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Daisy Swan & Associates works with proactive people seeking balance in both work and life. We are committed to helping you not just better your career, but better yourself in the process. We`ll help you to realize your potential and accelerate your success according to your LifeStage and career phase. It`s career coaching and career strategizing designed to overcome any set of obstacles, for all the range of life stages. Because it`s not
just about what`s not working now, it`s about where you`re taking yourself next. Learn more about Career Coaching

 

Understanding your Life Stage

Beginnings - Roadblocks - Authenticity - Wisdom

imageB These words capture what proactive, forward looking people experience as they move forward in their lives. When I first talk with clients or potential clients they often think something`s not working right so there must be something wrong with them. What I hear is that there`s something really right growing into a new way of being. What's your LifeStage?

 

New Class! “Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) I” for Daily Living

New Class! “Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) I” for Daily Living The MAPs I course is an excellent introduction to mindfulness for beginners. MAPs provides insight into the basics of mindfulness, how to develop a mindfulness meditation practice, and how mindfulness can be applied in daily life. It is also appropriate for an experienced practitioner who wishes to revitalize his/her practice.

Begins Sep 17, 2015
Tuesday Evenings, 7-9pm
For more information and to register, please click here.

 

From the Blog

Are You Working Too Much? If so...why?

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : August 24, 2015

Source: NewYorker.com Recently, the New York Times ran a front-page story about the conditions for white-collar workers at Amazon. It revealed a workplace where abrupt firings are common, grown men and women cry at their desks, and people are scolded for not responding to e-mails after midnight. The story made clear how much things have changed in the American workforce. Once upon a time, it was taken for granted that the wealthier classes enjoyed a life of leisure on the backs of the proletariat. Today it is people in skilled trades who can most find reasonable hours coupled with good Read the rest of this entry »

 

Client Success Story: Kathleen

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : July 30, 2015

Like many recent college graduates, I felt lost and alone. I craved to establish a sense of belonging. Afraid to admit my shortcomings, I withdrew into myself. Negative self-talk like, “you are not good enough, smart enough, qualified enough” dominated my thinking. Social gatherings became less desirable.  I did everything I could to avoid the dreaded question, “So what do you do?”  I did not know this person. Where was the determined young woman I worked so hard to become? After a lay off and months of sitting in my pajamas feeling down on myself, I finally had enough. I Read the rest of this entry »

 

Gap Widening as Top Workers Reap the Raises

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : July 26, 2015

Important data here on income potential for college students and career changers. However, will you choose to be an engineer if you really aren’t interested in engineering, math, computers? Probably not. Difficult choices. That’s where a coach can help. Source: NYTimes.com The same scene plays out in Robert DeMeola’s Midtown Manhattan office every few weeks now — not that it ever gets any easier. In walks a director or senior accountant, job offer in hand, threatening to leave for a hedge fund or big bank unless Mr. DeMeola can deliver a raise of 30 percent, sometimes more. “It used to Read the rest of this entry »