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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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  • 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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  • 02/18/2022 - 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 05/05/2019 - 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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