Deborah Voll, Certified Life and Career Coach helps women who feel stuck. “Helping you identify your passion and how to get it is my calling.” Reentering the workplace, changing careers, or retired and wondering what’s next. Get a free call at and listen to her weekly podcast, “Calm the Chaos.”

Latest Posts By Deborah Voll

2 weeks ago

New Year, New Career: 2023 is the Perfect Time to Make a Change

Do you love January? The stress of presents, parties, and the perfect holiday season is over, and for some of us we can reflect on the past year as well as brainstorm goals for the new year ahead. January can be filled with optimism, possibility, and excitement…

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2 months ago

It’s Your Season… Let’s Embrace it

This past Labor Day I tackled a project that I had been putting off for 25 years. I made up my mind that I had finally had it with my pantry. Whether one of the kids lost their retainer and I had to replace it, a birthday or Christmas or sports tournament…

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3 months ago

Boo! Don’t Let Retirement Planning Scare You!

As children we were easily scared by a ghoulish costume, a haunted house, or a truly ghastly ghost story, especially during the Autumn season when the days are getting shorter and the nights longer. Then we grew up and realized that there are more scary…

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5 months ago

It’s Time to Head Back to School no Matter Your Age!

The mornings are cooler and that hint of fall is in the air! Yellow school buses are making the rounds, kids are back in school, and the excitement of a new bookbag, crayons, and various school supplies reminds us that a fresh start is exactly what we need…

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6 months ago

The Power of Music to Transport Us Places

It was a damp Seattle evening in May, as I settled into my seat at Benaroya Hall to hear the Seattle Symphony. I was attending an event with a friend, and it was our “pre Mother’s Day treat” to ourselves…

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7 months ago

Cultivating Your Summer Garden through Life Coaching!

If you are reading this in “real time” then it is July in the Pacific Northwest which I call home. If you are not a native to the area then you may not be familiar with our saying, “summer weather for us does not officially start until the 5th of July…

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8 months ago

How to Keep and Make New Friends

Have you become exasperated with some of your friends as you’ve aged? Friends you once enjoyed… now you find difficult to be with? Lately, I’ve noticed that it is a little too easy to “cancel” people as we age. You can say the slightest thing…

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10 months ago

Planning for Retirement? Think About Time (and Not Just Money)

You’ve set a date. And the date is getting closer. We have wedding dates, baby due dates, vacation dates, closing dates, and moving dates. We prepare for all those things – we make lists, we shop, we prepare, we do paperwork. We do our homework…

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10 months ago

Are You Retired and Need/Want to Go Back to Work? Advice from a Career Coach!

Some retired women want to start a business, others want to go back into the workplace but in an entirely new field. Others want a pleasant or fun job to generate some extra money for vacations or special projects. Some women…

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11 months ago

3 Lessons I learned from Betty White

Back in January, I had the opportunity to see the movie Betty White, A Celebration, with my family. We, like others, were eagerly awaiting a 100th birthday celebration of Betty on January 17th but instead, we came together with others in a theater…

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