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Dream Life Best Fit Role

How a radical idea delivered fulfilment and paid work

Sam Sutherland is a talented workshop facilitator and podcaster. She wants to make the workplace more human: to empower women and equality in the workplace through a variety of projects, which we cover in our chat. Sam’s podcast is relatively new and has taken off! But when we initially discussed it during her 7 Step…

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Mindfulness & meditation

Olivia Downing, founder and CEO of Liv Mindfully, is a psychologist, meditation teacher and mindfulness coach and educator. She helps corporates, schools and individuals to live and work to their full potential. I recorded this interview with Liv in 2017. It’s one of my favourites because it contains tips that you can apply every day.…

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How to make a dramatic career change & find fulfilment

Are you feeling stuck in your industry? This podcast provides an inspiring example of how you can make dramatic change in your career and find genuine fulfilment. That’s what Fred did. When I met Fred he was a senior manufacturing engineer in the sugar industry, who often worked on continuous improvement projects. He was ready…

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A dream life, best fit role travelling the world

Glenyce Johnson had a successful 15 year career in the travel industry, including as managing director of Peregrine Adventures. Then she had an epiphany while hiking in Spain in 2006 – “more walking, less working” – which lead her to create her dream life, best fit business, Wandering the World. Glenyce now leads walks in…

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Is your job search approach working for you?

Think about the last time you looked for a job (or you may currently be looking). How did it make you feel? Empowered, with a sense of control over the process? Or belittled and questioning your employability? Now, think about a major purchase you may have made, e.g. a house or a car. Were you…

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How to keep your holiday vibe alive back at work

It really is possible to return to work after an amazing holiday and not feel your holiday buzz disappear instantly. But for too many people, the thought of returning to work dominates the last few days of their holidays, and their arrival back at work is brutal. When I was a student I worked at…

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How to take a role from good to best-fit

Many of my clients like their roles, but want them to be more easeful and fulfilling. You can easily refine your role to be both of those things. You just need to understand your natural strengths and how to apply them. Your strengths are your super powers. They are activities that you find fulfilling and…

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It’s OK to want more from your work life

You can change to a more fulfilling career. On your terms. At any stage. Being successful in your career is a great achievement, but there’s more to life (if you want there to be). We’ve all heard that cliché about the how the last thing you’d wish for on your death bed is that you…

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Who defines your success?

Are you living your definition of success, or someone else’s? When I was at uni, I was always surprised when I came across people who were studying degrees that offered rewarding, well paid careers (e.g. law, medicine, etc.), but who were deeply unhappy. How could they be unhappy with such a great future? But it…

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Even successful people can feel unemployable

There are people who doubt their ability / employability at every career level. This can especially be the case when trying to find a new role or moving to a new city / country. The worst case I’ve seen was a client who came to having submitted 150 job applications over 6 months and only…

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