Networking: 5 Easy Ways to Break the Ice

5 Easy Ways to Bring Conversational Intelligence to Your Professional Networking I had a coaching session with one of my clients this week. We’ll call him “Jamal” for now. He is trying to change career paths and has been doing all the right things. Except for one area. He confessed to having some difficulty in […]

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Hub Talk: No More “Icky Networking”

Complimentary Hub Talk (via Zoom) – Brought to you by Big Cheese Coaching / Facilitated by Eileen Chadnick In an earlier post, I wrote about 10 Common Career-Limiting Mistakes You Want to Avoid. One of those mistakes relates to “networking blahs”. I talk to a lot of people who have an aversion to networking. Does […]

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What’s Your Intention (Word or Theme) for 2018? Here’s Mine….

The last question in my annual list of  12 Year-end Questions always asks for a theme or mantra to capture intentions for the year ahead.   Last year my theme was “Less is More.”. I kind of failed miserably at that. Instead I took on more. Did more. And still want to do more. And then got a bit […]

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Ten Common Career Limiting Mistakes

NOTE: a version of this article has also been published at Huffington Post (Canadian and South African versions). Here’s the Huff Post SA story and a slightly shorter version at HuffPost Canada. EVENT ALERT!! Join me for a complimentary Hub Conversation on March 16th on Networking (No More Icky Networking/ see mistake #4) . — I see a lot […]

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

Now also posted on the Globe and Mail Careers site. Now also posted at Huffington Post. Each year, I compile 12 questions – six to reflect on the year past and six for the year ahead. These questions can, in fact, be asked every day and/or week. But in the fast pace of work and life […]

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Join Me and Dell SMB Canada: Inspired Leadership in SMB / Twitter Event (Dec 7)

UPDATE: Although this  event has passed – you can catch the highlights right here in this summary.  — Are you a small business owner? Heading up a start-up? Leading a team? Or maybe thinking of making the jump to entrepreneurship? If you said yes to any of the above, then please join me and Dell […]

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Lessons Learned (Part I): What I Learned Having My Own Business

The post below was written by me ten years ago (in 2007). Yes you read that right. I had just hit the significant ‘decade in biz’ milestone in my business and wanted to acknowledge and share some lessons learned. Ten years later, those lessons are still so relevant. Although at the time, I was mainly a […]

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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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Six Ways to Beat the Back to September Blues

If you have been with me for some time you know I’ve written many articles offering tips on how to deal with the ‘back to work blues’ – after a holiday; at the end of summer; or the beginning of the new year. This post draws from many of those articles (which you can find […]

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Summer Reading – The “Ease Book Give-Away”

It’s Summer time. When the living is (supposed to be) easy….. It’s the Ease Book Summer Give-away! It’s summer and the ‘livin’ is (supposed to be) easy. To celebrate the season, I’ve decided to share a bunch of content from my book, Ease, for you to read at your leisure — and get you ready […]

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