Blog: Career

Gain insight into your strengths by asking others

Gain insight into your strengths by asking others

In my career-focused coaching sessions, folx often express a desire to better understand their strengths. In this post, I share a straightforward process to gain insight into your strengths by asking others. Implementing this approach is simple and will enhance your...

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Safe space at work (a mini rant)

Safe space at work (a mini rant)

Employers, directors, and others often claim that they provide a “safe space” for their employees. I hear this all the time. And it irks me. Because nobody can define what's safe for someone else. Individuals carry trauma, anxieties, and experiences that aren't...

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3 reasons to actively engage on LinkedIn

3 reasons to actively engage on LinkedIn

I have been actively engaging on LinkedIn since 2017 when I started my private coaching practice. Active engagement, to me, means: posting content; reading other people's posts; and responding to ideas and shares by other people For more than 10 years prior, I had had...

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The “perfect day at work” exercise

The “perfect day at work” exercise

Being happy at work matters If you're anything like me, work takes up a significant portion of your day. That's why it's important (crucial!) that our needs be met at work; and it's no wonder we feel unhappy when they're not. When our needs are met, work can be...

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Time to think at work

Time to think at work

Do you ever wish you had more time to think at work? Within my work life, I've got countless small and bigger "things" I'd like to dedicate more thinking time to. These include projects I want to explore, strategic directions I wish to examine, ideas I'm itching to...

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Overcommitting at work

Overcommitting at work

There's a lot of advice on how to assertively say 'no' at work and establish boundaries to avoid overcommitting and exhaustion. Boundary-setting skills are essential, but I've noticed that advice givers frequently assume that you don't actually want to take on the...

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Networking is being in relationship

Networking is being in relationship

Networking is being in relationship Whether we're actively seeking work or not, we should always be networking. And, in my opinion, we are. Because networking is about being in relationship. The thing is that there are good ways to be in relationship, and crummy ways....

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People pleasing at work

People pleasing at work

Many of us, especially if we have perfectionist characteristics, are concerned about other people's opinions of us at work. As a result, we may engage in people pleasing behaviours, which then have consequences on our career wellbeing. How people pleasing at work...

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Your to-do list makeover (try this to reduce overwhelm)

Your to-do list makeover (try this to reduce overwhelm)

Do you have a massive list of to-dos? I do, and rely on it heavily. I always have one on the go because my task list helps me: get things outside my head with prioritization and accountability create order get things done Though I am a to-do list enthusiast, I also...

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What is career success, for you?

What is career success, for you?

What is career success, for you?   A common definition of career success reads: Career success is achieving a reasonable level of financial stability while doing work you enjoy. Whether you resonate with the above or not, it provides us with a starting place to...

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A tool to manage your imposter syndrome

A tool to manage your imposter syndrome

Here's a tool to help manage your imposter "syndrome" when it shows up in your career. Which, as research suggests, is often, especially if you have perfectionistic characteristics, which many academics do. In fact, because all people, regardless of gender, race,...

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