Little Things That Make A Big Difference

Happy New Year everyone! As we start off a New Year, I think most of us take the time to ponder and envision the things that are important to us.  Some call them resolutions, or goals, or plans – whatever resonates for you – but they are all about what and where we want to put our focus and precious energy this year. Recently, I was in the company of a group of amazing ladies … Read more

“I’m Not Good Enough” – Stepping Stones to My Coaching Journey

This guest blog was written by Jenai Lieu, for ChangeMyLifeCoaching.ca. Sitting there at my desk, pressure was building inside of me as I stared blindly at my computer screen. The deadline for my article was weighing heavily on me as it loomed closer. It was one of the many stories I had to write for work. It is my job to write. I sat there with the little cursor on the computer screen blinking at … Read more

Did You Notice the Irony Last Week?

Confident Career Tip No. 12 Last week we read “Women at Work: A Guide for Men” an article by Joanne Lipman that spoke to eight tips men need to remember about women in the work force.  Things that are still a challenge today.  Did you read the full article?  If you didn’t, I recommend it because you are about to be tested on it! Now, did you notice something particularly interesting about it? The subject of the … Read more

Sexism, Alive and Well: Women & Leadership

Confident Career Tip No. 10 The Province of Alberta, Canada made history on Tuesday, May 5. Not only did we elect a majority NDP (very leftist for our non-Canadian readers) government after a whopping 44 years of having a PC (rightist) government but we also elected our second female premier, Rachel Notley.  What is even more surprising in our conservative province is that this new caucus is 33% female. The largest number of women who … Read more

Laid Off (Part III): Is Your Ego Getting In The Way?

Confident Career Tip No. 8 “I’m not going to fast-food, that’s for sure!”  This is a phrase I hear during an economic downturn from clients who have been recently been laid off. The question I ask is, “if you are in this state 12 months from now will you work at fast-food then?”  It is hard to believe that you could be laid off for that long, but it is happening. In this regard, there … Read more

Still Laid Off? Map Out Your Network

Confident Career Tip No. 7 Because of the market we are in with the downturn in oil and gas, last time we reviewed some articles on what you need to do if you get laid off.  I have included those links again below in case you missed them the first time. When it comes to looking for work, remember, it’s not what you know but who you know.  Here are a few additional steps that … Read more

Get Paid What You Deserve: Asking For A Raise

Did you know that that this is the time of year when most employers start considering what raises and bonuses they will be giving their staff? Unfortunately, if you check google analytics it is during the month of March that people are researching how to ask for a raise. Usually by March most employers have made their decisions about which staff will receive which increments and which will get what bonuses.  It should come as no surprise then … Read more