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”


The Heart of Successful Women at Work Mar 26, 2020

March is International Women's History Month, which, remarkably, began in 1911 and highlights the journey of women who felt destined to accomplish new feats despite their plight in the workplace. Before World War II, women held jobs as secretaries, r... Read More


Don't List Elite Memberships on Resume Mar 19, 2020

Q: My wife passed her certified public accountant exam and received her Master of Business Administration from a top school. Her entrance score qualifies her to join Mensa International. She has thought about joining and listing it on her resume, but... Read More


Protecting a 'Techno-Junkie' Workforce Mar 12, 2020

"It's easy for people to have hours — and perhaps days — go by as if they're not mentally there at all. ... You just sat in an hour-long meeting, but what happened is a total blur. " If this has ever happened to you, you are not alone. Y... Read More


How To Change Your Work and Your Life Mar 05, 2020

Q: I've been in sales jobs, not because I loved them but because I fell into the industry due to a lack of other skills. I actually don't like having to sell people on products or services (I've sold both), even though I am good at it. My problem is ... Read More