Communication Lessons from My Nephew

24/08/2023careergrowth, effectivecommunication, emotional intelligence, Employee engagement, interpersonal intelligence, leadership development, soft skills

In Paris, the city I call homeūüóľ, I’ve had the pleasure to spend a few days with my visiting brother, his wife, and their 5-year-old super-observant son. During our leisurely strolls, my usually bubbly nephew would occasionally have a mini outburst at his folks. Little feet stomping. Voice pitching higher. And it wasn’t about wanting … Read More

The Self-Promotion Enigma: Why Do Women Play Hide and Seek?

23/05/2023art of visibility, careergrowth, personal branding, self-promotion

While self-promotion is critical for one’s professional success, women face unique challenges and barriers (a lot of are internal) when it comes to promoting themselves in the workplace. Here are some of the reasons why women may be reluctant or find it difficult to self-promote: Cultural Conditioning and Modesty Norms: Cultural conditioning plays a significant … Read More

Ditch the Workhorse Life: Work Smarter, Not Harder

20/05/2023burnout, careergrowth, goal setting, Happiness At Work, job search, networking, personal branding, self-promotion, visibility, work-life balance

As your trusty executve and leadership coach, today I want to address a topic that hits home for many of us: the constant struggle of working hard in our jobs while neglecting our career growth. I’ve been coaching women in tech, finance, and science since 2011, and I’ve noticed a common theme among my clients. … Read More

Seven Golden Rules of Effective Goal-Setting

11/04/2023career transitions, careergrowth, goal setting, visibility

We are 3 months into 2023, my friend. How are you feeling?¬†Full of energy, clarity and enthusiasm or frustrated about being in the same place and same role? Or, are you feeling like‚Ķ Jean-Paul, a senior executive at¬†a private finance¬†firm, who‚Äôs been¬†dreaming¬†of launching his own business for¬†years yet does nothing about it? Or Christine, a … Read More

Personal Branding: Your Secret Weapon to Climbing the Corporate Ladder

15/03/2023art of visibility, careergrowth, effectivecommunication, leadership development

I get it. You are a busy bee manager. You’re working hard every day. You’re solving everyone’s problems. You’re attending all important meetings. You’re always giving so much to everyone. You’re showing up for everyone in your team. What I am puzzled about is… How come with so much dedication you’re still in the background? … Read More

Managing Up: How to Succeed with Any Type of Boss

21/02/2023careergrowth, emotional intelligence, Employee engagement, Happiness At Work, interpersonal intelligence, management, self-promotion, talent management

Your relationship with your boss is the most important relationship at work. If you have a good relationship with your manager, they will be more likely to trust you, give you important assignments, and advocate for you when it comes time for raises and promotions. On the other hand, if you have a bad relationship … Read More