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welcome The Career Coach. Redefine. Refine. Refocus. Reveal...Your Best Work.

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

Is Your Boss a Jerk? Are you? Time for an Emotional Intelligence Check.

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : June 29, 2015

No Time to be Nice at Work By Christine Porath, NYTimes.com MEAN bosses could have killed my father. I vividly recall walking into a hospital room outside of Cleveland to see my strong, athletic dad lying with electrodes strapped to his bare chest. What put him there? I believe it was work-related stress. For years he endured two uncivil bosses. Rudeness and bad behavior have all grown over the last decades, particularly at work. For nearly 20 years I’ve been studying, consulting and collaborating with organizations around the world to learn more about the costs of this incivility. How we Read the rest of this entry »


Emotional Intelligence and Leadership: Men take note...Women are leading the way.

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : June 22, 2015

Overcoming the Confidence Gap for Women by Tony Schwartz, NYTimes.com When I met Lynne Doughtie this week, I was struck by how different it felt sitting with her than with any male chief executive I had met over the years. Six weeks ago, Ms. Doughtie was elected United States chairwoman and chief executive of KPMG. When she takes over the role on July 1, she will become the first woman to serve in both of those roles for a Big Four accounting firm. Cathy Engelbert was chosen as chief executive of Deloitte in February. In my short time with Ms. Read the rest of this entry »


Parents of new grads and new graduates: Read this!

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : June 17, 2015

From my experience working with hundreds of clients in their 20’s and early 30’s I know that the tumultuous twenties do give way to a clear career path as time goes on. Do not despair! How Adulthood Happens by David Brooks, NYTimes.com Every society has its rites of passage, marking the transition from youth to adulthood. Most of these rites of passage are ritualized and structured, with adult supervision and celebration. But the major rite of passage in our society is unritualized, unstructured and unnamed. Most of the people in the middle of it don’t even know it is going Read the rest of this entry »