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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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