Workplace Coach

Monthly Archives: October 2017

Question: When Alaska’s recession forced me to look for employment in a new state, I applied for every job I could find that made sense. My criminal justice BA got me hired as a police trainee. I’m thrilled, because I love law enforcement. Unfortunately, the community that hired me and the entire police force are super conservative. I’m a liberal and have always been involved in social justice. I want a great working… Read More

The following article by Dr. Lynne Curry was originally published in January 2018 Social Space Magazine, a publication of the Lien Center for Social Innovation, Singapore Management University; We have all met at least one in the course of our careers. He, or she, is the angry, aggressive bully who insults you to your face and behind your back. You would expect that at some point they would tire of this behaviour, but… Read More

  Question: Until last week, when the physician’s wife and office manager fired me, I worked for a Midtown Anchorage medical clinic. She called it an “employment at will” firing. When I asked “why?” she gave me a tight-lipped smile and then said “don’t play me” and “stay away from my husband.” I told her that her husband didn’t interest me in the slightest, but that didn’t make any difference to her,… Read More

Question: I’m in over my head and I can’t hide it any longer.  I finally got the promotion I wanted with the support of several friends and coworkers, a senior leadership position in the company I’ve been with for 34 years. The recognition that comes with the position is validating.  The travel and special invitations to events are giving me social opportunities with a caliber of people I’ve always wanted to mix… Read More

Jennifer Yuhas possesses an extensive background in executive coaching, negotiations, liaison work, team building, group processes, policy assessment, advocacy, communications, change management, crisis management, image consulting, speech coaching, capacity development, and strategic planning.  She most recently served as the Negotiations Strategy Lead for the Pacific Salmon Treaty with the Alaska Delegation, and as the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC) Airspace Planning Negotiations Lead for the Alaska Department of Fish & Game.