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  • How To Answer “Tell Me About Yourself” In An Interview
    05/23/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    How To Answer “Tell Me About Yourself” In a Job Interview

     

    The #1 dreaded interview question is “tell me about yourself.” Unfortunately, some people don't spend much time preparing for this one enough, and it is not as difficult as you may think when you have the formula to guide you.

     

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  • Creative and Nature 3-Day Women's Weekend Getaway In The Poconos
    05/19/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    Creative and Nature 3-Day Women's Weekend Getaway In The Poconos

     

    A recent study found that working women faced a "perfect storm" from pressures at home and work because of the pandemic. 

    Sound familiar? When does your workday start and end? Are you working more than you were before the start of the pandemic?

    I'm finding that some women I work with are working more and feel more lonely. They don't necessarily want to go back to the office, but they crave more in-person interaction and community. 

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  • Creative Summer Retreat from France to Rome on the Starclipper
    05/19/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    Creative 7-Day Summer Sailing Cruise from France to Rome

     

    Is "adventure" one of your values? 

    Adventure, freedom, and flexibility are high on the values list with most people I work with. However, each person typically has their unique definition, but "adventure" often has the word "travel" in there.

    Most people I work with don't want their lives to revolve solely around their careers. Sure, they want their job to be fulfilling, rewarding, and meaningful, but they also want time off to fulfill their "adventure" value.

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  • 5 Day Creative Summer Retreat with Kori Burkholder at Omega Institute
    05/19/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    Creative 5-Day Summer Retreat For Women To Launch a Dream

    What projects, dreams, and ideas are stuck? 

    Do you want a new career?

    Launch a passion project?

    Express yourself more creatively?

    Take up a hobby like painting?

    Make a more significant impact using your gifts and talents?

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  • 04/28/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    "What's Your Weakness" Formula For Interview Preparation

     

    How to answer the question, “What is your greatest weakness?” 

    It is one of those tricky interview questions that interviewers will sometimes ask. Why would the interviewer want to focus on your weaknesses rather than your strengths? What are they trying to figure out? 

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  • 04/19/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    6 Steps To Create a Career Vision To Reach Your Professional Goals

     

    Missing from Wanda’s life and career was excitement, appreciation, and meaningful connections to people. When I first met Wanda she shared,” I've been where I am so long and never thought about how to articulate what skills I bring to the table or what environment I’d like to be in”.

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  • 04/12/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    How To Break Out Of a Dreaded Employment Cycle

     

    Have you been spinning your wheels in the same cycle employment-wise? Have you ever lost sight of the big picture and what you are striving towards?

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  • 04/06/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    How To Change Careers With Courage and Confidence

    When Katherine came to us a few months ago, she felt unfulfilled at the end of each workday. She knew she wanted a change and to do something more impactful in her career. 


    Sure, she was making good money, but she had become stagnant in her role, and she knew one thing - she didn't want to look back with regrets thinking she should have pursued something different. The impact her current work situation was having on her was stress and anxiety, and that stress would often bleed into her nights and weekends.


    She decided to take the leap of faith and overcome her fears like fear of the unknown, taking a pay cut, and failing to step into a future that energizes and inspires her.

     

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  • 04/01/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    How To Turn Duties Into Accomplishments To Dazzle Hiring Managers

    How do you set yourself apart from other candidates going for the same job? Yes, the resume, cover letter, and the interview. But for now, we will focus on the resume.


    There are three primary reasons people get hired: you can make the company money, save the company money, or reduce the time for others. Secondary reasons for hiring people include having the relevant skills to do the job, being a cultural fit within the company, and having long-term potential to grow within the company, which all tie back to money in the end. 


    Many young professionals I come across have a resume full of tasks and duties that often reads like a job description, which in most cases isn't going to dazzle a hiring manager. 

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  • 03/23/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    5 Job Search Tech Tools To Keep You Organized and Motivated

     

    According to a survey done by Randstad USA, the average length of time a job search can take is five months. The job search process can be stressful and feel like a rollercoaster, so it is crucial to keep your motivation high and organized. 

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  • 03/14/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    How to Fit Creativity into Your Busy Corporate Life

     

    Many young corporate women I work with are exhausted at the end of the workweek and use the weekend to recover to prepare for yet another dreadful, taxing week ahead.


    When we drill down into their values, creativity is often a value they possess but is often missing from their lives. 


    When they are able to see this gap, they understand why they feel unbalanced and bitter about not having work/life balance.

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  • 03/11/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    Stop Applying for Jobs You Don’t Really Want!

    "I’ve been applying for jobs and I’m not getting anywhere!" Sound familiar?

    Let’s face it. It’s tough looking for a job when you have a job, right? There could be many obstacles standing in the way, like time. Managing your time, however, is something you have control over.

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  • 03/06/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    3 Essential Strategies to Deal With Meaningless Work

    Do you feel disconnected from the work you do every day at your job?

     

    Do you feel uninspired by your company's purpose and mission?

     

    I hear these complaints frequently from young professionals, like you, who work in the corporate world and want to do more than just your job. You want to contribute to something bigger than yourself. You want to see how your contribution affects the bigger picture.  

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  • 02/25/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    What To Do When You Don't Get Along With Your Boss

     

    In today's video, I am talking about one of the many reasons you are stuck in your career and what to do about it when you hear yourself say:

     

    "I don't get along with my boss". 

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  • 02/20/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    How To Let Go Of a Career Identity and Move On

    It can be scary when you realize that it's time to let go of a career path and dream that you've been building for years.  

     

    Maybe you wake up one day and decide you've outgrown your dead-end job, or realize this career path no longer serves your higher purpose, or physically you can't do it any longer.

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  • 02/18/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    2 Ways To Keep Growing In Your Career

     

    In today's video, I am talking about feeling stuck in your career and how to keep growing regardless of what's going on at work.

     

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  • How To Prepare For a Virtual Panel Interview
    02/10/2022 - Kori Burkholder
    8 Tips: How To Prepare For a Virtual Panel Interview

     

    In this video, I will share with you how to prepare for a virtual panel interview.

     

    Why am I talking about this today? Well, one of my clients in the Purpose-Driven Career program just got to the third round of interviews at one of her dream companies, and this one is going to be a panel interview. 


    What is a panel interview? A panel interview is when you've got 3-5 people sitting in front of you from different departments within the company, each with their own set of questions, goals, and pain points. 

     

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  • 12/27/2021 - Kori Burkholder
    12 Nuggets Of Encouragement To Embrace a Fresh New Year

    A new year brings new goals, energy, ambitions, and excitement.

     

    Statistics show that of the 41% of Americans who make New Year's resolutions, by the end of the year only 9% feel they are successful in keeping them. So as the year progresses, our energy may wane as there may be some unexpected obstacles, twists, and turns along the way. 

     

    I hate to be the one who bears this news, but achieving dreams isn't always going to be smooth sailing. And who would want that anyway? It's about the guts it takes to say yes to yourself, the consistency in pursuing the dream, challenging yourself and what you will overcome along the way.

     

    Be a part of 9% club that pursues what matters most to you and see it through to completion. And if you hit a few bumps along the way...

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  • 11/29/2021 - Kori Burkholder
    How Passion Projects Help To Land Dream Careers

    Having a passion project is fuel for the soul. There are so many benefits to having a passion project like fulfillment, using it as a stepping stone to get to the next level of your career, using it as a networking tool, and even starting your own business. Learn how some of these students of the Purpose Driven Career program utilized their passion to drive their next move. 

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  • 11/01/2021 - Kori Burkholder
    Dealing With Guilt After Quitting a Job

    Case Study: Guilt-ridden after quitting her job to confidence and clarity in her new career path

    Seven months ago Ana came to us after having quit her job and was confused about what she wanted to do next. Her goal for the program was to look at her past with acceptance instead of regret, feel balanced, be on the right track with a 5-year plan, and depend on herself more.

    Learn what Ana learned about herself and what she's doing now!

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  • 03/29/2021 - Kori Burkolder
    4 Tips: How To Set Boundaries At Work

    If you don't set boundaries at work you will constantly feel overworked, stressed and even resentful towards your manager or company, which takes a huge toll on your physical, mental health and your overall wellbeing.

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  • 12/05/2020 - Kori Burkholder
    How Knowing Your Life Purpose Can Impact Your Next Career Move

    I had a phone call with an early career professional woman in the same office job for a few years. 
     
    She says she feels in limbo, just there for the paycheck, and at the end of every day, she feels unfulfilled and purposeless.
     
    I asked her what was stopping her from finding her dream job, and she said that she needed to figure out her skills and start with zero ideas for what she wanted to do next.

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  • 12/05/2020 - Kori Burkholder
    How To Link Your Values To Unwanted Tasks

    Are there tasks at your job that you dread? 

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  • 11/17/2020 - Kori Burkholder
    How Self Reflection Creates Confidence 

    Are you currently wanting to pursue a new career path but not feeling confident in yourself, or is your future career vision unclear?

    The first step towards gaining clarity in the career puzzle is taking some time to reflect on your career journey so you can fully appreciate and learn from the ups and downs, your successes and failure.

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  • 09/04/2020 - Kori Burkholder
    Case Study: Katelyn’s Career Change From Law Into Chief of Staff

    Katelyn knew she wanted to change careers from Law to something more meaningful and less stressful, but was unclear on what that could be. During the career exploration phase, she started her own side hustle, helping sober New Yorkers find interesting and fun things to do that don’t revolve around alcohol. (@soberinnyc).

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  • 08/27/2020 - Kori Burkholder
    How To Turn a Perceived Career Weakness Into a Super Power

    Recently I was coaching one of my Purpose Driven Career clients, and we were diving into her strengths and weaknesses.

    She loves to solve problems and create solutions, and if there is no problem to solve, she becomes unmotivated. She saw this as a weakness that she needed to overcome for the longest time.

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  • 08/20/2020 - Kori Burkholder
    Case Study: Turning a Childhood Dream Into Reality In 5 Months

    I am a career coach who loves helping young professionals find and land more purpose-driven work that aligns with their values, interests, passions, and the skills they enjoy using while making an impact in the world.

    I want to introduce you to Jessica, who just completed the Purpose Driven Career program. Learn about Jessica’s journey towards finding career clarity and how she stepped into and is now fully owning being an author and turning her childhood career dream into a reality.

     

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  • 07/31/2020 - Kori Burkholder
    Feeling Powerless At Work? 3 Steps To Regain Your Power Back

    Where are you feeling a loss of power in your job?

