The Sensational Shift with Susan Bernstein, MBA, PhD
What shift do you want to make in your career? Let's get you moving!

8 Ways to Find a Workplace with Heart + Soul

Is it possible to work with caring, highly skilled communicators, who actually give a damn about doing the best work possible, and connecting with you in a meaningful way? If this sounds like believing in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, or unicorns — I understand. Many of us, myself included, have noble aspirations for doing good through our work. But … Read More

We desperately need this kind of LOVE at work

Last night, I went to a dance class that got me thinking about love at work. I practice a dance form called Soul Motion — a moving meditation, set to high-energy music. It’s facilitated in a way where we dancers are invited to be conscious of our movement, as we swirl and twirl and bump and grind — whether we … Read More

How to break through the fears that hold you back from making a career change

It was my first career reinvention coaching session with Simon. Within the first five minutes, he laid out at least five things that worried him about shifting into a new job. “What if we have to move our family and they hate the new place? Will my daughter flounder if we she has to change to yet another school? What … Read More

“If you don’t appreciate me soon, I’ll just quit…”

I spent last night searching for a special breed of handsome man on Why you should you care? It’s not because I need to broadcast that I’m currently single. No, I want to know if you’re with me or against me in my deepest desire for the workplace. Hang in there with me. I’ll quickly explain the link between online dating and … Read More

Conscious Business Collective – January 31, 2015 Gathering

What if more people were awake, aware, and conscious while they worked? Come envision and create a dynamic, engaged future of the business world. Join Dr. Susan Bernstein and Stephan Guerraz, two Berkeley MBAs who meditate and engage in ongoing embodiment practices with others high-energy, conscious professionals as we: Get acquainted – facilitated conversation about being awake + aware at … Read More

The Most Important Career Decision You’ll Ever Make…

If you’re at a career crossroads and considering whether to leave your job this year, your fulfillment rests on one decision. What is that crucial decision? Which path will you follow? The “should” path? Or the “want to” path? Choose carefully. Which path you traverse really matters. The “Should” Path The “should” path presents you with career options that make logical sense. … Read More

Try this experiment at Thanksgiving (or anytime, really)

So, it’s the US holiday of Thanksgiving on Thursday. I love all the good food and being festive with friends and family. But honestly, I could do without the commercial intensity of the shopping season that starts then. You, too? To me, this season isn’t about going to the mall to buy “stuff.” This time of year is all about … Read More

I have enormous hope for the future of business

I have enormous hope for the future of business. Why? Because in conversations, in coaching sessions, at conferences I’m attending, I’m hearing a collective buzz. So many people I meet are craving work that’s much richer, more enjoyable, and more uplifting. You, too? I bet “work” isn’t meant to be a dirty four-letter word in your vocabulary. Maybe you prefer … Read More

It’s my birthday…and you get the gift of relaxation!

I love, love, love any excuse to celebrate. My birthday is one of my favorite “excuses.” My personal tradition over the last 15 years or so has been to give gifts on my birthday. Yep. I’m backwards. Most people want to receive gifts on their birthday. Me? I take the opportunity to appreciate the people who have made m life … Read More

How to be sensational in your job interviews

I’ve noticed that interviewing for a job is a lot like public speaking. Imagine this: You’re walking out on a huge stage, with hundreds of people looking at you. You’re got to speak coherently and persuasively to the audience. They’re expecting you to move them to action. Does that image scare you? Even a little bit? If so, the fears … Read More

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