Post image for SMART Goals Are Not So Smart After All!

We’ve all heard of goal setting. Set a few goals in our life time. And somewhere along the way we’ve heard and used the SMART goals framework. SMART for Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic and Time Bound.  Goal setting seems all the more relevant now, especially around this time of the year, when people are reviewing […]

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Post image for Stagnating In Your Career Without A Certain Degree/Certification?

“Can not having a certain degree stop me from moving up?” – This was the question Alyssa posed to me in our career strategy session. Alyssa is a sales professional with over 25 years of experience selling network solutions to mid-size companies. Alyssa does not have a degree. As she stands at the juncture in her […]


Post image for How You Voted Could Reveal Your Next Career Move!

The results of the US Presidential Elections is taking the world by storm. It is the talk of the town, every town, every country! From old to young – my 5 year old son included, have something to say about it. I am not here to comment on the candidates, the result or the ideals the […]


Post image for Lessons Learnt From Meeting Kathy Caprino

Kathy Caprino has been someone I’ve looked up to for a long time! Ever since I embarked on my career coaching journey a few years ago, I’ve followed Kathy and her work. My words will do no justice to her accomplishments and how far she has come along – A world class career coach, regular […]

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Post image for How To Move From One Job Family To A Different One?

This is a situation that many people face. They have a certain skill set, years of experience in a certain type of work and they now want a change. They want to move from one role to a different one. And they often face a roadblock in making that change.  No one wants to hire […]


The Power of Purpose

by Gia Ganesh

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What is life without a purpose? It is meaningless and well, purposeless! When our lives do not have a purpose, we sure do have a problem. The German philosopher Nietzsche said ,”He who has a why to live can bear almost any how“. And that was so relevant in Viktor Frankl’s life in concentration camps […]


Post image for 5 Lessons Learnt from Interviewing Marshall Goldsmith

Yes, the Marshall Goldsmith of Triggers, MOJO, What Got You Here, Won’t Get There fame. He totally put me on the spot a few days days ago! I am hosting a virtual online conference called Career Advancement Summit in September. And one of the speakers is Marshall Goldsmith the world’s #1 executive coach – The […]


Post image for What I Learned From Watching Michael Phelps Win His 22nd Gold Medal

Olympic fever is running high in my house. We watch it every evening for about 30 mins to an hour. The caliber, the dedication and the focus exhibited by these sportsmen and women is beyond extraordinary!! Watching 19 year Ledecky going on to set World Records and an Olympic record… Michael Phelps bagging his 22nd gold […]



I was reading an article today about one of Marshall Goldsmith’s ‘weird’ habits. He has hired a person who he calls on the phone everyday to report his answers to a set of questions he asks himself everyday. Simple things such as did I floss and did I exercise to bigger questions such as I […]


Speak Up

10.00 AM..You reach the meeting room on time. You smile and/or greet your colleagues and take a seat at the table as always. The meeting organizer dials the remote folks in and starts the meeting. The topic is one you are familiar with. Others start expressing their views. You feel like you should talk and […]