December 15, 2018

Do Your Pajamas Spark Joy? And Other Key Career Questions

  I have two questions for you, dear readers, “Do your pajamas spark joy?” And…. “Is there room for your rocks in your container of life?” These are two questions you should be asking yourself if you want to jump- start your career change process. Sounds as if I’ve gone nuts, I am sure, unless… Read More

Melissa’s Story Part II – An Obstetrician in the South Sudan

Obstetrician Dr. Melissa Wolf  shares the second part of her great adventure. If you haven’t read Part I, you can find it by clicking here.  “After a bit of soul searching about my medical career path, I recently decided to try my hand in international health care. I researched multiple potential options and ultimately found… Read More

Melissa’s Story Part I – The Journey of an Ob/Gyn Physician

In medical school and residency, wild horses could not have torn me away from a medical career. Sure, I was exhausted and overworked but I was learning to deliver babies, to operate, to help people navigate some of the best and worst moments of their lives and I loved it! Not once did I feel… Read More

Addicted To Perfection: A Surgeon’s Story

I was sure that we had cut the ureter. Every time we looked and found it intact, I became even more certain that we had cut it. Finally, my exasperated chief resident told me to stop. I was emergently operating on my next door neighbor for what turned out to be cancer, and that’s how… Read More

Look For Clues in What You Already Do

I often ask my clients, “What do you enjoy doing that no one pays you for – but could?” I ask this because it can be a good clue to a potential career direction or focus. If I had only pondered this simple question 12 years ago, I would have figured out my second career… Read More