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Storytelling in Career Development

Throughout history, cultures have embraced storytelling to help people understand their origins and how they belong. We all have stories about who we are and how we fit into the world, and we make choices in our lives according to our stories and how they fit with a particular situation and time. Our stories continue to…
Support for post-COVID work life

Preparing for a Possible Post-COVID Work Life: How to Help Clients Get “Unstuck”

COVID-19 has dramatically disrupted most industries and individuals’ plans. As a result, some of our clients may have inadvertently moved into a state of limbo and become stuck there as they watch and wait for life and work to return to “normal.” No one can predict what the future will hold, but we can probably…
Be Yourself - Authentic Career Brand

Is Your Client’s Personal Career Brand Authentic?

Ever met someone who says one thing, but acts entirely differently? How about someone who pretends to be an expert at something, but clearly is not? What about a team member who “kisses up” to the boss whenever she enters the room? Because these people don’t seem to be authentic, you may feel cautious about…

Coronavirus: how the pandemic has changed our perception of time

Feel like time has come to a standstill? The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed our lives. Take something as fundamental as our experiences of space: our mobility has become severely restricted – reduced to jogs or walks a few kilometres around our homes. Perhaps less obviously, the lockdown has also affected our experiences of time.…
Gail Kastning in her virtual home studio

Virtual Makeover: Go From Drab to Fab in 3 Easy Steps

Do you observe that some of your clients could benefit from a makeover of their virtual presence? Over the past year, transforming my clients’ online presence has been one of my missions. Prior to COVID-19, virtual interviews were on the rise, which pivoted regular interview coaching to include virtual training. The pandemic has only accelerated…
Truth and reconciliation, hand-crafted bead work

Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action for Career Development

For six years the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada documented Canada’s 120+ year-long history of Indian Residential Schools (IRS), exposing a legacy of physical, mental, emotional, and sexual abuse, the destruction of Indigenous families and communities, and the cultural genocide of Indigenous Peoples. Truth can be difficult to hear, and learning about Canada’s history…