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 […]

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

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 […]

Acceptance

Acceptance, as a topic and as an experience, is always present in my work: how to comfortably accept a sudden job loss, how to accept a necessary career transition, how to acknowledge and accept that we are experiencing unmanageable stress or burnout, how to accept that we feel stuck and cannot decide which career path […]

Reflective Conversations Before Embarking On A Career Transition

Reassessing your Relationship with Work and Career Career transitions are one of the most recurrent conversations I have with clients. But in my experience clients often want time and space to explore more reflective questions. These more personal, client-centered conversations precede the steps and strategies necessary to navigate a career transition. Many clients I work […]

A Career Transition Checklist

Career transitions are often challenging periods to navigate. Even when we willingly embark on a career transition, the starting point often feels hazy. I like to start this conversation from a holistic perspective as every career transition has its own unique and overriding narrative. Guiding clients through a reflective process at the beginning helps to […]

Is it Okay to Feel Stuck?

Perception and Reality I hear this question frequently when clients contact me. This question is often accompanied by the belief that everyone else seems to know exactly what they want to do, that they have taken all the “right” steps and have chosen “wisely” in terms of career. The perception that everyone else has landed their […]