The Career Clinic is one of the stars in our program lineup at AM 1100 “The Flag.” When we first went on the air in August 2008, we wanted to give weekend listeners something different from what other stations were doing. Plus, we think our weekday listeners deserve the same high standards of programming quality on the weekend. The Career Clinic does just that. It’s relevant. It’s engaging. And it’s fun radio. I think host Maureen Anderson’s message of help and inspiration will play anywhere and I’m eager to see the show expand beyond our region.
-Dustin Moore, operations manager for WZFG AM 1100
I love your show. It is a wonderful source of information and inspiration. Your style is wonderful, your guests informative, and I have learned so much.
-John Nicholls, who listens online in Seattle
You were terrific on the air--very professional, yet down to earth as well. I had a wonderful time. I've done interviews on radio around the country, none more fun than The Career Clinic.
-Jack Owens, retired FBI agent, veteran of the CBS television show Big Brother, and author of Don't Shoot, We're Republicans
Your show is the most interesting, thought-provoking, philosophically and mentally rewarding show I think I’ve ever heard. I know of no other program that is as good for the psyche. Thank you for what you do. Please keep up the fantastic work, and I’ll keep listening. I’m a huge fan.
-Michael Rudolph, a listener in Fargo
I continue to be amazed at how you can zero in on a theme and pack so much into a program.
-Jim Lucas, author of The Passionate Organization
We keep it right in our drive time because it gives such good information.
-Bob Castle, Operations Manager, KSBN, Spokane, WA
The Career Clinic gets my vote as one of the career seeker’s best resources. Definitely two thumbs up!
-Debra Davenport, CEO, DavenportFolio, Phoenix, AZ
Thanks for The Career Clinic each day! I have a great career and am happy in my job but I still enjoy hearing you each day. I especially like how you keep the show light yet informative, making it useful but also fun to listen to. Best wishes and keep up the good work.
-Paul Spanbauer, a listener in Oshkosh, WI
The world of work is filled with dissatisfied people in need of a booster shot! The Career Clinic is just what the doctor ordered.
-Michael Bryant, president, CTS Consulting, Baltimore, MD
Maureen Anderson skillfully weaves together the stories and her “eight rules,” making for an enjoyable, informative and motivating book about finding your dream job.
-Long Island Woman
Plenty of practical advice and guidance on how to make a leap from the usual 9-to-5 routine to having a love affair with their career… Useful advice and encouragement to those hoping to achieve happiness and prosperity in both their professional and personal lives.
-Today’s Black Woman
If you are ready to take control and look at your life and job in a different light, then The Career Clinic is just what you need to get you started. An inspiring must-read for job seekers. The book is entertaining and humorous.
The Career Clinic is a terrific read and if you haven’t already bought a copy I encourage you to rush right out and do that.
-Nancy Flynn, author of The e-Policy Handbook, 2nd Edition
Your book is very inspirational, interesting, and a must read for any young person. It is one of those few books that I did not want to finish--reading it was so enjoyable. I did not want it to end.
-Tom McDaniel, a reader in Muncie, IN
I’m touched by your stories, each one a star, creating a constellation called JOY. Thank you for this gift. I’ve recommended The Career Clinic to many.
-Cliff Hakim, founder of Rethinking Work
If you learn by stories, this career book is for you. From failure to success, from boredom and burnout to passion, Maureen Anderson has captured stories of people who took the road less traveled, and oh what a journey they are on! This book reads like an armchair adventure, because it is. You can learn how to get the courage to walk away from a job which is getting you down and onto an uncertain career path which will put a smile on your face.
From her years doing radio interviews on The Career Clinic, Anderson has gleaned eight guidelines that her successful people have followed, and these eight rules of career success are the divisions in the book.
If there is anything I would change, it is that the eight rules referred to in the title are sometimes overshadowed by the dynamic tales told by the interviewees. Several times, I had to flip back in the book to find out which rule a story illustrated. But I’m not sure it is a flaw to have such exciting people unfolding in the pages of this book.
As a career counselor, I’m aware that my clients have too few models before them in how to walk away from the security of a good-paying job and into a life of uncertainty and joy. We don’t see enough of it. But here they are--folks who have done it and are so glad they did.
Need a dose of enthusiasm, energy, inspiration? Here it is.
Buy this for that gifted someone in your life who needs to be reminded to go for it--that now is the time.
This book was a wakeup call. We all keep making excuses for not doing what we love, what defines us best, what makes us happy. It is always something that other people can do, something that we can do next year, or the year after, or if things were different, or if our child was older, or more settled, or…the list has a thousand fill-ins. The point is--it’s not too late, at 30 or 40 or 50 or 60, to tackle what it is that we fear and require and long for and are here to do in the next few years that we have to do them within.
Maureen Anderson’s book was a short, impactful and motivating read. Both my husband and I laughed and cried while reading it and are actually making real life changes because of what we read in her book. So many diverse stories of so many different ways to create meaning in our all too short time on the planet. Thanks, Maureen, for putting your life force and passion and spirit into your mission to give people a reason to believe that they can choose joyfulness and real purpose instead of dread or fear as an everyday reality.
This spring I am planning to give this book to both new graduates and old graduates and to sit back and see what unfolds. Wish that I had had this book 30 years ago but I am glad to have it now instead of a year from now.
A good read.
A few years ago, I made a major career shift. I knew what I had to do and how to do it. What I didn’t have was inspiration and support from others who also made major career shifts. How much easier it would have been if I’d had Maureen Anderson’s book! If you are thinking of changing careers, or are being forced to by the current economic situation, take heart, and read this book.
-a reader in Minnesota
Let’s face it--we don’t inherit great jobs from great genes. We have to work at finding work and some people are better at finding the work they love. The Career Clinic will inspire you to keep your career dreams in focus as it reveals the success stories of the hot dog salesman, the “radical careerist,” and the Frank Sinatra impersonator, among others!
I’m the one always dreaming of becoming something else, of becoming a better person, of doing more in this world, of leaving my mark! This book inspired me to do all of the above! It shows the rest of us that all of those things we dream about doing can really be done! This will be THE book that everyone on my list gets for Christmas this year. It doesn’t only apply to those changing careers, or needing career advice. Rather, it’s a great read that will inspire you and make you feel good!
I read this book just six weeks after leaving my job of 12 years. It reaffirmed my belief that quitting was the best thing I did for myself. It isn’t easy taking the unknown path but it sure is freeing and enlightening. The people in this book all dared to do something different for themselves and to go out on a limb so to speak. All are happier and better off. This is not to say it is easy. And yet it is crucial to make life changing decisions so that those decisions can really change our life. Since making a career change myself, I have really noticed how many people complain about their jobs and wish things were different. All of those people will be getting this book as a gift in hopes that it inspires them to just make the choice to be happy.
Maureen is a fabulous speaker and to say she’s motivating would be an understatement. It was fun listening to her because she has such a passion and zest for life. She’s truly an inspiration for all ages. She makes her message so very personal and yet entertaining that it’s bound to touch the hearts of everyone in her audience.
I enjoyed your interview with Maureen Anderson. She made some great points and did so in such an encouraging, happy way.
-Sharon Taylor, a listener of KBRF in Fergus Falls, Minnesota
I came over here from The Happiness Project. I love your blog, went back and read every entry. I'm currently changing careers--spent a lot of time at Dick Bolles's site yesterday--and found your words very helpful and inspiring. Keep up the great work!
-Annette Price, annetteprice.com