Improvisation Classes Career Change And Hiking in The Alps: A Tale of WorkLife Courage

“Courage Is Resistance to Fear, Mastery of Fear, Not Absence of Fear”. Mark Twain. During an improvisation workshop, one of the exercises was for the group to work in pairs and to tell a story by each saying one word at a time. They did this by moving around the room, and they began to stepContinue reading “Improvisation Classes Career Change And Hiking in The Alps: A Tale of WorkLife Courage”

Working Remotely Lawyers in Cyber Space Making the Best Of a Bad Situation

Life’s Most Difficult Situations Can Also Be the Most Transformative, As I Expect Many Of Us Have Come to Learn The type of changes to our way of working brought about by the economic downturn of 2007 was, I think, quite interesting in how it caused the entrepreneurs among us to get creative in our thinkingContinue reading “Working Remotely Lawyers in Cyber Space Making the Best Of a Bad Situation”

How To Use Turning Points To Start Something Different And Better

Life is Too Short Not To Be Living it Fully Carmel’s story of how the loss of her brother led her to reevaluate her WorkLife, to think through what was important in her day-to-day living and the legacy she wanted to work towards leaving behind. There have been a few turning points in my life that haveContinue reading “How To Use Turning Points To Start Something Different And Better”

Life After Redundancy What Next?

The Good News: With Creative Thinking and Strategic Planning, You Can Move to the Next Stage of Your Worklife with a Renewed Zest for Life It is disturbing for anyone to lose their job, particularly after years of service. During the current economic climate, a number of industries have been so severely impacted that people areContinue reading “Life After Redundancy What Next?”

Good Times and Bad Times Bring About Great Resignations

Three Lessons Learnt From Times Of Change and Uncertainty Gone By I left Investment Banking in 2003. Was it a Great Resignation? I can’t say it was, but I can say it was greatly significant. During my 12+ years with J. P. Morgan, I had always worked on a freelance basis, on three-month rolling contracts thatContinue reading “Good Times and Bad Times Bring About Great Resignations”

What Happens When We Discover The Grass Wasn’t Greener After-all?

Sometimes Following a Leap into Something New We Realise Our Original Choice Was a Better One but We Then Struggle to Get Back to That When people come to me saying they’re unhappy in their work and want to find something that has more meaning to them and is inspiring in a way that gets themContinue reading “What Happens When We Discover The Grass Wasn’t Greener After-all?”

Do Speculative Job Approaches Actually Work? (Part 1)

The Answer Is a Resounding YES! However, I have no intention of misleading you here. It may involve sending out hundreds of letters before it brings about one conversation that leads to an interview and on to securing a role. In some professions, it’s actually the only way things happen as quite often jobs don’tContinue reading “Do Speculative Job Approaches Actually Work? (Part 1)”

Most Significant WorkLife Transition:

From Supreme Judge to Nomadic Social Media Marketer Most Significant WorkLife Transition is part of a series of stories of people who made changes to their WorkLife to live it with a sense of passion and pride. Stories of people who actively shaped their WorkLife so that the choices they make will bring about the satisfactionContinue reading “Most Significant WorkLife Transition:”

Mrs Beeton’s Cookbook: A Story of Invention and Reinvention

You, Too, Can Invent and Reinvent Yourself at Whatever WorkLife Stage You’re At Isabella Mary Beeton, born in 1836, was perhaps the Martha Stewart of her day. I originally thought she was a woman who had many years experience as a cook, but the truth is she set out to develop her cooking ability at theContinue reading “Mrs Beeton’s Cookbook: A Story of Invention and Reinvention”

How To Create The Next Chapter of Your WorkLife Story

Turning Points in Your Worklife Can Make You Come to Realise That Life Is Too Short Not to Be Living It Fully There have been a few turning points in my life that have caused me to stop and think about what’s important to me and to consider what I want from my work and myContinue reading “How To Create The Next Chapter of Your WorkLife Story”