December 28, 2017

It is that time of year again. Our spirits are high. We are in a joyful mood. The holidays have given us a chance to reconnect with what is important to us: our faith, families, or our careers. We close out an eventful year – and start planning for 2018.

We are ready to...

December 7, 2017

Getting promoted is a big deal in your life these days. It determines your earning potential for the rest of your life. It helps you to pay off those hefty student debts and buy the dream home with the white picket fence. It gives you that sense of autonomy and control...

November 20, 2017

These days your personal power seems to come in short supply.

Yes, you know you are successful – at least on paper. You have earned your MBA. You have been put in charge of the high-profile clean energy project. You have a team of hard-working and incredibly talented em...

November 17, 2017

This week I had quite a bit of conversations around fear in my business. It’s the thing that surreptitiously invites itself in on the front porch of your mind early every morning.

It manifests itself in many ways. It’s that voice that tells you that you are not inspirat...

November 9, 2017

Have you ever felt like you had an experience that just shouldn’t have happened? Perhaps you made the wrong decision in taking that finance role at the healthcare startup? Or maybe you made a mistake in hiring a particular member of your team? Or perhaps you made a ter...

November 2, 2017

This week I had an interesting realization. My business coach challenged me to do something a little different and bold in my business. Something that would get me in front of people, talking about the benefits of staying healthy during the holidays – and A LOT differe...

June 10, 2017

The Society for Human Resource Management projects that salary budgets will increase by 3% this year. That’s a meagre increase given the tight job market and the fact that this increase is around the same as 2016.

If you adjust this increase for inflation – at around 2....

June 9, 2017

When you are mid-career looking to climb to the next level in your career, there is one thing you think about often. How can I become more influential among senior leaders?

The common mistake most professionals make is assuming that influence is synonymous with gregario...

June 8, 2017

At the start of the new year we typically set goals. There is nothing wrong with doing that. Goals give us direction; they instill hope in us - and in a way – put us in the mindset to succeed.

This year, I did things differently.

I chose to go on a career retreat. I bloc...

June 6, 2017

Personal branding is no longer about managing our external image. It has morphed into the foundation on which major career and life decisions are made. In other words – your personal brand – is the new currency of business. It influences how much you are paid, who goes...

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