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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...

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