The second annual Career Brainstorming Day hosted by an organization called Career Thought Leaders brought together careers professionals all across the United States and Canada. I was fortunate to attend one of the programs, which was held in San Francisco, and discussed a variety of topics about “the now, the new and the next” in career-related areas. I know at least some of the many ideas that were shared will end up benefiting the clients I work with in the months and years ahead. It’s a great experience to do true brainstorming, which means letting all the viewpoints come out and not shooting anyone down. This is why I recommend to clients that they become actively engaged in professional organizations related to their career field, industry and so on. It definitely keeps you on your toes and helps you prepare better for whatever might be around the next corner!