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3 secrets to successful salary negotiations

Dear Readers, I just have to share this current scenario with you. Last week one of my career coaching  clients, in search of new and better employment, received a good job offer. It was good, but not great. But he didn’t want to risk losing the offer and was afraid that if he negotiated, they might […]

6 Ways to be a Great Manager!

Dear Coach Joan, I’ve just accepted my first role as a manager after years of being an individual contributor . Any tips on how to do a great job? How do I best on-board my new employees for a great working relationship? Are there best practices in bringing out the best in people? Thank you, […]

Local career story – Nationally recognized ceramic artist in Guernville

Marge Margulies in her Guernville studio (top) Marge’s exhibit at The American Craft Council Show, Baltimore (middle) and Marge out standing in her field (bottom image) Local Career Story #3 MARGE MARGULIES: A Nationally Recognized Ceramic Artist, Here in Sonoma County Little did I know when I received a fruit bowl as a housewarming gift that […]

I’m being pushed out of my job. HELP!

Dear Coach Joan, I’m afraid I’m going to lose my job. It’s not working out with my new manager. I didn’t choose him and he didn’t choose me. When my former manager left, the company decided to bring in someone from the outside, presumably to inject new ideas. But all he seems to inject is sarcasm and criticism. […]