Get in the driver’s seat of your career!

06/11/2017art of visibility, career transitions, Employee engagement, entrepreneurship, goal setting, Happiness At Work, interpersonal intelligence, job search, networking, personal branding, self-promotion, soft skills, Uncategorized, visibility

(First published in the international women’s business magazine, BusinessOFeminin.) How are you feeling about your current job?  Let me guess. The chances are you are not very satisfied.  If so, you are not alone.  Studies show that up to 75% of employees globally feel unhappy at work. At a time of high unemployment and lacklustre … Read More

Six Golden Rules for Successful Goal Setting

26/09/2016career transitions, Employee engagement, Happiness At Work, job search, Leadership, Mindfulness, personal branding, work-life balance

How does it feel to be back at work after summer holidays? Are you feeling full of energy and enthusiasm or frustrated about being in the same place and same role? Or are you feeling like… Jean-Paul, a senior executive at a private finance firm, who’s been dreaming of launching his own business for years yet does nothing about it? Or Christine, a … Read More

What is your brand?

19/07/2016career transitions, cover letters and resumes, entrepreneurship, job search, Leadership, LinkedIn, Mindfulness, personal branding, talent management

Being an avid networker, I meet new people all the time. For example, in the past few weeks, I met a woman who is looking to change a career direction but is not sure about what would be the best fit for her and how to get there in France. Another woman told me that she felt fed up working for a low salary … Read More

LinkedIn got it wrong, or when is your next work anniversary?

17/05/2016Happiness At Work, job search, LinkedIn, Mindfulness, networking, personal branding, talent management, work-life balance

LinkedIn is an amazing social media tool if you know how to use it to your advantage, to find dream jobs and clients and to network. I absolutely love it. Yet LinkedIn got one detail wrong. On its home page, it features the box «Ways to Keep in Touch». The one that invites you to «Like» … Read More

On the Power of Story-Telling

07/03/2016career transitions, cover letters and resumes, Employee engagement, entrepreneurship, Happiness At Work, interpersonal intelligence, job search, Leadership, LinkedIn, personal branding, talent management

Last week during my trip to London, I was reminded of the incredible power of story-telling when I saw was The Encounter by Simon McBurney and his Complicite group. It was a transporting show and the story-telling in its most imaginative form. For days afterwards, I kept on thinking of its multi-dimensional plot set deep in the Amazonian rainforest. That’s what a well-told story … Read More

How to reach your goals in 2016

02/02/2016career transitions, Employee engagement, entrepreneurship, Happiness At Work, job search, Leadership, talent management, work-life balance

Over last month I met quite a few people who told me they were motivated to change their lives or careers this year.  “It’s now or never” said one woman I met.  She was determined to leave her job of 10 years this year before she hit 50. I must have heard this phrase so many times, and especially in … Read More

9 Blind Spots That Sabotage Your Career, and How to Beat Them

21/04/2015career transitions, Employee engagement, Happiness At Work, job search, Leadership, talent management, work-life balance

Sophie had been feeling frustrated and stuck in her current position for a few years now.  Yet, leaving behind the good salary and stable position for something unknown scared her, so she procrastined and did nothing.  When company-wide restructuring was announced with cuts across all levels, she was caught off guard. In the state of … Read More

Six myths and excuses that keep you stuck in a dead-end job

02/06/2014career transitions, cover letters and resumes, Employee engagement, Happiness At Work, job search

Burned out. Stressed. Bored. Frustrated. Angry. Resentful. These are the words my clients use to describe their current job situation. Do any of them ring a bell? One of my clients, Marie, 38, was full of regret about the time she spent with a renowned international consultancy firm. “Those years were a total waste,” she … Read More

LinkedIn: 12 Tips to Optimize Your Profile to Find New Jobs & Customers

09/05/2014career transitions, cover letters and resumes, entrepreneurship, job search, LinkedIn

You can no longer ignore LinkedIn. It is the Number One social networking site for professionals looking for new opportunities. With one user being added every single second, LinkedIn has been growing exponentially and has now reached 300 million members across 200 countries. Having a LinkedIn profile is not enough. With more people and businesses adding their profiles every day,the challenge … Read More