Career

Happy, passionate, fulfilling, growth-filled. That’s what I strive for in my own career, and I’m passionate about helping others do the same.

I’ve run the gamut of career experiences: I worked at a political-polling start-up as the first employee (and saw it grow to 30+ and get acquired), I worked at Google for 5+ and saw it grow from 4,000 employees to 30,000, and I recently left Google after five and a half years at the company to pursue life as a solopreneur. During my time at Google I worked for over five years in training, coaching, career development and Authors@Google. I’m also a certified Co-Active Coach who helps people find fulfilling careers they can thrive in – no matter what form that takes.

The posts below are a sampling of my own career experiences, philosophies, and exercises to help you assess what’s next and build a kick-butt career.

Start here: Career Planning and Optimization

My own career path: From Start-up to Google to Solopreneur

You don’t have to pursue your passion full time: Thoughts on side hustles

Philosophy on Career Development


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By Davis Nguyen At first glance, The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age seems to be written for managers who want to improve employee retention. What does this have to do with 20somethings looking for a job—the true life after college? Upon closer look, the book is really about how all of us can be more agile […]

Written by Melissa Anzman Somehow we’re already in the fourth quarter busy planning our holiday vacations and realizing exactly how much we need to start doing to achieve our annual goals, which of course has us questioning “where did this year go?” The last two months of the year are probably the most important months for […]

Written by Marisol Dahl It’s a little crazy to think that it’s only early October and I’ve already hit midterms season in college. The clock is ticking and in more ways than one. By next May I’ll have my cap and gown packed up, a job (haha, maybe), and an onslaught of student loan payments. […]

By Davis Nguyen “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” —C. S. Lewis Humility isn’t a sexy word. As recent college graduates, we are so eager to show the world what we have to offer. What we lack in experience, we make up for in our readiness to accept every opportunity […]

Written by Melissa Anzman The stories that we grew up hearing, the advice that we listened to whether willingly or not, and the modeling our families showed us – create the fiber of who we are, for better and worse. We start seeing the world through various lens and viewpoints, with some biases and “shoulds.” And […]

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Written by Paul Angone The most dangerous job you can have in your 20s is a comfortable one.  Comfortable is a quicksand — the job you never wanted becoming the job you can’t escape. Worse than no-job, frustrating job or a demanding job, is a job that demands nothing. Like taking basket weaving your senior […]

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