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When job searching sucks

I was talking with a friend recently who has been job hunting on and off for a while now. She’s not hearing any response to her applications and generally pretty disheartened by the whole experience. We can all relate to that feeling.  It’s pretty rubbish when you’ve put lots of effort into writing a custom […]

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Career Maven

Thoughts on ‘Quiet Quitting’

You may have seen the ‘quiet quitting‘ convo happening in the media right now. If you haven’t, ‘quiet quitting‘ is supposedly when employees passively-aggressively refuse to work longer hours or outside of their designated responsibilities. i.e. that doing your job, is some kind of silent rebellion. Madness! I’m not alone in this but what I […]

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Is it Time to Quit Your Job?

Working in IT, I’ve seen a LOT of resignations over the past twelve months. Certainly from my point of view, The Great Resignation is alive and well.  And being a career coach in that environment, means I’ve had a lot of conversations about do I stay or do I go? So I felt like it […]

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Life Maven

Develop Your Personal Work Vision

It’s very easy to get settled into a job and just drift along. You get these nudges of dissatisfaction. Days where you wonder how you got here. You think about all of the excited anticipation you had when you first started and wonder when it all fizzled out. I remember that feeling. Working in a […]

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Life Maven

Four Questions to Find your Perfect Job

Job searching can be hard. Fact. The uncertainty. The rejection. The interviews you never hear back from (seriously what’s with that?). Part of what makes it difficult is so many of us don’t even know what we’re looking for. We’re not sure what our next career move should be. We’re more concerned what we think […]

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Life Maven

Upgrade Your Decision Making Ability

When it comes to succeeding in life, there are a few universal skills. One of these is decision making. Imagine being a manager that can’t make a decision. Imagine reporting to a manager that can’t make a decision. Whether it’s deciding whether to accept the job offer or figuring out which supplier to go with, […]

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Life Maven

How to Handle Unwelcome Feedback with Grace

In our careers, it’s pretty common to receive feedback and advice. Some of it welcome, some of it not. Advice, when delivered badly, can send our confidence through the floor. Leaving us questioning our abilities and wondering if we’re really good enough to achieve our dreams.  Great advice, on the other hand, can stick with […]

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Productivity Maven

What If We Can Succeed Without Stress?

This morning I sat outside savouring my coffee and writing notes on what I wanted to work on today. It felt delicious, sitting there listening to bees go about their day, hearing birds in the trees. So peaceful. So grounding. What really came through for me is we don’t think it’s ok to work this […]

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Productivity Maven

First You Build The Habit

I was scrolling Facebook the other day and noticed a post from a friend about getting back into a fitness routine. The post showed a schedule of daily at home workouts and classes. A workout and a class every single day. After starting from nothing. How long do you think she maintained this schedule for? […]

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Feel Motivated to Work Every Day

It’s amazing how easy it becomes to be motivated when you know what you’re doing every day. A lack of motivation is often a sign of not knowing where to start. The challenge is too many decisions about where to start. You get overwhelmed and do nothing. Remove the decision making in the moment. When […]