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Water travel as metaphor for career journey

The Power of Metaphor in Career Journeys

CERIC, the Canadian charitable organization dedicated to advancing education and research in career counselling and development, helps us to make sense of career development through the lens of a canoe metaphor. In their Guiding Principles of Career Development, CERIC explains how the canoe represents our career, stating: “We use it on our journey, we stock…
Doing what we do best leads to happy clients, goals achieved

Doing What We Do Best: Supporting Clients Through a Time of Uncertainty

The last seven months have presented an unprecedented period of uncertainty and disruption for all of us. As I work to support undergraduate students and recent alumni in their career development and job search, I have been amazed by the resilience demonstrated by many of these young people. Not everyone has found success during these…

Commemorate Remembrance Day

The poppy is the symbol of Remembrance Day. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month we observe two minutes of silence for the members of our armed forces who died in service to Canada. November 11, 2020, 11:00 am. Photo by Volodymyr Tverdokhlib on 123RF              …
Work-life balance

Forget Work-Life Balance — Think Work-Life Integration

Work-life is about more than striving for balance; it is about healthy integration of everything we do. As career professionals, we help clients take a whole person approach, creating synergies between all areas that define “life” — work, home, community, learning, personal well-being, and health. More and more, we are finding that the perfect work-life…

The Pursuit of Work-Life Balance: Step Back to the Shore

It’s been over 10 years since I became a mom and a business owner, back-to-back. I tried my best to prepare, but each role involved a lot of “learn as you go.” One of my biggest personal challenges was finding a way to simultaneously meet the needs of both of these high-demand roles. When things…
Hidden Disability Symbol

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”…