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April Fool’s Day joke or the greatest joy?

Pop the bubbly or crack open the kombucha because…we’re celebrating today! 

Three years ago today (April 1, 2019) I hit “publish” on the Flourish Careers website for the very first time.

I remember thinking to myself, “Either this is going to be the biggest April Fool’s Day joke…or it’s going to be the greatest joy!”  

Luckily, it turned out to be the best decision I ever made, and I’m SO grateful to you for coming along on this adventure with me.

Truthfully, as an introvert #UrbanHermit, visibility on the internet and reaching out to strangers has always felt pretty daunting, but I created this community for heart-based job seekers anyway.  

And I’ve been blown away by the kindness, insight, and generosity of the humans I’ve been lucky enough to meet through it. 

Together, we have…

-Pulled weeds of doubt and discouragement. 

-Left environments that drained us and stunted our growth. 

-Planted our feet firmly in new paths to fulfillment. 

-And said “yes!” to find the places and ways in which we can truly flourish.  

Through it all, we’ve remained rooted in our guiding principles: to keep it simple, remain genuine, and inspire greatness in everything we do. 
Join me in celebrating another 3+ years of flourishing victories. 🌺

Career Talk 

Reinvigorating Your Career from the Inside Out

When you’re ready for a career change, it’s easy to think of it as running AWAY from something. Difficult bosses, a draining work environment, feeling overworked and underappreciated, the Sunday scaries…

But to truly reinvigorate your job search, you have to reframe your thinking.

What are you running TOWARD? Your passions, the people that inspire you, a lifestyle that excites you, a love of Monday mornings, a new role that generates your energy, an industry where you can make an impact…

 And once you know you’re running toward all that, it’s easy to pick up the pace.

Nourish to Flourish 

Refreshing words:  “Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.” — Laura Ingalls Wilder

Spring has sprung. All that fresh air, sunshine, and robin chirps are like a party for the senses. Don’t let your job kill your buzz. If you’re ready to reinvigorate your career from the inside out this spring, check out my newest blog post: “Career Lessons from the Calla Lilies.”

These beautiful buds hold a lot of wisdom!


Jenn’s Flourishing Favs

Reading the book, Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion by Meredith Fineman

Bragging often comes with negative connotations, but this book isn’t a how-to for talking over people or pretending to be more qualified than you actually are. It’s a guide for building confidence in your opinions, abilities, and backgrounds and then using them to take your career to the next level. GET YOUR COPY

Discussing the article, “The Traditional Hiring System Is Broken. How Job Seekers Can Navigate Around It” by Kara Dennison 

According to a recent Harvard Business report, the AI systems—used by 75% of employers—to screen job applicants are preventing approximately 27 million people from finding work. 27 MILLION! This article discusses what you can do to navigate a broken and problematic system of recruitment. READ NOW

Fried to Flourishing: Premier Partnership

Spring is unique. It reawakens the senses and the feelings of limitless possibilities. 

It’s not too late to join the Fried to Flourishing group program. The members inside are experiencing great results, and there’s still room for YOU!

Within the program, you can:

+ network in a comfortable space

+ gain career mentorship

+ make new work friends with objective opinions

+ get consistent support for all your career challenges

+ experience complete thought partnership + inspired spirit

+ BONUS: 1 complimentary 30-minute 1:1 coaching session with Jenn

+ BONUS: Exclusive membership-only pricing for specialized career coaching services


Have questions about where to begin? I’d love for you to message me and let me know. Maybe three years from now, we can be celebrating a great decision you made in your career. 

Cheers to new beginnings!

April 16, 2022

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April Fool’s Day joke or the greatest joy?

a bucket of calla lilies

April Fool’s Day joke or the greatest joy?

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