What is Mindful Communication?

When delivering a new training I created on Mindful Communication recently, I knew a key challenge and aim would be demystifying what mindful communication is. I also knew I had to address a myth that it is some hippie-dippy, idealistic stuff. Mindful communication combines a pyscho-social, emotional intelligence approach with non-violent communication. It is the… Continue reading What is Mindful Communication?

It’s Ok to Be Angry

I’ve been sabotaged, berated and humiliated on the job. It’s been demoralizing when it’s been a woman who’s done this to me. Especially if she was older and someone I looked up to. I’ve been frustrated when I’ve been told, “You shouldn’t be angry. This is just the way things are. You’re making others feel… Continue reading It’s Ok to Be Angry

How To Transition from Work to Rest & Relaxation

You’re ready for that seasonal vacation or your scheduled R&R break. As the weeks and days get closer, is your stress level increasing? – Especially if you are in the middle of a project or one that will not be done before you leave? I know. There’s so much to do. I get it –… Continue reading How To Transition from Work to Rest & Relaxation

Ditch the Dread of Networking With These Tips!

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!

The Strategy to Address Conflict, Sabotage and Invisibility in Meetings

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

4 Tips to Get The Job You Want in Humanitarian Aid & International Development.

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.