Category Archives: Career & Lifestyle Design

Are You Making These 5 Goal-Setting Mistakes?

As a results-focused career, business, and leadership coach, I spend a lot of time sitting down with people to help them set goals. I’ve discovered that the type of goals we set makes a big difference to how achievable the … Continue reading

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Interview: Finding and Using Your Career Sweet Spot

Below is an edited and condensed version of an interview, Finding Your Green Career “Sweet Spot”, that first appeared on the Eco Canada website. Eco Canada interviewed leadership and career coach Melissa Creede about the “Sweet Spot”. Eco Canada: You … Continue reading

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Following a Dream Across the Globe: Melissa Creede Coaching Case Study

Allison, MBA, Hult International Business School, Shanghai, China Allison knew where she wanted to be in ten years, but her goals were hazy and she was having trouble connecting them to her day-to-day decisions. After meeting Melissa at a conference, Allison … Continue reading

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“Be Who You Want to Be.” How Does that Really Work?

You’ve probably heard that “Stepping into WHO you want to be opens the doors for your career to advance.” But most people don’t understand what that means. Most people assume that it means: dress for the position you want; assume responsibilities of … Continue reading

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What do you have to Give Up to Move Up? Nothing

We often hesitate to invest in getting to the next level because we fear we’ll lose something important along the way. Meanwhile, we’re less productive. We’re distracted from achieving fulfillment because we’re busy avoiding what we don’t want, or trying … Continue reading

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When “Green” isn’t Enough: Aligning with *all* your Values

Many of my clients have meaningful jobs, but they don’t feel fulfilled. When they started off with a “green” career, they assumed they’d always feel good about it because it connected with one of their significant values. There’s more to … Continue reading

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Bettering Our World: Leading Change from your Values

  I’ll be speaking Saturday morning at the CUGES event at Carleton. Details below.  My presentation about Leading Change from your values is at 9:30 a.m. (see below). I’d love to see you there! — One day. Zero dollars. Infinite ideas … Continue reading

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How can Your Life and Career Rate Ten out of Ten?

How would you rate your life and career? Five out of ten? Eight out of ten? Many of my clients have satisfying careers, so their rating typically starts over seven. When they look at why they rate it so highly, … Continue reading

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Browsing the Career Cookbook

When thinking about the next step in their career, people tend to look first at their past. They look for patterns of achievement and try to project where they logically lead. “What does my resume say?” “What am I qualified … Continue reading

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