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Remember The Pause

My “Word” (mantra/focus) for 2021 is “Remember The Pause”. I’m sharing a personal story that helped inspire my mantra for 2021.   A couple of years ago, I wrote a post at the beginning of the year, called: “Who Will Be Your Teachers in the Year Ahead? The gist of that post is that we will […]

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Before Kicking 2020 to the Curb, Reflect on These 12 Questions and Get Ready for 2021

Ready to say goodbye to 2020? Before you kick it to the curb (ohh so tempting to kick it hard, really hard)  — take some time to reflect on this year’s guided questions (9th year edition of my 12 year-end Questions)….  Well that was a bust. Didn’t see it coming. When I wrote last year’s […]

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Managing Virtually in Times of a Pandemic – 10 Good Ideas

Managing virtual teams isn’t a new topic. But managing teams that have been thrown into a virtual working context during a pandemic – well, that’s a little different. Recently, I had an opportunity to design and facilitate a workshop (delivered virtually of course) on how leaders can better manage people virtually in times of a […]

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A “Spring” Take on Resilience

Often at this time of the year, I write about a spring-related theme that connects to our personal and professional lives. In past years I shared some ‘spring forward‘ ideas. This year, in Toronto, spring weather was very late to come. We had snow in mid May!! But thankfully, and true to form, spring did […]

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Six+ Good (and Bad) Habits for Stress & Anxiety in Times of Coronavirus

Here we are well into the Covid 19 Pandemic. It’s been about two months (at the time of writing this) since the pandemic put a hard stop to what used to be our ‘normal’ ways of life. Since then we’ve nearly all experienced an unprecedented level of change, uncertainty, and disruption. Careers, financial stability, ways […]

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How Can I Help? Support in Times of Covid 19

Hello, Eileen Chadnick here…..Principal of Big Cheese Coaching. Thinking of how I can help you in these times of Covid 19… As our world continues to spin amidst the Covid 19 pandemic, we are all experiencing an unprecedented level of change, uncertainty, and disruption. Careers, social activities, financial stability are all being disrupted — at […]

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How to Stay Grounded Amidst the Chaos of Covid 19

A Series to Help You Navigate Leadership, Work, Life in today’s climate of chaotic disruption and unknowns – aka, Covid 19. TODAY’S TOPIC: If you’ve never worked from home… (Pixabay) In a world that keeps changing it’s hard to imagine we haven’t yet seen it all. Just when you think you’ve got your arms around […]

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Leaders – Are Your People Overwhelmed?

***Want to see the video version of this blog article? See it here!*** As a leader, how would you handle this situation? A manager writes to the Globe and Mail’s Career “nine to five” column: A direct report frequently displays strong emotions in the workplace. Notably, they frequently tear-up; are seen crying in the hallway. […]

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Vision 2020: 12 Questions to Look Back & Plan Ahead

UPDATE: 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 — Now back to original post for Dec 2019: a version of this article is also now published at the Globe and Mail.  Wow. Another year soon to be […]

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Take a Gratitude Tour

In the spirit of Canadian Thanksgiving, this post is dedicated to all my lovely clients who help me grow and learn right along with them!  A young leader whom I’d been working with on career exploration just landed a job offer (hurrah!). She wanted to talk about strategies for her upcoming first days and early weeks in her new role […]

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