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A Few Good Habits: “Ahh February” Part 2

Feeling the winter blahs? Lost sight of those shiny goals from the new year? Losing ‘steam’? In my last post (“Ahh February”), I shared a story about how my father taught me some valuable life lessons – notably, the importance of pacing. The context was related to long-distance running but the lessons were valuable for […]

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Ahh February…(Part 1)

“Ahh February” is a Two Part Series. See “Ahh February, Part 2” for a few good ideas on keeping your ‘mojo’ going throughout the year, particularly getting through ‘Feb and Winter blahs’. — Here’s something you may not know about me: When I was a teenager, I ran full-distance marathons. I come from a running […]

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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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Space and Possibility

Do you have your word or theme for 2019 yet? This is one of the questions that I ask each year in my annual iteration of 12 Questions to Complete the Year and Start Anew”.  I didn’t find my theme until well into the first week in January when it found me. I was finally relaxing and […]

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

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 has often shared with me interesting articles, ideas, and has opened up my mind with her fabulous wisdom. This happens a lot – not just with this client but many. I learn […]

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12 Questions To Complete the Year and Start Anew (2018/2019)

***NOW  also published in the Globe and Mail. Read here*** You made it. You are here. Near the end of a year and at the cusp of a brand new one. You know what that means, right? T’is the time for my annual “12 Questions”. Time passes. Stuff happens. What marks a year, is not […]

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Other People Matter. A Mantra for Healthy Workplaces

Note: A version of this article has also been published at the Globe and Mail. READ HERE. Some years ago, I had the opportunity to take a course with Dr. Chris (Christopher) Peterson, one of the founding pioneers of the positivity movement and a well-respected professor of psychology at the University of Michigan.  A year later, Chris […]

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The Whys and Ways of Gratitude

NOTE: This was written some time (October 2014) ago but always worth a revisit! Also this article has also appeared on the Huffington Post Gratitude: Being aware of and thankful for the good things that happen; taking time to express thanks. (from VIA Character.org) It’s that time of the year when gratitude is top of mind and […]

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Curiosity Helps You Cope and Thrive in Times of Change and Disruption

I’m curious – are you? I believe having the strength of curiosity is a wonderful gift. When you are curious, you pay attention; ask more questions; express interest; and wonder more. Without it, you can fall into the “I already know” trap; assume far too much and too often; miss opportunities – to clarify and/or […]

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The Whys and Ways of Assertiveness (with Webinar)

This article was originally written for Charity Village who has graciously invited me back to present another webinar on May 31 at 1pm ET. The topic is “The Whys and Ways of Assertiveness at Work and is complimentary. NOTE: spaces are limited for the ‘live’ event. The first 1,000 to log into the webinar will get a ‘live’ spot. We […]

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