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Nurture your working life: part 3 (Inputs)

This is a 4-part series to help you nurture your working life. Check out Part 1 (Intention) over here and Part 2 (Foundation) over here. Imagine your working life is a group of plants. So far in this series we’ve covered the super fabulous and under-acknowledged fact that it is your privilege to define WHAT plants …

Nurture your working life: part 2 (Foundation)

This is a 4-part series to help you nurture your working life. Read Part 1 (about expanding your definition of “working life” and setting intentions for your garden) over here. This is a story about sheep manure and one of my favourite workplace metaphors. It’s about caring for the soil, so the soil can care …

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Career decision tools (part 1): analyze

This is part 1 of a 3-part series on career decision tools. Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3. Predicting the future is difficult impossible, which can make big decisions daunting. The ones like: Do I leave this job? Do I take that job? Do I share my aspirations with my manager? Do I grow …

Your Empowered Workspace

I googled “why space matters” to find a meaningful quote to open this post and all the results were about outer space. Which might say more about my search history than anything else. But today, we’re discussing your empowered workspace, not colonizing Mars. Here on earth, our space has an important role to play. Used …

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 …

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 …

How to start fresh in your current job

When you start fresh you get to re-define yourself. But actually moving to a new role and a new company, takes work, timing and risk. Here are 15 things you can do right now to create a fresh start where you are. Prioritize Good Energy (choose your people), Learn with Intention, and play the long game.

6 things to know before making a career pivot

If you have thought about making a career move that breaks the mold, this one’s for you. Having spoken with hundreds of people who crave meaningful change in their careers, here’s one thing I’ve learned: many are confused, and most are terrified. What follows are six things to know before making a career pivot. I …

How to shift your narrative

Imagine we’re taking a walk together. You’re showing me the path you walk every day, pointing things out to me. You’re telling me – this is the root I step over, there’s the tree I admire, and here – HERE – is the rock I trip over. Every damn day. We stop and look at …