Daisy Swan - Los Angeles Career Coach, Career Counselor and career strategy

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A Winter Wonder

Nearing the bend in the road. Can you see what you're moving towards...? What's around that next corner that takes you to a New Year? What do you want to experience in 2015?.

Chances are, we have a way to help you answer that last question and a way to implement whatever that answer might be: I'm excited to bring many new programs to life in 2015.


I'm always listening to clients and friends and the media, and it's clear that we are all experiencing so much change...change that's requiring us to find new coping mechanisms, and new ways to connect with our work in a meaningful and profitable manner.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself as you look towards January 2015:

Are you ready for the changes that would be coming your way, if a reorg were to show up in your company or department?

Do you know what your "Plan B" is, if you're currently living your "Plan A"?

Are you keeping up with new ways of connecting with your network, and staying up-to-date with at least some of the new technologies that are now part and parcel of most workplaces?

Do you know what really keeps you engaged at work, so you can find ways to do more of that...?

Are you feeling the effects of being too connected? Is it time to learn new ways to manage your success? What got you here, won't get you where you want to go next or necessarily help you savor where you are now.

And, are you able to let go of work to recalibrate, to stay healthy and present in non-work situations?

Thinking about a change

Have some answers to these questions? Good. You're that much closer to taking some action.

Upcoming Classes, Designed with Those Questions in Mind...

If the first few questions above, really struck a chord with you, it might be time for a job search tune up just in case. Never hurts to be prepared, and being prepared can actually boost your confidence and help you to feel more motivated.

To that end, I'll be hosting a four-week job search class on Monday nights (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM), starting January 12 and continuing Mondays, January 26, February 2 and February 9. This class series will include resume cover letter development, as well as a follow-up group call on Monday, February 23 (7:30 PM - 8:30 PM). Early-bird registration prices for this class series just $185.00 per person will end on January 2.

If some of the latter questions above, were what did it for you, then you might be interested in one of my MAPs class series. For those of you who have attended one of my, or another UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center instructor's "Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) I" classes, I'm now leading the next level of MAPs classes, "Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) II: Next Steps". In this follow up class to MAPs I, we will focus on maintaining and sustaining a daily mindfulness practice, how to bring mindfulness into our daily activities, how to develop more concentration, and how more confidence and wisdom can arise in our practice.

My next six-week MAPs II class series begins Thursday, January 15, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, in El Segundo, and registration is currently open for this series.

Are you curious about mindful awareness practice, but can't make it to the six-week UCLA programs I've been offering? Or are you interested in bringing a tailor-made mindfulness program to your office or organization?

In addition to the classes that I lead for UCLA, I also offer one-on-one Mindfulness Coaching. I'm happy to arrange convenient sessions for one student, or many, during which clients will learn and practice various mindful awareness practices, discuss topics of interest, and clarify any questions or issues arising through, or during, on-going mindfulness practice outside of our meetings. If this sounds like a solution for you, please contact us via anna@daisyswan.com, to arrange for a free consultation and to discuss available options.

Downtime during the holidays?
Here are some books I've been enjoying:

"Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail", by Cheryl Strayed

"How Google Works", by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg

"Turning the Mind Into an Ally", by Sakyong Mipham (Author), Pema Chodron (Foreword)

You can also find a wealth of resources on my web site like other suggested books, motivational quotes, links to helpful sites, my newsletter archives, and more. You can even sign up to receive a FREE Values Exercise; the signup box is located right on our home page. And please do to tell your friends and colleagues about my FREE Values Exercise, or any of our other resources, services and offerings.

And with any of my one-on-one coaching services, I'm always here for your individual coaching needs. Please feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions about any of my services: anna@daisyswan.com or 1-877-872-3929.




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Daisy Swan

Daisy S. Swan, MA, CPCC
Career Coaching and Healthy Life Strategies
8800 Venice Blvd., Suite 302
Los Angeles, CA 90034

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