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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?

 

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

“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.
Each class is a dynamic, interactive combination of lecture, practice, and group feedback and discussion. MAPs is taught in a context of a supportive community environment with classes no larger than 30-40 students. Daisy Swan will be leading this class series; she has years of personal experience practicing mindfulness, and teaching it.[Read More]

 

From the Blog

5 Ways to Raise Career Savvy Kids

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : February 10, 2016

I was pregnant with my unborn son and already had ideas for what sort of work he would do as an adult. I figured that, with my interest in people and wanting the best for others combined with my then husband’s analytical brain and approach to the world, that our son could be an important weather scientist who could predict terrible storms and save hundreds of lives. Ok, so maybe this sounds a little nutty. But really, don’t we as parents think about our child’s future all the time. Who will they be? How will this little person’s life turn Read the rest of this entry »

 

Finding Meaning in Your Life

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : February 03, 2016

How – and where – do you find the meaning and value of what you do in your life? Hopefully, the work that you’re doing is feeding you (and your loved ones) in more ways than one. But I know for many of you, the nourishment feels – or actually is – less than what you desire. Take a moment to check in right now, and think about how your work (and home!) life is adding up for you. The following short quiz will help you assess signifiers that are important to most of us: 1) When I wake up, Read the rest of this entry »

 

Do Elite Colleges Lead to Higher Salaries? Only for Some Professions

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : February 02, 2016

A diploma from a highly selective college means higher pay in certain fields. In others, it makes almost no difference at all Source: WSJ.com For all the thought that families put into choosing a college, very often the decision is dominated by a simple line of reasoning: The more prestigious the school you attend, the higher your salary will be after you graduate. So, they focus their efforts on getting their children into the best possible college they can afford, figuring that even if they’re paying more tuition now, they’re maximizing earnings down the road. But that formula doesn’t always Read the rest of this entry »