel like being in jail? Here’s how to get out of it.

Dear Coach Joan, I have a good job, but honestly, I am bored and ready to quit. I work for a large, well run company and have full benefits. My work is in the financial area and although I’m competent in it, I feel like I’m just counting my weeks, months and years to retirement. […]