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The superpower you’re downplaying

I’m talking about feelings and here’s why: many of my clients come to coaching focused on tactics. But so often they’re missing the fact that what’s brought them in, what’s held them back, and what’s driving them forward is – in large part – their feelings. (Thoughts too, but we’ll save that for another day) …

When change stacking leads to transformation

We’ve all heard that change is the only constant. Isn’t it remarkable then, when long stretches of time pass with barely any change at all? You stay in a role for years longer than you anticipated. The starter home ends up being your forever home. You eat the same breakfast out of the same bowl …

Turning the page

I’ve started this post at least four times now, since November. Probably because there is so much to say and yet I couldn’t decide which things I wanted to say. I just know I want to say something. I want to inspire the people who are looking at 2021 and desiring to climb in their …

Reinvesting in the basics

Something has always stuck with me from a class I took in undergrad on managing your career. The professor, a man on the brink of retirement who related most things back to golf metaphors, said this: Mastering the basics is not optional. You can have the best ideas in the room, but if you can’t …

Unconventional job search advice you need to hear

Like all of nature, we are in never-ending cycles of growth, blooming, fullness, fading and dying. So many people in job search are coming off a DE-struction experience in their working lives. It could be job loss, mistreatment, disenchantment, simply having outgrown an environment or team, or a million other reasons. No one gets through …

When the paradigm explodes

Many people are having a moment of reckoning right now. In the uncomfortably bright light of pandemic life, we see more clearly – what has and has not been working at work. About a year ago I wrote a series called “what is work” and the third installment was about how your work is changing …

Showing up for crisis (an empowering message)

I think we can safely agree that this Covid-19 situation has caught our attention. I’m sitting in Ontario, Canada, watching closely as our political leaders show up for this crisis, and I’ve seen a few themes that I want to highlight for all leaders in all workplaces. These leadership themes are: demonstrate respect; make room …