For those of you considering working with me, here are some links that should help you along your journey. The first section is for new clients. 


The remaining links all for all - whether you're a client or just curious. Ranging from books that will help shape your learning to an interview I gave on the power of networking, each link should equip you with a nugget of wisdom.

Reading

The Motivation Myth

The Motivation Myth

The Motivation Myth

The Motivation Myth is one of the best books I've ever read on what motivation really is and how it plays a role in changing your life. A great primer before you begin to address your professional goals. 

Designing Your Life

The Motivation Myth

The Motivation Myth

Designing Your Life provides a five step method to getting what you want out of life, using Design Thinking. A huge influence in my personal learning and coaching. 

 

"For most people, passion comes after they try something, discover they like it, and develop mastery – not before. Passion is the result of good life design, not the cause."

The First 90 Days

The Motivation Myth

The First 90 Days

The First 90 Days is a practical guide once you find your path and your next project, role, or assignment. With a thoughtful approach to ensuring success in your next play, you will avoid the mistakes of 

The Culture Map

The Culture Map

The First 90 Days

The Culture Map is a wonderfully insightful book that helps you understand different business cultures across eight scales of cultural behaviors:


  1. Communicating: low-context vs. high-context
  2. Evaluating: direct negative feedback vs. indirect negative feedback
  3. Persuading: principles-first vs. applications-first
  4. Leading: egalitarian vs. hierarchical
  5. Deciding: consensual vs. top-down
  6. Trusting: task-based vs. relationship-based
  7. Disagreeing: confrontational vs. avoids confrontation
  8. Scheduling: linear-time vs. flexible time

Ikigai

The Culture Map

Ikigai

Ikigai is "a Japanese concept that means "a reason for being," which is usually used to indicate the source of value in one's life or the things that make one's life worthwhile. 


This book is a fantastic read to help you understand the intersection of four questions:

  • What do you love to do?
  • What are you good at?
  • What can you be paid for?
  • What does the world need?

Podcasts and Interviews

CareerRelaunch Interview

DiversityInc Interview - "Tips for Finding Your First Job"

DiversityInc Interview - "Tips for Finding Your First Job"

Click here to listen to my interview with Joseph Liu at CareerRelaunch on how to Build Your Network and how I pivoted in my career. Released January 2018. Also consider subscribing!

DiversityInc Interview - "Tips for Finding Your First Job"

DiversityInc Interview - "Tips for Finding Your First Job"

DiversityInc Interview - "Tips for Finding Your First Job"

This article from May 2010 (when I was the director of strategy for Ascend, a non-profit focused on developing pan-Asian business leaders) includes tactics and questions you should ask when trying to find your dream job

Hidden Brain Podcast, from NPR

DiversityInc Interview - "Tips for Finding Your First Job"

Hidden Brain Podcast, from NPR

If you're looking to stretch the mind, this is my favorite podcast to do just that. It's an easy way to be thoughtful on a variety of topics.

Handy Articles

"Tell your career story without boring your interviewer"

This FastCompany article relates how to give interviewers (and allies) some much needed context on what led you to this moment in your career.

Got a job offer? Congrats!

Now just read HBR's "How to Evaluate, Accept, Reject, or Negotiate a Job Offer" before you actually make any decisions!

9 Great Reasons To Hire (Or Not To Hire) A Life Coach

Seems self-explanatory, no?

13 Practical Ways to Find Joy in Your Work

An important set of reminders to be both thoughtful and grateful for what you have. 

Making Joy a Priority at Work

You spend a good percentage of your life working. What does it mean to making joy a priority? Read this great HBR article.

Videos

The precision of your words (or lack thereof) has the power to bring people to tears, compel them to action, or doom you to spinning in circles. Watch this for a strong example of how powerful your statements (and actions!) can be.