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3 Common Mistakes Organisational Leaders could be making

From many years of working firsthand in a corporate environment and now working as a career counsellor, I see the daily fallout of what happens when organisational leaders do not spend enough time looking after their most important asset- their people. Many managers are time poor and giving the attention their staff deserves often gets…Read More

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Home Schooling Student Ted Talk on a Key Career Skill – Hacking

  Sit back and listen to what young Logan LaPlante has to say. An inspiring home schooled 13-year-old teenager who is a shining example of how he is taking control of his education and learning, making strategic decisions that will ultimately lead him to live a career life that has purpose and meaning. Logan is…Read More

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Career Change Success Story: From Communications Expert to Clinical Audiologist & Neurophysiology Technician

One of the joys of being a career counsellor is hearing from my clients who have followed through on their career changes. One of my clients who has done just that is Jo Oakes who completed my Rediscover & Redesign Program. Jo has gone public to share her successful mid-career change. She contacted me to…Read More

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Choosing a Career-What the Research Tells Us

Before coming to see me, many of my clients have tried choosing a career in the Do it yourself approach. Some have spent thousands of dollars completing University Courses, listening to the advice of family and friends, and bought every career self-help book they could get their hands on in the hope that they had…Read More

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In your 20s or 30s? Feeling Lost in Life and Career?

If you are feeling lost in life in your 20s and early 30s you may have studied, worked a number of years, and now hate your job. You are feeling totally lost in life and career and without you knowing you may need a Quarter Life Crisis Career Change. If you do nothing about it,…Read More

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Why Career Development is Important

Lack of awareness of why career development is important in today’s world of work constantly floors me. Writing this blog will hopefully turn on the light as to why it is important to have a career development plan regardless of whatever age or stage of life you are at. So many still believe that if…Read More

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Kickstart an Awesome New Career at 40- Checklist before you Begin!

Career Change at 40 or 50 appears to be an overwhelming task to tackle mid-life. If you need a new career at 40, a resume full of well-earned experience and skills will not necessarily guarantee you a job. While you have had your head down working or raising kids for the past so many years,…Read More

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Working from Home Tips for Success

March 2020 was the month we all needed to adjust to the way we work and learn. With many children learning from home and adults working from home, a whole new dynamic of working emerged. If you are new to working from home tips for success below will help you with this transition: Firstly, separate…Read More

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Career Transition- 7 Top Secret Emotions You Can Experience

There are many transitions that happen in life. School to Work, Single life to Married Life, Motherhood, Fatherhood, Employee to Self-Employment just to name a few. The Career Transition process is not a process we would have talked about 20 years ago because it just didn’t happen, it wasn’t the social norm. Today, it’s a…Read More

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Giftedness 101: Signs & Making Confident Career Choices

Have you ever wondered if you are gifted?  What does it mean and what are the tell-tale signs of Giftedness. Before making career decisions, regardless of who you are, it’s a question worth considering. There are many gifted and talented people working in corporations, institutions, and small businesses that don’t even know that their gifted…Read More