Focus: How single tasking can improve your productivity and creativity

Whenever my parents attended my secondary school parent teacher interviews there was a consistent message from most teachers. ‘Karen is doing well, but needs to stop distracting others’. You see, I somehow managed to chit chat in class and still get my work done.  As the years have passed I have sustained my ability to […]

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Believe in yourself

I met quite an inspiring CEO of an educational training organisation last week.  She has at least 10 years ahead of me in mentoring experience and had 3 key stories she kindly shared with me over lunch.  It was a women in business lunch and, folks, these power events can be scary. So it was […]

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6 Tips for a Healthy Resume

If you are considering updating your resume, or just wondering how effective your current approach to applying for jobs is, here are some tips to check the health of your resume and approach.   1. Every opportunity requires a revised resume   You should have a master resume which captures all of your work experience […]

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Steve Jobs quote, saying no

5 Ways to say NO at work

One of the most common challenges clients share with me during Career Consultations is that they feel overworked. While I do believe there is a season (especially in your mid twenties) where you need to simply put your head down and work as hard as you can, this needs to be sustainable. Workplace Communication Tips I […]

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