Career Resources

Here are a few of my favorite resources. Many of them have become my clients' favorites as well. This page houses a selection of personally curated videos, articles, websites, and tools.

Check out other Resources pages including my Published Articles, some of my favorite books in Mike's Bookshelf, and my Career Sandbox blog. In the future, I will be adding direct access to my livestream videos via my YouTube channel, inspiring high five moments, links to affiliates and partners, and even a few personal things thrown in just for fun.

My intention is for this section to grow in volume and value over time. It will be a great place to come back to again and again to see what’s new! I will also include some Coach notes that explain what they are and/or why I like them. Learn and enjoy!

Do you have some favorite topics or resources you’d like to see listed here? Please send them to me using the Contact page and briefly share why you love them. I will review and post some of them here to benefit others. Let’s share the wealth!

Coach Mike’s notes: Below are some great videos and articles to help get you become more aware, inspired and motivated as you venture forward on your career journey. Many more to come!

Cultivating Healthy Mindsets

The Power of I Am | Joel Osteen | Oprah’s LifeClass

Strengthening Relationships

The Power of Vulnerability | Brené Brown | TED Talks

Pursuing Passions

You Gotta be Hungry | Les Brown

It’s Not Over Until You Win! Your Dream is Possible | Les Brown

The Rules for Success | Steve Jobs

Understanding Motivation

Drive: The Puzzle of Motivation | Dan Pink | Ted Talks

Overcoming Fears

Courage is Not What You Think | Eric Kaufmann | TEDx San Diego

Generational Differences

Millennials in the Workplace | Simon Sinek | Inside Quest

More on the Millennial Question | Simon Sinek

Coach Mike’s notes: Below are some great websites to check out and explore to research and search for your next career or job, stay on top of current events and trends, and spark new ideas and opportunities

Career Research

My Next Move (O*NET) | Explore different careers by keyword or industry for information and qualifications typically needed for thousands of occupations.

Job Boards

LinkedIn | Social media site that is one of the most powerful tools for job search

Indeed | Aggregator of job postings from many other job boards

The Ladders | Focuses on high-paying jobs

Monster | One of the most popular sites out there

Salary Research

Salary | One of the best places to start to identify the market rate in different areas

Glassdoor | Crowd-sourced site with real salaries as well as information on company culture

Employment Trends

Bureau of Labor Statistics | Treasure trove of reports and surveys based using employment and unemployment data compiled by U.S. government Business News & Workplace Trends


Entrepreneur | Advice geared for business owners

FastCompany | Info on pioneering and innovative companies

Inc. | Advice for start-ups and maturing companies

Fortune | News on corporations, economy, and politics

Harvard Business Review | Info on variety of workplace issues

Success Magazine | Advice for personal success and development

Forbes | Info on corporate and financial

AARP | Career advice for individuals pre and post-retirement


Wall Street Journal | Current business, financial, economic,  news

NY Times | News on broad array of current events

LA Times | News on broad array of current events

USA Today | National newspaper with brief articles on current events

Coach Mike’s notes: Here are some places that I have personally visited that have enriched my personal physical, emotional, and spiritual growth. I’ve incorporated into my own life as well as passing on key principles and learnings for the benefit of my clients. Feel free to contact me for more information if you’re curious and I’ll be happy to share my experiences with any of them.

Improving Wellness & Health

Esalen Institute | Situated along the picturesque Pacific coastline in Big Sur, CA | This is my personal favorite. It is great for attending personal growth-related seminars, meditation, and re-connecting with yourself.

Chopra Center | Situated at the beautiful La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, CA | Great place for meditation and learning about Ayurvedic principles and nutrition. Their programs are heavily supported by science-based research.

Rancho la Puerta | Situated just across the U.S. border in Tecate, Mexico | It is a magnificent respite set in rejuvenating surroundings. They have an abundance of activities promoting personal and physical wellness.

Massage Envy | Available at over 1,100 locations throughout North America | I have found them to be a great place for clean, convenient, and professional massages. A mini-retreat for self-care, one hour at a time.

Coaching Trends

Inside the Coaching Industry | Nice article on benefits of coaching and tips for selecting a coach