Getting Unstuck

“I just feel stuck.” It’s the phrase I hear a lot these days. The underlying reason may vary but the goal is always the same: my client wants to move from their current job, company or profession and they want help doing it.

I work with clients through a three-phase journey that starts with identifying the work they are uniquely good at and the work they are overly passionate about. Determining this career “sweet spot” is a critical first step.

The next phase is what I call “getting your house in order” which involves everything from developing a resume and a LinkedIn profile to creating a strategy for identifying new opportunities.

The third phase is preparing for job interviews. We focus on how best to present yourself and how to answer the questions every interviewer wants to assess: 1) Does this person have the skills and talents to do the job? 2) Why does this person want this particular job? 3) Will he or she fit in with our company?

No one wants to feel stuck or trapped in a career. Taking action and developing a concrete plan is a great way to gain some control over your situation and to start working towards a much more satisfying and meaningful professional life.

About Mary C. Finlay Coaching and Mentoring

Mary Finlay is a Professor of Practice at the Simmons School of Management where she teaches courses on Strategic Thinking and Analytical Decision Making, Healthcare IT Management, and Project Management. She is also program faculty for the Harvard School of Public Health’s programs on Project Management and Strategic Leadership of IT. She does selective consulting engagements in the areas of individual and organizational effectiveness. Previously, she was the Deputy Chief Information officer of Partners HealthCare System, Inc. and Chief Information Officer of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Ms. Finlay is the former Chair of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, an association of 500 members. She currently serves on the board of YearUp and the Boston Chapter of SIM (Society of Information Management). She has been recognized with leadership awards from the Simmons School of Management, CIO, the New England Business and Technology Association, and Babson College. She received her BA from Allegheny College and her MBA from the Simmons School of Management.
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