The Old Man on the Bus

Kathryn Crawford Saxer Career Management

A favorite coaching client got blown off by his CEO. As the afternoon got later and later, my client watched the clock and seethed. He felt disrespected and unimportant. He was too busy being angry and anxious to get much else done that afternoon. “I tend to do that,” he told me. “I focus on the negative outcomes and it takes up a lot of space in my brain.” “I want the inverse of that feeling,” he said. We talked …

A Room of My Own

Kathryn Crawford Saxer Career Management

Years ago, in one of my first coaching classes, a beloved Master Coach asked me to describe my future office where I would do meaningful work. I could see it clearly in my mind’s eye: an open window letting in a warm breeze, a green view of trees and grass, a hint of blue sea in the distance. This week, I signed the lease on my own office. This is the view: I am delighted with my view of green …

The Leap

Kathryn Crawford Saxer Career Transition

“I took a leap of faith this morning,” a favorite coaching client told me. I held my breath. “I took it,” he said. I started dancing around the living room. I’ve been working with this client for the past three months on a career transition. He’d been in corporate marketing for most of his career and wanted to move into nonprofit work.  During his job search, he found a thrilling job at an organization he cares deeply about. His dream …