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

Assertiveness: do you speak up?

10/11/2013Employee engagement, entrepreneurship, gender equality, Leadership, personal branding, soft skills, talent management, Uncategorized, work-life balance

“I spoke up about the issue!” my client Julie looked radiant. She shared that she had raised her long-standing concerns about how a large-scaled project was being managed to the top management of her company.  The issue had bothered her for a long time and she’d been speaking about it to everyone but… her bosses. … Read More