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New Work-Life Coaching Program: A Transformative Experience

I recently had the experience of providing input to the curriculum that was designed by Career Professionals of Canada for their new Work-Life Coaching Program. As part of this initiative, I helped develop The Canadian Work-Life Strategist eGuide, a 200-plus page study guide along with the Certified Work-Life Strategist (CWS) designation. I was also fortunate…
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Work-Life Integration – Being the Best We Can Be

Wikipedia describes the career as an individual’s metaphorical “journey” through learning, work, and other aspects of life.  What jumps out at me here is the word “journey.” It reminds me of a famous quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson;  “Life is a journey, not a destination.”  I used to feel so much pressure to try to decide what I wanted…
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Hidden Disabilities: Should Our Clients Dare to Declare?

Living with a hidden disability is challenging enough, but when we try to hide it from our workplace we only end up suffering in silence. October is Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM), a good time to start some conversations and share our personal stories of living and working with hidden disabilities. Don’t “DIS” Our “ABILITY”…

Are You a Voice of Inspiration for Your Clients?

I was browsing through some good reads when I came across Voices of Inspiration: Real Life Wisdom for Living Your Best Life by Marlon Smith. The book is the third volume in the Success By Choice, Inc. series and was an Amazon #1 bestseller when it was published in 2015. What drew me to this book…
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Work-Life Balance is Possible: 10 Simple Strategies

A quote by Orison Swett Marden caught my eye the other day: “The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.” We often search for happiness externally, thinking that if we could…
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Bias is a Four-Letter Word

According to Psychology Today, a bias is a “tendency, inclination, or prejudice toward or against something or someone.” It is usually learned or developed through direct experience or conditioning. Some biases, though, are positive and helpful. For example, having a bias for only eating healthy food is a positive thing. But biases are often based on stereotypes, rather than…