    What actions can you take to get what you need?

    One of my clients recently came to a session stressed out. She’s been working in advertising for the last few years and has been working herself to the bone. She comes off as confident, but she’s riddled with anxiety on the inside.

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  • 07/15/2020 - Kori Burkholder
    Let’s Talk About Career Weaknesses

    For most of my career, I successfully dodged numbers and analytics. However, I had always known this was an area I needed to improve on. I took Omniture and Google analytics classes and thought I had an ok grasp on it until I landed a promotion as the Head of Music for a mobile entertainment company. 

     

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  • 06/26/2020 - Kori Burkholder
    5 Steps To Get Unstuck and Find More Purpose In Your Career

    I work with many early-career professionals who’ve been in the same job for years and feel unfulfilled and stuck. 

    It’s a common complaint that sits on the surface. 

    When I dig deeper and ask what difference they’re making in their job, many don’t know or can’t see or haven’t thought about it.

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  • 05/28/2020 - Kori Burkholder
    Career Transition Case Study: From Executive Assistant to Chief of Staff

    Career Transition Case Study: From Executive Assistant to Chief of Staff

    "I dug myself out of business debt, secured a bridge job earning a great salary, later landing my dream job as Chief of Staff for a beverage start up company making my first 6-figure salary!" – Becky M, graduate of Purpose Driven Career program

    Entering into the coaching program, I thought I would emerge with a clear picture of "yes, I am pursuing X job now at X salary" and I was worried things were going to be to vague and I wouldn’t see actionable results. 

    That was not the case. I got organized. Kori helped me prioritize what matters and once I began working with her, things started falling into place because of the steps we were building on in my sessions.

    I solved a lot of problems around closing my business, dug myself out of business debt, secured a bridge job earning a great salary, later landing my dream job as Chief of Staff for a beverage start up company making my first 6-figure salary! 

    I see now after the process that I got a bigger picture result out of it. I gained clarity about my strengths and wants as a professional and was able to clearly see patterns emerge around both what I’m good at, and also around what I enjoy doing. This has helped tremendously in job searching but also in my current role. 

    Before I felt like I was trying to adapt myself to job descriptions instead of knowing confidently what it was I really wanted in my next role. I now have a working blueprint of my skills and goals, which continues to help me make decisions. 

    My mind shifted and I was able to focus on the steps knowing there was a genuinely positive person encouraging me and holding me accountable. The little steps each week made all the difference in getting me through the transition with more confidence, support and better tools at my disposal. 

    Even one year after the program, I still use my blueprint which helps me quickly evaluate professional opportunities that come up and I feel so much more confident because I know what I have to offer and what I’m looking for which bolsters my communication when speaking to potential employers, recruiters and even my current boss.

    The Career Clarity Method is approachable and a great way to evaluate where you are and where you want to go. Everyone can benefit from that at all stages and I can’t think of a better person to guide someone through the process. 

    Kori is approachable, patient and positive. I’ve had other coaches that spend sessions lecturing or giving their advice, where I’ve left feeling unheard. Kori patiently listened to where I’m at with things, asked great questions, and at the end I felt like I had more insight about myself and my professional journey.

    Your sessions with Kori will always be fruitful, but doing the work outside of your sessions leads to the most beneficial work in your sessions. If you’re looking for bells and whistles with a quick fix, then that’s a dime a dozen coach in NYC. But if you want someone who will listen, guide your process for real self-awareness with a plan for real change and reflection, then I can’t recommend Kori enough!  

    Watch the full interview with Becky here.

    P.S. And, whenever you’re ready… here are 4 ways we can help you get unstuck and grow your career:

    1. Watch a free Masterclass: Clarify the fastest path to land a more fulfilling and purposeful career & beyond. Identify any limiting beliefs and self sabotage patterns so that you start creating an inspiring vision of your future dream career plus learn how to implement the 4-step game plan our clients are using to create a career that they actually look forward to everyday and a solid plan to achieve it. Watch the free Masterclass right here>>> Click Here

    2. Download my "Find Your Next Career Calling" workbook If you’re a 20-something professional millennial struggling to figure out what you want to do next career-wise, then download my workbook and get to know yourself and desires on a much deeper level>>> Click Here

    3. Join our FREE Career Trailblazers Facebook Group and connect with other driven professional millennials who are learning how to make the impact, earn the income, and create the freedom they desire in their life and career>>> Click Here

    4. Work with me privately: If you’d like to work directly with me to build a career of your dreams… just schedule your complimentary Career Strategy Breakthrough Call with me so we can clarify your fastest path to finding and landing your dream role and create a strategy for you to make it happen… Apply for your FREE call with me here>>> Click Here To Apply

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  • 05/04/2020 - Kori Burkholder
    Career Transition Case Study: From Farm Owner to Special Education Consultant

    Career Transition Case Study: From Farm Owner to Special Education Consultant

    "I have returned to being that driven and motivated woman I knew I was capable of being".

    When Melissa found us, she was very confused on where she should take her career next. She generally considered herself very motivated and professionally driven— someone who would never need a career coach— so this was a very uncomfortable place to find herself in! 

    Melissa had been an entrepreneur for 15 years working in the innovative farming industry and found it very difficult trying to figure out what to do next. She had some general ideas of career paths she was interested in exploring, had read books like What Color is Your Parachute and done career matching tests online, but they weren’t offering her meaningful insights relative to her particular situation with all of its moving parts.

    Prior to investing her time and energy and money into the program, Melissa’s biggest concern was whether she could justify the expense and that she would be rushed through the process just to get it done quickly. She was pleased to learn that she was able to co-create a pace that worked with her lifestyle.

    When Melissa did make the decision to invest herself, she was ready for a clean slate and to make a pivot into a completely different direction, but she was stuck figuring out how to translate skills gained from her past career into a completely unrelated field and felt daunted thinking she might need to start at square one. 

    Through the Career Clarity Method, we were able leverage her career successes, skills, specialities and talents towards something greater and identified what she wants to bring into her next role as well as those she doesn’t (even if she was good at it).

    In the Explore & Refine phase of the program we were able to tease apart the idea of a possible career verses what it might actually look like and we could blatantly see how much her values had changed over the years and realized how her next step needed to be one that supports her need for financial security and good work/life balance.

    Melissa shares, "The most impactful part about the process was discovering my core strengths and transferable skills and identifying my personal and professional values. I had been operating on a lot of outdated assumptions and the coaching process really helped by challenging my beliefs". 

    With a clear understanding of what she’s really good at naturally, we could now see which skills she’d need to develop moving forward. She shares, "because Kori didn’t know me in my past professional life she was able to offer really wise and unbiased insights. I have a solid foundation now and have returned to being that driven and motivated woman I knew I was capable of being".

    With her new found clarity, she decided going back to school to gain a Masters degree in Cognitive Science in Education as a step towards fulfilling her goal of working in Product Design to support diverse learners, something very near and dear to her heart.

    She applied to two Ivy League graduate schools and got accepted to both programs along with some funding! She simultaneously launched her own Special Ed consultancy company while pursuing her graduate studies to fill out gaps in her technical skill set, develop professional connections and create job opportunities in her new field.

    Melissa was finally able to find closure, acceptance and meaning in the value of her professional past. She says, "I needed to do this work in order to free up the mental and emotional bandwidth to figure out where I wanted to go next" and feels like she’s reconnected with her motivated self and she’s back on the path to a successful and fulfilling— and well paying— work.

    Melissa’s recommendation for those considering the Purpose Driven Career program, "I would recommend this program for those looking to approach their career change in a creative way, even if what they are looking to do isn’t exactly a creative field. Even more so if that’s the case. Kori understands how it all works, knows the rules, but aren’t bound by them. If they are in a career pivot looking to better understand what it is they do and don’t want to recreate in their next professional chapter. Understand that Kori won’t have all the answers for you, but she will absolutely support you in coming to your own understanding about what it is you need and want to do and without hesitation I can say the program was a good investment."

    Are you curious how the Purpose Driven Career program can help you? Schedule a free 15-minute Purpose Driven Career Brainstorming call. On the call we’ll dig into your 1 year career vision, what your current reality is like and any obstacles standing in your way from designing a purpose driven career.>>> Schedule here.

    P.S. And, whenever you’re ready… here are 3 ways we can help you get unstuck and grow your purpose driven career: 

    1. Download my "Purpose Driven Career Quiz" workbook

    If you’re struggling to figure out what you want to do next career-wise, then download my new workbook "Purpose Driven Career Quiz" to see just how far (or how close!) you are to landing a purpose driven career!>>> Click Here 

    2. Join our FREE Purpose Driven Careers Facebook Group and connect with other driven professionals who are learning how to make the impact, earn the income, and create the freedom they desire in their life and career>>> Click Here

    3. Work with me privately

    If you’d like to work directly with me to build a career of your dreams… just schedule your complimentary Career Strategy Breakthrough Call with me so we can clarify your fastest path to finding and landing your dream role and create a strategy for you to make it happen… Apply for your FREE call with me here>>> Click Here To Apply

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  • 04/10/2020 - Kori Burkholder
    6 Ways To Take Control of Your Career Growth During Coronavirus

    6 Ways To Take Control of Your Career Growth During Coronavirus

    Maybe you are at risk of losing your job or maybe you already have or maybe you find yourself busier than ever working from home.

    No matter your current situation, it’s important to keep growing your career even during a crisis like the pandemic. Never become complacent. Complacency can breed laziness, blindness to new opportunities and industry trends, and/or lack of building and maintaining new professional relationships.

    Now is the time to step up your game! 

    The reason I’m talking about this today is because one of my clients in the Purpose Driven Career Accelerator Program has been nervous about her job with all the uncertainty.

    Pre social distancing we were working on identifying her dream job. After social distancing, she’s thinking now might not be the time to be working on a career transition. I challenged her saying now is the perfect time to lay the foundation so that when the U.S. opens up again she’ll be ready to go.

    I imagine you might be in a similar boat, too which is why I’m going to share 6 strategies that my clients learn in the Launch and Land phase of the Purpose Driven Career Accelerator Program.

    These are things you can take control of your career growth NOW and be prepared for whatever this throws at us next and prepare for the future.

