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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 …

My #1 resumé tip (it’s not what you think)

Alert: your resumé is still the essential currency of your job search. Last week I presented a series on confidence in the tellent FB group (if you’re a woman figuring out how to pursue your career and life ambitions, you have to check out this amazing community). When it came to having “guts” I suggested …

Playing for prizes

I didn’t grow up playing video games, but I saw enough Nintendo at friends’ houses to glean this: you ran / hopped / glided through different obstacle-filled environments, intentionally running into things, in order to score points. …right? Can’t you just hear the digital music in the background? #80sbaby Lesson #1 from the parenting journey …

How to live more consciously

Remember those “what to pack” lists you’d get before summer camp?  Underwear x 20. Flashlight. Raincoat.  Between having a milestone birthday and all the astrological themes this month that point to letting go, I’ve been thinking about what each of us has packed and chosen to literally haul around everywhere. So much of what’s in our lives …

Get a legacy

Here’s a nice thought: we’re all going to die. And when that happens, I think we can agree that the majority of things you did and thoughts you thought will be rendered irrelevant. Irrelevant, guys. And even though running around with your mortality top of mind when there’s laundry to do seems ridiculous, it’s important …

Your work is changing you

I learned to drive in the suburbs. We had the luxury of big wide roads, light traffic, and enormous parking lots where if you wanted a spacious drive-through spot in the back corner, you could have it. Then I didn’t drive for a decade. School in a different city, no money, no car, no need. …

What will you do with 2000 hours per year?

I want to tell you a story. When I first graduated from my undergrad business degree and joined a boutique consulting firm, my time was my offering. Since I was green, I believed my only value was my willingness to work, literally, whenever. Like on weekends, Friday nights and holidays. I remember taking down instructions …