How to Fine-Tune Your Hard and Soft Skills Learning Development and Growth Needs

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Delilah is a freelance personal trainer. She has a collaborative working relationship with a gym in a busy part of town – they put potential clients her way, and when they sign up for her programmes, she pays a commission to the gym that covers the use of their space and equipment. She also works with clients who prefer outdoor exercise – she creates running programmes for her clients to help them achieve their health and fitness goals and runs alongside them, helping spur on their motivation.

Delilah loves the autonomy of working for herself, and as a freelancer, she appreciates the security and stability her working relationship with the gym gives her. 

Delilah’s learning, development and growth are important to her. Professionally she needs to continuously fine-tune the technical aspects of her work – her hard skills, by staying up to date with new techniques and practices that enhance good fitness, health and wellbeing. She also needs to continuously fine-tune her soft skills to help maintain excellent communication with all the people she interacts with – her clients and business, social and community relationships.

Delilah takes a combined approach to her learning, development and growth needs.

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Every week I write three stories about a topic relevant to helping people live their WorkLife in the best way for them. The topics primarily focus on soft skills. I think soft skills are as important as hard skills in being our best. I believe that soft skills are the unsung heroes that drive fulfilled WorkLives.

The stories I bring you are created from questions and answers drawn from WorkLife lessons. What I’m trying to do is to highlight different solutions, to provide you with a pathway so that even if a particular story doesn’t apply to you, you understand there is a path to follow. 

Whatever you want to do, there is a path to it, and once you understand those steps, it becomes much more intuitive, and hopefully, it motivates you to do what you need to do at each step of your WorkLife journey. Because that’s what you need most, the motivation to take that next step. The motivation to follow your WorkLife path.

Two of these three stories are available to everyone. They are free and always will be. I publish them every Thursday and Friday.

The third story is available to members only. The membership cost is £3.00 p.m. I publish this additional story every Wednesday – so members get four/five additional stories p.m. These stories are not better. They’re just extra.

This approach allows me to honour my Purpose: To help people pursue their WorkLives with greater clarity, purpose, passion and pride, by creating continuous WorkLife learning programmes and resources that are accessible to everyone. 

If you find my work helpful, please consider subscribing to my member’s publication.

As an independent writer and WorkLife practitioner, I love to create resources to help people manage their learning as they strive to live their best WorkLife. Your contribution allows me to do that and is really appreciated.  


Published by Carmel O' Reilly

Carmel O’ Reilly: WorkLife Learning Practitioner & Writer Author of School Of WorkLife Books & Your WorkLife Your Way: Created to help you manage your WorkLife Learning Blogger & Podcaster: Telling people’s powerful stories about WorkLife challenges & successes Founder of www.schoolofworklife.com My guiding statement is to help people pursue their WorkLives with greater clarity, passion, purpose and pride by creating continuous WorkLife learning programmes that are accessible to everyone.

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