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
Get in the driver’s seat of your career!
(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
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
7 things you need to do before you quit your job
There is no going around it: the warm and fuzzy feeling of excitement we get when we start a new job inevitably goes away. The work that felt fresh and exciting starts feeling stale, boring and old. That’s when we feel we can no longer stand an obnoxious colleague or a micromanager boss… We notice … Read More
Six myths and excuses that keep you stuck in a dead-end job
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