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. 

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

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”

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Research Aids in Negotiating Skills Jul 11, 2019

Q: I'm uncomfortable negotiating when offered a salary; I've always just accepted it. I have good work experience, and I graduated from a good university, but through casual conversations, I know men with lesser backgrounds and fewer abilities who ar... Read More

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The 'Be Nice' Corporate Culture Failure Jun 27, 2019

Q: I worked in field sales for a large company and worked on my MBA simultaneously. My life was exciting in New York City, but when I finished my degree, I was offered an unbeatable job in California. It's quite a feat to uproot your life to move acr... Read More

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Can a Dream Job Turn Into a Nightmare? Jun 20, 2019

Q: I began a new job several months ago. I want the type of company to remain confidential, but I have always liked working for small companies with a family environment. This job was my dream job, and I was excited to leave the job I had. My new bos... Read More