    6 Ways To Take Control of Your Career Growth During Coronavirus: 

    1. Virtually network to strengthen your connections: During this downtime, it’s the perfect opportunity to make new authentic connections and revive old ones. Reach out to at least 2 people in your network every day that might include friends, professional mentors, and old colleagues and personally ask for a reference or referral. Share with them what you’re up to and what you are looking for. Don’t forget networking is a 2-way street so always offer something in return like a professional introduction that would help them move the needle professionally. Reach out to recruiters and hiring managers at your dream companies to see about securing an informational interview, plus look into the companies who are stable and hiring during the crisis.  

    2. Learn new skills and/or hone your weaker skills: there is always room for growth and now is a good time to be honing your skills for your future dream job. Given the current climate, several online learning companies have offered to share professional training and courses for free, like Coursera and many others. Start learning and upleveling now to create more options for yourself once hiring picks up again.

    3. Make yourself indispensable at work now by taking on new challenges at your job. Step up and shine in ways you had always been fearful or unsure. Take it on. Perhaps step up to volunteer for a new project or ask your boss where you could improve. Investigate what opportunities are available now that will help position yourself for your next career move.

    4. Become a thought leader in your industry: now is a GREAT time to start improving your personal brand. Once my clients know their next career direction, we spend some time figuring out how to position them as a thought leader in their industry. Some start a blog or now some are starting their own Zoom groups and Youtube channels around industry specific topics or even teaching an online class through Skillshare  or  Udemy which both offer the opportunity to teach as well as to learn.

    5. Update your resume, Linkedin and social media presence: when was the last time you updated your resume and Linkedin profile or did an social media audit? Clean it up and take time to add quantifiable successes that you’ve had in your job in the last year, highlight your education, any new skills you’ve picked up and/or new accomplishments. Make it shine!

    6. Practice and hone your interviewing skills and get your elevator pitch ready: interviewing is uncomfortable for many people, so if you are one that gets nervous and weird in interviews, now is the time to be doing the prep work so by the time you land an interview, you will be totally confident and ready to answer that interview question,"So, tell me about yourself".

    Which of the 6 ways will you take on today to prepare you for your purpose driven future career? Please leave a comment below to be held accountable and if you found value from this video, please share it with a friend. 

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    P.S. And, whenever you’re ready… here are 5 ways to help you get unstuck and grow your purpose driven career:

    1. Watch my free 4 Simple Steps To Answer The Question ‘What Should I Do Next In My Career? Masterclass

    Before you do ANYTHING else, I want you to watch my FREE 4 Simple Steps To Answer The Question ‘What Should I Do Next In My Career? Masterclass right here. Discover the root causes of why you’re unsatisfied in your career, your non-negotiables for your next career move and actions steps you can take today to get moving towards your dream career.>>> Click Here

    2. Download my "Purpose Driven Career Quiz" workbook

    If you’re struggling to figure out what you want to do next career-wise, then download my new workbook "Purpose Driven Career Quiz" to see just how far (or how close!) you are to landing a purpose driven career!>>> Click Here 

    3. Join our FREE Purpose Driven Careers Facebook Group and connect with other driven professionals who are learning how to make the impact, earn the income, and create the freedom they desire in their life and career>>> Click Here

    4. Work with me privately

    If you’d like to work directly with me to build a career of your dreams… just schedule your complimentary Career Strategy Breakthrough Call with me so we can clarify your fastest path to finding and landing your dream role and create a strategy for you to make it happen… Apply for your FREE call with me here>>> Click Here To Apply

    5. Join my weekly Virtual Meditative Art Nights to tap into your creativity, connect with others, let go of what doesn’t serve you and replace it with some positivity and your masterpiece. A wonderful practice for your own well being!>>> Join here

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  • 03/31/2020 - Kori Burkholder
    4 Productivity Tips on Working From Home During CoronaVirus

     

    In this short video I’m going to share with you 4 productivity tips I learned while transitioning from a full time office employee to full time "work from home" biz owner.

    The reason I’m talking about this today is because last night I was coaching one of my clients who’s in the Purpose Driven Career Accelerator Program. My client has never worked from home, her company has always been really strict on that. Suddenly, there is no structure to her day and says she feels scattered and it’s really hard to feel productive all day long.

    Now, if you are watching this I imagine you feel this way, too…and I’m going to share 4 keys to successfully working from home, which is a new tool that’s been added into the Launch and Land phase of the Purposeful Driven Career Accelerator Program. 

    4 Productivity Tips To Successfully Work From Home 

    1. Sunday night write out your weekly goals. Each night before you go to bed, write down what you want to accomplish for the next day so you have structure to your day and the entire week.
    2. Create consistency in your morning routine. What was your routine before this started? Did you wake up and meditate, brew your coffee before getting into the shower, exercise, write, paint? Whatever your morning rituals were, keep them up. Continue to get up at the same time every morning, shower and get dressed as if you were going to the office. 
    3. Make your workspace clean and inspiring and a place you want to work. At the end of each day, tidy up your workspace, so you can start fresh the next day.
    4. Take short breaks in between projects and meetings. Get up and stretch or go for a walk around the block or a take a short meditation break or if you’re like me put a little paint down on the canvas. 

    What is the biggest obstacle you’ve run into as you’ve transitioned from working in an office every day to working solo all day and leave a comment below. If you found value from this video, please share it with a friend. 

    And if you are wanting to find and land a more purpose driven career, but lost on where to begin, let’s talk. Book a complimentary Purpose Driven Career Brainstorm call with me and let’s make a customized 90 day career action plan! 

    And, whenever you’re ready… here are 4 ways we can work together.

    1. Watch my free 4 Simple Steps To Answer The Question ‘What Should I Do Next In My Career? Masterclass

    Discover the root causes of why you’re unsatisfied in your career, your non-negotiables for your next career move and actions steps you can take today to get moving towards your dream career. Before you do ANYTHING else, I want you to watch my FREE 4 Simple Steps To Answer The Question ‘What Should I Do Next In My Career? Masterclass right here>>> Click Here

     2. Download my "Purpose Driven Career Quiz" workbook

    If you’re a 20-something professional millennial struggling to figure out what you want to do next career-wise, then download my new workbook "Purpose Driven Career Quiz" to see just how far (or how close!) you are to landing a purpose driven career!>>> Click Here

     3. Join our FREE Career Trailblazers Facebook Group and connect with other driven professional millennials who are learning how to make the impact, earn the income, and create the freedom they desire in their life and career>>> Click Here

     4. Work with me privately

    If you’d like to work directly with me to build a career of your dreams… just schedule your complimentary Purpose Driven Career Brainstorm Call with me so we can clarify your fastest path to finding and landing your dream role and create a strategy for you to make it happen… Apply for your FREE call with me here>>> Click Here To Apply

    This is Kori Burkholder from Inspirality’s Purposeful Driven Careers reminding you to take action, feel the fear, and do it anyways.

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  • 03/27/2020 - Kori Burkholder
    12 Positives About Self Isolation and Working From Home During COVID-19

    12 Positives About Self Isolation and Working From Home During COVID-19

    There’s no denying that CoronaVirus has wreaked havoc in our world as we know it. It’s changed everything in our careers and lives. 

    Restaurants now take out and delivery only. Schools shut down until who knows when, non-essential businesses closed and most corporate businesses adopting a work from home policy. All of this leading to social distancing ourselves from family, friends and coworkers. So much change has created so much uncertainty.

    Being a career coach who serves mostly corporate millennials wanting to transition into more purpose driven careers, I figured that I’d be dealing with a lot of stressed out and anxious clients, but it’s been quite the opposite. 99% are seeing how to see the light in the dark. However, the 1% are questioning if they should be focusing on a career change now with all this uncertainty?

    I say yes. Now is a great time to be looking towards the future with optimism and hope and start planting the seeds and preparing for your career future, especially now when you are employed. 

    Client: Seriously, with the CoronaVirus front and center, wreaking havoc on our everyday lives and our jobs? 

    Yes, even though we don’t know how long this will last, focusing on your future will bring you structure, a new mission and inspiration. Now is the time to be upping your skills and dreaming up the plan for a new career where you are thriving rather than just surviving. What does that look like to you? 

    A few other action items you could do to prepare yourself for when this all ends is to dust off off the old resume and start to update it with your current job accomplishments. Start reaching out to contacts you haven’t spoken to in awhile. Cruise around on job sites to see what’s out there. Take online classes to learn new skills. Read books. 

    You get the idea! Keep growing yourself and your career during this time so you will be ready to go when this all ends!

    And if you know me, I LOVE to find the good in the bad and I want to shine some of the light your way today with some positivity!  

    I’ve compiled a list based on what I’ve been hearing from a few of my clients, friends and family.

    Top 12 Positives About Self Isolating & Working From Home

    1. Finally, you have that "work from home" flexibility you’ve been craving!
    2. You are learning new technologies, hello Zoom and Slack.
    3. You get to use those multitasking skills: conference call, laundry, feed dog, send off work emails, Zoom call, yoga stretch, last Zoom call for the day. 
    4. You feel more energized and more productive than ever.
    5. You GAIN time! No more long commute (just bed to couch). What are you doing in that time now?
    6. You get to spend more time with loved ones, play games, cook and eat together.
    7. You’re getting in shape with all these online fitness classes!
    8. You’re becoming more Zen by meditating, writing, creating art, reading, making love to your partner.
    9. Sign up for that online project management class you’ve had your eye on. Now is a great time to beef up your hard skills!
    10. You get some much needed space from caddy co-workers and your micromanaging boss.
    11. Change is good! With change brings more challenges, which brings more opportunities for professional growth.
    12. Slowing down! You’re such a go getter and now is your chance to listen to your deepest desires around what you truly want out of your career and start planting seeds for your future.

    How about you? Are you seeing the light in the dark? Please share in the comments section below!

    And, whenever you’re ready… here are 4 ways we can help you get unstuck and grow your career during this time:

    1. Watch my free 4 Simple Steps To Answer The Question ‘What Should I Do Next In My Career? Masterclass

    Discover the root causes of why you’re unsatisfied in your career, your non-negotiables for your next career move and actions steps you can take today to get moving towards your dream career. Before you do ANYTHING else, I want you to watch my FREE 4 Simple Steps To Answer The Question ‘What Should I Do Next In My Career? Masterclass right here>>> Click Here

     

    1. Download my free"Purpose Driven Career Quiz" workbook

    If you’re a 20-something professional millennial struggling to figure out what you want to do next career-wise, but you do know that you want more purpose and passion, but not sure what that even means in the real world, then download my workbook and find out just how far (or close!) you are to a Purpose Driven Career >>> Click Here

     

    1. Join our FREE Career Trailblazers Facebook Group and connect with other driven professional millennials who are learning how to make the impact, earn the income, and create the freedom they desire in their life and career>>> Click Here

     

    1. Work with me privately

    If you’d like to work directly with me to build a career of your dreams… just schedule your complimentary Career Strategy Breakthrough Call with me so we can clarify your fastest path to finding and landing your dream role and create a strategy for you to make it happen… Apply for your FREE call with me here>>> Click Here To Apply

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  • 09/30/2019 - Kori Burkholder
    6 Tips For Stress-Free Networking While in Career Transition

    When you hear the term "networking event" what comes to mind?

