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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! Ignite Your Job Search this Summer

NEW CLASS! Ignite Your Job Search this Summer Got the Sunday night blues? Are you ready to find the new position that will re-energize you? Ready for a boost in title, or are you eager to launch into your first job after completing undergrad or grad school? This class will include: the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, exercises and discussion, résumé and cover letter development, networking via LinkedIn and other social media, and more. Class is limited to 10 people.

Begins June 9, 2015
Tuesday Evenings, 4 weeks
For more information and to register, please click here.


From the Blog

Always interesting to know the employment trends.

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : May 13, 2015

NEWSPAPER REPORTER IS ‘THE WORST JOB OF 2015′ By Jim Romenesko Newspaper reporter lands on the bottom of CareerCast’s Jobs Rated list for 2015. Last year, it was #199 out of 200 occupations. Today’s press release says: “Newspaper reporter, which displaced lumberjack as the worst job of 2015, has a negative growth outlook of -13.33% and an average annual salary of $36,267. Broadcaster and photojournalist, with mid-level annual salaries of less than $30,000, also ranked at the bottom of the list. However, those with good writing skills often can find new employment in public relations, marketing, advertising and social media, Read the rest of this entry »


Staying Professionally Relevant and Employable is Hip! Even for Workers [gasp!] over 50.

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : May 11, 2015

Over 50 and Back in College, Preparing for a New Career Retiring By KERRY HANNON A MONTH before turning 60, Helen White received her master’s degree in sport management at George Washington University, and now teaches basketball and pickleball and organizes recreational programs and tournaments for older adults throughout the Washington area. “I wanted to change the stereotype of older adults by getting them to move and enjoy the power of play,” Ms. White said. “The degree opened opportunities for me to do that.” In a way, it was a back-to-her-roots time for Ms. White, who played basketball and tennis Read the rest of this entry »


Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work | Talk Video | TED.com

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : May 09, 2015

This info is too true not to continue to remember. We can be happier in work and in life. And stop chasing an unattainable idea of success. We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. (Filmed at TEDxBloomington.) To watch this TED Talk, click here: www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work