How to own your career

12 November 2020

Having consulted numerous clients with different professional backgrounds, career stages and levels of self-awareness, as well as goals varying from quick change of jobs to long term life purpose coaching, I summarized a few guidelines, which would be useful irrespective of where you are in your career journey. These thoughts will help you if you […]

Career change

27 June 2019

Have you ever considered under what circumstances did you change your professional and your personal trajectory? You are probably familiar with the following formula included in the management books – until the fear of the unknown is larger than the perceived discomfort associated with the change, we are content with the status quo. It’s only […]

Innovative approach to recruitment and team management

21 May 2019

Today I have an intriguing South African story about recruitment and team management. Roy was our first host on our South African trip and besides his wonderful cottage, he shared valuable recommendations for the Garden Route we were about to embark on, and a delicious breakfast at his restaurant Rose Garden. We had some time […]

Job, career, vocation or a hobby?

16 April 2019

Today we are linguists. We will define and illustrate four words that are used – somewhat interchangeably – when it comes to professional development. This knowledge can help us clarify our current situation and future intentions, can reveal new opportunities and give us a few permissions. Job how to recognize whether you have a job, […]

A week of yes

21 December 2018

In most personal development books and articles on you will see the mantra – “learn how to say no” – written in the context of respecting our time and space, placing healthy boundaries and not taking on additional tasks and projects, just because we are used to be of service. This is a good advice, […]

The wisdom of a Pakistani taxi driver in Spain

13 December 2018

For the training in Spain of which I shared my big picture thoughts, I took a taxi twice – from the airport to the hotel and back. The two times were with the same driver who firmly and politely offered his services for the second trip and we exchanged Whatsapp contacts. Extroverted and unobtrusive, quite […]

Does the big picture always work?

10 December 2018

I love to travel – for work and pleasure, kids and no kids, car, plane, ship, and train. I travel every time I get a chance and I enjoy the new destination and the time I spend travelling to it. I chose a window seat and my soul goes up along with the plane, wanders […]

How to make professional decisions?

20 September 2018

I am in the middle of a professional dilemma and last night I’ve had a deep discussion on the topic with a close friend.  He is faced with a similar situation and we exchanged points of view and advice. The alternative option is the more prestigious next career step – from a vertical professional ladder […]

To quit or not to quit?

22 June 2018

Quora inspiration once again. The question was: “I want to quit my job because of unfulfilling job and a toxic work friend, should I?” And here is my take on it: Most probably, you should quit, especially if the nature of the work you are doing is not fulfilling, but I suggest you consider your […]

New career or new job?

14 May 2018

Lately, I’ve got a few coaching clients who reach out to me very upset with their current working configuration or already handed in their resignation – sure they would like a career change to a field in which they can utilize their strengths, feel satisfied, respected and valued. After several coaching sessions, they realize that […]

Career development – how to do it?

6 June 2017

After graduating university, I started working as a software project manager and my career was moving only upwards: more projects, more responsibilities, process management, people management. At a certain point, I headed a department with 130 people and I expected to feel accomplished and successful. Instead, and to my utter surprise, I was unhappy, frustrated, […]

When do I need a career coach?

2 December 2016

The obvious answers include: ♦ When you are in the middle of a job search and need a consultant to assist and guide you through the process. ♦ When you decided you wanted a career change and are not sure about the direction. ♦When you are clear you want a career change, know the direction, and realize you will […]