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

UPDATE (December 10, 2020) — a brand new set of questions are coming sooooon! Want in? Make sure to check back at my website — or better yet, sign up for my newsletter and get them delivered right to  your inbox. You’ll be first in the queue to get them.  — Back to Original Post… […]

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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. I see a lot of people at various stages in their career: some at crossroads; some in difficult times; and others simply planning ahead. Many […]

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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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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 is from the archives — thought I’d repost again….enjoy! […]

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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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What Do You Do When Your Boss Gets Fired?

I was recently invited to comment for an article Workopolis was doing titled: What to do when your boss gets fired. When your boss gets fired it can create uncertainty, some chaos – or, conversely, some opportunity. Some people will feel upset and potentially rudderless without their leader. Others – may feel relieved if they’ve […]

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When Nothing is Wasted – Everything has Purpose

“Nothing is wasted. Everything has purpose.” I’ve been living in this mantra a lot these days. I’ve been using it with myself and with my clients. It’s a powerful perspective booster and the more I live into it the more I truly believe it. Not every experience feels useful, worthy, successful, or even on the […]

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