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Wellness Coaching

By Kris Powers | August 13th 2020

Female wellness coach

A health and wellness coach helps clients make positive and lasting changes in their health. They guide the client through the process of creating a vision for their health and well being. They help the client develop a healthy mindset and healthy habits and encourage them every step of the way until they accomplish their goals.

Some of the things that clients ask for help accomplishing are as follows:

  • Stress management
  • Prioritizing self-care
  • Maintaining a positive and healthy mindset
  • Balancing wellness and a busy schedule
  • Personal growth
  • Productivity

A successful wellness coach will:


COVID-19 and Remote Worker Burnout

By Kris Powers | July 21st 2020

Stressed young female professional at laptop

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of people have made the transition to remote work, many of them for the first time in their careers. In fact, Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom states that 42% of the U.S. labor force is now working from home full-time.

The compounding factors of the pandemic, having children home from school, worry about employment, health and community have all taken their toll. Concerns of downsizing and increased pressure to continue to be a top performer while working from home lead some employees to put in what feels like 125% while working remotely. Many are finding it difficult to “log off” from work and regain the work/life balance they may once have had.


Web Design Professional Program

By Kris Powers | June 30th 2020

Laptop in a field of green grass

Website designers and developers are responsible for the look of the website, but they are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects such as performance, capacity and how much traffic the site can handle.  Web developers may also be responsible for creating the content for the site. According to BLS.gov, the following are daily tasks of a website designer:


Electronic Health Records Specialist Program

By Kris Powers | June 22nd 2020

Electronic Health Records on tablet

Electronic health records specialists are responsible for organizing and managing health information.  They ensure that the quality, accuracy, accessibility and security of health records are maintained. The National Healthcare Association lists the following as common tasks of an electronic health records specialist:

  • Audit patient records for compliance
  • Perform basic coding to submit reimbursement claims
  • Process Release of Information (ROI) requests for medical records
  • Review patient records to ensure completion and accuracy
  • Collect patient demographic and insurance information
  • Discuss patient information with physicians and insurance professionals

Some of the data they maintain includes:


Confetti & Chaos

By Kris Powers | June 12th 2020

Strong professional woman with confetti floating around her

Like many, there has been a lot of change in my life lately. Prior to Covid-19, there were big changes in my household, changes in a loved one’s health, changes within my place of employment. Covid-19 and sheltering in place added their own unique stressors. For someone who thrives on structure, all these changes, happening at the same time, have been incredibly exhausting.

I live a very structured, organized life. It is how I hold onto my sanity amid the chaos around me. I’m a list maker, and I keep things tidy so that I (almost) always know where things are. In the midst of all of this change, things have slid a bit. My organization has gotten choppy, as I simply cannot keep up with all the things that need to be done. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I still make my lists. Lots of lists. My yearly planner and desktop are full of sticky notes and scraps of paper serving as visual reminders of the confetti of my current life.


Train to Become an Ophthalmic Assistant

By Kris Powers | April 29th 2020

Eye Chart

Ophthalmic assistants work with and under ophthalmic technicians and an ophthalmologist. They prepare the patient for their exam and perform initial testing before the ophthalmologist sees the patient. These tests may include preliminary eye function tests, testing vision, measuring the dimension of the eyes and measuring the distance between the eyes. They may also discuss procedures and medications with the patient and obtain medical histories.  In some offices, they may also assist the ophthalmologist with surgical procedures.

The most common duties of an ophthalmic assistant include:



Medical assistant with a patient

Medical assistants perform clinical and clerical tasks in healthcare facilities. The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the following as common tasks of a medical assistant:

  • Record patient history and personal information
  • Measure vital signs, such as blood pressure, pulse and temperature
  • Help physicians with patient examinations
  • Give patients injections or medications as directed by physicians and as permitted by state law
  • Schedule patient appointments
  • Prepare blood samples for laboratory tests
  • Enter patient information into medical records

Medical assistants are employed within various healthcare facilities. The majority of medical assistants are working within physician offices, but they are also employed in hospitals, correctional facilities and schools.



As the patient population ages, the need for pharmacy technicians is expected to increase. You are much more likely to become employed and get a higher wage if you are a certified pharmacy technician. Learn more here!



Professional businesswoman looking pensive

Extended absences from work can happen for any number of reasons. Illness, pregnancy, moving, marriage, even just taking some time to figure out your next career move – all of these are equally possible and valid. But what happens when the break ends and the doubts creep in? You start to ask yourself – am I making the right choice? Have I lost my ambition or my skill? Am I even fit to hold a job at all anymore? Banish all your worries with these helpful mental preparation strategies.