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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Undermanagement Causes Financial Chaos May 23, 2019

Q: I have a bachelor's degree in business administration, but I accepted a financial job that didn't require a degree at a pension management company. My boss, who was not a certified public accountant, had never reviewed the work of the woman I repl... Read More

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Ousting Bad Teacher Helps Students May 16, 2019

Q: I'm an English literature teacher who also independently tutors students from the other small, local colleges in the area. A student from one of those colleges hired me to meet with him weekly because he was confused by the assignments he had been... Read More

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Brother Works Brother into Poverty May 09, 2019

Q: My brother convinced me to visit him in the U.S., so I applied for a temporary visa and came. I left many friends and family members there. I miss them and my life. After arriving here, he met an American girl, fell in love, married her and now h... Read More