    Dread, nervousness, anxiety, discomfort, and awkwardly forced conversations?

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  • 08/07/2019 - Kori Burkholder
    6 Creative Ideas for Your Next Holiday Office Party

    Why start thinking about planning and booking your holiday office party in August?

    Because you won’t be scrambling around come early December frantically Googling "cool holiday office party ideas nyc" or "fun team building events nyc" all while calling, filling out online forms, waiting, then getting the same message, "sorry, we’re booked!" Suddenly, you find yourself biting your nails for the first time in your life because the only thing left is "happy hour at [insert a lame bar]". Now, you’re dealing with the possibility of disappointing the whole office! 

     

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  • 06/27/2019 - Kori Burkholder
    5 Obstacles Keeping You Stuck and How to Break Free

     

    5 Obstacles Keeping You Stuck and How to Break Free

    It happens to the best of us. We’re deep into our chosen careers and businesses and suddenly we realize that we’re stuck in a pattern where every day feels like an effort or drudgery. We worked SO HARD to get here, so what now?

    I specialize in working with creative professionals who are looking for more fulfilling careers. The major lesson I’ve learned is that we often think that we need a whole career change, but once we dive deeper we find that maybe it’s not the job, but something else. Frequently opportunities for growth and alignment are literally right at our fingertips. 

    Melissa, a smart, bright and super talented copywriter was wanting to work on building her leadership skills, create more confidence in her abilities and ask for what she wants and deserves. We got busy crafting her career success stories and building her 5 year career vision. We figured out that Melissa’s big vision is to be a Creative Director, working with a brand that aligns with her vision, values and purpose while leading a team of copywriters and art directors. 

    With the big vision carved out, we spotted an opportunity for leadership growth, which was to ask for a title bump from Senior Copywriter to Creative Director.  This had been in the back of her mind for months, but due to her own fears and insecurities she kept putting it off.   

    When I challenged her take this on, she became silent. I was curious what the silence was about and she shared with me all of the stories she’d heard from other co-workers that had done the same and either got denied, or heard the word NO. This had become a big obstacle for her and became an excuse not to do it at all.

    I pointed out that this was their experience and that it should not prevent her from going in and doing it herself.  We tapped back into her big vision and how this action step was crucial towards her own leadership development and that it SHOULD feel uncomfortable because it is a new growth experience.

    We got to work and looked back on the last 12 months and what she contributed, what she achieved, we got numbers and data together and prepared as much as we could for any possible objections that could come up. She could now clearly see that she was already doing the work of a Creative Director and that she really did deserve a title bump! With this new level of confidence she sent the email to her boss and set up the meeting.

    Immediately afterwards, she called me and said, "that was just about the easiest thing I’ve ever done!" I asked her if she had to build a case or use any of the prep work we did and to my surprise she said no! That her boss already thought she was a Creative Director and made the change in the computer on the spot! See what happens when we get out of our heads and into action?

    Can you relate to Melissa’s story? Why do we get stuck when pursuing our life, career and business goals? In my work, here are the 5 most common obstacles I see:

    Lack of a bigger vision, no clear idea 

    Hey, when we don’t have a big vision, where are we going? How do we navigate choices and make the right decisions? With a lack of a big vision we might miss big opportunities that show up that are in alignment with what we want. Having a big vision is EVERYTHING!

    Create "failure" stories about the future

    We have big ideas that could really change our lives, careers, businesses for the better, but then we start creating these elaborate stories of failure, or embarrassment or what could happen in the future and we talk ourselves out of it before we even begin!

    Caught in the Mind Merry-Go-Round and not knowing how to get off 

    Should I stay in this job or should I go? Should I write the book? If I write it who the heck will read it? Should I leave the security of my job and turn my side hustle into a business? Yes, no, yes, no, maybe? Yes. No?  And we just keep going around in circles on the Mind Merry-Go-Round.

    Lack of confidence, fear, uncertainty 

    When we are going into uncharted territory, like Melissa – fears will pop up! It’s inevitable, but we can work with the fear. My friend Shane Kulman, Transformational Guide for the sensitive always says,"It’s just energy". She’s right! Fear is energy that can either fuel us or freeze us. We used Melissa’s fear as a growth opportunity to get her the title bump, which will lead her to her next role at a company that aligns with her values and purpose.

    Lack of a plan

    Once the other ducks are in a row, it’s easier to see the steps to take towards the big vision. Like Melissa, we knew that in order to get to the next step she had to get uncomfortable in order to grow – but we also had to plan for it. The prep work built her confidence to go in and ask for what she deserved.  

    What’s the big lesson here to overcome these obstacles? TAKE ACTION! An idea is just an idea when it lives in your head. Are you lacking a big vision? Are you stuck on the Mind Merry-Go-Round or stuck in your fears of uncertainty? What failure stories are you currently creating right now?

    Here is the perfect opportunity for you to take action now! Join us on July 24th at The New York Open Center for Start that Sh*t Inspired Action Playshop where we will work through a proven methodology to get unstuck and you will get into action and make strides towards your own big vision. You will know exactly what to do next to keep the momentum going! Are you ready to play?

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  • 05/30/2019 - Kori Burkholder
    4 Fun Ideas to Boost Your Career Success This Summer

    Summer is typically the time to take a mental break and enjoy the warm weather, the fun vibes, outdoor picnics, and activities. But, the dog days can be a great time to take stock of your career and its trajectory (or lack thereof) and what you want to achieve next. You can take advantage of the downtime to create new goals and find fun ways (yes, fun!) to boost your career momentum no matter what you’re seeking next.

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  • 05/05/2019 - Kori Burkholder
    5 Easy Steps to Clear Up Career Confusion this Summer

    Feeling stuck and confused about your career path? Summer is the perfect time to reflect and plan for September when the hiring season begins again.

    With the summer fast approaching, the vacation mindset begins to seep in. It’s the high season for fun, vacation, BBQs, and beach days, making it easy to "check out".  

     

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  • 02/25/2019 - Kori Burkholder
    How to Successfully Ask for a Raise

    How to Successfully Ask for a Raise

    Let’s face it: We all want to make more money. We might have ambition or want to take on more projects. Or we might want to be rewarded for loyalty or completing a big project on time and under budget.

    But having those difficult conversations of asking for a raise can be trickier. It’s hard to broach the concept of money with management, particularly because you might not be sure what your flexibility in numbers is and you might not be sure what kind of options exist. 

    One thing to do is research — to figure out what your profession pays people. You also need to figure out what’s stopping you from asking for a raise. For some people, they just aren’t comfortable with the conversation. Some think they might be termed pushy. Or perhaps its lack of confidence, self doubt or maybe they just haven’t taken the time to sit down and reflect and analyze what they’ve accomplished in their role up to this point.

    So how can you get over your worries and instead ask for (and get) the raise you deserve? This graphic offers some ideas. 

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  • 11/05/2018 - Kori Burkholder
    7 Easy Ways to Deal with Stress At Work

    Monday morning you wake up before your alarm goes off. You’re already feeling anxious and stressed. You’re dreading going to work because you don’t like your job anymore. You feel frustrated because the work doesn’t light you up as it once did or maybe it never did?

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  • 10/03/2018 - Kori Burkholder
    Stepping Out With Confidence When Stepping Into A New Career

    Stepping Out With Confidence When Stepping Into A New Career

    7 Beauty Secrets To Help You Feel Confident From Within

    Before stepping into your new dream job it’s time to think about how to step into it as confidently as possible.  I always recommend taking time to mindfully check in and ask yourself, "how do I really feel on the inside and out"?

    And who better to ask beauty advice than Candi Sterling, Founder of Candi Marie Beauty. Candi delivers exquisite beauty experiences designed to promote confidence, rejuvenation and self-care.  Specializing in bespoke beauty, she creates custom cosmetics that match skin tone while supporting skin health.

    I asked Candi to share a few tips on how to feel the most confident and powerful when it comes to stepping into your next dream job.

    She shared that "similar to your individual skill set, your own brand of beauty is unique" and goes on to say that "over the years, I’ve seen women feel most empowered when they have a personal connection and a strong sense of pride about their outer image. That is one of the reasons why I love connecting my clients to quality products, and guide them in developing a beauty routine that is truly based on their wants, desires and lifestyle."

    Are you curious about what her inner and outer beauty guidance specifically entails? She opened up about her client process and shared insights on what she found has helped both herself, and her clients.

    Here’s Candi’s 7 Beauty Secrets To Help You Feel Confident From Within:

    #1 Imagine The Most Successful Version of Yourself

    First, envision what she looks like and how she moves through her day. How does she feel, and more what does she need to be at her best? This is where mindset and personal growth work come into play. Getting clear on who you want to become paves the way for making this your new reality. This is my initial step whenever I embark on a new initiative or being a new venture, and I have seen this exercise help others open up to new possibilities.  

    #2 Capture Your Updated Look that Matches Your Future Success

    This is where you get to have a little fun and shamelessly dive into Pinterest or your favorite style magazine. No matter how you do it (online or with scissors and glue), take some time and create a vision board that captures beauty looks that align with your future success. What looks good to you? The only rule is that everything you include should inspire you.

    #3 Conduct A Lifestyle Audit

    Given today’s ubiquitous healthy living movement, it’s no secret that beauty begins within. However, the challenge that most women face is figuring out where they should specifically focus their efforts. Whenever I have this conversation with my clients, we always begin by analyzing their movements through the day, from dawn until night. Ask yourself honestly, are you caring for yourself in the most optimal way possible? Think about food, water, sleep and exercise… What areas of self-care need more attention in your life? More importantly, what can you do about it?

    #4 Love, Love, LOVE Your Skin

    ​​Your face is your #1 branding asset and we’re only born with one. This is why skin gets its own spotlight in the personal care department.  A common misconception is that skin care routines are simply feel-good pampering rituals… and there is nothing wrong with that! However, it does go much deeper that what one might first assume. For example, are you protecting from environmental stresses on a daily basis? For women changing careers, it’s also important to consider how the physical environment related to  your new career path might impact your skin or health. At minimum, make a habit to cleanse, tone and moisturize daily with products that are compatible to your skin type.

