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Adele Scheele
ADELE SCHEELE, PhD, is a pioneering career coach and success strategist. She is the author of the best-selling Skills for Success for Men and Women (hailed as a classic by Harvard), Career Strategies For The Working Woman , and Launch Your Career in College. She has appeared frequently on television such as NBC’s “Today Show” and has been featured by Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Money, and Bottom Line. She won The Los Angeles Business Journal’s Making A Difference Award. She also served as the Director of the Career Center at California State University at Northridge. Her presentations reach professional associations, corporations, and universities world-wide. She presents her straight-forward, no-nonsense strategies in language everyone can readily understand. Every point she makes is grounded in experience and research and tested over time. Her theories work. The results are immediate. Adele earned her PhD at UCLA with Honors as a Change Management Fellow; her Masters at CSUN as an English Fellow; and Bachelor’s degree at The University of Pennsylvania.

Entries by Adele Scheele

Rebounding From Failure

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2016 | 5:36 PM

Whether it is at work or in our personal relationships, we can find ourselves stuck-- facing failures that we cannot overcome. Often it is not just one defeat or misfortune: when several negative experiences of the same kind converge, they re-stimulate others from our past. That overwhelming accretion hits us...

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The Upside of Aging

(1) Comments | Posted May 23, 2016 | 3:29 PM

Aging is something I sometimes recognize in myself. When it does happen, I'm always astonished. It takes a literal upset to awaken me. Like this week when I fell. I had kicked an Amazon package inside my front door in the late sunny morning and went out to cut three...

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How to Make a Wrong College Right

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2016 | 12:33 AM

The ugly reality of not being accepted by the college of your choice or being denied financial aid could feel like the end of the world. But don't despair. You have options. You can have an amazing, productive and worthwhile higher education experience no matter what the scenario. Here are...

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Bringing Your Career Success Home

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2016 | 3:45 PM

This past week I heard two stories that hit my heart.

Two well-known personalities, a psychiatrist and a writer, each confided that their families were uninterested in their success. At first, I couldn't believe it; they surely must be exaggerating.

The psychiatrist, also the author of several popular books, lectures...

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Your Behavioral Success Quotient

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2016 | 11:45 PM

We have gotten so used to multiple choice tests that we can always answer, but we never know what our checked off boxes actually mean, or what the ones we considered but didn't check might offer as possibilities. Here goes:

1. You've got a steady job, but you are unhappy...

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The Wisdom Of Stupid Questions

(2) Comments | Posted January 20, 2016 | 3:15 PM

We don't like to ask too many questions even when we are buying a service. Maybe we were asked too many by our parents or teachers, no matter. It's now our job as consumers to find out what we are agreeing to. Turns out, most of us give away our...

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How Ingrid Bergman Can Inspire Your Resolutions for 2016

(0) Comments | Posted January 3, 2016 | 11:06 PM

Watching the documentary, Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words, I was moved by many aspects of her life -- her great sense of adventure, her lioness soul, even her innate shyness. I was surprised to recognize the impact of her loving father's photographing and filming her as a young...

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9 Tactics To Land You The Job

(1) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 2:42 PM

1. Research them. Look them up and see who they are and what they need.
2. Remember that you are there to contribute to them, not the other way round.
3. Explain your talents that will be of benefit to them. Be direct. (Practice this out loud...

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A Parent's Guide to College Freshmen

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 6:15 PM

When teenagers are in their first year of college, you as parents still have a crucial role to play. While you're not in the same kind of control as you had been, you might consider adopting a coaching presence. While it will get you no place to demand an accounting...

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Are You Really an Entrepreneur?

(3) Comments | Posted September 29, 2015 | 6:09 PM

Being your own boss is at the heart of the American Dream. No wonder it is such a common fantasy. The idea of ownership taps into our profound longing for riches and freedom -- freedom from bosses, restrictive policies, glass ceilings and everything else that robs you of rewards, both...

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Finding Your Calling in an Epiphany: Aviva Kempner and Her Documentary, 'Rosenwald'

(2) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 6:22 PM

Even though we might wish for it, few of us find our callings in an epiphany: a thunderbolt of lightning revealing what we are meant to do. From that moment on, everything in our life is changed and charged.

Aviva Kempner had such an experience reading Image Before My...

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If Life Is a Party, Are You the Guest or the Host?

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 3:01 PM

We presume that success is waiting for us. If only we were luckier, we'd have it arrive, like a lover, attracted to us on some enchanted evening across a crowded room. We want our value to be visible, seen and claimed. Or, if we were introduced to the powerful one...

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Using Summer for Success

(2) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 11:17 AM

Don't give up on the rest of summer. Resist going down to the beach to drink and tan. You'll only peel, get hung over, and your tan will fade anyway. Instead, use what's left of this vacation differently -- wisely.

Use it as an investment in your own career development....

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Finding Your Calling Through Crisis

(3) Comments | Posted July 8, 2015 | 7:42 PM

Nobody wants devastating medical news. Yet, it can serve as a compass needle to redirect you when you are lost... if you're willing to look.

Los Angeles-based photographer Bill Aron was struck with cancer not once, but three times. The first time, at the age of 50,...

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Connecting the Dots to a Calling: The Adventures of Lois Lambert

(1) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 11:12 PM

We all wish we could follow our bliss. If only we knew what it was. Because most of us don't, I set about to interview achievers who somehow found theirs in a variety of ways. Connecting the dots is one example. Only in retrospect, when I mapped their lives, I...

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Six Steps to Landing Your First Job

(1) Comments | Posted May 26, 2015 | 6:29 PM

1. Take a limited time off. Sleep, drive around, meet with old friends. Decompress before you face the next reality: Life.

2. Start your job search. Revise a database and include everyone you have ever had contact with, that might include: friends (especially older ones), former bosses (if you have...

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5 Things to do Upon Graduation

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 6:27 PM

Before you put on your cap and gown, use these intervening days to prepare yourself for the next stage of your life.

1. Start a professional file, both online and in print which includes. Letters of Recommendation from Professors, clubs and volunteer activities Sponsors -- while you are still...

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Filming 'Noble'

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2015 | 8:50 PM

I watch a movie a day, like that nourishing apple, all my molecules fixed onto the screen. I crave a story and a visual representative of what I hope will be glorious and profound and take me away. But I stay to read the credits, lists of people who worked...

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10 Shortcuts to Self-Confidence

(1) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 1:19 PM

Self-confidence is that great feeling of being able to handle most things life throws you. But even the most confident of us suffers when we are criticized from our bosses, friends, or family, and wish we could run and hide. But practicing the skill of turning obstacles into learned behaviors...

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A Remembrance of Reverend Robert Schuller

(2) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 2:51 PM

The Reverend Robert Schuller telephoned me following my "American Dream" segment on "Good Morning America" in the mid-1980's to invite me to guest on his "Hour of Power," the most popular televised Sunday service. Without telling me the topic, he assured me of a meaningful interview in the next two...

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