New 4 part video series: How to find your perfect next position

I completely understand how hard and confusing it can be when you’re not happy in your current situation and don’t really know what to look for next. I was in this very situation when I left my Wall Street job and started to teach Pilates. You see – the first time around as Pilates instructor I panicked and quickly jumped back into an institutional sales position. My very first week at that job, I just knew I had made a mistake. I’d like to help you avoid these mistakes.

In my new 4 part video series I take you through 4 quick tips on how to get your dream job, without wasting time or making silly career miss steps like I did. You’ll get one tip per video, once per month.

Get your first tip now:

Here’s what you can look forward to in my newsletters every Tuesday to help you navigate career & life transitions:
1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month: A blog filled with tips & action steps.
2nd Tuesday of the month: A short video with more tips & advice.
4th Tuesday of the month: The Soul Sister Scoop – a Q & A to help inspire you to create your dream career & life.

Have you ever been in this career changing boat? How did you go about in finding your next position? Your comment can help & inspire someone else! Join the conversation in the comments below.

As always, if this was helpful or if you have a friend who could benefit from these tips, be sure to forward and share it with them on the social buttons below.

ps – Are you busy growing your career & family? Join me on May 7th at the Boston Harbor Hotel. I’ll be sitting on a panel with other experts at Tufts Medical Center & Boston Magazine’s “It’s your time baby! Starting a family, while growing a career” event for more tips on how to navigate your new and exciting challenge. Sign up here.

xo Hanneke
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Introducing the Soul Sister Series: The scoop from women who succeeded in career & life transitions.

I’m so super stoked about today’s entry. It’s been in the works for months, and today it’s here and ready for you. Starting this month I’ll be running this series every last Tuesday of the month.

As you know, my main focus as a life coach is to support you while you navigate career and life transitions. I am here to help you build a career that lines up with your ultimate definition of success so you can take action and start your own business or get that next big promotion.

As extra inspiration, I’m launching the Soul Sister Series, a new monthly Q&A feature with amazing women who have already gone through these transitions. I hope their success stories will motivate you to start achieving your own.


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We kick off the series with Kristin Quinn, who writes the Boston-based blog Misadventures in Mommyhood, which has led to TV appearances. In addition to Kristin’s interesting thoughts, we thought we’d make it even more fun and give you a chance to win a copy of Kristin’s book. So make sure you read all the way to the end to see how you can win.

For those of you considering starting your own blog or improving the one you already have, Kristin is going to give us a few tips and honest truths about running your own business as a blogger.

Hanneke: What made you decide to start your blog?
Kristin: About a month into nursing my first child, I started writing down all of the funny thoughts that would come to me in the middle of the night. That “journal” turned into my first-ever blog entry, “Tales From the Boob.”

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H: Did you ever think you’d turn it into your full-time job?
K: Not right off the bat. It was more of a way to document my navigation through new mommyhood. I didn’t want to forget a thing, and I wanted other new moms to know they weren’t alone. I have a background in baby-product marketing, and as time went on, I realized I could make a business out of it!

H: What’s the best tip you’d give someone who’s wanting to start a blog?
K: Have something interesting to say and then say it. It’s really as simple as that. People want to read about real-life experiences from your own voice. And don’t hold back! The entertainment value comes from the brutal honesty.

H: What’s been the hardest thing about working for yourself?
K: Knowing when to put down my work. When I had a job in an office, the boundaries were there. The hours were set in stone. Now there is no end time. My work is always right there, staring me in the face and waiting for me to finish. It doesn’t matter if it’s Saturday at 3 p.m. or Monday at 9 a.m. There are deadlines and new opportunities always popping up.

H: What’s been you biggest accomplishment so far?
K: My children, 100 percent. I put everything into raising them. I want to provide the right balance of letting them figure things out on their own and guiding them the best I can. It’s the hardest job I’ve ever had – and the best. The second biggest accomplishment I would say is my TV appearances lately. I never, ever thought I would gain that type of recognition. It feels really good to have someone trust you to represent their product or brand on TV to a larger audience.

To enter and stand a chance to win Kristin’s book – we’d like to hear from you: Are you toying with the idea of starting a blog? What’s the main thing that’s stopping you from doing it? Tell us in the comment section below to be entered and be sure to follow Kristin’s blog here. Winners will be announced on Facebook on Wednesday April 1st so head on over!

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