Kathy Ver Eecke

Name: Kathy Ver Eecke Twitter: @workingforwonka Personal Website/Blog: www.workingforwonka.com Bio: Kathy Ver Eecke has made her career working as the right hand (wo)man to one of the quirkiest classes of bosses; the entrepreneur boss. She has worked for a boss who was regularly shot at when leaving the office and a boss who regularly forgot his shoes. She worked for a boss who threw office furniture, and for a boss whose office furniture was repossessed. And that was just a typical Tuesday. As a writer and speaker Kathy now shares advice how to survive “unique” bosses. What's your favorite career related quote? “A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.” (Charles Schwabb) What’s your favorite part about being a CAREEREALISM-Approved Career Expert? I’m excited to be a part of the CAREEREALISM team and to share some of tips and tools I have learned over the last two decades. Tools that hopefully will help the CAREEREALISM community find ways to advance their careers without loosing their minds! Articles written by this expert: 5 Tips for Dealing with a Hot-head Boss The Attitude of Success: It’s All in Your Head Brand Yourself Successful: Managing the Brand You Turning the Tables: How to Interview a Potential Employer First Impressions: You’ve Got 30 Seconds to Make the Right One ‘Horrible Bosses’ – 5 Tools for Coping that Don’t Involve a Contract Killer What Managers Really Think About Your Resume Are You Relying on Outdated Career Advice?

In our new YouTube series, "Well This Happened" it's your turn to be the career coach! What would you do if you asked a coworker when the baby was due and she responded with, "I'm not pregnant." Watch the video and cast your vote b posting a comment on Youtube. We'll select one person from the correct answers at random to win free membership to the Work It Daily program. Good luck!

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If you've ever wondered what a Work It Daily (WID) membership could do for you, a letter we got this week provides a powerful example...

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This week, I did something that truly scared me. I sent an email to over 120,000 Work It Daily newsletter subscribers and asked them to answer the question, "What do we do?"

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In this video, you'll learn how to tell if your career is plateauing due to the Executive Blues. You'll also learn what you can do to fix the problem and get your "executive energy" back so you can keep your career on track and set goals to reach new heights of success!

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