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I offer advice and recommendations on making changes in your life, developing goals and getting out of your rut. This applies to both personal and professional situations. Please note: I do not provide specific career advice. I would suggest you consult a career counselor for those types of issues.

Experience in the area

Developer of "Rut-Busting" series of workshops Creator of the Community of Change web site ( Former host of Take Charge of Your Life on VoiceAmerica Radio Author of THE GIFTS OF CHANGE, published by Beyond Words/Atria, with three foreign language editions.


American Society of Journalists and Authors


Cancer Fighters Thrive, Daily Health News, Healthy Woman, Woman's Day, Stress-Free Living, Tai Chi Magazine, Experience Life, HomeBusiness Journal (columnist), Succeed


Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

Past/Present Clients

The Ritz-Carlton, GA Chrysalis-A Center for Women, MN Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, PA Breast Cancer Support Group, PA

What do you like about this subject?

I find it very encouraging to know that it is possible to find one's purpose, regardless of age, education or background. It is never too late to find meaning in your life!

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I want to encourage others to develop goals and the strategies to reach them, as well as help them develop the self confidence needed to move forward in their life personally and professionally.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Too often people believe that what they have accomplished is ALL they can accomplish, that what they know is ALL they can learn, that their past setbacks are predictors of their future outcomes. Every day is a learning process. Every day, we have the chance to improve, develop and become stronger.

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Recent Answers from Nancy Christie

2016-12-15 confusion in job:

I can understand that it will be very difficult. The best you can do is try to find the time or else postpone your plans until you have some vacation time. But I would say to give it a try first. Sometimes

2016-12-13 confusion in job:

First of all, congratulations on wanting to explore new career options, and for wanting to do the right thing by your current employer.  I'm assuming that you don't have to take extra courses, and that

2016-09-07 Motivation rut:

It can be very hard to start over when your dream doesn't work out the way you wanted. You grieve the loss of not only the actual opportunity but the dream itself. And now you have to figure out what new

2014-11-03 Career:

You say that "nothing seems to ignite your passion." My question is: do you know what you are passionate about? Can you identify any activity in that past that you were passionate about, whether or not

2014-03-02 Learning something and moving on:

Dear Shakir,  As a writer, I sympathize with your desire to make money from a career that feeds your soul. Unfortunately, we both know that it takes a long time to achieve that so, yes, you are right in


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