Ticket launch: Encore!

We’re having a reunion for all graduates of So Now You’re a Manager. It’s part HEY! YOU AGAIN! and it’s part Jen Teaches Us and it’s also part Alumni Wisdom. Because your colleagues (maybe even you?) are going to be presenting talks this time.

How to Choose a Coach

You should trust that your vulnerability is an honor for someone to witness… and no matter how many podcasts and books and speaking tours a coach has marketed, do not hire them if they don’t make you feel safe.

Do I need a coach?

Trees, like humans, have better years than others. In good years, there is more water, good sunlight, less threats to the system. When you look at a tree’s stump, you can tell which years had better growing conditions and which years were really hard. Coaching is one resource that you may leverage to amplify your growing conditions. 

Ticket launch! Manager Training in Atlanta (March 2020)

This is a perfect workshop for the newly-promoted or those who never got training to begin with. We run this experiential workshop with a strong eye towards learning fundamentals, building community and understanding that being a good manager is a creative practice. Join us in Atlanta!

2020 Career Planning Guide

I write this guide every year to wake you up (or blow wind at you, if you are already awake). If you reached for this Career Planning guide, odds are good that you are looking for some movement. And looking for wind is the first step in getting your boat moving…

#PluckyGiving: Code for America

Code for America has a vision for a new kind of government—where technology, operations, and policy all work together, centered around delivering what people need. The organization builds digital services that enhance government capabilities and helps others do the same across all levels of government.

#PluckyGiving: Seneca

Seneca Family of Agencies (Seneca) was founded in 1985 out of a deeply held conviction that youth and families do not fail, but rather are failed by public systems unable to address their complex and specialized needs.

#PluckyGiving: Unloop

Founded in 2015, Unloop partners with the Washington State community and technical college system to establish an end-to-end educational pathway into careers in tech for individuals with criminal records.

On Turnover and Seeking Challenges with Tia Lurie

“Even though it doesn’t always feel like it in the moment, I want to be challenged. I am often so wrapped up in managing the day-to-day that I don’t put any time into my own professional and intellectual development. I appreciate my supervisor challenging me to better myself.”

#PluckyGiving: Seattle Against Slavery

As technology advances so do the obstacles of aiding victims of labor and sex trafficking. It is for this reason that Seattle Against Slavery has created four dynamic programs to not only help those exploited, but to educate others in how best to be allies and advocates in the fight against human trafficking.

#PluckyGiving: Center for Employment Opportunities

The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) believes in the transformational power of work. Our mission is to provide immediate, effective, and comprehensive employment services to individuals with criminal convictions who have recently returned home following incarceration.