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Quarantine: the Joys and Sorrows

April: Quarantine: The joys and sorrows By: Julie Shipman, Career Coach Have a question or comment? Connect with me at Julie.shipman@jwsgroupllc.com   I would like to propose that all teachers receive double their pay next year. I’ve never been more willing to vote yes on my next referendum.  And I have ONE child who is… Read More …

Restaurant Industry Pivots, One Insiders Perspective

May: Restaurant Industry Pivots, One Insiders Perspective I’ve worked in restaurants for over 30 years. I’ve appreciated the accolades I’ve received from guests at the end of a meal, their generous tips and strong ratings on social media. I like giving people an exceptional dining experience. I think that people who choose a career in… Read More …

Career Compass and The Price of Admission

February: The Price of Admission By: Julie Shipman, Career Coach Have a question or comment? Connect with me at Julie.shipman@jwsgroupllc.com How much would you pay to see your favorite band live? If movie theater ticket prices doubled would you still leave the comfort of your home to see it on the big screen? What if… Read More …

That Moment of Clarity

Have a question or comment? Connect with me at julie.shipman@jwsgroupllc.com We talk about, joke about, meme about mic drop moments. When an idea, concept, phrase, statement hits you with such force that you pause, you re-evaluate, you gain valuable understanding about something. I had that moment in December when I began thinking about what I… Read More …

Uniqueness

Have a question or comment? Connect with me at Julie.shipman@jwsgroupllc.com   Uniqueness. We talk a lot about uniqueness. No one wants to be mass-produced…. and yet, someone is buying all those Maroon 5 albums.   We are all unique and we are all the same. It’s like the snowflake. The symbol of my coaching business.… Read More …

Are you kind?

Have a question or comment? Connect with me at Julie.shipman@jwsgroupllc.com   Have you ever noticed that the most grateful people are also the kindest? I don’t mean the people who will bend over backwards to do things for you, because they desperately need to be liked. I’m talking about the people who are genuinely grateful… Read More …

Hiring: easy or hard?

Have a question or comment? Connect with me at Julie.shipman@jwsgroupllc.com   The economy is really strong right now. Candidates with certain skill sets have their pick of companies. When you are hiring, what sets you and your role apart? Why do some managers just seem to always be able to fill their positions quickly? I… Read More …

Making fact-based decisions

Have a question or comment? Connect with me at Julie.shipman@jwsgroupllc.com   Have you ever been so frustrated about something your employee did or said that you began to treat them differently? Have you ever been the recipient of unfair behavior because your manager believed something about you that was inaccurate or taken out of context?… Read More …

Off to see the wizard……

Have a question or comment? Connect with me at julie.shipman@jwsgroupllc.com   Happy anniversary to the Wizard of Oz celebrating 79 years on August 25th.   Dorothy was pretty smart. She surrounded herself with interesting characters. She could see the forest for the trees (now poppy’s, those were a little trickier) and she knew a sham… Read More …

“When you leave, remember why you came….”

July: “When you leave, remember why you came….” By: Julie Shipman, Career Coach   Have a question or comment? Connect with me at Julie.shipman@jwsgroupllc.com   Does introspection play a role in every transition? More importantly, should it? There’s a statue on the campus of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN that has a quote which includes… Read More …