Teachings

I love helping people get unstuck, find their power and live deeply fulfilling lives. And I also love helping people get on track with developing a career path that allows them to use their particular genius to make a difference in the lives of others. I think the reason why this means so much to me is because I’ve done this with my life and so I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that it is possible. No matter what you have lived through, how deep the pain or uncertainty or how stuck you’re feeling, I'm here to tell you that it’s absolutely POSSIBLE!! Live your Brightest Life This really is who I am. I help people transform to their highest level...

Have you noticed negative, unhealthy patterns taking place in your life: The faces and places are different, but it’s the same story being told? It’s EXHAUSTING!   Imagine this Imagine an architect who for many years has had a dream of building a spectacular home. The momentous day arrives when he has drawn the blueprint for the home and builds it. Then, to his horror, he finds that something is seriously wrong with the construction. There was a fault in the original design/blueprint and the home he has built is unlivable. He is crushed and devastated to the point where he rolls up the blueprint, puts it away and moves to another country. (A bit extreme, I know, but I’m making a point). Years...

You need to think differently now. Pre Covid-19, gaining a post secondary education and taking steps A, B, C, D and E would more than likely have helped reach your Career goal. It was a very linear approach for getting to where you wanted to be. Inherent in that approach was the assumption that the socio-economic world/ the context in which you were being trained to work, was reliable, stable. It was a given. That has changed now and a linear approach will not work. Why? Because the context itself, has changed. Specifically, the former context has broken down and is in the PROCESS of evolving into a new one. The socio-economic world we currently find ourselves in, is not fixed. It...

Career SOS explores the ways in which you can navigate your Career through uncertain economic waters and a changing work climate. This post is the first in the Career SOS series. Take inventory of the situation Any effective plan for dealing with a crisis begins with accessing the scenario. Here’s what we know: Entire industries have been pummeled. Many businesses have had to close, and many are barely hanging on Companies have been forced to restructure and cut their workforce, in some cases drastically While some businesses are reopening, it’s not at the same capacity as pre- Covid 19 This means people who are off work now, may not have jobs/ or as many hours of work to return to To cut back...

Your mind is incredibly powerful. The simple act of closing your eyes, imagining with all your senses that you are in a very peaceful setting, staying like that for a few minutes and breathing in the peacefulness, has the ability to de-stress you in remarkable ways. Along with lowering your blood pressure and feelings of stress, anxiety and exhaustion, you have the ability to create a state of deep peace and well-being. "Visualization is the act of creating a strong, detailed mental image or thought about a peaceful and attractive setting or environment. It is also a vital part of meditation. Along with focus and determination, the emotion that the imaginary setting evokes becomes dynamic and powerful, ultimately allowing us to relieve...

Covid-19 has thrown our lives into chaos. There is warranted fear of getting the virus, upheavals from routine, work and financial insecurity, global economic instability, shortages of critical supplies etc. Added to all of this is the stress of not knowing how long this will last. So, my question is: Is there an antidote to this Anxiety? And how do you find your power during times of great Uncertainty? Anxiety To be sure, not all kinds Uncertainty is troubling. Spontaneity, stepping into the unknown and trying something new, pleasant surprises, all of these can be beautiful, life enriching experiences. However, the long term fear and uncertainty arising from Covid-19 can have serious consequences to your mental and emotional health. In general, what makes...

Is it possible to have a Career that is aligned with your Values, Beliefs and Interests? Or, is this asking for too much and should you just be happy that you have a job? Each week I hear clients expressing a deep desire to make changes to their professional path. “I just can’t do it any more! It’s sucking the life out of me. I feel like I’m dying inside.” These are actual statements I hear on a regular basis. They come from intelligent, responsible and resilient people, who don’t walk away from commitments easily. This is so much more than what could be considered typical workplace frustration and that’s what makes what they’re saying so important.   A Shift is taking place  They’re highlighting...

Police do it. Bankers do it. Mechanics do it. Parents do it. And you’ve probably already done it several times today. What is ‘it’? Tapped into, and used, the information your Intuitive Intelligence made available to you. Call it a gut feeling, a hunch, a vibe, a feeling about a person, a sense that something isn’t right, an inner knowing about a situation..…it all speaks to Intuitive Intelligence. To be clear, in this post when I refer to Intuition, I’m not describing 'getting your fortune told'. Here, I’m talking about your Intuitive Intelligence, which you have available to you in the same way that you have Emotional Intelligence, Intellectual Intelligence, Social Intelligence and Physical Intelligence. And, as with each of these, you...

When we think of aggression and bullying, images of being yelled at, demeaned, pushed, hit and worse come to mind. Clearly, at every possible level of examination it is wrong, and that’s why we are a society with zero tolerance of this kind of behaviour. However, there’s a less visible form of aggression and bullying that also does great harm, yet it doesn't command the same kind of attention. Passive Aggressive Behaviour flies under the radar of news coverage and policies of intolerance and as a result, continues much longer and can cause catastrophic damage to relationships, families and teams. Therefore, it is up to you to educate yourself on this type of aggression and never let anyone treat you...

Yes, it's true, 99% of my 2019 Career Counseling clients have been hired and are now working in their preferred field! And the final 1%, well he’s just about there :) This year, I did a lot of Career Counseling, which is great because I love helping people launch into a solid career path that allows them to create a future filled with possibilities. Some of the industries my clients targeted in 2019 were: Customer Service, Office Administration, Publishing, Engineering, First Responders, Law, Forestry/Conservation, as well as Self-Employment. While the range is quite wide, the integral components required to identify skills, prepare professional resumes, train for the interviews and pursue a sustained approach to finding work, are the same. Interestingly, the majority of...