DR. TONI GALARDI
MASTERING CHANGE…ITALIAN STYLE

Choosing a Career As a Writer in Tough Economic Times

Many great writers have spoken and written about the challenges of choosing to become a writer as a vocational path. Making a comfortable living at it is practically like winning the lotto. Further, when you’ve been doing something else as a career that you were academically trained for and was able to support yourself doing, it really seems illogical.…READ MORE

Ask the LifeQuake Doctor June Column

  “Ask The LifeQuake Doctor” – Vision Magazine June 2009 issue Dear Dr. Toni: I have an upper management job in a great company and am experiencing “survivor guilt”. So many of my friends have been laid off from their jobs.…READ MORE

Volunteerism: The New Career Transition Strategy

A journalist for The Los Angeles Times recently asked me if I thought volunteering for a non-profit organization could help a person in career transition or career burnout. I replied without hesitation, yes! Now there are the obvious ways it can help: networking at high ticket charity events, brownie points on your resume’ so you can substantiate just what you did with your time this year while you’re out of work, and if you’re just getting out of school or the mommy track, well, giving it away for free may be your only option to getting work experience for a beginning resume’.…READ MORE

Changing Careers in a Bad Economy

  Conventional wisdom and the media would have you believe that if you have a job, thank your lucky stars and don’t even think about leaving it. In previous blogs, I have been giving stress management techniques for handling a crisis driven workplace and they will work to get you calmer and perhaps even help you to turn within instead of to the office muffins or donuts.…READ MORE

Pakistani Style Career Transition

  In an article coming out of The Telegraph, a British newspaper, a journalist reported that a prominent Pakistani doctor and his 93 relatives, most prominent professionals in Saidu Sharif, Swat had to flee from the Taliban and live with a family member packed into five rooms spread between two houses.…READ MORE