Each Work Experience You Have Is Important

Does this resonate with you? “That one summer job I had was the best work experience but that’s not a career”. This may be true but when you reflect on the varied experiences of your life, you gather valuable information about yourself, the world around you, your abilities, the development of your skills, the expansion […]

Career Change Takes Preparation

Career changes are more numerous and thus have become a component of career development and career life for many, especially younger generations. Although we do see trends like the “quiet quit” or the “rage quit”, most career change takes preparation. Change requires some reflection, some perspective, and some planning. Career conversations can help to clarify […]

Identifying Skills – An Experiential Worksheet

What comprises a skill set? We often associate our skill set with the functional skills or expertise required for a specific job, role, or profession. But this lens is too narrow; it does not capture the full scope of reality. Ourskills are in fact continuously developing and expanding over the course of our lives. Our […]

Career Assumptions: In Career Development

Dominant narratives and assumptions about careers are always with us. And they can influence our career decisions and how we develop our career paths. Career conversations can bring perspective to these narratives and untangle assumptions that may be impeding the development of your career path. Let’s examine 3 examples. “I want work that I am […]

The increasing desire for fulfilling work

As a career counsellor, I have witnessed the increasing desire for fulfilling work amongst my clients. Fulfillment is at the top of the “want” list for those experiencing career transitions, for those re-assessing their relationship with their current work roles, for those who are experiencing and navigating work-related stress and burnout, or for those in […]

Answering your questions about Career Counselling

Career counsellors bring a wealth of diverse expertise and experience to the field. Selecting a career counsellor to work with is a very personal choice and it should be the right fit for you and the areas of your career you want to explore and/or work on. I wanted to respond to some of your […]

Returning to work after burnout

When I work with clients who have experienced burnout and have taken time away from work for self-care or to seek help and/or support, they often have mixed feelings about returning to work. Whether a client is returning to the same workplace or has decided to embark on a career transition, these feelings can include […]

Motivation

I am frequently asked, “how can I stay motivated through different career stages”? While we may desire a formula for maintaining a consistent level of motivation for our work, we are human, and motivation fluctuates naturally. I would therefore reframe that question with three others, “how can I become more aware of the fluctuations in […]

Movement and change in our career lives

As a career counsellor I work with movement and change. I work with the life-long relationship we have with work and career; that often means helping clients to re-evaluate and re-define this relationship, to explore the meaning work currently holds for them, to see how their skills, expertise, and perspectives have evolved, and to imagine what they […]