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Add a Little Zig Zag to Your Career

NOTE: I wrote this article some years ago for the Globe and Mail. I realized I never posted here on this blog. Worth a read – Zig Zag is increasingly the norm for many. See original Globe Article here. Ah, the dilemmas of navigating a modern career. In the past, progress was usually defined by linear, […]

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Who Will Be Your “Teachers” In the Year Ahead?

UPDATE (January 2021): There’s a brand new set of questions for Dec 2020/Jan 2021! Get them here: Before you kick 2020 to the curb ask these 12 Questions — Back to Original Post…. It’s a brand new day and new year. And I’m already learning. I just received an inspiring email from a coaching client who […]

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12 Questions to Complete the Year and Start Anew (2017/2018)

UPDATE (Dec 2020): There’s a brand new set of questions for Dec 2020/Jan 2021! Get them here: Before you kick 2020 to the curb ask these 12 Questions Original Post from Dec 2017) Now also posted on the Globe and Mail Careers site. Now also posted at Huffington Post. Each year, I compile 12 questions – […]

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Career Security in the Gig Economy

NOTE: This article was also published at the Globe and Mail Lately I’ve been having a lot of conversations about career stability. Clients – of all ages and experience – are expressing some anxiety around the new way of work which is increasingly contract and gig-oriented. Surprisingly, many within the younger generation (millennials) are voicing […]

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Webinar (Career): Are you Ready for the Innovation Economy?

Complimentary Webinar – limited spots – reserve now! Just when you thought you had it all figured out – things change again. Such is (and always will be) with careers and life in our ever-changing world. Yet while change has always been a fact of life – the pace and acceleration of change is faster […]

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11 Ways to Bring The Best of You Forward into 2016

NOTE: This article is now also published at the Huffington Post. It’s a shiny new year. Welcome aboard! Before we get swept into the swirl of busy (oh, are you there already?), let’s think about how to keep the ‘shine’ on for the weeks/months/year ahead.  I’ll be asking you to reflect on your year past this […]

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Is Positivity On Your New Year’s Resolutions/Goals List? It Should Be.

This is the time of year when people are most likely to set goals. Get in shape, eat better, budget smarter, work wiser, and live better.. ….? How about you? Are you declaring goals that will help you step up your game in 2014 to be a better version of yourself? Nothing wrong with that. […]

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Positivity at Work

I’ve been swimming blissfully in the study and application of positivity for quite some time and lately have ramped it up a notch. I have always been hugely interested in and engaged with the science of positivity. I think it’s part of my innate DNA — but also very much a learned skill too. Recently, […]

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Three Ways to Boost Your Career Mojo (Brainworks series)

This article was also posted on the Globe and Mail. George is bored. Work has been in a lull for months without any new challenges or interesting activities. His days are filled with routine tasks. He is lethargic and has a foggy brain. He is worried he will lose his edge and also wonders why […]

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Six Ways to Tame Your Stressed Brain

A slightly shorter version of this article has also been published in the Globe and Mail Careers. The Scenario: It is late afternoon and a busy executive, whom we will call Sue, is trying to finish up a project before she leaves to get her daughter from daycare. Simultaneously she is also dealing with several other […]

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