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The mission of the Marti Fischer Group is to help organizations and individuals ‘Achieve their Next’.

Upping the Energy Level in Virtual Meetings

(3-minute read) Why is it that when one person yawns, everyone yawns? The power of suggestion is strong in person and even more pronounced on video calls. Like most of us, I spend more time than I’d like on Zoom. Many calls that I organize and run involve executive or staff trainings. Yet, it’s the [...]

By |2020-10-06T20:02:04+00:00October 6th, 2020|Interpersonal Communication, Leadership, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Upping the Energy Level in Virtual Meetings

How To Get To What Is Next

(3-minute read) This month, we thank Karen Brown, Vice President Development & Philanthropic Services at Fairfield County's Community Foundation for suggesting this month's topic of how to assess career risks and get to what is next. Over the past six months, we've lived and worked under extraordinary circumstances. While working from home, we've figured out [...]

By |2020-09-01T20:37:45+00:00September 1st, 2020|Career, Decision Making, Recent Posts|Comments Off on How To Get To What Is Next

A Guide For Resetting Goals and Priorities

(2-minute read, and a lot to consider) My thanks to Susan Fulwiler, a friend and colleague, for suggesting 'resetting' as a topic for this month's blog. It's a well-timed request as August is a month when many people pause to recharge. When applied in both personal and business areas, I hope that what follows is [...]

By |2020-08-05T14:24:23+00:00August 4th, 2020|Career, Leadership, Recent Posts|Comments Off on A Guide For Resetting Goals and Priorities

Recommit to Networking

(3-minute read) Before most of us began to work remotely and depend on Zoom calls and virtual conferences to stay productive, finding the time to network was hard. If you’ve nudged networking aside because you’re “sick of looking at your computer screen” you may want to reconsider the role networking may play in your current [...]

By |2020-07-07T15:36:37+00:00July 7th, 2020|Career, Interpersonal Communication, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Recommit to Networking

Leverage What You Know

(2-minute read) These are the first days of our new reality. Over the last 12 weeks, many organizations have had to re-envision how they operate. Vodka companies’ retooled factories and are making hand sanitizer. Clothing companies are keeping staff employed and staying afloat by reimagining leftover fabric into masks for healthcare workers and consumers. Virtual [...]

By |2020-06-15T13:46:33+00:00June 3rd, 2020|Career, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Leverage What You Know

Reinvent Your Career While WFH

(4-minutes to read, lots you can do) To discuss the future of your career, I want to tell you a bit about mine. During my working life, I've reinvented myself three times. Now I help others redefine their careers. What I've learned over two decades is that successful reinvention follows a process. This blog is [...]

By |2020-06-15T13:46:59+00:00May 5th, 2020|Career, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Reinvent Your Career While WFH

If I Only Had The Time….

(2-minutes to read, lots you can do) Although working from home limits your in-person interactions, it doesn't mean that your presentation skills should suffer. Looking ahead, once this nightmare ends, the importance of presenting your case, explaining complex concepts, listening, and persuading others will be more critical than ever when it comes to career advancement. [...]

By |2020-06-15T14:10:40+00:00April 7th, 2020|Presentation Skills-Public Speaking, Recent Posts|Comments Off on If I Only Had The Time….

How We Decide What We Do

(2-minute read) With the notable exception of the Coronavirus outbreak, of stories leading the news I’ve been following the college admission scandal with an equal amount of fascination and disgust.  For me it’s been like “rubber-necking”; you can’t help but look. As each layer of the deception surfaces, I can’t help but wonder how the [...]

By |2020-06-15T13:57:15+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Guiding Principles, Recent Posts|Comments Off on How We Decide What We Do

Self-Doubt is Calling…

(2-minute read) At some point you’ll be asked to or want to do something you’ve never done before. The territory may be unfamiliar. The outcomes may be unknown. This new stuff can be exciting. It can also be scary. Most of us have been in this place. We want to move ahead but feel unsure [...]

By |2020-06-15T13:53:50+00:00February 5th, 2020|Decision Making, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Self-Doubt is Calling…

Happier Connections at Work

(3-minute read) A lot of what I do involves helping people find new work. For my clients, it’s a highly defined process of discovery, learning, and quite simply, hard work. It’s a managed pause for people to identify what they want, what they need and then, strategically working toward obtaining it. But what if you’re [...]

By |2020-06-15T13:47:15+00:00January 7th, 2020|Career, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Happier Connections at Work
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