     #5 Update Your Beauty Tool-Kit

    Like pantry items that somehow seem to have survived last decade, expired makeup is something that can happen to anyone…  but don’t fret. Consider this time (while you’re making a shift in your professional life) the ideal moment to freshen up your makeup bag and dump old products. It won’t take long and truth be told,  this is an activity that should occur regularly as makeup expires throughout the year. During this process, it’s important to also clean makeup brushes, throw out old disposable applicators and clean the overall space where you store your personal care items.

    #6: Find Your Beauty Power Color

    Now that your old beauty items are gone, it’s time to explore new products and play with new shades — some of which may be on your beauty vision board you previously made. Power makeup colors are amazing because they give an instant boost of (that’s right) power. Maybe it’s that amazing customized foundation that perfectly captures "you" in a bottle, or perhaps is a bold lip color that says you mean business. For some women it’s well manicured nails and for others, it’s that perfect loose powder that instantly adds the right touch of color in all the right places. No matter what it is, this is where you can step outside of your comfort zone and stock up on something classic or really try something new.

    #7 Embrace Power of Beauty Affirmations

    As you move through this process you will start to see a difference in your own reflection, and feel more confidence as you move forward into your new career. Throughout this journey, powerful beauty affirmations will not only enhance your experience, they will build your believe in yourself. These beauty affirmations could be anything that empowers you!

    "I am beautiful today."

    "This is the lipstick color of a woman ready to take over the world!" 

    "This is the skin of an award winning fitness guru!"  

    Learn it, say it and believe it. With the right attitude, you will be ready to step out and face the next challenge that comes your way and you’re set up to not only rock your first day, but the first 90 days and beyond!

    About Candi Sterling

    Candi Sterling, is the founder of the women’s personal growth website On Her Mission and the creative director of Candi Marie Beauty – a brand dedicated to delivering exquisite beauty experiences. As a female entrepreneur, her mission is to help women live with confidence.

    Known for her lifestyle and image consulting expertise, she is a public speaker and beauty industry professional with an eclectic interdisciplinary background in journalism, the performing arts and information science. Her lifestyle brands serve as a powerful platform to empower women through beauty and online education.

    She is currently co-leads a Connecticut based chapter of Believe Inspire Grow and is a 2019 Ms. International candidate. Explore her personal journey and endeavors at candisterling.com

    www.candimariebeauty.com

    IG & TW @CandiMarieBeauty

    FB: www.facebook.com/candimariebeauty

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  • 08/01/2018 - Kori Burkholder
    4 key steps to connect to your unstoppable force

    Let’s explore the four key steps to find your unstoppable force that inner part of you that is confident and who knows you can succeed at anything you set your mind to.

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  • 05/31/2018 - Kori Burkholder
    Get Unstuck: 4 steps to get clear on what you want and turn it into reality

    "I don’t know what I want, but I know I need to do something."

    Sound familiar? We are busy professionals and it's to put ourselves and our dreams on the back burner. Maybe you’ve been thinking about a career change, planning that dream trip to Amalfi, or signing up for that improv class.

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  • How to Resuscitate Your Dead End Job
    05/01/2018 - Kori Burkholder
    How to Resuscitate Your Dead End Job

    You might be ready to jump ship right now from your "dead end" job, but if you’re unsure about what’s next you may have to suck it up while you’re figuring things out. Why not take advantage of the situation and make it work for you instead of against you?

     

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  • 01/01/2018 - Kori Burkholder
    7 Steps To Create Your Big Vision for 2019

    Now that you’ve looked back and reflected on your big wins, disappointments and have thought about what you want to do different this year, it’s time to get creative and start to build your big vision. 

    This fun, creative process allows you let go of being strategic and organized while your creative and dreamy side comes out to play. Strategy, planning and goal setting comes at the end. For now, turn on some inspiring tunes, light some candles, and get out your journal, pens, markers, magazines, glue and anything else you need to be creative and in the flow.

    7 Steps To Create Your Big Vision for 2019

    1. Make a gratitude list: Make a list of what you’re grateful for and share it out loud to a loved one or heck, social media or looking at yourself in the mirror. When we express gratitude, we invite more of that into our lives (The Law of Attraction concept).
    2. Free write: about what you want in 2019 in your relationships, family, business, health, lifestyle, personal growth and so on. If you’re having a hard time, write about what you don’t want (this informs what you do want).
    3. Visualize: Connect with your Powerful Self and get insight and inspiration and get a glimpse into your future.
    4. Create your BIG Vision: what’s the essence from your free writing exercise? Can you sum it up in a a few words, for example, "2019 is the year of abundance and adventure!"
    5. Connect to your WHY: What lies behind what you want? Why do you want it? If it’s more money – what does money mean to you? More freedom, travel, providing for your family, accomplishment, etc. Get to the heart of your why and connect to it.
    6.  Create a visionboard: roll up your sleeves and get creative and crafty. Use the information gathered from above and visually lay out your goals, dreams and desires.
    7. Make a plan: Look at your vision board and figure out a few baby steps you can take for each item on it. If you have a picture of a beautiful beach location and this signifies a girls trip – what baby step can you take to make that into a reality? It might be to put away $50 per week, buy a new suitcase or go to a book store and look at different travel books.

    What are your goals for the New Year? What dreams and plans do you want to see happen for you personally, for your career, business, your family, your friends, for the world even? When it just lives in our head, thats where it lives. Be bold and put it out there to the world. Leave a comment below, share it in the Trailblazer group or email me directly: kori@inspirality.com.

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  • 12/31/2017 - Kori Burkholder
    10 Powerful Reflection Questions for the New Year

    I love the week between Christmas and New Year’s because it’s so quiet. I’ve been taking full advantage of it and planning for a powerful 2018 by reflecting on the last 365 days and creating a vision board around my business and life goals in 2019.

    This fun, creative process allows me look back on my year and shine the light on each area of my life with all its lessons and gifts, and welcome in an even more positive and productive year. I then set intentions about the goals I want to accomplish in each area: relationships, family, business, health, lifestyle, personal growth and so on.

    Before you go into the new year, I’d like to invite you to do this with me. Take an hour or two to reflect on who you are now and how your experiences over the last 365 days have shaped you and then start creating your big vision for 2019.

    10 Reflection Questions for the New Year

    1. What were your best accomplishments/achievements that makes you proud?
    2. What is your biggest disappointment?
    3. What was the smartest decision you made?
    4. What are you most grateful for this past year?
    5. Who came into your life this year and who left?
    6. What was your best financial decision?
    7. What is one miracle you experienced?
    8. What was the greatest, kindest service you performed?
    9. What unfinished goals do you have from this year?
    10. How do you want next year to be different?

    Spend some quiet time writing and reflecting not only on the answers but how you can learn from these events to avoid repeating them again in the New Year.

    Now that you’ve looked back over the past year and got clear on what happened, both good and bad, it’s time for part 2 of this exercise to create your big vision and goals for the new year!

    Get started on creating your big vision for 2019.

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  • 09/06/2017 - Kori Burkholder
    Are You Wearing Invisible Cuffs?

    For 3 years I was stuck in a job I hated. I wore my invisible cuffs that kept me in fear of the what if’s and afraid of the unknown.

    felt disconnected to the work, putting on a happy face, getting it done and counting down the minutes to "swiping out" and the days before it was Friday, again. I knew I had a bigger mission and my  time was being wastedsitting behind that desk all day in a freezing cold office wearing my winter coat no matter what season.

    When I began the job 8 years prior, I had landed my dream job! But then the company kept changing directions and each time my role changed, I became more disheartened with it’s mission and my purpose within the company.
     

    The turning point was when it morphed into an Ad Tech company and all of a sudden I was clueless, insecure and hating the work! I couldn’t pretend any longer. I had to take things into my own hands.
     

    I had the dream of growing my part time business into full time position. I desired to ease into it, so I got up enough nerve to ask to go part time and presented a strong case to my direct boss. He was surprised and warned me that it probably wouldn’t go over well with the CEO. A few weeks later, they laid me off. It really couldn’t have worked better! I was relieved and excited about my future. The invisible cuffs were finally released.
     

    Now, I spend each day growing my business, collaborating on projects that inspire me. I choose to work with clients who’ve awoken to their own desiresto break out of situations that no longer serve them, to discover their bigger mission and are determined to figure it out.
     

    I realize that in order to move forward we need to step out of our comfort zone and take some risks. I was clear a year earlier on leaving and pursuing my business full time and had financially planned for the transition, but, if I hadn’t gotten up the nerve to ask for what I wanted and make a stand for myself and my needs, I could very well still be sitting in that freezing cold office counting down the days until Friday.
     

    Are you ready to make a stand for yourself and find work that inspires and fulfills you? Join the upcoming 180º Career Shift Deep Dive Circle let’s do this together!


    Save the Dates:
    Kicks off September 13th, every Wednesday – November 1 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm EST.

    I’m Ready!

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  • 08/10/2017 - Kori Burkholder
    How To Face and Embrace Your Dark Parts to Break Free

    We are complex human beings with many parts of ourselves. Some we accept while others we alienate and bury deep down into the crevices of our soul because we think it’s better that way.  We put up a front so people won’t see our darker parts, the anger, resentment, fear, lust, bitchiness, etc. or our so called "weaknesses". Denying our dark, hidden parts can create chaos and disharmony.

     

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  • How to beat career indecisiveness with career coaching
    07/25/2017 - Kori Burkholder
    7 Ways to Beat Career Indecisiveness

    Have you ever experienced career indecisiveness? Where do you feel overwhelmed by too many career options and just gave up and stayed put because it was easier? Indecisiveness  is a consequence of having too many choices and as researcher Barry Schwartz calls this "choice overload."

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  • 07/01/2017 - Kori Burkholder
    4 steps to turn negative thoughts into positive affirmations

    4 steps to turn negative thoughts into positive affirmations

    Negative thought patterns can destroy self worth and send you spiraling downward. Here’s how to transform them.

    We all have negative thoughts about ourselves. They creep in regularly with no warning no matter where we are or what we are doing.

    I just returned from a 5 week working vacation in SE Asia. One of my ultimate dreams turned into reality. Traveling and experiencing new cultures, eating ethnic food and working remotely. You think all would be good, right?

