When the Journey, begins anew…




“Feel the fear.  Do it anyways.”  Anonymous

I just finished reading Kimberly Weisul’s article in Inc. Magazine about Ms.Carey Lohrenz, a recently promoted Navy Tomcat fighter jet Pilot. http://www.inc.com/kimberly-weisul/high-performance-high-stress-advice-from-a-fighter-pilot.html    Ms. Weisul, an Editor-at-Large at Inc. Magazine teaches us how to interview.  I say this because her article surprisingly has many realistic stories about Pilot Carey Lohrenz’ career path on how she felt the fear and kept on going.

We love quotations because the words ring true for us and leave lasting perceptions and images in our minds.  Pilot Lohrenz’ words of wisdom on performance and leadership are:

“The number one way to reduce anxiety in a volatile environment is to write down your top three priorities and focus on those.”

“Almost all the pilots I worked with wrote notes on their hands – what went wrong and how to fix it” pretty quickly.

“It’s notoriously difficult to be an Officer.”          How she made it was taking on the fear and working through the experience to find a way for herself  to make it work – again, again, and again.  After each successful experience, Pilot Carey began a new journey to test herself against the next issue she was asked to handle.

As you work through your career this week, Choose Who You Want to be Known As, when you are pushing to make it through the day, the project or the week.  Enjoy your week!

Executive & Career Management Coach



Mid-May 2015 Musings. . .




May you be strengthened By yesterday’s Rain.  Walk straight in tomorrow’s Wind and Cherish each moment of the sun today. Catherine Hislop



Your business and your life will change when you really, really get it that some people are not going to change, no matter what you do.  And that still others have a vested interest in being destructive.  Dr. Henry Cloud, Clinical psychologist

9acf4a288e85459c705fe521bd88dbd0PostedonPINTEREST051215fromLifeHackdotorgPosted on Pinterest by Guillermo Alvarez:  “You shouldn’t point out things about people’s appearances if they can’t fix it in ten seconds”.   AND  “Don’t get mad.  Don’t get even.  Do better much better.  Rise above.  Become so engulfed in your own success that you forget it ever happened.”

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Embrace the negative and try to see the beauty within Nature and the Community where you live.

Enjoy your week in your chosen career as you Choose Who You Want to be Known As!

“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Executive & Career Management Coach




“Curiouser and Curiouser”


Google051414We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence then. . .  is a habit.  Aristotle


A trusted  friend of mine and I had interesting chats about how office politics is like story plots from Alice in Wonderland,  by Lewis Carroll.   While we both held management positions, you do need to have an outlet in the office where “venting” can occur.  It was always a safe conversation, without violating any departmental confidences.  In fact, when we were close to ending the talk, we both looked forward to saying, “It’s like Alice in Wonderland, isn’t it.”   We smiled,  and moved onto the next Curiouser and Curiouser  situation we were paid to handle.


Today, some 150 years after Alice in Wonderland was published, we apply curiosity differently in our careers.  Curiosity is a good thing, especially in a coaching environment.  People want to be understood and a Coach wants to understand the client to facilitate the client achieving the agreed, targeted goal.


Curious – an act of empathy to learn from and engage another person.©


CuriosityAn emotional concept for serving another person.©


Curiouser and Curiouser – An ability of demonstrating servant leadership in the workplace


Have a great week As You Choose Who You Want to be Known As when curiosity presents itself!


“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Career Management Coach and Change Agent

Ethics and Compliance Week 2014



Our system of morality is a body of imperfect social generalizations expressed in terms of emotions. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Early in the morning, he wanted
To meet.
He was late for almost an hour and never apologized.
It seemed he totally forgot.
Can leaders make mistakes? Yes, they can. A
Servant Leader would own his accountability. ©

Everyone was ready for the meeting. It
Touched many to
Hear the first Speaker’s enthusiasm of her strategy, that
Increased attention to the message. It
Caused many to sit up.
So keep an open mind for the name of the industry as the
company’s name may surprise you. ©

Have a great week in your Career!

“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Career Management Coach & Change Agent

If you’re interested, The Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE) has expert videos for you to take a look at:  http://www.corporatecompliance.org/Resources/ResourceOverview/ExpertVideos.aspx


Why Didn’t You?????


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International Coaching Week provides an opportunity for us to consider, whether professionally or personally, unrealized goals we haven’t made time for.  Why didn’t you? is a question we’ve all heard.  Depending on how the question was asked, i.e., what was … Continue reading

Coach, Coached, Coaching 2013


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Today is the first day of International Coaching Week.   Coaches who are members of the International Coach Federation are happily and purposely getting the word out about the value of coaching.  What this means is that we educate the public … Continue reading

What’s your Message

On this Monday, we have received a message from outer space, via Commander Chris Hadfield at the Space Station. It’s entitled, “Space Oddity – Chris Hadfield performs onboard ISS with Larrivee Parlor.”  It’s creative, welcoming and novel.

What’s Your Message to “your world” this week in your career.  What do you have to communicate that you have some concerns about?  How will you get your message across to another person?  How would you like to receive the same message?

What’s Your Message can be subtle, direct, indirect, formal, informal, orally or written.  It can also be a signal.  As you work through your message communications this week, Choose Who You Want to be Known As. Have a great week.

“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Career Management Coach and Change Agent

Delightful Ingenuity…


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Eager To finish the new World Trade Tower High above all else It took your breath away. Construction workers with their fearless skills Served us all.© American values at their best.  We all feel so proud.  Enjoy your Ethics & Compliance Week. “Jo Ann” … Continue reading