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”


Me Thinks He Doth Protest Too Much Jun 14, 2018

Q: The problem is that I do not know what I want to do when I grow up. I have been in recruiting for 17 years and feel burned out. This has caused my family situation to be challenging for me. Five years ago my wonderful wife was laid off from her jo... Read More


Don't Blame Everything on Age Discrimination Jun 07, 2018

Q: I now regret retiring at 66. I am too active and motivated for this lazy lifestyle and I need the additional income. I am single, never married, and have no children or family, so days can be boring. I have had several successful careers with two ... Read More


Criticism -- Keeping it Kind May 31, 2018

Q: I am in a group of professionals of the same job title, but we work independently until the last step where our written report is reviewed with a colleague for corrections and comments. The report is then turned over to the boss. Our work require... Read More