Karen Darrin
5 Ways to Thrive After Being Laid-Off

5 Ways to Thrive After Being Laid-Off

I laughed out loud when I told a client that I had been laid off five times and that it was the best training for human resources that I ever received. He was aghast that it was five times, I suppose. These days, being laid off is part of the career journey....
3 Ways To Thrive with a “Debbie Downer” Co-Worker

3 Ways To Thrive with a “Debbie Downer” Co-Worker

Being around people who have a consistent negative disposition is a challenge. Some playfully call these individuals “Debbie Downers.” Others call these individuals “energy vampires” and for good reason. As you may have noticed, it’s really hard to be...
5 Tips on How to Deal with a Bad Boss

5 Tips on How to Deal with a Bad Boss

If you have a bad boss right now, my condolences. We have all had them and chances are you’ve had more bad bosses than bosses you could respect and model. It can be tricky to manage up when your direct manager is below average, but it is possible.  Here are a...
How to Facilitate a Career Discussion with Your Manager

How to Facilitate a Career Discussion with Your Manager

You are great at what you do, but don’t have a clear path for getting promoted to bigger and better things. It’s a challenge many employees face today. Business News Daily reported that less than 50% of employees see viable career roadmap with their companies. Based...