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Why is Your Employer Brand More Important Than Your Consumer Brand?

By David Harder on the July, 18, 2018

Who would you rather work for? United Airlines or Southwest Airlines? Google or Yahoo? Vons/Safeway or Trader Joe’s? Odds are high that you have identified the better employer with each example simply through word-of-mouth or direct customer experience. Or, you might be seriously interested in working for one of these organizations so […]

How One United Airlines Pilot Launched an Entirely New Career

How One United Airlines Pilot Launched an Entirely New Career

By David Harder on the July, 17, 2018

Six years ago, I went out on a first date kind of place called Le Petit Four. It is in an especially “tony” area in Los Angeles referred to as Sunset Plaza. Open area restaurants nuzzle up against world famous boutiques and paparazzi chase after their targets. Paul was dashing, […]

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Five Killer Filters Everyone Uses to Sabotage Change

By David Harder on the July, 14, 2018

America seems to be at a crossroads. Through my research and feedback from our clients, I have come to the conclusion that many of our citizens are skeptical about their future. For example, a recent survey indicates that 48% of America’s workers view themselves as “underemployed.” That number speaks directly […]

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One Innovation That Will Change Entire Categories of Work

By David Harder on the July, 12, 2018

Picture this. You’ve wanted a new BMW convertible for quite some time. You get a promotion and a bonus. Your first thought is to order your brand new car.   So you go to BMW’s website and build the car online with all of the options, “Individual” paint and leather […]

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A Unique Career That Saved Thousands of Lives

By David Harder on the July, 11, 2018

I viewed Peggy Albrecht as my first client, long before the launch of Inspired Work. When we met, Peggy had what many would characterize as a “great job” working for a big company in downtown Los Angeles. She had this kind of civility and dignity that elevated her into one […]

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Does Your Tribe Own or Support You?

By David Harder on the July, 10, 2018

For millions of years, humans have had a behavioral urgency in belonging to tribes. In the game of success, it is a fundamental mistake to develop the delusion of adequacy, that our independence from others is going to lead to anything other than isolation. For most of us, tribes wield […]

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Another Unique Career – How one man left a bank and returned to his roots

By David Harder on the July, 10, 2018

For the past 28 years, people from all walks of life have come through the Inspired Work Program to define and navigate into their most ideal career. Over 43,000 people have gone through the experience and every single one has a unique outcome. Whenever I share a story about our […]

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Burn All The Boats – How a sole breadwinner reinvented his career

By David Harder on the July, 7, 2018

Four years ago, Dave Roth walked into the Inspired Work Program. He was confident, handsome, a father and marketing executive with a major digital brand. One of his colleagues strongly suggested that he come participate in the program. Early on, he told us he didn’t know what to expect and […]

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A New Career After 50? One Stunning Example

By David Harder on the July, 6, 2018

When someone finds their unique purpose in life, everything seems to fall into place.   In some cases, we find someone realizing they had a unique gift all along and finally let go of the survival job. Others find their purpose in life through a series of events. Many describe […]


Underemployment – The New American Way of Life?

By David Harder on the July, 2, 2018

In a recent survey, 48% of Americans characterized themselves as underemployed.   Underemployment is holding three jobs to make ends meet. And yes, that father is an insurance worker by week and an Elvis for pool parties.   Underemployment is having a masters degree and serving coffee to make the […]