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Note From Julie: My Experience with Career Coaches

Note From Julie: My Experience with Career Coaches

I began working with my first success coach after I started my business in 2005. I wasn’t familiar with coaching until I attended a training course led by this particular coach. I was so impressed with what I heard and learned from her in a half day of training, I was...

Thinking About Hiring a Career Coach? Ask These Eight Questions First!

Thinking About Hiring a Career Coach? Ask These Eight Questions First!

By Chrissy Scivicque You’re feeling lost in your career and in need of a guide. Career coaching sounds like a promising idea, but how do you find the right coach for you? It seems like the quality of coaches can vary dramatically — as can the specific services they...

Create a Strategic Career Plan With the August Training Series

Create a Strategic Career Plan With the August Training Series

What do you do to nurture your career and ensure that it’s staying on track? Do you have a documented career plan to guide your decisions about training or development opportunities? Do you ever wonder, “could I step into another career track entirely?” Adopting the...

Note From Julie: Effective Systems Make You a More Resilient Admin!

Note From Julie: Effective Systems Make You a More Resilient Admin!

Self-care is a part of this month’s theme: Rest, Relax, Refresh, Repeat! The Admin’s Guide to a Summer of Revitalization. As I returned from my trip to Australia and New Zealand with a cough and congestion, I also came down with a stomach bug that turned out to be...

Note From Julie: The Importance of Taking Time Off

Note From Julie: The Importance of Taking Time Off

Whether you prefer warm weather vacations or cold weather getaways, taking real vacation time away from work is important to keep you functioning at your peak. In this age of constant connectivity, though, taking time off from you admin job can be difficult when you...

Note From Julie: Hello from Australia and New Zealand!

Note From Julie: Hello from Australia and New Zealand!

When was the last time you invested time in self-care? I don’t mean a day at the spa or getting a massage, although both of those qualify as self-care. I’m talking about reading a book, running errands that you’ve neglected, getting some exercise, visiting a friend,...

Note From Julie: Rest, Relax, Refresh, Repeat!

Note From Julie: Rest, Relax, Refresh, Repeat!

It’s July…already. And I don’t know about you, but I need a vacation. I travel a fair amount throughout the year for work. I love to travel, so it’s exciting and refreshing in one sense, but it’s also exhausting. And sometimes I think my mind confuses travel with...

The Significance of Sleep: What Every Admin Needs to Know

The Significance of Sleep: What Every Admin Needs to Know

Sleep. No matter how hard we try, it’s something most admins just don’t get enough of. Evening calls and emails from executives, worries about late reports or big events, and an often-crazy schedule on both a personal and a professional level all contribute to our...

Note From Julie: Every Word Counts!

Note From Julie: Every Word Counts!

From emails to meeting notes to reports, admins do a lot of writing, so keeping your written communication skills sharp probably seems like a no-brainer. However, a lot of us don’t focus on this area when we evaluate training and professional development...

Join Julie Perrine, ASAP & Avery For This Free Webinar!

Join Julie Perrine, ASAP & Avery For This Free Webinar!

Do you get depressed when you look at your desk? Are you wasting valuable time searching for emails, files, or important information? Then it is time to put the basic principles of organization to work for you! As an administrative professional, you know that being...