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Why having the right vibe will accelerate your career

I had coffee recently with a client who missed out on a promotion. It was the second leadership opportunity he’d applied for but didn’t get. The feedback from HR was he had the right qualifications and experience but didn’t present strongly enough for a leadership role. Put plainly, they didn’t

By |2019-10-29T09:06:41+11:00May 16th, 2019|Career Advice|

Career hacks I wish I knew in my 30s

By the time your reach your 30s, chances are, your career will be in full-swing (unless you’re still studying or have returned to study). It can be a very exciting time. With a bit of experience under your belt, leadership opportunities and promotions can open up.  It’s also often a

By |2019-10-29T09:07:21+11:00April 11th, 2019|Career Advice|

Do I need a career coach? It depends

I know what you’re thinking. A blog titled “Do I need a career coach?” written by a career coach. You’re thinking this is going to be a long-winded sales pitch about how great career coaches are blah blah blah. But my answer may surprise you. The truth is, no, not

By |2019-10-29T09:07:55+11:00February 14th, 2019|Career Advice, Coaching|

Is it time for an end-of-year career stock take?

Does your career feel more repetitive and boring than a Mariah Carey Christmas carol on high rotation? If so, it’s time to do an end-of-year career stock take. Your career is a gift so it’s worth unwrapping. At the very least, you have a job that pays your bills and

By |2019-10-29T09:08:06+11:00December 18th, 2018|Career Advice|

Build Your Knowledge, Build Your Worth

Learn More and earn more? The facts prove it - when you build your knowledge, you build your worth. This is true for both formal education (as in qualifications) and informal education (professional development, on-the-job training and developing soft skills like emotional intelligence). As a career coach, I often hear

By |2019-10-29T09:08:16+11:00December 6th, 2018|Career Advice, Employment|

How to speak up for yourself at work

Knowing how to speak up for yourself at work is a critical career-building skill, particularly as you climb the ladder into leadership positions. Do you ever feel trapped into saying ‘yes’ or worse still saying nothing at all when you’re served the raw end of the prawn? It’s not unusual,

By |2019-10-29T09:08:36+11:00November 15th, 2018|Career Advice|