What Did Your Grandfather’s Father Do for a Living? Need Evidence on An Occupation?

Reading Time: 5 minutes My mother Ann Dodge Prochnow, researched a book titled “Genealogy of the Dodge Family of Essex County, Massachusetts 1629-1894” authored by John Thompson Dodge Ph.D. Dr. Dodge was born in 1850 in Vermont. Dr. Dodge was a railway civil engineer. And he’s directly related to my mom! My mom read the book (Ann’s brother Gerry… Continue reading What Did Your Grandfather’s Father Do for a Living? Need Evidence on An Occupation?

Why Do You Do Your Work? You May Be in Love!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hi, thank you for stopping by to read my blog post. What day and time is it? If you are “at work” or “on the clock”, I want to know something right now that’s rather personal. Do you love your job? Was that an easy answer? Let me ask again, do you love what you… Continue reading Why Do You Do Your Work? You May Be in Love!

Get Level During the Divorce Process With an Earning Capacity Evaluation!

Reading Time: 4 minutes As an Attorney, do you work with divorcing couples? If so, have you utilized vocational expertise to help level out the uncharted territory for your client?  My company, Vocational Resources Plus LLC, offers vocational consulting services, and specifically, an earning capacity evaluation will benefit parties in a divorce in many ways. Whether employed, unemployed or… Continue reading Get Level During the Divorce Process With an Earning Capacity Evaluation!

Want to Know What Rehabilitation Counselors Do?! No not really you say?! Too bad, read this:

Reading Time: 4 minutes During exercise class (edited post originally written December 14, 2020), I was chatting with a fellow work-out champ at our fitness club. She is currently attending Drake University in the pharmacy program. After inquiring about her background (from Chicago area), her training (all online at this time due to the pandemic), and her program requirements… Continue reading Want to Know What Rehabilitation Counselors Do?! No not really you say?! Too bad, read this:

Need an Expert Witness on Your Litigated Case? Choose Me!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Happy Turkey-less Day to those who won’t be gobbling a gobbler this Thanksgiving!  I personally won’t because I continue as a pescatarian! My two younger adult children Jacob and ArinJune continue their vegetarian lifestyle. Not my oldest son Nick, for he’s an incredible meat eater! Although the no meat eating rubbed off on me many… Continue reading Need an Expert Witness on Your Litigated Case? Choose Me!

Lifting at Work and the Power of an Ant! Need a Job Analysis?

Reading Time: 4 minutes In the past I’ve blogged about when my father managed a Culligan Soft Water branch. I remember watching the workers (like Gary and Big John!) move the 150# water softener tanks from the regeneration area onto the big trucks for the next step which is to drive to their customers’ locations. Growing up, we (my… Continue reading Lifting at Work and the Power of an Ant! Need a Job Analysis?

Client or Customer? Both are Equally Valuable!

Reading Time: 3 minutes I consider the individual as the client, and the business entity (eg: an employer,  or a service provider, or a law firm) as the customer. In the case of providing job placement services, the client typically is a person who has already worked for a number of years in the workforce and is now on… Continue reading Client or Customer? Both are Equally Valuable!

Randy and Abe’s Work Ethic…Pretty Impressive! Plus a Kiss!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Randy has taught the wonderfully well-behaved youth in our community (hee hee) since 1992 as an instructor for the Des Moines Public School District. He teaches at Scavo High School (which as of this writing on 2/17/2020 will soon be dismantled) and Randy will be moving on to a new program(for sure) at a new… Continue reading Randy and Abe’s Work Ethic…Pretty Impressive! Plus a Kiss!

Intimidators: Tailgaters, Drunken Jerks or Glaring Attorneys? Need an Expert? I’m Here to Help!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Remember the last time someone tried to intimidate you? How about when a person (for example, that careless tailgater or the drunk in the same beer line as you) may think they can make another person do something or react in some way? Exceed the posted speed limit ~ NOPE! Pay attention to public intoxication… Continue reading Intimidators: Tailgaters, Drunken Jerks or Glaring Attorneys? Need an Expert? I’m Here to Help!

Empathy Vs Sympathy. A Good Counselor is Empathetic

Reading Time: 3 minutes I blog about my experiences and thoughts on emotional intelligence from time to time and want to point out an important element which has to do with empathy. ~ Empathy ~ The capacity to recognize, understand and to some extent, share feelings (such as sadness or happiness or frustration) that are being experienced by another person. I’m sure… Continue reading Empathy Vs Sympathy. A Good Counselor is Empathetic