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I help people make sense of their careers. I help leaders build great teams. I help teams build great cultures. Imagine going to work every day with a clear sense of how to add value in an organization that is infused with energy and enthusiasm.

People come to me for leadership development, executive presence, team building, career strategy, job search, getting unstuck, getting promoted, navigating the nuances of large organizations, and figuring out what's next.

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I believe the purpose of a company is to create jobs; the purpose of a job is to earn a livelihood; and the purpose of a livelihood is to create space in your life to connect with your community and contribute to society in a meaningful way. Life is too short for stressful jobs filled with unending days and bottomless inboxes.

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Please join me in my mission to make the world a better place to work. Think differently. Network differently. Work differently. We can do this!

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Helpful: A Guide to Life, Careers, and the Art of Networking is a groundbreaking book that flips the classic idea of networking on its head. Helpful revolutionizes what networking is, how it happens, and how we should do it. Don't go to another noisy "networking event" until you have had a chance to read this book.

Got a Job Offer? Your Start Date May Be Earlier Than You Think

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Whether it’s with a new company or a new role within your existing organization, new positions are tremendous opportunities to leap forward in your career. However, beware that you and the hiring manager may have very different ideas as to your actual start date.

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Good Boss / Bad Boss

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Good bosses matter. The context you create for your top talent can mark the difference between a mediocre and a top performer. At one point in my career I went from being ranked a mediocre performer by the worst boss I ever had to being in the top 10% by the best boss I ever had. I was working just as hard for both bosses. The only thing that changed was my boss.

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Heather Hollick has been helping others become better leaders and craft more meaningful careers for more than 25 years. Her experience spans both business and technology, operations and organizational development. Oh, and she was born in Canada, so she can't help but be helpful. ????