When I tell my clients to ease up on applications and focus more energy on networking I get that look. You know the one: “I so don’t want to do that.” Or the other one: “Eeew. Gross.” Underlying these expressions are fear (because many people don’t know how to do it) and/or loathing (because it… Continue reading Ditch the Dread of Networking With These Tips!
Have you ever attended a meeting prepared to speak of an identified risk, solutions and options to move forward but: You are promptly dismissed? Your idea is attributed to someone else? Your suggestions are scuttled by a colleague advocating for a different approach? When it happens, do you find yourself unnerved? Do you try to… Continue reading The Strategy to Address Conflict, Sabotage and Invisibility in Meetings
As a coach and trainer for humanitarian aid and international development workers, I get a lot of questions about how to get the “dream job” in this field. Many times folks want a quick answer. There are, of course, no quick answers. There are, however, four tips that will set you in the right direction. 1)… Continue reading 4 Tips to Get The Job You Want in Humanitarian Aid & International Development.
Working in humanitarian aid is rewarding but you can feel disconnected, burnt-out and frustrated. I know. I’ve been there. Have a listen as I discuss with Brigid what humanitarian aid workers need to feel connected, grounded and resilient. Click here to listen to the podcast: Mindful Communication After listening, think of one action you can… Continue reading Mindful Communication – Podcast
I should practice yoga. I should stay late and finish this report. I should go out to the party to celebrate the launch of the project. I should see my friend. I should do the dishes. I should… Every time you start a “should” sentence how does your body react? Have you ever noticed? Does… Continue reading Listen To Your Body
I was at a workshop on Indigenous awareness and cultural sensitivity recently which brought to mind a different perspective on gratitude. The benefit of practicing gratitude is that you re-wire your brain which shifts how you deal with the day-to-day business of living. In the workshop the facilitator shared a story of how some Indigenous… Continue reading Connect The Dots – Practice Gratitude