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12 Reflection Questions to Complete 2023 and Get Ready for 2024

A version of this article was also published at the Globe and Mail. See the Globe and Mail version here.  VIDEOS: Eileen Chadnick kicks off her 12th annual tradition of offering 12 reflection questions and share a little bit personally too. AND – hear about why “Ta Da” lists can be a wonderful antidote to […]

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New Leader: What if My Direct Reports Know More Than Me?

A version of this article was also published in my column at the Globe and Mail. It can be daunting for emerging leaders to find their ‘sea legs’ in the early days of a new managing role, especially when one’s direct reports seemingly have more experience and deeper knowledge (at least in some areas). Recently […]

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Video: Hear About The Coach Approach Award-Winning Program

This has been an exciting time for me and my client, the Ontario Library Service (OLS). Earlier this spring we were announced as winners of the 2022 GTA International Coach Federation (ICF) Prism Award! Then a bit later in June we were feted and celebrated with the other fabulous winners at a gala event at […]

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Blindsided like Lisa LaFlamme? How to Move Forward…

Like many Canadians, I was shocked and dismayed when I heard that Lisa Laflamme was unceremoniously let go from her role as CTV’s national news anchor. Not only was I struck by how poorly the communication appeared to be handled, I also wondered, from a leadership lens, what outdated playbook the higher up decision makers […]

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Work: Transformations, Predictions — and Some Wishful Thinking for the Year Ahead

The word “transformation” has been bubbling up for me these past weeks as I’ve immersed in my year-end/year-start  reflections (using my annual 12 Questions as prompts). And what a year of transformation it has been! Transformation is about more than temporary, situational reactive changes. Transformations go deeper, last longer, and can often create radical shifts […]

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Take a Gratitude Tour

In the spirit of Canadian Thanksgiving, this post is dedicated to all my lovely clients who help me grow and learn right along with them!  A young leader whom I’d been working with on career exploration just landed a job offer (hurrah!). She wanted to talk about strategies for her upcoming first days and early weeks in her new role […]

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Got Goals? Fuel Up – Career, Leadership, Life!

Goals…I love a good, shiny goal. When it’s the ‘right goal’, it boosts my spirits, gives me a renewed sense of purpose – and totally energizes me. I talk about goals a lot; with my career coaching and leadership coaching clients and in a variety of other contexts. For instance, earlier this month, I presented […]

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Career Detours – For Good, Better, or Worse

This article is about career detours. The good, and sometimes not so good. How to recognize when you are on a good ‘detour’; when you might be stuck, how to find your way back? It builds on a previous article I wrote (Put Some Zig Zag Into Your Career). Takes about 11- 14 minutes to […]

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