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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…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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Better Career Planning- 6 Reasons Why you Need It

Lack of awareness on how important the role of career planning and career development 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 you are at. So many still believe that…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

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Why you Feel Career Stuck when you want a Career Change

  If you start a career today, you are likely to experience a career change 5 times and have 17 jobs over your lifetime. You are probably surprised at that prediction. The whole idea of career change can sound scary. The practical steps to career transition may have you feeling stuck what to do and…Read More

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Searching for Work- 2 Tips to Getting a Job

There is a lot of change happening in many workplaces. Be it redundancies, retirement, or restructure, individuals are actively searching for work during this COVID-19 pandemic. Searching for work takes a lot of time and can be emotionally draining. Quite frankly it can be a bitch, especially if you are not in the right mindset….Read More