Workplace Skills: 6 Most Valuable Workplace Skills

Are you relevant and valuable at work? To what extent do you think your value is in any way related to your soft skills? In today’s fast-paced and competitive job market, it’s more important than ever to have the right skills to succeed in the workplace.    Whether you’re just starting out in your career […]

Making the right career moves

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If you know anything about me by now, you’ll probably know I love using metaphors. Here’s one about making the right career moves, or maybe the wrong ones. Making the right career moves You’re driving along the motorway, following your GPS. It’s so much easier for navigation, that you’ve become accustomed to using it these […]

Need help navigating your next move?

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You’re driving along the motorway. Following your GPS. It’s so much easier navigating your way when you’re travelling. Especially when you’re on your own. It’s one less thing to have to think about. It can allow you to relax a little, turn up the music and enjoy the ride. Navigating change You find yourself approaching […]

Finding More in Life

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Is this really it? Do you find yourself asking that question? Finding more in life is a common desire for business and career professionals. Often the hard work doesn’t seem to equate to happiness and fulfilment in life. So what can you do? Fulfilling Career Options I’m surprised, saddened and excited by some of the […]

Take advantage of the break to consider what you really want

A proper break at last! If you’re anything like me, it can be hard to step off the hamster wheel and take a break when you’re in the thick of the day to day. Or even to imagine that it might be possible. Christmas seems to be one of the only times where many of […]

Am I really as stuck as I feel?

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“Am I really stuck doing this for the next 20 or 25 years?” That was the question I asked myself 5 years ago. I was in my early 40s and had been working for 20 years at the time: working for almost half of my life! I also realized that I probably wasn’t even quite […]

Progression and perspective: career steps & leaps

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Is there a link between progression and perspective? Imagine that you’re in a tall round tower. Think of Rapunzel’s tower but probably not quite so isolated. There may be other similar ones around. You’re looking out of a window towards the landscape around you. The view is certainly nothing to complain about.  But you’ve been […]

Should I take a new opportunity?

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The market is picking up. Is it time to take advantage of a new opportunity? There you were, minding your own business. Happy with your lot. Or happy enough, anyway. You were getting on with your work. Managing your workload as best as you could and vaguely considering your next logical career move. But this […]

Finding your next role

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You’ve made up your mind. It’s time to move on and find your next role. This is rarely an easy decision. Even if you’re ready to leave your current role, searching for a new one is hard on most people’s bucket lists or favorite pastimes. Proactively making the move can be even harder. Especially if […]

Key to Unlocking Happy and Successful Career

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Ready to Unlock the Secret to a Happy and Successful Career?   Do you ever wonder “Is this it?” or “What’s the secret to a happy and successful career?” From the outside, it often looks like we’ve got everything sorted like we’ve got it all – the job, the car, the house, the holidays, the […]