My First Blab: Disrupting Your Job Search

2016-03-03 3dSummit Blab Banner - Job HuntI’m doing my first Blab on Wednesday, March 2. (They’re dragging me kicking and screaming into new technology.) Following my own advice, I am telling myself to just get over it.

Actually, I have watched a Blab or two and they are pretty fun. Are you in job search and over 50? You might want to join us! ‪#‎3DSummit‬ Blab: Disrupting Your Job Search While Female http://3-d-summit.com/our-blabs at 12:30 pm CST / 1:30 pm EST.

Here’s how it went.

From Entrepreneur to Employee: Interviewed for Entrepreneur.com

Catherine Morgan speakingCarol Roth interviewed me for Entrepreneur Magazine’s blog about how to transition from entrepreneur to employee. I have had a lot of success getting professionals back to corporate after being business owners. I’m getting great feedback on this article!

You can check out “How to Transition Back to Employee After Being an Entrepreneur” here.

From CarolRoth.com – Does Your Pricing Reflect Your True Value

Boosting Bottom LineMy recent post on Carol Roth’s blog, Business Unplugged, is on a subject near and dear to the hearts of most service providers – and something most of us struggle with – pricing. The question you want to ask yourself is, “How can I structure my pricing so that it accurately reflects the value I bring to my customers?” I begin: Continue reading

2015: Year in Review

Palm Springs snowy mountainsHow can I summarize 2015? I really struggled with this and put off writing this post for as long as I could. Some great things happened, and I had some major frustrations.

It was definitely a year of transition, and while those are fascinating in retrospect, they’re not that fun to go through.

I often joke that I prefer to coach my clients through transitions than to go through my own. But seriously, don’t most of us? Continue reading

“Catherine Morgan” Named a Top 100 Champion Small Business Influencer

"Catherine Morgan" Named A Top 100 Champion

“Catherine Morgan” Named A Top 100 Champion

I am SO excited to report that I was included in the list of Top 100 Small Business Influencers. It truly is an honor being on the same list with highly respected companies and small business experts. Woot!

Can you hear me belting out, “We are the champions, my friends. And we’ll keep on fighting ’til the end…”? (Freddie Mercury did it better.)

Here’s some information about the award:

“The Awards, now in their fifth year and produced by Small Business Trends and Small Biz Technology, honor the companies, organizations, vendors, apps and people who have made a significant impact on the North American small business market.”

We’re So Confident We’ll Work on Contingency

Finishing FirstThis post was published initially on LinkedIn Pulse.

Sometimes one conversation changes everything. When a prospect told me that they had signed an exclusivity agreement with their executive coach, I felt very uncomfortable. Why did their coach feel the need to handcuff clients like that? Didn’t the coach’s results keep clients?

And then I wondered if I should consider having a clause like that. Had clients left me to work with other coaches? In five years, I don’t know of one. So, no, I probably don’t need a clause like that.

And then I had a series of other conversations with prospective clients who told me about writing B I G checks to their coaches, and not getting one inquiry or lead from all that investment.

It made my heart hurt. Continue reading

From CarolRoth.com – Small Business Lessons from Karaoke

singing karaoke Business lessons can be found in the strangest places. I spoke 20 times last year, but singing karaoke makes me anxious.

And I like to sing! There are recordings of me singing on YouTube. So I really WANT to like singing karaoke…

You can read about my recent experience “Small Business Lessons from Karaoke” here. I begin: Continue reading

Speaking at Career Resource Center on September 9, 2015

CRClogoI will be giving my “Productivity: The Secret Sauce for Job Search” talk at the Career Resource Center in Lake Forest, IL on September 9. If you know anyone in job search or career transition, please share this with them.

This is a talk about tactics and strategies. (I always get excellent evaluations.) We will have a great time – and even learn some stuff in the process.

The talk begins at 1:30 PM sharp. I am guaranteed to be optimally caffeinated and appropriately irreverent. It’s how I roll.

California Dreaming – Summer 2015

Pomegranate TreeEverybody has their safe place – the place they go to in their head sometimes.

When they think of that place, they start to feel relaxed, or happy, or hopeful.

I have a friend who imagines herself on Main Street at Disney World.

For me, I could be on the beach looking at Lake Michigan in Chicago, but very often I am imagining myself in California. There is something about the stark, craggy dry mountains of Southern California that does it for me.

I like to spend time in Palm Springs and Los Angeles. Being able to pick fruit off a tree in the middle of a city amuses me. On this trip I have been able to pick pomegranates and figs. Heaven!

I couldn’t help myself. I had to pick it. I am off to peel my purloined pomegranate.