    One day early on in the trip I was with my business partner who’s 9 years younger and her friend who’s in her 20’s. We were talking to a local man trying to get a taxi and while we were waiting he asked me, "Is that your daughter?" I wasn’t sure which one he was referring to, but I was shocked, stunned and offended. It literally knocked the wind out of me and I immediately became depressed and I made it mean that I’m no longer attractive. I am old. I have nothing to offer the world. Who am I without my youth? It sent me into a downward spiral feeling really shitty and unattractive. I kept it bottled up for days, trying not to draw attention to it until I was triggered and bursted into tears.

    I finally said something to my business partner and we came to the conclusion that we all have "teachers" that come into our lives on purpose and force us to look at our own stuff. That he did!

    It’s our job to transform old disempowering beliefs into new ones that make us feel good. It’s important to go even deeper to understand the root cause of the reaction. As I look back at the encounter and how it rocked my world, I had to ask myself — what beliefs do I have about getting older and where did they come from? Based on what I made it mean I discovered some disturbing old beliefs: old people don’t get attention, life is over after you lose your looks, you can’t rely on your looks forever, they fade . I can imagine these came into being at as a teen and observing how society treats aging and how youth is treated like royalty.

    Once I wrapped my head around the forgotten "Teacher" concept, and got a better understanding of my worn-out belief system, I started using my own 4-step method that I use with my clients, which is to get clear on ‘what I don’t want’ to get clear on ‘what I do want’. From there, we create new affirmations to integrate into the internal dialogue and start the creation of new beliefs:

    1. Negative Thought: I’m old. What do I have without my physical youth? No one thinks I’m attractive anymore!
    2. I Don’t Want: I don’t want to feel shitty about getting older. I don’t want to feel unattractive.
    3. I Want: I want to feel sexy, beautiful, and embrace my age with confidence and excitement and feel gratitude that I get to embrace each new day to the fullest!
    4. Positive Affirmation: I am beautiful and sexy. I am embracing coming of age with excitement and vigor and what is and what is to be.

    Teachers will pop up in the strangest places, at any given moment and force us to look at ourselves in a new light. It will jolt us and knock us off balance, but it’s in how deal with it, learn from it  and transform it into something new and powerful that matters.

    Here I am shortly after the incident and getting caught warming up to do my Facebook Live. I love seeing this side of me.

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  • 03/19/2017 - Kori Burkholder
    Career Inspiration: Conquer Indecision, Master Networking and Life Long Learning

    Career Inspiration: Career Inspiration: Conquer Indecision, Master Networking and Life Long Learning

    In case you missed it on Facebook, here’s a wrap up of your Career Inspiration! 

    This week: 

    • Four Questions to Help You Figure Out If You’re Making the Right Decision: When clients find me, they are often at a crossroads – wanting change, but afraid of change. When you’re at a point of making that decision, ask yourself these few questions and see what comes out of it. Feel free to share your new found insights with me: kori@inspirality.com would love to hear about it! Get Inspired!
    • 20 Questions to Make Meaningful ConnectionsFocus on how you can start an engaging conversation
      I spent most of my day at a Women’s In Business networking event and I threw one woman off when I asked, "What do you love to do?" She said, "Wow, most people ask me what do I do for a living". Once she thought about it for a few minutes, she got on a roll and I loved seeing her light up when she talked about it. It’s a nice way to make a connection and even better when following up. Here’s a list of more questions for your back pocket. Get Inspired!
    • Bill Gates, Warren Buffett And Oprah All Use The 5-Hour Rule"The busiest, most successful people in the world find at least an hour to learn EVERYDAY". Read, Reflect, Experiment. 1 hour a day is definitely doable! What would you like to spend an hour today learning? For me? I’d say sassy sales skills. Listen now! 
    • Cultivate Your Voice 3 week workshopDo you have a bigger mission, but are held back by fear? Join VitaminR presents: Amplify Your Voice Series for hands-on small group program designed to empower you to amplify your message with confidence in person and in the media. led by PR veteran Marcy Clark and Career Transition & Fulfillment Coach Kori Burkholder. Program starts March 28, April 7, April 11th at CoLab-Factory from 6:30-9:30. Early bird special: $295 until 3/21 and $350 afterwards.
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  • 03/11/2017 - Kori Burkholder
    Career Inspiration: What advice would you give to your 22 year old career self?

    Career Inspiration: What advice would you give to your 22 year old career self?

    This week, I looked back and reflected on my career up to this point. What advice would I give to my 22 year old self in terms of her career? I remember 22 very vividly. I just got back from traveling in Europe and moved back home to Simsbury, Connecticut to save some money to move to Wilmington, NC. There, I took my first waitressing job to learn the ropes. I knew those were skills I was going to need for a much anticipated career in the TV and Movie industry. When I moved to Wilmington, I was bright eyed and bushy tailed and excited for the adventure. For my first few years, I experienced many many set backs, false starts, disappointments – but, somehow, I kept going. I kept the vision of what I was desiring front and center and just kept going for it. 

    This week: 

    • 12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life: All really good lessons here. What I could have benefited early on was knowing that success is incremental. I always wanted things quickly and would get so frustrated and depressed when I didn’t see results right away. Now, when I change gears career-wise, I do keep in mind that it does take time to build the empire.  Get Inspired!
    • Why You Should Change Careers Even When You Don’t Want To: What advice would you give your 22 year old self today? I would tell her to follow her dreams and desires. To look at fear in the eyes and and transform it into power, embrace change, have fun in the process and don’t take yourself too seriously! How about you? Get Inspired!
    • Song Inspiration! Electric Light Orchestra – Hold On Tight: This one pumps me up when I feel self-doubt or experiencing some disappointments. ELO tells us to simply hold on tight to our dreams. Visualize it. Feel it, touch it, taste it, be it, then listen to this. What song pumps you up when you feel in the career dumps? Listen now! 
    • Cultivate Your Voice 3 week workshopDo you have a bigger mission, but are held back by fear? Join VitaminR presents: Amplify Your Voice Series for hands-on small group program designed to empower you to amplify your message with confidence in person and in the media. led by PR veteran Marcy Clark and Career Transition & Fulfillment Coach Kori Burkholder. Program starts March 28, April 7, April 11th at CoLab-Factory from 6:30-9:30. Sign up for the FLASH SALE until 3/15 early bird special: $295 until 3/21 and $350 afterwards.
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  • 03/04/2017 - Kori Burkholder
    Facebook Round Up: networking wingman, confident public speaking, making a change at any age

    Facebook Round-Up: Career inspiration, networking wingman, confident public speaking in any situation and making a change at any age

    This week I found some inspiring articles around shifting into a new career that inspires you. First, it’s finding out what that is, then it’s making the decision and of course the many steps in between. What new skills do you need? I find honing in on your personal presentation and public speaking skills is a necessity. Being confident when talking about yourself, your message, your mission and goals in any situation. If you haven’t honed that skill yet, think about asking a friend to be your networking buddy or wingman where "I talk about you and you talk about me". Or think about taking a public speaking class. Here’s a round up of what you may have missed on Kori Burkholder: Career Transition Coach Facebook page, plus a special discount to an upcoming VitaminR public speaking and PR course.

    This week:
     

    • What makes you come alive? | Sean Aiken | TEDxVancouver I’ve been a serial passion chaser my entire career. I’ve followed it where ever it’s taken me up to this point. Switched and reinvented many times over which has inspired me to become a career transition and fulfillment coach. I believe it’s possible to make a living at what inspires you and that’s the stand I take for my clients. Get Inspired!
    • Own Your Voice – Cultivate the Confidence to Inspire Wrap UpThe audience feedback after Tuesday night’s panel Own Your Voice: Cultivating the Confidence to Inspire was immense. Many felt inspired and moved by all 6 ChangeMakers, Regina Huber, Anita TeresaJim ClarkVeronica CabezasJohanna Miller and Ann Marie Cushing who shared their stories, insights and tips when it comes to public speaking. They each had to overcome fears and insecurities because of their bigger mission. Do you have a bigger mission, but are held back by fear? Join VitaminR presents: Amplify Your Voice Series for hands-on small group program designed to empower you to amplify your message with confidence in person and in the media. led by PR veteran Marcy Clark and Career Transition & Fulfillment Coach Kori Burkholder. Program starts March 28, April 7, April 11th at CoLab-Factory from 6:30-9:30. Sign up for the early bird special: $295 until March 8th and $350 afterwards.

     

    • The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Career Involves A Wingman: I love the idea of a networking wingman. How many times do you go to networking events and fumble around with what you have to say about yourself, especially when you are in career transition? Find a a buddy and try this at your next event: I brag about you, you brag about me. It works. Get Inspired!
    • 11 Powerful Ways Anyone Can Turn Their Life Around–at Any Age: I was stuck in the "I don’t know’s" for a few years. Perhaps it was fear of the unknown or being addicted to a routine and safety. Not until I shifted my mindset and took a risk, then things started to move again. Is there something you want to change, but are afraid? Here’s some inspiration for you.  Get Inspired!

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  • 02/25/2017 - Kori Burkholder
    Facebook Round-Up: Career Inspiration, Tips and a quote from the Dalai Lama

    Facebook Round-Up: Career Inspiration, Tips and a quote from the Dalai Lama

    Each week I’ve been posting different articles, tips and inspiration to inspire your career, especially when you know you want to change career directions. Sometimes we stick with what we know because it’s safe or we don’t have passion for what we’re doing anymore and we begin to under achieve at work. Or maybe it’s a matter of being afraid to speak up and communicate what you need. Here’s a round up of what you may have missed on Kori Burkholder: Career Transition Coach Facebook page, plus a special invite to an upcoming VitaminR event this week. 

    This week:
     

    • 5 Signs It’s Time for a New Job: I spent a few years in the indecisive mode. Should I stay or should I go? Telling myself, "but it’s safe here. Its not that bad. I don’t know what I want to do next…" I had 4 out of 5 signs on this list. How about you?  Get Inspired!
    • An economics professor shares the career lesson he’s taught 20,000 students: "If you want to achieve a great career and you don’t have passion, you’ll fail. Passion leads to innovation, and without innovation, careers stall".  Get Inspired!

     

    • Special Invite for you! Own Your Voice – Cultivate Confidence to Inspire: When you see someone on stage, powerfully embodying their mission and inspiring people, someone who makes it all look easy and effortless – do you ever think to yourself, "how the heck do they do that"? For most people, speaking in public doesn’t come naturally and many have to work very hard to overcome their personal limitations to be the force you see onstage. Many have realized that they have a message that’s bigger than themselves and they are propelled on a mission to share this message with the world. Get Your Ticket for Free!

