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
The Power of Vulnerability | Brené Brown | TED Talks
You Gotta be Hungry | Les Brown
The Rules for Success | Steve Jobs
Drive: The Puzzle of Motivation | Dan Pink | Ted Talks
Courage is Not What You Think | Eric Kaufmann | TEDx San Diego
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
My Next Move (O*NET) | Explore different careers by keyword or industry for information and qualifications typically needed for thousands of occupations.
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 | 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
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.
Inside the Coaching Industry | Nice article on benefits of coaching and tips for selecting a coach