Strategic Career Plans Aren’t as Scary as You Think

June 10, 2014

Today'sInspiringWomen_150I recently had the pleasure of being a guest on Deanne Demarco’s radio show “Today’s Inspiring Women.” We discussed the beginning of my career and the moment I realized how beneficial a career strategy could be. I set ambitious goals (reaching the executive level of a Fortune 500 company and having my own business), and a strategic plan allowed me to achieve them faster and more efficiently. Read the rest of this entry »

Is it Time to Set New Career Goals?

December 4, 2013

frustrated-woman-at-computer_150Are you feeling stuck in a rut at your current job? If yes, it’s time to think about your career more strategically. As we’re moving towards the end of the year, it’s the perfect time to start assessing your current career goals and thinking about setting new ones. Read the rest of this entry »

Strategic Career Planning: Have “Your Career, Your Way”

September 27, 2013

Victor1558 via Flickr_76029035_150x150After years of working in corporate America (and as the head of strategic planning for a Fortune 500 company), I became very familiar with the strategic planning tools and techniques companies use to ensure success.

Soon, I realized those same tactics could be used to create a career strategic plan. This is what I did to achieve my own professional aspirations, and I wrote my book Your Career, Your Way! to offer others the same – an easy roadmap and planning strategy to achieve career success. Read the rest of this entry »

Career Woman Inc. Needs You!

June 7, 2010

bookonlyWe love to hear from our readers, and now is your chance to help shape the next edition of our career guide book, “Your Career, Your Way!”   If you have read “Your Career, Your Way!”, we’d love it if you would submit a review on our Amazon page.   Lisa reads all of the reviews personally, and will incorporate your feedback into the next update of the book.

While you’re there, check out a few of our favorite career oriented books, including “People Styles at Work” by Bolton and Bolton and “Lincoln on Leadership” by Donald T. Phillips.

And don’t forget that “Your Career, Your Way!” makes a great gift for grads.     🙂

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Seminar on “Actionable Steps for Achieving Career Success” – come join us!

February 8, 2008

uw_women1Author and founder of Career Woman, Inc. Lisa Quast and the University of Washington Women’s Resource Center have paired up to offer a seminar on “Actionable Steps for Achieving Career Success”.

The four-hour brown bag seminar will teach attendees how to apply the business principle of strategic planning to themselves in order to create a personal strategic plan for achieving career success.  Derived from a proven methodology used today in many business environments, speaker Lisa Quast will engage the audience in an interactive presentation based on her book “Your Career, Your Way.”  Register now to learn how to create a plan to achieve your career goals!

  • Course Number:  PRO-04-081
  • Course Name:  How to Create a Plan to Achieve Your Career Goals
  • Date:  Saturday, March 8, 2008, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Location:  Seattle – University of Washington, Women’s Center, Cunningham Hall

Advice from the Top. Learning to empower others can help you advance your own career

December 26, 2007

CB101168In the midst of readying myself and my family for the holidays (and holding down a full-time job), I’ve found myself lost in thought from time to time over the last week – standing in line buying holiday lights, writing my to-do lists, wrapping gifts.  I’ve thought: “If I only had an army of elves to help out, I could enjoy this time of year with a little more gusto and a little less stress!”

One of the keys to keeping your sanity and health as you strive to do more is in knowing what is realistic and attainable when you’re setting goals. Read the rest of this entry »