    Featured Panelists Include:

    Regina Huber – Transformational Leadership coach and author of "Speak up, Stand out and Shine"
    Johanna Miller – Advocacy Director, NY Civil Liberties Union
    Ann Marie Cushing – Chairwoman of the Open Center, Voice for Hope, Integrative Medicine Visionary
    Anita Teresa – Founder of the Sex & Medicine Summit
    Jim Clark – Founder of Unite for America and The World Technology Network
    Veronica Cabezas – Genostyle Founder, The World Happiness Summit

     

    • Your Career Inspiration from the Dalai Lama for your Monday morning: "Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can." Do you have a daily ritual to put you into a positive mindset for the day? If not, try this mantra!

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  • 02/17/2017 - Kori Burkholder
    Facebook Round-Up: Career Inspiration, Tips and a Few Laughs

    Facebook Round-Up: Career Inspiration, Tips and a Few Laughs

    Over the last several days, I’ve posted articles to inspire your career. I often think of my career as a friend, a soulmate and sometimes it needs to feel a little inspiration, a laugh or maybe even some advice.

    This week:

    • My Quarter-Life Career Crisis Didn’t Kill Me—It Taught Me How To Pivot: Whether you are 25 or 45, making a career transition takes thoughtful planning and a bit of risk. Here’s some wise words from a millennial who has career jumped around successfully. Utilize your hard skills, pick up new skills and network so you’ll be setting yourself up for success in your next adventure. Get Inspired!
    • How to Successfully Make a Career Change Without Losing Your Mind: When my clients find me, most are at the end of the rope in their current career situation and want a change right away. The thing with making a big change is that it takes time to plan, maybe acquire some new skills, meet people in that particular industry and even save money for the in between stages depending on what your switching into. Here are some tips to keep in mind. Get Inspired!
    • Work it: 6 Daily Mantras Every Career Girl Should Swear By: I just got back from a Yoga weekend retreat in Woodstock, NY and one of the things we practiced to create a positive mindset was the use and creation of mantras. Here’s a unique spin on mantras specifically for your career. Which ones resonate with you? Get Inspired!
    • Changing Careers? Here’s How to Market Yourself In Any Industry: Some really great points here if you are thinking of transitioning into a brand new industry. First things first: take stock of your strengths and then figure out your transferable skills. Read more for some good advice here. Or come talk to me and we can create a customized plan to get you from A to B. Get Inspired!

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  • 01/18/2017 - Kori Burkholder
    7 Questions with Career Transition Trail Blazers: Leora Edut

    7 Questions with Career Transition Trail Blazers: Leora Edut

    As part of my on-going Career Trail Blazer series, Leora Edut founder of Goddess On the Go is here to give us some career inspiration on how she transitioned from being a celebrity makeup artist into a Goddess entrepreneur.

    At a young age Leora Edut had an undeniable passion for bringing women together. She witnessed there was a powerhouse genius all of us.  She believes that every woman should have access to empowering communities no matter what culture, religion, or economic background they come from.  From rocking out with the Girl Scouts at age 7 to bringing women together to gather in a goddess circle in her early 30’s, Leora could not deny that when women came together to support one another MAGIC occurred!  Growing up in the city of Detroit Leora made it her business to expose herself and learn about all different types of communities. She was curious about others cultures and socioeconomics. Later in life this became a gift in helping her relate to the young girls at GEMS as well as the women she worked with that have just came home from prison. Her own healing journey was filled with abusive relationships, alcohol, body image issues, and self hate. At age 25 she moved to NYC and her spirit knew it was time to release some of the pain and anger. After spending 10 years on a focused path to move through this, she met 7 women who she began an intimate goddess group in her tiny apartment. During this time the walls of distrust came down. She was BLOWN away as she saw into the hearts and most authentic parts of each woman there. The beautiful thing that occurred in this circle; was that each woman began to get what she truly WANTED! Whether it was a JUICY romantic relationship, adopting a child, moving to Italy, making more money then they could ever imagine with EASE, and leaving a corporate job to start their dream career. Leora knew it was time to bring women out of isolation and into a THRIVING community where they could be learn, nurtured, and be seen. Goddess On The Go was birthed in 2011 and is now in NYC, LA, and Detroit. Living La Vida Goddess (her smaller more intimate circle) was created in 2014.

    In terms of your career, what are you doing now?

    I run a company called Goddess On The Go which holds 1 day experiences in major cities around the US, luxury retreats, and host intimate Goddess circles. Our give back is working with GEMS-girls.org a non-profit organization that works with young girls who have been sexually trafficked in NYC.

    What were you doing before you transitioned into living your purpose?

    I was a Celebrity Makeup Artist.

    What was the biggest challenge before/during/after your transition?

    The biggest challenge was stepping out into my truth and message. I knew I was going to have to be super vulnerable and I was scared that people were going to think I was a fraud.  There was a big fear that they wouldn’t resonate with this vision of bringing women together in a safe space for sisterhood, learning and fun.

    What was at stake if you didn’t make the transition?

    Gosh! I was miserable and felt as if everyday when I woke up I had to twist myself into a pretzel version of what people wanted me to be. I didn’t feel as if I was using my voice to really help empower women on the scale I’m able to do now. I think if I would’ve stayed scared it would’ve crushed my spirit and had me go into a depression.

    What is your favorite part of your career now?

    I love seeing the women around me get what they want. One women, who just completed my 12 week circle who came in ready to divorce her husband. I  knew she had a passion for serving women, but couldn’t seem to own her own worth and put everyone else in front of her. By the end of the circle her and her husband were meditating together with their kids every day!  She’s now out there spreading her message daily, she started her own coaching business and she has a waiting list for people to sign up with her. I’ve watched women fall in love with themselves and then attract their life partners, make more money then they ever imagined because they own that who and what they give are valuable. They cure their story of being alone because they have a community of women who remind them of their goddess super-powers daily!

    What nugget of wisdom could you offer those thinking about making the leap?

    Don’t try and do it alone. It’s way to hard that way. Women really need to be in communities and around other women who don’t squelch them but rather make them feel safe and good about who they are.

    Anything else you’d like to add:

    Stay true to your vision. Don’t get attached to where opportunities are going to come from, how its going to happen, and when its going to happen. Stay consistent and ask for support. Practice oodles of self care daily to keep you out of your head and present in your body. Your body never lies. Trust her!

    Meet Leora in person:

    If you are in the New York City area, pamper yourself for the day and join the next Goddess on the Go event on January 29th from 10:45am- 5:30pm.  

    Leora has given a discount for my readers. When signing up use GODDESS in all caps. I’ll see you there!

    Want even more inspiration? Check out previous Career Transition Trailblazers, Nidhi Huba and Kathleen Booker!

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  • 01/10/2017 - Kori Burkholder
    7 Questions with Career Transition Trail Blazers: Nidhi Huba

    7 Questions with Career Transition Trail Blazers: Nidhi Huba

    As part of my on-going Career Trail Blazer series, Nidhi from AumHome and Kundalini instructor is here today to give us some career inspiration and the lowdown on how she transitioned from being a fashion model to a mindful entrepreneur.

    Nidhi is a multi talented yoga teacher, energy therapist, artist and a designer with almost three decades of experience.  She is trained in Hatha & Bihar yoga from her motherland of India and is certified in Kundalini Yoga and has taught for over two decades. She also has had a successful career as a model and stylist and now fuses all her talents of decor, energetic space clearing and Feng Shui to offer AumHome. A blend of spirit and space that she has created retreats for Yoga Journal Convention, Menla and Ahisma Yoga festivals. She loves to share her wisdom of crystals, yoga, aromatherapy and sound in her classes.

    In terms of your career, what are you doing now?

    I am focusing on my product line, soul spray is my first one and more to follow. My purpose in this is to combine my passions, my logo has a lotus that has many petals – like a woman’s talents but the core, the root that can dig into the earth is Spirit based.  I am also passionate about offering the teachings that have helped me and so many – especially the yogic techniques to empower women, thus the retreats that Marcy Clark and I host, Bliss Babes.

    What were you doing before you transitioned into living your purpose?

    I was a model for years after college and then was transiting into working as a stylist. I always had a spiritual practice as it was in my lineage and ancestry, but took Kundalini training because I was offered a scholarship and had an opportunity to meet and cook for Yogi Bhajan.  I never planned on being  a teacher full time but he offered me a job in L.A. and the truth was that despite it being less money that’s where my passion was.  I incorporated my design sense to start Aumhome and creating the products I just mentioned earlier .

    What was the biggest challenge before/during/after your transition?

    I guess the finances were different than the high rates that I was getting in the 90’s fashion world.  But I literally chanted my way to paying my rent or bills more than once! I had the faith that I was on the right path, and even when I doubted it I would receive signs to keep going.

    What was at stake if you didn’t make the transition?

    My happiness, which to me means more than any paycheck or social status!

    What is your favorite part of your career now?

    The look on someone’s face when I see them connecting to spirit in a healing, or in a class or even when they use soul spray and feel  the shift in energy.

    What nugget of wisdom could you offer those thinking about making the leap?

    BE prepared, walk the talk. Literally practice everything you are advocating and teaching.  I feel confident in teaching as silly as some of the kriya’s may seem. I know they work as I have done them and experienced the miracles and healing.

    Meet Nidhi and experience her work:

    If you are in the New York City area, meet Nidhi next week at VitaminR’s event at Empress.One / District Co-Work where she will be leading a Kundalini class for Energy and Focus. RSVP to reserve your spot.

    Missed last week’s Trail Blazer? Get more inspiration from Kathleen Booker and see how she turned her life and career around when she found the Breath.

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  • 12/28/2016 - Kori Burkholder
    7 Questions with Career Transition Trail Blazers: Kathleen Booker

     

    7 Questions with Career Transition Trail Blazers

    Kori interviews experts who have said goodbye to a career that no longer serves them and have forged ahead on their own career path and are living their purpose. The purpose of this interview series is simply to inspire others to find and live their purpose, too!

    ​​Kathleen Booker  is an effervescent native New Yorker.  Her energy is infectious. Kathleen is passionate about Conscious Connected Breathwork therapy and knows first- hand the energy, healing, peace, and joy it creates in one’s life. As a certified Breathwork Coach, she has worked with many masters in the field of Conscious Connected Breathwork therapy. Kathleen lives by: Breathe Deep…Live Deeper!  When you Breathe deep the answers are revealed and the pain dissipates.

