This post discusses what constitutes a hostile work environment, what to do if you’re experiencing harassment, how and when to disclose incidents of harassment to Human Resources, and what to do if HR does not respond adequately to a harassment claim.Read More
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You’ve had it with your current job. Whether you feel frustrated, devalued, or stuck, you know that flat out quitting is a big step to take, and you want to make sure leaving is actually the right decision. However, everyone’s situation is different and there are no set rules for defining when it’s your time to move on.Read More
When external pressures in the workplace cause you to feel stress, it is certainly well worth the effort to address the external source. AND! It’s equally important to tend to yourself, ensure you’re promoting an internal sense of well-being, and giving yourself the opportunity to build resilience. Here is a simple exercise you can use — in the moment, in just a few minutes — to calm your body and promote s sense of well-being. And, it’s fun!Read More
I’ve been career coaching in Washington, DC for a few years now. We’re a notably Type-A bunch, which doesn’t necessarily bode well for our overall sense of balance and well-being. I compiled the following set of strategies based on years of working with employees who are consumed by the toxic work culture engendered by their bosses, and share it in hopes that many more people can benefit.Read More
In my career coaching practice, I work with people from all different industries, from all walks of life. Interestingly, everyone seems to tell the same types of stories when it comes to stress. I’ve found that there are five key scenarios driving stress as being the chief complaint about someone’s work experience. These scenarios include a constantly multi-tasking culture, drowning in responsibility, being set up to burn out in a high stress field, being in a toxic work environment, and having a terrible boss.Read More