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Strengths

How to articulate your value to an organisation

A key challenge many job seekers face is how to articulate the value they offer an organisation. Fortunately, there is a way to take the take the pain out of this – or at least reduce it significantly. In this short video I talk through some examples of how you can use your strengths to…

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How to play to your strengths & reclaim time

We’ve been taught to believe we have to ‘do it all’ ourselves. But the reality is, that approach is far from sustainable. The best results are realised when we play to our strengths and mitigate our weaknesses through partnering, outsourcing or eliminating tasks we struggle with. I was recently interviewed by the fabulous Jade Green…

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How to make a sea change and thrive

Are you in a role that is perfect on paper, but in reality doesn’t feel right? The answer as to why can be found by looking at your strengths. In fact, strengths are a great way to not only understand yourself, but those around you – colleagues, partners, even kids. I was recently interviewed by…

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How to get hired in another sector: part 2

In my previous post I talked about how many of my clients are at a career crossroad: looking for a role that is more energising and fulfilling than what they’ve done to date. And they’re often interested in changing sectors. But the stumbling block for them is usually: “I know my strengths are transferrable, but…

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How to get hired in another sector: part 1

Many of my clients are at a career crossroad. They’re looking for a role that is more energising and fulfilling than what they’ve done to date. And they’re often interested in changing sectors. At some point, most of them will say, “I know my strengths are transferrable, but how do I convince an employer in…

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Opportunities for individuals & managers now & after COVID19

Elite athletes and global leaders have a coach. Someone who helps them to be the best and most effective version of themselves. We want to believe that we can do anything simply through hard work, but if that were the case, we’d all be either an elite athlete or global leader. The fact is, we…

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Sanity, productivity & working from home

Apart from staying healthy, the biggest challenge for most people at the moment is staying sane. If you’re still working, your next challenge is to understand what productivity means when you’re working from home. For additional complexity, just add kids into the mix. One of my good friends, Maria Doyle, has been working from home…

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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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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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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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