Create Your Personal Branding Statement

You are in the job market again. It is highly important that your resume stands out and is noticed. Part of this is your personal branding statement. Picture this, you are a hiring manager and have a sea of resumes which have landed on your desk or inbox. These have...

Slowing it All Down, On Retreat

In our fast-paced, technology-driven world it can be easy to forget that we don’t need to be connected at all times. Only a few years ago, we weren’t nearly as connected as we are today. It's not uncommon to be posting pictures to friends and family in real time while...

Putting Adventure Into Your Life

Over the years I have worked with many clients who recognized that they needed to put some adventure into their lives. Each person was different; however they shared common themes of desiring excitement, increased energy and a chance to refresh. They could also be...

Leading From The Heart

I am always amazed at how many companies will promote a person into a new leadership role without training or support. Having the title of supervisor, manager or director is very nice and the idea that the person is a leader even better, however, the sad reality is...

Four Commitments of My Expatriate Assignment

Seated in the hotel restaurant, on the first day of my expatriate assignment in Kuwait, I was having breakfast with the regional director. He gazed out the window at the Arabian Gulf and then turned to me. “Do you like sunshine?”  Not knowing him, I thought that was a...

Loving Versus Liking What You Do

I recall this quote: "If you can be successful doing something you don't love, imagine how successful you can be doing something you love?" - author unknown. It has stayed with me because it is so true. When I reflect on my own career I related very well with this...

The Power of Silence in Retreat

Several years ago, I embarked on a transition which would become know as my life experience. I retired from a long corporate career and left behind not only work I knew for over 24 years but a work family, friends and lifestyle. The decision to take the early...

Travel Helps Reveal Our Own Potential

Last week I returned from a weekend of learning and workshops in Jamaica at a 5-star resort. It was my first time on this lush, tropical island. The location could not have been more appealing - wow!  I mean, did I ever enjoy the resort’s...