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Advancing Your Career – How to Make Yourself Stand Out

Advancing Your Career – How to Make Yourself Stand Out

When it comes to advancing your career, do you actually know how the system works? Or are you just winging it and hoping for the best? If you’re like most people, you’re probably more familiar with the latter, which can make it very hard to distinguish yourself from other candidates and make career advancements. Although […]

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Is Career Coaching a Science or an Art?

Is Career Coaching a Science or an Art_

In short, career coaching helps people to make informed, smart career decisions. The process of coaching someone is a lot more complex than this sentence would lead you to believe, however, and it takes years of practice and experience to truly become an excellent career coach. I believe that everyone and anyone can benefit from […]

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The Easiest Thing About Networking

The Easiest Thing About Networking

For some of us, the thought of going to a networking event conjures up images of a blind date gone bad. Maybe you’re uncomfortable at the notion of going someplace where you won’t know anyone, and maybe you’re scared to death of what may (or may not) happen. When you go to a networking event, […]

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10 Life Skills You Need to Land Your Dream Career

10 Life Skills You Need to Land Your Dream Career

Many people fall into their profession either through circumstance (they got a job that turned into a ‘career’ due to the length of time they have worked there) or because of their beliefs (their father was a lawyer, so they studied law at university). But those who actually follow through and chase after their dream […]

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You Were Sure That Promotion Was All Yours, But Your Boss Had Other Plans

You Were Sure That Promotion Was All Yours, But Your Boss Had Other Plans

Research shows that only about 30% of employees are actually satisfied with their job. And having been a management consultant for over 35 years, I have helped navigate many career low points with my clients. Rest assured, career dissatisfaction is natural and part of the game. However, there are certain crises that can rock the […]

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Your Toolkit for Making a Career Transition

Your Toolkit for Making a Career Transition

Are you currently in career transition? Have you just been laid off? Or maybe you are just stuck in a career rut at your current job? Are you ready to leave or simply want a career change? If you said yes to any of these four questions then you may want to keep reading. Do […]

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Interviewing Up: How to Choose A Potential Employer

Interviewing Up: How to Choose A Potential Employer

Job seekers are used to being reviewed, compared, ranked, investigated, poked and prodded quite thoroughly during the interview process. Employers want to make sure that you are a good fit for the role and posses the right skills, experience, work ethic and intangibles that will benefit the overall mission and vision of the company. It […]

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Getting More Than You Hoped For–The Whole Enchilada: One Client’s Success

Getting More Than You Hoped For–The Whole Enchilada_ One Client's Success

How do you define success in the coaching relationship? Well, that depends on the goal and if it was achieved. Or is it more than that? It’s ironic that as a coaching relationship starts, the focus is on the exploration, how to get to a defined goal, seeing a deeper meaning in the process and […]

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13 Ways to Achieve the Right Work-Life Balance

13 Ways to Achieve Work-Life Balance

The phrase work-life balance has been the subject of debate for quite some time and it’s evident many overworked North Americans are in need of a better balance of the two. In fact, creating a better work-life balance for Canadians was a huge part of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s election campaign last summer. Calling for […]

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What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up_

What do you want to be when you grow up? That is the million-dollar question. So many people come to me trying to figure that out. Age doesn’t matter in this equation. I hear from and work with 20-year-olds, 30-year-olds, 40, 50 and 60-year-olds. Everyone is seeking that elusive answer to this life defining question. […]

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