    In terms of your career, what are you doing now?

    I am Blessed to LOOOOVEE what I do! I am a Breathing Technician. I teach people how to Breathe deep to Live Deeper.

    What were you doing before you transitioned into living your purpose?

    OMG…working dead end jobs, living a life that was not fulfilled Spiritually.  I went from job to job never staying longer than 2-3 years. Never allowing myself to reach higher to be happy because I did not know what higher or being happy meant.  I was numb with unhappiness and it was the place I KNEW so there I sat.

    What was the biggest challenge before/during/after your transition?

    Biggest challenge before my transition was getting clarity as to WHAT the transition would be.  I knew I was miserable however, I did not know what I was going TOWARDS. I just knew where I was was uncomfortable and pain-full.

    The Universe was very helpful. My rotator cuff tore and I was out of work for several weeks. During that time all I did was Breathwork sessions and cry and talk to God.  During that time it became clear that I was to teach Breathwork.

    My biggest challenge during my transition was that I worked 7 days a week!  I worked my day job and whoever would allow me to teach a Breathwork class at their facility, I did. I was so pooped yet exhilarated because I knew each step lead to freedom from the doldrums and dead in jobs.

    After my transition the biggest challenge was getting clear on business basics: marketing, creating back office operations.

    What was at stake if you didn’t make the transition?

    My friggin’ sanity!

    What is your favorite part of your career now?

    Sharing the Breath with my clients and having the honor to see their emotional, mental, physical and spiritual transformations take place in front of my eyes!

    What nugget of wisdom could you offer those thinking about making the leap?

    Be clear that your chosen path is one that you love. Love it so much that you would do it for FREE!  Get support! A business coach and life coach. There is nothing like starting your own business that will bring up ALL your SH*t!  You must be willing to press into your dark places (those spots that tell ya, "no you can not have your own business. Go have a snow cone and stay miserable!" You must look those places in the eye sit with them and move THROUGH them to SOAR. Otherwise, you just have a nice hobby.

    Anything else you’d like to add?

    Be brave, be willing, be courageous and run your business from your heart…SOAR!

    Get an opportunity to Breath with Kathleen at VitaminR‘s event called Breathing Back to Life on January 3rd, 2017. RSVP here.

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  • 12/23/2016 - Kori Burkholder
    A Guided Meditation Class in NYC with Anita Celeste at Empress.One & VitaminR

    A Guided Meditation Class in NYC with Anita Celeste at Empress.One & VitaminR

     Anita Celeste sets the scene. Lights are dim, 12 chairs in a circle, 12 candles lit up in the center, an array of tarot cards on the table and the feeling of calmness.  

    Each person present giving themselves the gift of 1 hour to relax, retreat and go within to find some peace from the chaos of their lives and the New York City holiday season.  

    Celia Lapin, VitaminR’s Essential Oils expert and attendee shared afterwards, "I loved the meditation. It helped me feel more present and grounded. I loved the ambiance it created in the room. Calm, serene and trusting. 

    My Journey with Guided Meditation

    I met Anita Celeste, the class facilitator, a few years back.  A friend told me about her work because it seemed aligned with what I was doing with Inspirality. She was offering a Creative Guided Meditation Journey that incorporated art and writing, which totally appealed to me! The session became the gateway to my first guided meditation experience.

    Her process was transformational, at a time that I was professionally burnt-out and unfulfilled. I knew I needed to get quiet and go within to find the answers and figure out what’s next.

    Through the meditation experience I gained personal insights, wisdom and discovered parts of myself that I still check in and consult with today. It made me realize that meditation was a way to organically find answers to questions.

    Even though my practice isn’t always consistent, I do tend to meditate when I’m in the midst of creating something new — whether it be asking for a raise or promotion, changing careers, or starting a business.

    I’ve learned getting quiet is key because there’s always going to be outside challenges, forks in the road, confusion and disappointments that come up, but taking the time to get quiet and go within to find the answers is one tool to use to forge ahead. Because within that space of quietness, we can find the answers. 

    What is Guided Meditation?

    Guided meditation is quite simply, meditation with a guide either in a class setting or audio guided. Most meditations have themes that focus on different aspects of your life, like self confidence, relief from anxiety, positive thinking, personal empowerment, goal setting, etc. each designed to improve different aspects of your life. 

    Typically, your meditation guide will ask you to sit comfortably or perhaps even lie down. You’ll then tune into your guide’s voice as they lead you through a series of calming visualizations. As the meditation progresses, you’ll begin to gradually relax, your inner chatter starts to calm down, stress melts away and your mind becomes clearer.

    While you’re in this relaxed state, your subconscious mind opens up to more positive suggestions which is when your guide takes you deeper into an inner exploration. Within this space, you can get really present to new personal insights that lead to fresh perspectives and inspiration.

    How does Guided Meditation Help?

    As busy New Yorkers, we always have 10,000 things going on at once – job, family, friends, finances, health –  joining in on a Guided Meditation (in person or audio)  is an easy way to get yourself into a state of deep relaxation and quiet down the inner chatter. Other positive effects of Guided Meditation are:

    A consistent Guided Meditation practice can lead you to overall positive personal changes as those mentioned above. Participants state that after experiencing a guided meditation they feel refreshed, rejuvenated and relaxed.

    Another opportunity to get quiet and learn how to meditate and breath will be VitaminR‘s event called Breathing Back to Life with Kathleen Booker on January 3rd, 2017. RSVP here.

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  • 08/30/2016 - Kori Burkholder
    Channeling Fearlessness

    August is my birthday month and I always try to do something fabulous!

    This year, I wanted to push the limits of my comfort zone and learn how to surf.

    I was a bit fearful, as big waves scare me and  tend to toss me around like a rag doll.

    And trying to get in and out gracefully with the bathing suit intact? Forget about it!

    I decided to turn that voice off and tune into my bright-eyed, eager, fearless inner child.

    I intently listened to my instructor’s directions, did a few "pop ups" on land and was ready to go.

    With my fearless inner child in charge, I grabbed the surfboard and submerged myself into the water.

    As I was waiting for my first  wave, I could feel my body shaking. Was it nerves, fear, Adrenalin, excitement?

    I decided Adrenalin and excitement.

    Then I heard my instructor say, "ready!?" and I felt him push my board and say, "POP UP!"

    I got up on my first try and rode the wave all the way in! It was so much fun! And then I did it again and again.  

    I did get tossed around like a rag doll trying to get back out beyond the break. Waves crashing over me and pulling me back to shore, water up my nose, etc. I got so frustrated and mad.

    But, this time I had new found motivation. I wanted to get back out there to try it again, to anticipate the next wave, to be in tune with the ocean so that I could recognize, align and seize an opportunity to "POP UP" again on a wave and ride it all the way in.

    I see now how this could be a metaphor for life, right? I think it is!

    Where’s fear holding you back from diving into your life?  

    What little step can you take in this moment to move beyond the break?

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  • 07/21/2016 - Kori Burkholder
    WTF are Visualizations and Affirmations

    WTF are Visualizations and Affirmations

    Recently a client was very skeptical about doing visualizations and affirmations to get results.

    She asked me, ‘why are they important when setting new goals’?

    I totally get the skepticism and she’s not the only one, but…

    You have proof from your own life. You’ve used these techniques without probably knowing it.
      
    Think of a time when you really wanted something and then accomplished it?

    What did you do?

    If I had to guess…

    …you had a clear vision, pure focus, a positive mindset, really wanted itfelt it and no one was going to stand in your way of achieving it.

    That’s it.

    When you have a clear goal or are creating a new one, visualizing and affirming are techniques and a practice to keep you in the mindset to achieve it.

    They counteract inner-critics, change negative thoughts into positive ones, create new pathways in the brain and increase your vibration to attract situations and people into your life that supports your goal.

    Have a story on how affirmations and visualizations have helped you achieve something awesome? Please share in the comments section below.

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  • 07/07/2016 - Kori Burkholder
    Get through sticky situations with a positive mindset

    Getting through sticky situations with a positive mindset

    I love helping clients shift from a negative mindset into a more positive mindset. It’s not easy, as it does require practice, dedication and patience.

    My own practice kicked into high gear on a recent family trip to Canada.

    The trip had been planned for over a year.

    When we got to the airport we quickly learned Dad had the wrong kind of passport (by land and sea ONLY, not by air).

    My stomach dropped. I felt the panic and I could see the panic in my family’s eyes.

    BREATH.

    We had to think, quick!

    We decided Mom and Kyle would continue on while my Dad and I stayed back to try and get an emergency passport.

    Luckily, Delta found us a flight later in the day, so we headed into the city to see if we could get an emergency passport.

    My Dad suffers from severe anxiety, so I knew I had to be the one to stay calm. I adjusted my mindset from panic to calm and came up with an affirmation, "each step of the way is easy and effortless".

    I shared it with my Dad and it became our motto for the day:

    How long will this line take at the Passport office?
    "each step of the way is easy and effortless"

    Oh no! We need a passport picture!
    "each step of the way is easy and effortless"

    Where do we go for that?
    "each step of the way is easy and effortless"

    How long will it take to get the actual passport?!
    "each step of the way is easy and effortless"

    They tell us, "Go to lunch! This will take awhile.
    "each step of the way is easy and effortless"

    We found a nice place for lunch and talked calmly, affirming that when we get back to the agency Dad’s passport will be ready.

    And when we got back from lunch, BOOM! The passport was ready earlier than expected and we were back at the airport in plenty of time to lounge in a Lounge.

    Nine hours past our initial landing time, we finally made it to Canada to be reunited with the other half.

    Under these circumstances, the process could have been a nightmare! But, it was as easy and effortless as it could be because of the mindset (calm) and the affirmation ("each step of the way is easy and effortless") we chose to choose.

    A positive mindset is a deliberate choice and needs practice, dedication and patience and utilizing it in everyday situations.

    And I have to thank my Dad for giving me the opportunity to be reminded of just that.

    What mindset are you choosing today?

    Explore and practice positive mindset through creative expression in these upcoming workshops!

     

    1. Paint Your Dreams Into Reality July 13th, Manhattan

    2. Free Painting in Central Park July 9th & 17th – contact kori@inspirality.com for time/location details.

    3. Paint Your Wildest Dreams July 31st @ MahaRose in Brooklyn

    4. Paint Your Dreams Into Reality Aug 10th, Manhattan

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