About Lindsey Novak

Lindsey Novak

Lindsey Novak

Lindsey Parker Novak is a Certified Life and Executive Coach and a Nationally Syndicated Workplace Columnist. Her journey began behind the cameras at WBBM-TV (CBS Chicago) writing and producing the opinion of management editorials. She moved into managing the marketing and public relations for a nationally known company; writing for a top five law firm; writing and managing the publication process for professional newsletters; and teaching college writing courses. During this career journey, she created the first interactive workplace column, appearing first in The Chicago Tribune.

Lindsey’s AT WORK column has reached millions, and the testimonials continue to mount as she provides practical and positive advice to help people create winning outcomes. People in all stages of their careers can get through anything with sound advice and a person who’s always willing to help. Opportunities abound. The key is to recognize and act on them. 


Northwestern University Alumni Association Merit Award

Northwestern University–Business/Technical Writing Advisory Board

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

Today’s Chicago Woman “100 Women Making a Difference”


Your Future Is Waiting -- Choose a Career Wisely Sep 20, 2018

Career interests begin early in life. You see your mom on the computer, eyes glued to the screen. Your dad entertains you in the kitchen as he prepares spaghetti with tomato sauce for lunch. You jump with excitement when the firetruck and ambulance s... Read More


Clearing the Path for Good Employees Sep 13, 2018

Do you feel as if your job applications are falling into a black hole? Many job seekers share this frustration as they apply for jobs that don't seem to exist, responding to postings that read "new listing" but seem to be magically filled only a day ... Read More


Separate Work from Personal Life Sep 06, 2018

Q: Sometimes I receive mail at work that is personally addressed to me, not to the company. The office manager opens all the mail regardless of to whom it is addressed. Once opened, the mail is delivered to the addressee on the envelope. I don't want... Read More