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Bring your #wholeself to work: superpowers of explorers

Welcome to Part 4 of a series all about bringing your #wholeself to work. Read part 1 (on athletes) over here ; Part 2 (on parents) over here ; and Part 3 (on artists) over here Work is full of its own special kind of tension. We want to make processes and procedures repeatable, to save time …

Bring your #wholeself to work: superpowers of parents

Welcome back to our series on bringing your #wholeself to work. Read part 1 (on athletes) over here. Stay tuned for parts 3 and 4, coming up. Let’s be honest: I could write a book on this (and actually I’m working on something like that… PS if you’re not getting our emails where we share …

Bring your #wholeself to work: superpowers of athletes

Welcome to our series on bringing your #wholehuman to work. Stay tuned for parts 2, 3 and 4 coming up. Here’s a little background on WHY this matters: We recently published a series called Nurture your working life – where we invited you to consider your working life as a group of plants. Two of …

Nurture your working life: part 4 (Possibility)

This is a 4-part series to help you nurture your working life. Check out Part 1 (Intention)¬†over here, Part 2 (Foundation)¬†over here. and Part 3 (Inputs) over here. I am not really a fan of the notion that “if you don’t know exactly where you’re going, how will you get anywhere?” The truth is, a …

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 …

Nurture your working life: part 1 (Intention)

This is a series on nurturing your working life Where I sit, we’re on the cusp of spring. Wherever you sit, I hope you’re surrounded by that same feeling of imminent growth – both from the earth around you, and for YOU and your working life. Let’s start with some definitions… What is nurturing? To …

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Career decision tools (part 3): let go

This is part 3 of a 3-part series on career decision tools. Read part 1 here and part 2 here. Stories are my wheelhouse. My coaching clients come to me to make sense of their story, or to figure out their next plot point. My professional / personal branding clients come to me to harness …

Career decision tools (part 2): feel

This is part 2 of a 3-part series on career decision tools. Stay tuned for part 3. The analysis tools we reviewed in part 1 (it’s over here) are a great first step when considering big career decisions. Decisions like: Do I leave this job? Do I take that job? Do I share my aspirations …

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Putting humans before hierarchy at work

Before we get into generalizing, let’s just acknowledge that workplace cultures are as special and different as snowflakes. But there is one thing that permeates, especially as organizations grow beyond two or three people. Hierarchy. Which mostly makes sense. There comes a time when someone needs to direct traffic; hold the final decision; be ultimately …