Your job does not define you; your career might.

There are always choices The more interviews I conduct, the more I’m learning. One of the big takeaways from this week’s analysis is that when people describe their jobs, they are actually describing themselves and how they have adapted to that role. Within every role that someone does, there are parts they enjoy and parts […]

Your Job Does Not Define You; Your Career Might

The Perils of Doing What You Love

Do you have to love your workplace to love your craft? Even when you love your craft, you can end up in workplaces that give you a rough time. Is it worth it? One of my interviewees this week thinks it is… until it’s not. Sometimes, it’s worth putting up with a difficult workplace situation, […]

The Perils of Doing What You Love

Do Just One Thing

Something will always hold you back if you let it As a child, we have activities that we love to do, but as adults, responsibilities get in the way and stop us from doing what we love. But, mapping careers that we love doesn’t have to happen straight out of school. Often, we need to […]

Do Just One Thing… *Love to Work*

Live to Work?

‘Work to Live’ or ‘Live to Work?’ There seem to be three camps when it comes to perspectives on the ‘Work to Live’ or ‘Live to Work’ debate.  Work should be enjoyable, and the financial aspect is an afterthought Work should be about making money to provide for ourselves and our families Work should include […]

Do you ‘Work to Live’ or ‘Live to Work?’

Love to Work

Red Ponder is introducing ‘Love to Work!’ I’m embarking on a brand new venture. In my line of work, I hear a lot about people who dislike their jobs, or feel stuck in their careers. They want to try something new but don’t know where to start. We don’t all hate our jobs! But, I […]

Introducing ‘Love to Work!’

Freelancing Should Be Available to All

Freelancing is a Lifestyle Choice Freelancing isn’t for everyone, but it should be an option for everyone. Working from home, your local coffee shop, or co-working space, fitting work around being a stay at home parent or carer, or managing your career on your terms. Whatever your reason for working non-traditional hours, you’ve chosen a […]

Freelancing Should Never Feel Off Limits

Poor communication

You may think your audience hears one thing, but are they interpreting your words in a completely different way? The words you choose to use in communication is vital to the message your audience receives.   Your Choice of Words Impacts Understanding I recently heard about a communication between a parent and their daughter’s speech […]

Is Your Communication Toxic to Your Audience?

When you’re vulnerable, you access the depths of you. You find the pieces of you that truly drive you. You see the path to a happier life. What is vulnerability? Vulnerability means opening your heart to someone or something. It means showing a part of yourself that makes you feel uncomfortable and raw. It means […]

Why we must be vulnerable

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What is Employee Experience? (And how to implement it)

On the picket lines, come rain or shine; the Stop & Shop workers weren’t backing down, and late Sunday night they won their fight. Eleven days ago, Stop & Shop employees in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, downed tools and put their rights ahead of the money in their pockets. How do Strikes Work? Stop […]

Stop and Shop Needs to Nurture Its People To Remain Competitive