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Career Transition

Second Act: Do You Want Money or Influence?

Okay, you enjoyed a high powered career, but stepped away from the work world for a while.  Maybe you focused time on family, travel -- or just taking a break. But now you're feeling unsettled. Itching to dig into something new and satisfying in your second act. Considering a return… Read More
  • Nancy Keene |
  • November 5, 2018
what's next
Career Transition

What’s Next: How to Make Endings Count

All career chapters come to an end. But they also lead to exhilarating new beginnings. Endings are important, as we outlined in this recent article. The key is to anticipate change and make endings count -- to maximize the space between the soon-to-be-past and the "what's next" that is yet to begin. There… Read More
  • Nancy Keene |
  • August 3, 2018
skills and talents
Career Transition

Assessing Your Skills and Talents: What Brings You Joy?

If you are looking ahead to what's next in your life, start by assessing your skills and talents. There are dozens of tests that can help. But here's an interesting angle. It's possible you no longer enjoy using some of your gifts. After racking up decades of experience, you may… Read More
  • Nancy Keene |
  • June 4, 2018
what's next
New Surroundings

What’s Next? 9 Signs You’re on the Path to Something New

Are you feeling antsy, unfulfilled, overwhelmed -- or bored? Take a look at the calendar. You might be nearing an ending chapter in your work or personal life. If so, now is the time to look ahead at what's next. The power is to look at what is happening and… Read More
  • Nancy Keene |
  • March 26, 2018
take up golf
Personal Growth

10 Smart Reasons to Take Up Golf

If you are a savvy, fun-loving Prime Woman, then maybe this is the year to take up golf. Here is an array of reasons - whether you are a first-timer or someone who enjoyed the sport at an earlier time in life: 1. Epicenter of Power. Golf might as well… Read More
  • Nancy Keene |
  • January 23, 2018
second act
Career Transition

To Design Your Second Act, Flash Forward…Then Fill in the Blanks

Your life may span more years than you think. Best to be proactive, not reactive in designing - and funding - the life you want to lead. Start now to lay the groundwork for your second act. Expect the Unexpected. Be expansive in imagining the possibilities you want to pursue,… Read More
  • Nancy Keene |
  • January 18, 2018
list of accomplishments
Wellness

The Most Important List You’ll Make All Year

Forget about the bucket list. Tune out your "To Do" list. Curl up with a legal pad. Maybe a cup of soothing tea. Reflect on the last twelve months. Take some time to write down a list of accomplishments. For Prime Women, this is not a resume update exercise, although you… Read More
  • Nancy Keene |
  • December 18, 2017
career break
Career Maker

Ready for a Career Break? Tips to Make A Smooth Transition

What if you wake up one morning and there's NOTHING you absolutely have to do?  The general manager of an all news radio station proposed this to me as a recurring program segment when I left Dallas to join my new husband on an expat posting in the U.K., circa… Read More
  • Nancy Keene |
  • October 23, 2017
upper limit problem
Personal Growth

What to Know About the Upper Limit Problem

Have you heard about the Upper Limit Problem? Should you care? The Upper Limit Problem is the new topic du jour in the self-improvement world - a personal behavior dilemma defined by psychiatrist and CEO coach Gay Hendricks in his book The Big Leap and reverberating throughout the Internet via… Read More
  • Nancy Keene |
  • August 18, 2017
switching careers
Career Maker

Thinking About Switching Careers? A New Opportunity is One Step Away

If you are thinking of switching careers, you don't have to go far afield to get a fresh start. You can draw on a business growth strategy called One Step Adjacent. It's a speedier process than a complete re-invention. You target markets and opportunities that have a logical and close… Read More
  • Nancy Keene |
  • July 17, 2017
diane keaton
Personal Growth

Insights on Work, Life and Love from Diane Keaton

Legendary actress Diane Keaton has received the AFI Life Achievement Award. Much beloved, she was feted at a star-studded event by Hollywood luminaries, including co-stars and former lovers, who celebrated her brilliant career. During a visit to Dallas a few years ago, she generously conducted an intimate Q&A session with theater… Read More
  • Nancy Keene |
  • June 17, 2017
turn your hobby into a business
Career Transition

Looking for a Career Change? Turn Your Hobby into a Business

Sometimes, we enjoy what we do in our paid careers, sometimes not. If the nature of your work or your life is changing - or you're just ready for something new - here is a path to consider: Turn your hobby into a business. It's a smart move. Children's Clothes to Hard Hat… Read More
  • Nancy Keene |
  • May 22, 2017

About Nancy Keene

Nancy Keene

Nancy Keene is founder of The Perfect Fit, a leadership consultancy. She advises CEOs of entrepreneurial and MidCap companies on talent upgrades and succession planning. She is a keynote speaker and program planner on work/life success strategies and developer of The Changeometer™ decision-making tool. Because of her career foundation launching new companies and technologies and, later, executive search, she is an expert in pinpointing competitive advantage and packaging a powerful message that breaks through the clutter and delivers results with discerning high-impact decision-makers - from national media, CEOs and high-caliber talent pools, including millennials! She has worked in global best practice organizations, including PricewaterhouseCoopers. Nancy loves sharing her business/career insights and research. She is passionate about seeing women succeed - in whatever pursuit they choose. She is a news junkie and Pilates aficionado. She can be reached through nancy@keeneperfectfit.com, her website, and LinkedIn.