Blog powered by Typepad

« Career Advice | Main | The Color Preference Assessment »

September 17, 2008



Welcome back. I began to wonder if you'd gone native or something...

Write what you want. I think it's permissable for that to be a moving target, given that you and your life also continue to move and develop.

So what if you lose few readers here and there? You'll get them back somewhere else. That's the way the blog bounces. And hey, I should know...:)

Mark McClure

Maybe it partly depends on if your client is the Corporation who's footing the bill or private individuals acting on their own initiative.

One of the advantages of being a consultant/coach is that you can go your own way i.e. the colour of your beliefs really can shine through.

Anyway, in my experience, most private clients hire a coach precisely because they want an objective, external and confidential sounding board in addition to what they have available within (say) a corporate environment.

Possibly many corporate clients may also appreciate this breath of fresh hour you bring - especially if they're constrained (by culture and protocol) from expressing what you are unafraid to put out there.

So, in effect you end up performing a valuable service for them by proxy, even if they might not publicly admit to it (and doing a private survey of such clients attitudes might be very useful and powerful marketing info!)

BTW - The original Japanese version of "Shall We Dance" is a delightful movie. Can you get it with English Subtitles in US?


Write what-EVER you want.

I'm new here and I WANT advice from somebody who grew up poor.

How can I get along with my boss who breaks promises, needs ego uplifting, and says things behind my back like "It would be easier if (MY NAME HERE) didn't work here." Let's say I do my job, I'm not the only target of the boss, and leaving the job isn't realistic now.

How to deal with it that some coworkers have family who help with personal expenses, which makes it easier for them to raise families + make ends meet. Meanwhile for a few (uh, ME), making ends meet is hard -- helping support a parent, single. It's hard to see the over-time some coworkers do on projects to get ahead while I have to a part-time weekend job. Saying to myself "don't feel mad" doesn't work (been there done that). So how to deal with the rock in my gut - thanx

Jackie Cameron

Welcome back Peggy - I wondered where you had gone. I too have just returned from vacation and found that there was more space in my head while I was away to think of new angles and aspects to all sorts of things. So I say -you go girl and write whatever you want from whatever perspective. Your readers will choose to follow or not - and new ones will probably come along the way!

Marcia Robinson @ BullsEye

Great to have you back.

It looks like 75% of the responses here agree you should write about whatever you feel.

I concur - write about whatever you like. My vote now takes you to 80%. This is a good thing Peggy, it means you are moving up in the polls.

On second thoughts, disregard the polls and go for it!

The comments to this entry are closed.