career change at midlife

Change At Midlife: Does It Have To Be A Crisis?

First defined and researched by Daniel Levinson, Ph.D. at Yale, in the 70's and 80's and published in Seasons of a Man's Life, there are six Turning Points in everyone's career. These begin in the early 20's and occur until the[...]


Choose to Succeed

You have the power to create the career and the life you want. You have to decide what you want and then choose to invest the necessary time, energy, and resources to move you in that direction. You can accomplish[...]

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Being Terminated as a Lawyer and Staying Rational

In my practice, I work generally with attorneys. When an attorney - or anyone else - receives a notice of termination, it can be both psychologically and financially devastating. Some are so overwhelmed by this news that they deny the[...]


Lawyers: Manage Your Career In Uncertain Times

If the current economic climate has taught us anything, it has taught us the importance of anticipating transition points and preparing for unexpected events. It has reinforced the idea that by building an adjustable portfolio of skills and a strong[...]

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Why It’s Hard to Get a Job

Too many hard-working people are looking for work and finding it difficult to find something. Many people spend hours each day looking for a new job, but the continual rejection makes it hard to carry on. Career consultants and job[...]


Family Influence on Careers

Our family of origin - and where we were born and grew up - is an important and powerful influence on our lives. Our abilities are stabilized by the age of 15 and our personality is formed by the age[...]


Back Pocket Plan

Several years back, The Highlands Company partnered with GlaxoSmithKline to support the GSK commitment to attracting and retaining productive and satisfied long-term employees. GlaxoSmithKline embraced The Highlands Program as a foundation for professional development planning and used it as an[...]